Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: The Noble Eightfold Path, An Eight-Week Course (Suriyavamsa)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 20:19

Here are Suriyavamsa’s notes/handouts for his 8-week course on the Noble Eightfold Path at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre.

1. Introduction to the course and the 4 Noble Truths

2. Perfect Vision

3. Perfect Emotion

4. The path of ethics – Perfect Speech, Action and Livelihood

5. Meditation 1 – Perfect Effort

6. Meditation 2 – Perfect Mindfulness

7. Meditation 3 – Perfect Samadhi

8. Summing up and checking out

9. Day retreat

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Buddhist Wisdom, A Six-Week Course On Symbolic Dharma (Vajrapriya)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 11:29

Download this overview of the course

The resources include:

  • Notes for the course leader (including learning objectives, guide lines for input and exercises, background information, suggestions for home practice)
  • Exercises, and handouts
  • Overview of the course
  • An overview of the whole of life’s dynamics in symbolic form.
  • The wheel of life – knowing our realm
  • The wheel of life – karma and rebirth
  • The wheel of life – the chain of conditioning, “staying in the gap”
  • The spiral path – to Insight and beyond
  • The mandala of the five Buddhas – Akshobya and Amitabha
  • The mandala of
  • ...
Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Buddhist Wisdom, A Six-Week Course On Doctrinal Dharma (Vajrapriya)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 01:54

Download this overview of the course

Some core ideas to gain a new perspective on our lives.

  • Views – wrong view, right view, perfect view; qualities of Dharma
  • Conditionality – conditioned co-production as the middle way
  • Facets of conditionality – impermanence, compoundedness, interconnectedness
  • Four Noble Truths
  • Orders of conditionality – reactive and creative; karmic and non-karmic conditionality
  • Wisdom and compassion – altruistic dimension of Buddhism, Bodhisattva ideal
  • Exploring the Wheel of Life, the Spiral Path, and the Mandala of the Five Buddhas.

Week 1: Four Noble Truths
a) Notes for the teacher, including...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

The New Vajrasana Retreat Centre

By Amaradaya on Wed, 6 Jul, 2016 - 13:50

The New Vajrasana Retreat Centre

By Amaradaya on Wed, 6 Jul, 2016 - 13:50

The London Buddhist Centre launches its new improved retreat Centre in Suffolk 

Western Buddhist Review
Western Buddhist Review

Faith and Imagination in Pure Land Buddhism

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Tue, 28 Jun, 2016 - 12:05

Faith and Imagination in Pure Land Buddhism

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Tue, 28 Jun, 2016 - 12:05

Dharmacārī Saccanāma reviews a ground-breaking new book on Pure Land Buddhism, with new translations of sūtras, and finds much to appreciate and enjoy:

Ratnaguna & Śraddhāpa

Great Faith, Great Wisdom: practice and awakening in the Pure Land sūtras of Mahāyāna Buddhism

Windhorse Publications, Cambridge 2016, £14 pback, also in ebook

Review by Saccanāma

There is a debate going on in Buddhist publishing at present: titles such as Buddhism Without Beliefs, After Buddhism and Buddhism is a Religion: You can Believe It indicate the nature of that debate. On one...

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!

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Sunday Meditation and Community Gatherings

By viriyalila on Fri, 13 May, 2016 - 01:00

Sunday Meditation and Community Gatherings

By viriyalila on Fri, 13 May, 2016 - 01:00

This summer (2016) join us on Sundays, 10 am-12 pm, for meditation and lively discussion of the book “The Journey and the Guide.” Basic meditation instruction provided for beginners. All are welcome! Offered by donation. 

“Building on the success of Life with Full Attention, Maitreyabandhu offers a profoundly useful work on how to practice Buddhism in everyday life. Using examples from the life of the Buddha, Maitreyabandhu provides an easily understood outline of the spiritual life of Buddhists in...

Shrewsbury Triratna Buddhist Centre
Shrewsbury Triratna Buddhist Centre

Shrewsbury Centre newsletter for May 2016

By akasharaja on Thu, 5 May, 2016 - 12:05

Shrewsbury Centre newsletter for May 2016

By akasharaja on Thu, 5 May, 2016 - 12:05

Here are all the latest happenings in the Shrewsbury Triratna world

http://eepurl.com/bZX_d9

Sydney Buddhist Centre
Sydney Buddhist Centre

Dr Ambedkar - a celebration in Sydney

By Bodhidasa on Thu, 14 Apr, 2016 - 08:57

Dr Ambedkar - a celebration in Sydney

By Bodhidasa on Thu, 14 Apr, 2016 - 08:57

To celebrate the 125 Jayanti (birthday) of Dr B. R. Ambedkar and the incredible achievements of his life, the Sydney Buddhist Centre’s Young Triratna group and a number of committed members of the Sydney Order (many of whom were recently ordained in India) hosted a special evening of reflection and celebration of this remarkable man. 

This short video gives some of the many highlights of an evening rejoicing in the man who, among his many achievements, helped re-establishe Buddhism in the country of...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Meditation - Four Week Course

By viriyalila on Tue, 16 Feb, 2016 - 20:01

Introduction to Meditation - Four Week Course

By viriyalila on Tue, 16 Feb, 2016 - 20:01

Meditation is really very simple, and it can prove a greatly helpful tool in anyone’s life if they choose to make it a part of what they do. In this 4-week course, participants will learn the ‘Mindfulness with Breathing’ and ‘Metta Bhavana/Cultivation of Loving Kindness’ meditations. These are traditional Buddhist meditations aimed at calming the mind and improving one’s capacity for kindness for oneself and all living beings. Are you ready to focus, choose wisely, and be creative in your...

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