Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Chanting the Shakyamuni Mantra

By akasajoti on Mon, 22 Aug, 2016 - 15:40

Dharmacharini Vijaya, one of our private preceptors on the Indian ordination team, led us in the ‘Indian style’ Shakyamuni mantra in our dedication ceremony last night. Here’s a snippet of it for you all to listen to…

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Approaching the Buddha, A Six-Week Course (Achala)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 01:19

Here you can download notes for six talks/guided discussions introducing the Buddha, provided by Achala from Wellington, New Zealand.

  1. Approaching the Buddha: His youth; the ‘Four Sights’ and the Going Forth; Enlightenment and the Nature of the Buddha; faith in the Buddha.
     
  2. The Buddha’s Victories: Leaving the family/group; overcoming complacency and ambition; facing existential fear; being alone; Mara.
     
  3. Stories from the Buddha’s Life: The first teaching; a case of dysentery; Kisagotami; Devadatta; meeting with Bharadvaja; mediating between the Koliyans and
  4. ...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The Buddha As the Symbol of Awakening

By Centre Team on Sun, 22 May, 2016 - 12:57

Happy Buddha Day 2016! 

To mark this great festival day, Padmavajra evokes the qualities of the Buddha, and explores how seeing into the marks of existence is the best way to realise who and what the Buddha really was.

Buddha Day Talk given in Birmingham, UK, 2016

(Picture by Bodhidasa in Sydney, Australia)

Download and donate to FBA!

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Parinirvana Day - Sunday 14th February at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Fri, 12 Feb, 2016 - 23:15

Parinirvana Day - Sunday 14th February at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Fri, 12 Feb, 2016 - 23:15

Join us this Sunday for Parinirvana Day – a celebration of death, impermanence and the last days of the Buddha’s life.

We will start at 10.30am with a meditation and reflection, with a reading from the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.

1pm - Lunch. Please bring vegetarian food to share.

2pm - We will be looking at how impermanence touches our lives.

3.30pm -  Dhammapada Puja. Please bring photographs of any loved ones who have died over the last year. We will be remembering friends and relatives in the puja.

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Vishvapani on Getting a Sense of the Buddha

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 16:34

Vishvapani on Getting a Sense of the Buddha

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 16:34

Gautama Buddha: The Life and Teachings of the Awakened One weaves ancient sources and modern understanding into an insightful and thought-provoking biography. In an interview with Hannah Atkinson, author Vishvapani discusses how his research into the Discourses provided him with a strong sense of the Buddha.

Gautama Buddha is an incredibly full and rich account of the Buddha’s life and teachings. I think you wrote it over a period of three years?

Yes, and it was by far the hardest...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Life Story of the Buddha

By jvalamalini on Thu, 14 Jan, 2016 - 13:55

As told by Taranita at our Sangha night on 5 January 2016

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Ratnaguna - Three Talks On The Pureland

By Centre Team on Wed, 13 Jan, 2016 - 00:09

Ratnaguna - Three Talks On The Pureland

By Centre Team on Wed, 13 Jan, 2016 - 00:09

A new three-part series from Ratnaguna introduces the Pureland texts as a practice in themselves, and discusses their relationship to Sangharakshita’s core teachings. 

In the first talk Ratnaguna takes us on an excellent exploration of imagination itself, essential for understanding the sutras on their own terms. The second talk discusses how the texts hint at what Sangharakshita calls the supra-personal force of the Bodhichitta. The third talk is on the importance of sangha in the sutras and its relevance...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Twelve Days of FBA - Day 5

By Rijupatha on Wed, 30 Dec, 2015 - 11:00

Welcome to Day 5 of our Twelve Days of FBA Fundraiser! For our main offering today we have two full-length talks by Dharmacharinis Vajratara and Vajrasara on the topic of the Buddha’s life. Like so many of the speakers in our archive, these two women demonstrate both their knowledge of the Dharma and their immense capacity to make it relevant to our modern life in these talks.

Vajratara’s talk, “An Overview of the Life of the Buddha”, starts us off with...

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