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Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #8 Wisdom Beyond Words

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 29 Aug, 2018 - 15:30

5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #8 Wisdom Beyond Words

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 29 Aug, 2018 - 15:30

“The culmination of wisdom is freedom from all views. You have nothing to say. When all the answers are in your being, you have no need to keep them in your head.” - Sangharakshita (Seminar on The Door of Liberation)

The goal of Buddhism is the attainment of Enlightenment - but what is Enlightenment? One way of describing it is seeing the true nature of reality and living in accordance with that vision. An Enlightened being is free...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #5 Meditation for Transformation

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 14 Jun, 2018 - 16:51

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #5 Meditation for Transformation

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 14 Jun, 2018 - 16:51

The object of meditation is to transform oneself, not to have good meditations

Sangharakshita, Peace is a Fire

What Meditation Is and What It Isn’t
Often one of the first things one learns when one comes into contact with Buddhism - and sometimes even before that - is meditation. However, it is not always clear exactly what meditation is, or easy to articulate it! In the last 5 years of The Buddhist Centre Online there have...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #4 The Triratna Buddhist Order

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 26 Apr, 2018 - 17:35

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #4 The Triratna Buddhist Order

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 26 Apr, 2018 - 17:35

If the Order is spiritually united, if it is in harmony, then a truly wonderful thing will happen. The Order then will be the locus for the manifestation of the Bodhicitta…I need hardly say how much the world needs the Dharma, needs such an Order, such a movement as ours. I have done what I can. I have started the movement. The future of the Order, of the movement is in your hands.

Sangharakshita, Looking Ahead A...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #1 New Online Spaces and Physical Places

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:56

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #1 New Online Spaces and Physical Places

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:56

“Civic spaces are an extension of the community. When they work well, they serve as a stage for our public lives. If they function in their true civic role, they can be the settings where celebrations are held, where exchanges both social and economic take place, where friends run into each other, and where cultures mix.” [1]

Since The Buddhist Centre officially launched 5 years ago many web spaces have sprung into being which allow greater community building across Triratna as...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Austria calling Triratna!

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Fri, 13 Jan, 2017 - 15:49

Austria calling Triratna!

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Fri, 13 Jan, 2017 - 15:49

Triratna is now so large, it can be hard to remember that there are still many countries without any Triratna activities at all, even in Europe. In Vienna last September I got together with Thomas and Carina Rotter, Austrian Buddhists longing for someone to start Triratna activities there.

Triratna may well be one of the Buddhist movements making greatest use of online communications and, as you’ll see, they’ve certainly made determined use of it!

Thomas writes: “I found Triratna at...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Twelve Days of FBA - Day 12

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 6 Jan, 2016 - 22:09

Here we are! The final Day of FBA, and today we have for you a roundup of some of the other resources on Free Buddhist Audio that we haven’t mentioned already (and there were so many!).

First, though, our main offering today is a lovely interview that was recorded with Dharmachakra’s Director, Candradasa. Candradasa has been involved since the early days of Dharmachakra, when there was just a small collection of taped recordings that were copied and mailed out to people....

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Twelve Days of FBA - Day 11

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 3 Jan, 2016 - 22:40

The Triratna Buddhist Order, from its inception, has held as one of its core principles an identical ordination for both men and women - something unique among Buddhist traditions. On day 11 of our 12 Days of FBA event we celebrate the women of our community with two talks from the series “Women Elders of the Triratna Buddhist Community”.

Dhammadinna and Mallika - ordained in 1973 and 1974 respectively - talk about the journey their spiritual lives have taken from...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Twelve Days of FBA - Day 9

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 3 Jan, 2016 - 11:00

It’s Day 9 of our 12 Days of FBA fundraiser!  We’ve been sharing some great resources from our archive over the past days, which speak to the preservation of the long history of Buddhism and of the Triratna Community. Today we’d like to turn our gaze forward into the future and highlight those places in which the intersection of Buddhist thought and Western culture - and in particular Triratna’s role in bringing the Dharma to the west - are creating new history.

Our main...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Twelve Days of FBA - Day 8

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 2 Jan, 2016 - 16:54

Are you a podcast listener? If you are, then today’s gift for the 8th Day of FBA will be just your speed…

You may not know that Free Buddhist Audio hosts two podcasts each week. Our weekly FBA Podcast on Saturdays features full-length talks from our archive for leisurely weekend listening. And our second podcast, Dharmabytes, offers short snippets of Dharma on Mondays and Thursdays - perfect for your weekly commute.

Today we give you a taste...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Twelve Days of FBA - Day 7

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 1 Jan, 2016 - 15:16

Happy 2016 everyone! For the 7th Day of FBA we bring you three previously unreleased talks from the Free Buddhist Audio archives!

Our main selection is a talk from Parami entitled “Heartbeat of the Bodhichitta”. Parami in her typical engaging fashion speaks here on the topic of the Bodhichitta and its place in the Triratna (previously FWBO) Community.

We also have a great talk from Taravandana called “The Thread of Our Lives” and a full ...

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