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Dharmabyte: Beauty, Love and The Rite of Fascination

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 22 Feb, 2021 - 06:00

The Vajrayana, or Tantric Buddhism, is a path of radical transformation that harnesses the energy of life’s deepest and strongest experiences. Falling in love is one such experience that can provide great masses of energy to power our spiritual development.

Vadanya reveals how in the Vajrayana we fall in love not with other people but with the person who we can become - with the ideal of the Enlightened mind - especially as experienced in the figure of the...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: A Man in Rags

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 10 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

This is a quietly passionate talk by Jinapriya on the quicksilver nature of the Enlightenment experience - impossible to pin down, utterly transformative. His main theme within the frame of such a big question - ‘What is Enlightenment?’ - is the struggle to live our lives in the present moment, especially in the face of pain. We are met with a thoughtful series of reflections, stories and images that all look to open up the gates of perception, and...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: A Current That Carries Us

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 30 Nov, 2020 - 06:00

Spiritual practice can be thought of in terms of developing positive qualities within ourselves. But in a very real sense it also consists in creating sufficiently beautiful conditions within our minds so that something from outside us may be invited in.

From the talk entitled Inviting the Enlightened Mind given by Vadanya during the third Great Gathering of 2017 at Padmaloka Retreat Centre.

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Our latest free eBook and how to support us through lockdown

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 10 Nov, 2020 - 16:15

Our latest free eBook and how to support us through lockdown

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 10 Nov, 2020 - 16:15

With new lockdown measures coming into effect in the UK, we’ve been thinking about how we might support you through the lockdown, and also how you might support us. 

How we’re supporting you

This week we’re offering another free eBook. We’ve chosen Teachers of Enlightenment by Kulananda. 

The defining act of being a Buddhist is ‘going for refuge’ to the three jewels of the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. If we’re to do that effectively, we need to relate to the three jewels – the highest ideals of...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Art of Engagement and the Art of Letting Go

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 22 Jun, 2020 - 14:00

Sanghadevi shares a story on the development of enlightenment through tales of pilgrimage from the Avatamsaka Sutra, known as the Flower Ornament Scripture. This story illustrates the art of engagement and the art of letting go, combining activity with receptivity, which supports the arising of the unbounded energy of the creative mind.

From the talk entitled Spiritual Receptivity and Spiritual Community given with a series of talks organised by the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2014, called ...

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FBA Podcast: Letting Go and Insight

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 30 May, 2020 - 14:00

Nagabodhi offers his reflections on the Buddha’s enlightenment. What is it are we actually trying to achieve? How intensely are we cultivating and experiencing metta, friendship, kindness, compassion, patience and love?

This talk is part of the series The Bridge, the Path and the Goal  given at Adhisthana, 2019.

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Sangha Night Buddhism, Mondays, 19:00

By Ratnaprabha on Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 20:47

Sangha Night Buddhism, Mondays, 19:00

By Ratnaprabha on Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 20:47

11 May: Celebrating the Buddha’s Enlightenment
With Manjumitra, Khemananda, Lalitaraja, Santva and Friends. The evening will include meditation, a talk by Khemananda - ‘Reflections on the Buddha’s Enlightenment’, and ritual.
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18 May: Going for Refuge in Meditation 2 – Meditate like it matters!

A follow-on evening with Lalitaraja looking at Going for Refuge in meditation and meditation as a ground for deepening Going for Refuge.
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Looking at the Bodhi Tree – Countdown to #buddhaday – 4 days to go...

By akasajoti on Wed, 6 May, 2020 - 22:09

Looking at the Bodhi Tree – Countdown to #buddhaday – 4 days to go...

By akasajoti on Wed, 6 May, 2020 - 22:09

As a special treat for you all this week as we countdown to #buddhaday we will be releasing a series of dharma reflections and evocations of the Buddha over the coming days…⠀

Today, from the ClearVision archives, we share a talk Sangharakshita gave on Buddha Day in 1999! Sangharakshita reflects on the Buddha’s achievement of Enlightenment, drawing our attention to an often overlooked feature of this great event - the Buddha’s expression of gratitude to the tree that...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Sangha Night Buddhism

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:15

Sangha Night Buddhism

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:15

Mondays, 19:00

4 May: Deepening my Going for Refuge - what does this mean?
The Particular (me) and the Universal (the bigger picture). With Santva and Friends.  
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11 May: Celebrating the Buddha’s Enlightenment
With Manjumitra, Khemananda, Lalitaraja, Santva and Friends. The evening will include meditation, a talk by Khemananda - ‘Reflections on the Buddha’s Enlightenment’, and ritual.
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International Buddha Day: an Invitation!

By akasajoti on Mon, 27 Apr, 2020 - 10:55

International Buddha Day: an Invitation!

By akasajoti on Mon, 27 Apr, 2020 - 10:55

On the 9th of May you are invited to join us in a celebration of Buddha Day - the festival of the Buddha’s enlightenment.

There will be a global wave of dharma practice and inspiration, from New Zealand to the Americas, so that as many people as possible can join in over nearly 24 hours.

It features meditations, talks, Q&A and pujas, led by members of the College of Public Preceptors and friends from all around the world.

thebuddhistcentre.com/buddha-day for the programme and to join in!

Most of the events will be...

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