Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Imagination, Beauty and Ritual, An Eight-Week Course (Padmavajri)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 22:41

This course over eight weeks on The Place of Imagination, Beauty, and Ritual in the Spiritual Life was provided by Padmavajri from the Brighton Buddhist Centre.

Padmavajri says: “I led two groups on this. The course was aimed at any Mitras and it turned out I had a group of experienced Mitras, and a group of newer Mitras (one or two years old)… The two groups here loved it, enjoyed it, were challenged by it, and also were helped to understand ritual and the arts...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Ritual and Devotion, A Course In Six-Weeks (Vajrapriya)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 22:12

Exploring the psychology and meaning of Buddhist ritual through the ‘Sevenfold Puja’

A six-week course exploring Buddhist ritual. Provided by Vajrapriya, Cambridge Buddhist Centre, UK. Module 5 of Vajrapriya’s Buddhism Two Course in six modules.

Download this overview here

Overview

  1. Who/what do Buddhists worship? Commitment to a path of personal development.
     
  2. The practice of openness, disclosure and confession.
     
  3. The importance of developing positive emotion.
     
  4. Receptivity: turning towards what is deepest in ourselves and the universe.
     
  5. The ‘Awakening Heart’
  6. ...
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Chanting Indian Style (with Flute Music) by Dhammachari Chandrabodhi

By Carunalaka on Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 17:39

Here’s a live recording from the original ‘Dharmachakra Tapes’ catalogue, with some wonderful chanting done India style!

These recordings include: Refuges and Precepts, Tiratnavandana, Jayamangalagata, Dhammapalam Gatha and several more.

And as an extra treat, you can also hear some of Chandrabodhi’s ethereal flute songs. Close your eyes, and let the music in…..

Original recording from the Dharmachakra Archives

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Satyaraja and Kamalashila talk about meditation

By Saccanama on Wed, 16 Mar, 2016 - 13:27

In the last of our audio interviews from the March 2016 Preceptors’ College meeting, Satyaraja and Kamalashila share some reflections about their personal practice of meditation. It’s a lovely discussion between two people who are dedicated to meditation as a key way to work with the mind and discover more deeply the nature of it. We hear particularly about the devotional aspects of meditation, which is another way into the idea of insight itself. And about meditation retreats - solitary and...

Breaking the Chains
Breaking the chains - buddhist rituals to set you free

Week 7 - Transference of Merit and Self Surrender

By Bodhidasa on Sun, 23 Aug, 2015 - 06:38

Week 7 - Transference of Merit and Self Surrender

By Bodhidasa on Sun, 23 Aug, 2015 - 06:38

We come to the end of the course and the end of the devotional sequence - Transference of Merit and Self Surrender. Here, in this last stage of the puja, we uncover the secret behind the whole practice.

This short video (7 minutes) is a rough summary of the stages of the puja using a different metaphor - that of climbing a mountain. 

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Buddhism and the Language of Myth

By Rijupatha on Sat, 4 Jul, 2015 - 11:00

This week’s FBA Podcast entitled “Buddhism and the Language of Myth” is part of the series “Ritual and Devotion in Buddhism” by Sangharakshita. Buddhism is the most rational of religions. But it 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.

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Padmasambhava's Song

By viriyalila on Thu, 24 Oct, 2013 - 21:46
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Padmasambhava’s Song,” is an excerpt from the talk “Padmasambhava and the King of Tibet” by Vajratara. Here’s another tour-de-force from Vajratara, looking to approach the great figure of Padmasambhava – the ‘Second Buddha’ – through his famous meeting with the King of Tibet. As ever, a provocative, fully engaged and fully engaging take on the Dharma and the challenges that face us on the Path.

Talk given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2007
Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

The Threefold Puja

The Threefold Puja

By Candradasa on Thu, 11 Apr, 2013 - 21:04And while we’re at it, here is the Threefold Puja!

This is a shorter compilation of verses composed by Urgyen Sangharakshita for general use in the Triratna Buddhist Community. The Threefold Puja is often performed at Buddhist Centres and on retreat, and it’s a beautifully weighted little text that brings our emotions into play alongside rational understandings of the Buddhist path.

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Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

The Sevenfold Puja

The Sevenfold Puja

By Candradasa on Thu, 11 Apr, 2013 - 20:56Another post to mark Triratna’s anniversaries this week. Munisha pointed out that we didn’t have the Sevenfold Puja text as a file on our site. Well we sort of did, but only as a link… Well, offering that kind of thing is something we’ll be able to address much more fully with time (and resources!), but for now this particular instance is easy to rectify! Here’s a version we prepared for the last Urban Retreat, for...

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