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Today's Dharmabyte podcast: "Neither God nor Man" by Sangharakshita

By Rijupatha on Thu, 2 Aug, 2012 - 14:50

Today's Dharmabyte podcast: "Neither God nor Man" by Sangharakshita

By Rijupatha on Thu, 2 Aug, 2012 - 14:50Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Neither God Nor Man” is brought to us by Sangharakshita, founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community. After an account of the Buddha’s life, Sangharakshita asks how, if at all, such a man can be defined or categorised. The full talk, “Who is the Buddha?” is part of the series Introducing the “Three Jewels of Buddhism” given in 1968...
The 2012 Triratna International Retreat
The 2012 Triratna International Retreat

Buddha Images from the Shrine

By lokabandhu on Fri, 8 Jun, 2012 - 18:59

Buddha Images from the Shrine

By lokabandhu on Fri, 8 Jun, 2012 - 18:59
Thanks to Kalyacitta for these beautiful images from the International Retreat shrine - and for creating the shrine itself!
The 2012 Triratna International Retreat
The 2012 Triratna International Retreat

Buddha Puja words, translation and chant

By lokabandhu on Tue, 5 Jun, 2012 - 16:51

Buddha Puja words, translation and chant

By lokabandhu on Tue, 5 Jun, 2012 - 16:51Here’s a link to the Pali Buddha Puja sung by Joe on the last day of the Retreat, with a transcript of the words and their translation below…

Vanna gandha gunopetam,
Etam kusum santati,
Pujayami Munindassa
Siripada saroruhe.
Pujemi Buddham
Kusumen nena
Punnena metena labhami mokham
Puppham milayati
Yatha Idam me
Kayo tathayati vinasa bhavam
Ghanasarappa ditena
Dipena tamadhansina
Tiloka dipam sambuddham
Pujayami tamonudam.
Sugandhi kaya vadanam
Ananta guna gandhina
Sugandhi naham gandhena
Pujayami Tathagatam
Buddham Dhammam...
Imagining the Buddha...
Imagine the Buddha

The Richly Endowed Buddha of the Southern Realm

By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 4 Jun, 2012 - 21:44
In the third in our series of talks from the 2012 Triratna International Retreat, Dhammadinna evokes Ratnasambhava, the ‘Richly Endowed Buddha of the Southern Realm’…
The 2012 Triratna International Retreat
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now

Seeking The Buddha In History by Vishvapani

Seeking The Buddha In History by Vishvapani

By Candradasa on Sat, 2 Jun, 2012 - 16:18In this talk given to the Triratna Buddhist Order International Convention, 2011, Vishvapani explores and re-imagines the life and teachings of the Buddha as they have come to us through stories about him and the ancient texts that enshrine his teaching.

If you think you know the Buddha, think again!
The 2012 Triratna International Retreat
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now

Gautama Buddha (a series by Vishvapani)

By Candradasa on Sat, 2 Jun, 2012 - 16:01
This is the first in a significant series of talks by Vishvapani from last year to launch his book ‘Gautama Buddha – Life And Teachings Of The Awakened One’ (Quercus, 2011). This superb five-talk series from Free Buddhist Audio highlights various key themes woven into the legendary accounts of the Buddha’s life and the historical records of his great vision of reality that have come down to us through the ages.

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The 2012 Triratna International Retreat
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now

Seeking the Buddha Through Symbol, Myth and Archetype by Dhammadinna

Seeking the Buddha Through Symbol, Myth and Archetype by Dhammadinna

By Candradasa on Sat, 2 Jun, 2012 - 15:16A jewel of a talk from Dhammadinna on how to cultivate a practice of reflection on the qualities of the Buddha that is relevant to your life experience, and your own culture. Taking as her theme, ‘Re-imagining the Buddha’, she opens up several key areas for us to contemplate - not least the practice of ‘waiting’ to let the images come to us.

This talk closes with a marvellous evocation of ‘felt presence’ (so key to any...
The 2012 Triratna International Retreat
The 2012 Triratna International Retreat

Re-imagining the Buddha by Subhuti (with Sangharakshita)

By Candradasa on Sat, 2 Jun, 2012 - 14:38
Here’s the original pdf version of the paper by Subhuti following his conversations with Sangharakshita.
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Re-imagining the Buddha334.84 KB
The 2012 Triratna International Retreat
The 2012 Triratna International Retreat

‘Re-Imagining The Buddha’ - by Sangharakshita and Subhuti

By lokabandhu on Sat, 2 Jun, 2012 - 10:33

‘Re-Imagining The Buddha’ - by Sangharakshita and Subhuti

By lokabandhu on Sat, 2 Jun, 2012 - 10:33‘Imagining the Buddha’ was probably chosen as the theme of the 2012 Triratna International Retreat thanks to the influence of a paper entitled ‘Re-Imagining The Buddha’ jointly published by Sangharakshita and Subhuti some 18 months ago. Since then it’s become a theme widely studied and debated throughout Triratna. Sangharakshita introduces it like this:

Towards the end of August, 2010, Subhuti and I had a series of discussions centred on the topic of the imagination. I had long...
Imagining the Buddha...
Imagine the Buddha

Imagining the Buddha - by Maitreyabandhu

By lokabandhu on Fri, 1 Jun, 2012 - 08:05
Imagining the Buddha - by Maitreyabandhu. In this talk Maitreyabandhu explores his responses to Aloka’s remarkable new Buddha Rupa in the Padmaloka shrine room. You can see a glimpse of the image itself here.

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