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Extracts from a Puja for Urgyen Sangharakshita on the Evening of His Funeral and Burial

By Candradasa on Sun, 25 Nov, 2018 - 21:28

On the evening of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s funeral and burial, after the departure of most of the 1,200 guests, those who remained gathered together to perform a special, final sevenfold puja and close an extraordinary day. 

Padmavajra led the devotional ritual, specifically dedicated to Padmasambhava. In this extract we hear Surata reading verses to Vajrasattva known as ‘The Confounder of Hell’, followed by a rousing version of the Great Guru of Tibet’s mantra. 

Voices were uplifted and many offerings made: to say a last farewell...

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Podcast - Extracts from a Puja for Urgyen Sangharakshita on the Evening of His Funeral and Burial

By Candradasa on Sun, 25 Nov, 2018 - 21:25

On the evening of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s funeral and burial, after the departure of most of the 1,200 guests, those who remained gathered together to perform a special, final sevenfold puja and close an extraordinary day. 

Padmavajra led the devotional ritual, specifically dedicated to Padmasambhava. In this extract we hear Surata reading verses to Vajrasattva known as ‘The Confounder of Hell’, followed by a rousing version of the Great Guru of Tibet’s mantra. 

Voices were uplifted and many offerings made: to say a last farewell...

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Bodhicitta Mantra

By Candradasa on Thu, 18 Aug, 2016 - 23:00

Beautiful harmonies, recorded at the 2016 Triratna International Council as part of a puja to welcome new members of the Order.

Our friend Dhivan, an excellent Pali and Sanskrit scholar, says (see comment below):

Oṃ Bodhicittam Utpādayāmi

This means ‘oṃ! I generate (utpādayāmi) the bodhicitta’.”

The ‘Bodhichitta’ is sometimes rendered as the ‘will to Enlightenment’ or the ‘heart-mind of Enlightenment’ - signifying the complete dedication of our efforts to cultivate wisdom and compassion, in line...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Chanting The Karaniya Metta Sutta

By Centre Team on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 20:21

Rounding off the opening day of the 2016 Triratna International Council, a treat from the team of members of the Order representing India. The Karaniya Metta Sutta - source of the loving kindness practice central to Triratna’s approach to Buddhism and meditation - chanted beautifully in the gathering dark at Adhisthana.

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Bodhichitta Mantra

By Candradasa on Fri, 30 Oct, 2015 - 19:14

Members of the Triratna Buddhist Order on their Pan-American Convention join with women training for ordination to chant the Bodhichitta mantra for the benefit of all beings. 

The ‘Bodhichitta’ is sometimes rendered as the ‘will to Enlightenment’ or the ‘heart-mind of Enlightenment’ - signifying the complete dedication of our efforts to cultivate wisdom and compassion, in line with the Buddha’s teachings, making no distinction between our own well-being and that of others. In that sense the development of Bodhichitta is...

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Kalyana Mitrata Mantra In The Rain

By Candradasa on Thu, 29 Oct, 2015 - 00:54

As part of a meditation evoking the path of friendship and lineage, members of the Triratna Buddhist Order chant the ‘kalyana mitrata’ mantra in a rainstorm at Chintamani Retreat Centre in Mexico.

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Vajrasattva Mantra

By Candradasa on Tue, 27 Oct, 2015 - 15:18

The 100-syllable mantra of Vajrasattva, the Buddhist bodhisattva figure associated with purification of the heart and mind as we cultivate wisdom and compassion.

Recorded at the 2015 Pan-American Triratna Buddhist Order Convention in Mexico.

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Introduction and Dedication Ceremony

By Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 26 Sep, 2015 - 13:38

The retreat at Taraloka in Wales gets underway with a reassuring and encouraging message from Amaragita for all parents who need to stop from time to time, and then a lovely brief exercise led by Karunagita to ground everyone in the space. Dedicating the “sacred space” of the retreat follows, and we end with a beautiful chanting of the Green Tara mantra. A perfect way to begin…

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Triratna International Council 2014 - Puja!

By Candradasa on Tue, 12 Aug, 2014 - 08:25
An extract from a strong puja from the 2014 Triratna International Council, also featuring an extract from the Avatamsaka (Flower Garland) Sutra, the Ratana Sutta, and the Refuges and Precepts and Shakyamuni Mantra chanted Indian style…

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