Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

The Jai Bhim Network, Hungary

By Amaradaya on Mon, 5 Sep, 2016 - 11:45

The Jai Bhim Network, Hungary

By Amaradaya on Mon, 5 Sep, 2016 - 11:45

Subhuti and the workers of the Jai Bhim Network in Hungary tell us about how they are helping the Roma Community through their Dr Ambedkar High School

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

September at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 - 22:34

September at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 - 22:34

Dana Economy Launch Weekend

Sept 9 - 11

Join us to prepare, gather inspiration, go out in the community and to generally launch the dana economy here at the GBC, with activities all weekend. Get in!!

For more information about events for the launch weekend go here.

Meditation and Buddhism Classes**

The Essentials of Meditation, Tuesdays 7:30 - 9:30pm, 6 weeks, starts 13 Sept

The Essentials of Buddhism and Meditation (level 1), Wednesdays 7:30 - 9:30pm, 6 weeks, starts 14 Sept

Levels 2 & 3 Buddhism, Wednesdays 7:30 - 9:30pm, 6 weeks, starts 14 Sept

**Starting...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Introduction to Buddhism Course (Sagaraghosha)

By Centre Team on Tue, 19 Jul, 2016 - 21:30

Sagaraghosa introduces an introduction to Buddhism course which is run for complete newcomers at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre…

The course was devised for people who may not have learnt to meditate. In Cambridge, we provide both meditation and the Buddhism course as possible first courses for newcomers. However short led meditations are included in the Buddhism course and can help to give a flavour of what it is like to meditate as well as helping the course to be grounded in experience.

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Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Mantras (Audio)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 23:42

The Birmingham Buddhist Centre sangha, led by Vipulakirti, have recorded their own versions here. Musical notation and an article about how to approach mantras and their chanting will follow soon from him, but, at the bottom of this page, you’ll find a short explanation about the mantras and the musical “principles” behind them.

With many thanks to Vipulakirti and all the chanters!

These searches on The Buddhist Centre Online yield considerably updated resources: Chanting  |  Mantra

Wildmind has ...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Imagination, Beauty and Ritual, An Eight-Week Course (Padmavajri)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 22:41

This course over eight weeks on The Place of Imagination, Beauty, and Ritual in the Spiritual Life was provided by Padmavajri from the Brighton Buddhist Centre.

Padmavajri says: “I led two groups on this. The course was aimed at any Mitras and it turned out I had a group of experienced Mitras, and a group of newer Mitras (one or two years old)… The two groups here loved it, enjoyed it, were challenged by it, and also were helped to understand ritual and the arts...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Ritual and Devotion, A Course In Six-Weeks (Vajrapriya)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 22:12

Exploring the psychology and meaning of Buddhist ritual through the ‘Sevenfold Puja’

A six-week course exploring Buddhist ritual. Provided by Vajrapriya, Cambridge Buddhist Centre, UK. Module 5 of Vajrapriya’s Buddhism Two Course in six modules.

Download this overview here

Overview

  1. Who/what do Buddhists worship? Commitment to a path of personal development.
     
  2. The practice of openness, disclosure and confession.
     
  3. The importance of developing positive emotion.
     
  4. Receptivity: turning towards what is deepest in ourselves and the universe.
     
  5. The ‘Awakening Heart’
  6. ...
Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Mahayana Buddhism, A Six-Week Course (Achala)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 21:36

Here you can download handouts for a six-week course introducing the various schools of Mahayana Buddhism. The handouts were provided by Achala from New Zealand. Please note that Achala says they all need further improvement! 

This is what Achala said about his intentions when designing this course:

I tried to construct a course such that it:

  • covers what an average human being needs to effectively practice Buddhism.
     
  • doesn’t not have a scholastic bent (so a few Pali/Sanskrit terms seemed reasonable but not so many as
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Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Gurus of the Past from the Triratna Refuge Tree - A Six-Week Course (Achala)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 21:14

Here you can download Achala’s notes for a six-week course on exemplary practitioners and teachers of the Dharma-selected teachers from the Triratna Refuge Tree.

This is what Achala said about his intentions when designing this course:

I tried to construct a course such that it:

  • covers what an average human being needs to effectively practice Buddhism.
     
  • doesn’t not have a scholastic bent (so a few Pali/Sanskrit terms seemed reasonable but not so many as to give the impression that the courses are oriented towards bookish
...
Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Buddhist Ethics, A Six-Week Course (Vajrapriya)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 20:50

Seeing the implications of our behaviour for ourselves and others. 

A six-week course exploring Buddhist Ethics. Provided by Vajrapriya, Cambridge Buddhist Centre, UK. This is the fourth module of Vajrapriya’s Level Two Buddhism Course in six modules.

Download this overview here

Overview

  • Ethics as individual choice
  • Love – the golden rule
  • Generosity – respecting and contributing
  • Contentment – weakening the neurotic drives
  • Honesty – being true about ourselves
  • Awareness – the working edge for any growth

Week 1: Ethics As Individual Choice

a) Attitudes when trying to communicate ethics

b) Notes for the teacher, including suggestions for:

  • Learning outcomes for module
  • Exercise: Why practise ethics?
  • Sources of ethical judgment
  • The workings of karma
  • Intention
  • ...

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