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San Francisco Buddhist Center

Death and the only Beauty that lasts

By prasadachitta on Mon, 24 Apr, 2017 - 15:09

Death and the only Beauty that lasts

By prasadachitta on Mon, 24 Apr, 2017 - 15:09

An interview with Siddhisambhava during her visit to the San Francisco Buddhist Center. 

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Anādi - Without Origin / Sin Origen

By Centre Team on Mon, 7 Nov, 2016 - 23:20

Anādi - Without Origin / Sin Origen

By Centre Team on Mon, 7 Nov, 2016 - 23:20

Bringing to Life the Tibetan Book of the Dead
We’re delighted to launch a brand new original eBook by Binisa Colmenero Lira and David Prats Mira, and a dedicated space celebrating its beauty. Binisa and David are Mitras from Mexico City Buddhist Center. 

Visit the Anādi space | Visite el espacio Anādi

This gorgeously illustrated art and poetry work is an interpretation of the “Bardo Thödol” - known as “The Tibetan Book of the Dead” - derived...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

A Beginner's Guide to Wills

By satyadasa on Thu, 8 Sep, 2016 - 11:37

Satyadasa, in association with the Abhayaratna Trust, presents an introductory workshop on wills, will writing, and the issues that arise for anyone considering passing on their own legacy. If you’ve ever wondered how to navigate the sea of legal complexity that surrounds the process of what happens to our money and possessions after we die, this is a great starting point!

Much of the information given in this workshop is related primarily to the legal situation in the UK,...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Faith, Health Care, and Dying (2011)

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 16:45

Faith, Health Care, and Dying (2011)

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 16:45

Faith, Health Care, and Dying – Some Points from a Buddhist Perspective
This is an article from Dayasara at Ipswich Buddhist Centre, looking at issues of health care and dying from a Buddhist perspective.

Geographical diversity of Buddhism
Sri Lanka, Thailand and Burma preserve the ancient Theravada form, with its characteristic yellow robed monks. The relatively later-developing Mahayana form(including Zen) is associated with Japan and China, Hong Kong, and Tibet. People from immigrant communities practising the religion of...

Abhayaratna Trust
Abhayaratna Trust

Will writing resources

By The Abhayaratna... on Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 - 13:49

Writing a will is something many of us put off, but know needs to be done for peace of mind for ourselves and those we care about. 

Making a will, or amending an existing one, is easier than you might think. Make a start today.

Download our Will Planner here

Download our Codicil Form and Guidelines here

Leaving a gift to The Abhayaratna Trust in your Will can help us to create a stable financial resource, enabling us to provide support for Triratna Buddhist Order members in need...

Abhayaratna Trust
Abhayaratna Trust

Death and Dying - what will you do?

By The Abhayaratna... on Tue, 10 May, 2016 - 13:04

Death and Dying - what will you do?

By The Abhayaratna... on Tue, 10 May, 2016 - 13:04

In my fantasies I am exempted from the general truth of death.
But that is a delusion, and death will come to me, even me, as well.’ 

– The Four Reminders, Vishvapani

Despite this truth, we often shy away from talking about death and dying. By opening up this conversation, and by taking steps to make your wishes known to friends and family, you can ensure that your wishes and choices are respected.  What are your funeral wishes? Who would you like to benefit...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Preparation for the Moment of Death

By viriyalila on Tue, 18 Nov, 2014 - 21:19

Preparation for the Moment of Death

By viriyalila on Tue, 18 Nov, 2014 - 21:19This Preparation for the Moment of Death workshop based on the Bardo Thotrol (The Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo). In the Tibetan tradition there are six bardos or opportunities to become liberated from habitual tendencies; a to become awake or Enlightened. In this workshop we will explore the bardo of the moment before death by means of meditation, exercises and readings. How can we be with ourselves and how can we be others in the dying process?

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Our First Original eBook: A Buddhist Cancer Memoir by Suvarnaprabha (Suvanna Cullen)

By Candradasa on Fri, 17 Oct, 2014 - 19:16

Our First Original eBook: A Buddhist Cancer Memoir by Suvarnaprabha (Suvanna Cullen)

By Candradasa on Fri, 17 Oct, 2014 - 19:16Just over a year ago, our friend Suvarnaprabha passed away in the company of her friends from the San Francisco Buddhist Center. Some readers may recall our coverage of Suvarnaprabha’s last few months in which she generously shared much of her process of dying as a way to encourage people to meet their own mortality in the light of the Dharma.

Suvarnaprabha kept a great blog to document the ups and downs of...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

"Death is Certain" [Dharmabytes Podcast #287]

By viriyalila on Thu, 17 Oct, 2013 - 14:07
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Death is Certain,” is an excerpt from the talk “The Transitoriness of Life and the Certainty of Death” by Vajradarshini. Here she talks about disassociating from our own death and how our death really is not that significant. In imagining this, knowing this, there is freedom. The third talk in a five-part series from Tiratanaloka’s retreat on the ‘Four Mind Turnings’ of the Tibetan tradition.

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