Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: What is a Committed Buddhist?

By Centre Team on Thu, 25 Feb, 2016 - 11:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte speaks here on the challenge of building a Buddhist movement. In “What is a Committed Buddhist?” he discusses the need for Buddhist movements to be run only by committed Buddhists and who actually practice the Buddha’s teachings, not by those who merely have an intellectual interest. But how can one know who is a committed Buddhist?

From the talk “Commitment and Spiritual Community”, part of a series entitled ...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Invitation To Join A New Women’s Community In West London

By abhayadevi on Fri, 22 Jan, 2016 - 11:16

Invitation To Join A New Women’s Community In West London

By abhayadevi on Fri, 22 Jan, 2016 - 11:16

Bodhilila, Abhayadevi and Akashadevi would like to let you know that we are in the process of setting up a new London Women’s Community. We are now very actively in the process of looking for a suitable house, most likely in the Ealing / Acton area, and have already seen some very promising examples over the past week. The rent per person is likely to be around £600 per calendar month. So our parallel active search now is for two...

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...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Concluding Thoughts At The End Of The ECA

By Centre Team on Mon, 11 Jan, 2016 - 18:02

A great summary of a very full week’s work and Dharma practice from Mokshini and Dassini as the great winter gathering of European Triratna Buddhists comes to an end.

As well as the overview we also hear about a special and moving ritual for one member of the assembly choosing to go deeper with the practice of simplicity and contentment in her life… A beautiful way to mark the close of a deepening kind of meeting! 
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European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

ECA Winter 2016 - Podcast No.4: Ratnaghosha On 'One Sangha'

By mokshini on Mon, 11 Jan, 2016 - 17:45

An exciting idea from the Triratna European Chairs meeting at Adhisthana. Mokshini talking to Ratnaghosha, the Chair of the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, on the theme of how best to celebrate our world-wide Triratna sangha. This would be both to promote unity across our sanghas as well help give those attending local Centres a sense of the internationality of our Movement which might not be obvious for those coming along. 

In fact, over the course of the next 18 months there...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Vitality and Meaning: Practicing Dharma in the Modern World

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 22:07

Vitality and Meaning: Practicing Dharma in the Modern World

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 22:07

Vitality and Meaning:  Practicing Dharma in the Modern World

Monday Nights at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center

In this series of engaging discussions, we’ll explore the practice of Buddhist ethics, meditation, and wisdom in relation to various aspects of modern life. How do our modern conditions compare with those at the time of the Buddha, 2500 years ago? How do the principles of Buddhist teaching apply to the particulars of modern life? How can we transform our lives to fully embody our highest ideals?

Feel free to...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Friends' Sunday Gatherings

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 22:04

Friends' Sunday Gatherings

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 22:04

All are welcome to our weekly Sunday gathering! Meditation starts at 10 am - simple instruction is given for beginners. After the sit, there is a tea break followed by an activity as listed below. Feel free to just come for the meditation, or the whole program. Offered by donation.

Jan 3: an introduction to the tiratna vandana (an ancient Buddhist chant)
Jan 10th: sutra discussion
Jan 17th: meditation discussion
Jan 24th: social tea and...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Urban Retreat Starts Saturday!

By Candradasa on Sat, 21 Nov, 2015 - 01:20

Urban Retreat Starts Saturday!

By Candradasa on Sat, 21 Nov, 2015 - 01:20

The International Urban Retreat 2015 starts on Saturday for one week (it’s already underway in Australia and New Zealand)!

Online discussions, and the teaching materials, will only be available to those taking part - join now, it’s free! 

Listen to the introductory talk | Download the Urban Retreat program

The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

Sanghas wave hello from around the world

By Rijupatha on Mon, 16 Nov, 2015 - 19:05

Sanghas wave hello from around the world

By Rijupatha on Mon, 16 Nov, 2015 - 19:05

So many Triratna sanghas from every corner of the world are participating in this year’s Urban Retreat! You can see a gallery of everyone waving hello from their corner here…

Download the posters to print!

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