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Dharmabyte: Experiencing Wisdom Through Faith

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 2 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Saccanama explores shraddha, often translated as ‘faith’, as the emotional counterpoint of wisdom. It’s not a foundation for insight to arise, but rather it’s the equivalent of perceptual, cognitive insight experienced through reverence, worship and devotion.

From the talk entitled The Roots of Faith recorded at the Swedish Summer Retreat at Dharmagiri, July 2019. This talk is part of the series ‘To Place the Heart Upon’ - Exploring Faith in Buddhism.

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College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – July 2021

By punyamala on Sat, 31 Jul, 2021 - 14:25

Chairs' Letter – July 2021

By punyamala on Sat, 31 Jul, 2021 - 14:25

Dear Order Members and friends,

Ratnadharini has been encouraging the College deputies to write this monthly letter occasionally, so I agreed to take the plunge this month!

July started with an international, online weekend meeting of the College. Since I became a public preceptor in 2015 the College has met twice a year in March and November so it is a new development to meet in the summer. The meeting worked well and I appreciated connecting with the other public preceptors. Due to the...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Online Weekend Retreat: To Boldly Go...

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Sat, 29 May, 2021 - 11:36

Online Weekend Retreat: To Boldly Go...

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Sat, 29 May, 2021 - 11:36

‘Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.’

Marianne Williamson

Join Bodhilila and Prajnanita as we boldly explore the world of Amoghasiddhi, the archetypal Buddha of action and fearlessness. His name means, ‘Unobstructed Success’ and he is particularly associated with integration and the union of opposites. On this retreat we will find out how the Buddha worked with anxiety and fear while also being inspired and...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: What's Actually Going On

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 26 Nov, 2020 - 06:00

Jayaratna shares his story of about a recent journey to track down his difficulties with the Sevenfold Puja, and what he learned about himself in the process.

From the talk entitled Facing the Sevenfold Puja given at the Shrewsbury Sangha, 2018.

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Dharmabyte: How does Buddhism speak to us?

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 8 Oct, 2020 - 05:10

Here Sangharakshita explores how Buddhism, being the most rational of religions, appeals no less to the heart than to the head, using the language of myth to do so. Examples are four ‘myths’ from the Buddha’s biography, here correlated with four of Jung’s archetypes.

From the talk entitled Buddhism and the Language of Myth, part of the series Ritual and Devotion in Buddhism, 1967.

Here Sangharakshita explores how Buddhism, being the most rational of religions, appeals...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Full Moon Puja to Amitabha

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 - 19:26

Full Moon Puja to Amitabha

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 - 19:26

Friday 31 July, 19:30-21:30,
Anandavajra is leading a Sevenfold Puja dedicated to the red Buddha of the West and of compassion. Puja: Buddhist devotional verses and mantras, all are welcome to participate or just watch. Meditation too. Zoom link here.

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

The Shakyamuni mantra echos around Adhisthana

By Caroline I P on Sat, 2 May, 2020 - 21:32

The Shakyamuni mantra echos around Adhisthana

By Caroline I P on Sat, 2 May, 2020 - 21:32

Adhisthana in spring, filled with the sounds of devotion.

There may not be other people here, but the community are practicing together daily. If you would like to see our schedule during this ‘At home’ period, visit the Adhisthana website.

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Saturday 7.15pm GMT live streamed puja at Adhisthana

By Caroline I P on Sat, 18 Apr, 2020 - 18:46

Saturday 7.15pm GMT live streamed puja at Adhisthana

By Caroline I P on Sat, 18 Apr, 2020 - 18:46

Please join our third Facebook live-streamed Puja for Bhante with the Adhisthana community: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=295875208067310

We will be chanting the five mantras Bhante asked us to do at his death. This puja will be led by Saddhaloka and will include readings from Bhante.

Join in and participate at home (put your laptop/tablet/phone on your shrine and meditate, chant and make offerings with us!). Thanks to everyone who took part last week. We really enjoy doing puja with you all.

With each live-stream we’re getting...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Daily Circumambulations

By Khemabandhu on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 15:55

Daily Circumambulations

By Khemabandhu on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 15:55

Bhante’s body lies at Adhisthana and Bhante’s spirit lies at the heart of what we do. During the lockdown the community is circumambulating every evening at 7am in an act of worship, devotion and rememberance.

Here’s a short snippet that was live-streamed last night.

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Words and Experience

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 25 Feb, 2019 - 14:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte entitled Words and Experience Ratnaghosha talks about Milarepa’s final exhortation from “The Shepherd’s Search for Mind”, which provides a complete path, effortlessly combining devotion and meditation. He sees how wrong were the fears and hopes of his own mind.

Without arrival, he reaches the place of Buddha;
Without seeing, he visions the Dharmakaya;
Without effort, he does all things naturally.


From the talk entitled...

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