Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Going Deeper - The Five Spiritual Faculties (Manchester)

By mokshini on Wed, 21 Feb, 2018 - 17:25

Updated November 2019 - links to new handouts from Manchester Buddhist Centre

Week 1 - Introduction

Week 2 - Faith

Week 3 - Wisdom

Week 4 - Energy

Week 5 - Concentration

Week 6 - Mindfulness

The London Buddhist Centre also have a series on the Five Spiritual faculties as part of their Meditation Toolkit series  - you can find them if you...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

System of Meditation - Ideas for Communicating at All Levels of Practice

By mokshini on Tue, 29 Nov, 2016 - 14:55

I compiled this summary of how Triratna’s System of Practice might be communicated both at different levels of experience, and using the CAPS tool: different learning styles - Concepts/Attitudes/Practices & Symbols and Stories 

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Giving Avalokitesvara a Hand by Dhammaloka

By mokshini on Mon, 21 Nov, 2016 - 17:33

“Giving Avalokitesvara a Hand”  by Dhammaloka 

An exploration in imagination and Sangha-building. Taking images of the 42 ‘major’ hands or emblems of Avalokitesvara/Kuan Yin participants explore both the great variety of Bodhisattva activity and how they might themselves contribute to it.

Possible objectives:

  • Exploring the variety of enlightened activities
  • Introducing GuanYin / Avalokitesvara
  • Sangha-building, getting to know each others’ personal interests and strengths
  • Playful exploration and gaining of commitment to contribute to the mandala
  • Contextualize Avalokitesvara / GuanYin in the White Lotus Sutra
  • Introduce Avalokitesvara as a symbol of the WBO

The material :

  • Images of the 42 emblems/hands.
  • Instruction and explanation
  • ...
Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Introduction to Buddhism Course (Sagaraghosha)

By Centre Team on Tue, 19 Jul, 2016 - 21:30

Sagaraghosa introduces an introduction to Buddhism course which is run for complete newcomers at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre…

The course was devised for people who may not have learnt to meditate. In Cambridge, we provide both meditation and the Buddhism course as possible first courses for newcomers. However short led meditations are included in the Buddhism course and can help to give a flavour of what it is like to meditate as well as helping the course to be grounded in experience.

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Mantras (Audio)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 23:42

The Birmingham Buddhist Centre sangha, led by Vipulakirti, have recorded their own versions here. Musical notation and an article about how to approach mantras and their chanting will follow soon from him, but, at the bottom of this page, you’ll find a short explanation about the mantras and the musical “principles” behind them.

With many thanks to Vipulakirti and all the chanters!

These searches on The Buddhist Centre Online yield considerably updated resources: Chanting  |  Mantra

Wildmind has ...

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


  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. ...