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Podcast - Working in an Online Team: A Buddhist Perspective

By Centre Team on Wed, 30 Oct, 2019 - 17:31

This podcast features the Dharmachakra team - who bring you The Buddhist Centre Online website and platform, Free Buddhist Audio, podcasts like this one, event coverage, technical support and more besides!

As part of an online practice week in August some of this team gathered to talk about the Dharma and how they practice it in the context of their lives - in particular, in a busy, online ‘team-based right livelihood’, working with other Buddhists, bringing in...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

The Inexhaustible Lamp: Support Free Buddhist Audio in 2019!

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 27 Dec, 2018 - 18:43

The Inexhaustible Lamp: Support Free Buddhist Audio in 2019!

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 27 Dec, 2018 - 18:43

“Sisters, there is a door of the Dharma called ‘The Inexhaustible Lamp.’ Practise it! What is it? Sisters, a single lamp may light hundreds of thousands of lamps without itself being diminished.“ 
(From the Vimalakirti Nirdesa)

2018 has been a momentous year for the Triratna Buddhist Community – incorporating the celebration of 50 years of the Order itself (listen to inspiring interviews from our ongoing 50 Years, 50 Voices project); and taking in, of course, the death of our founder, Urgyen Sangharakshita.

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

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

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 29 Aug, 2018 - 15:30

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

By Sadayasihi 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

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 14 Jun, 2018 - 16:51

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

By Sadayasihi 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

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 26 Apr, 2018 - 17:35

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

By Sadayasihi 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

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:56

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

By Sadayasihi 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!

By Munisha on Fri, 13 Jan, 2017 - 15:49

Austria calling Triratna!

By Munisha 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

By Rijupatha 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

By Rijupatha 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...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Twelve Days of FBA - Day 9

By Rijupatha 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.

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