The Buddhist Centre:
buddhism for today

Tag: combined convention

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

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...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Faces of the Order

By Candradasa on Thu, 18 Aug, 2016 - 18:10

Faces of the Order

By Candradasa on Thu, 18 Aug, 2016 - 18:10

It’s been a full first couple of days here, with some thought-provoking, positively challenging talks, plenty of meditation and ritual (including beautiful harmonies!), and a general emphasis on diversity, welcoming new Order members, climate change, and the next 50 years of Triratna… Here are some of the faces behind the words and mantras and deep, resonant silences that have characterized our...

Pages