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FBA Podcast: 10 Points For An Awakening Sangha

By Centre Team on Sat, 25 Nov, 2023 - 11:00

Sangha is not just a cosy group of people, it is a context for transformation on the path to Awakening. Singhamati explores 10 points on how we can transform through the practice of sangha. Given in the context of Sangha Day at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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Buddhist Centre Features
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The Tale of Tipu's Tiger

By Candradasa on Sun, 19 Nov, 2023 - 12:02

Join us for a ‘90s story of inspired Buddhist practice in Missoula, Montana - of great friendship, fierce love, burnout and life lessons learned in the fire of idealism and spiritual adventure. There’s nothing quite like going through a big experience together - and Tipu’s was a very big one for so many people as a new Buddhist community took root in the United States. 

Founders Buddhapalita and Varada witness to the joys, trials, sacrifices and lasting consequences...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

LA VUELTA AL MUNDO EN METTA | AROUND THE WORLD IN METTA

By Centre Team on Wed, 15 Nov, 2023 - 22:11

LA VUELTA AL MUNDO EN METTA | AROUND THE WORLD IN METTA

By Centre Team on Wed, 15 Nov, 2023 - 22:11

VER DE NUEVO Y MEDITAR | WATCH AGAIN AND MEDITATE

Una de las características únicas de nuestra Sangha Triratna es la naturaleza internacional de nuestra comunidad, una fuerza desde el principio. Este año, en el Día de la Sangha, se invitó a todo el mundo a unirse a Bodhikámala (de México) y Jnanadhara (de Irlanda/Nueva Zelanda) para un evento en línea para conocer a nuevos y viejos amigos de otros...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Celebrating friendship with discounted books

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 26 Jul, 2023 - 15:00

Celebrating friendship with discounted books

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 26 Jul, 2023 - 15:00

Our teacher, Sangharakshita, described the order he founded as ‘a network of friendships’, and I’ve come back from the retreat with a renewed sense of gratitude for the many and varied friendships in my life, particularly my friendships with other ‘Dharma farers’. A focus on this type of friendship, what Sangharakshita called ‘spiritual friendship’, is one of the six distinctive emphases that Sangharakshita gave the Triratna Buddhist Community. 

Sangharakshita didn’t emphasise the importance of friendship just because of his own personal inclination....

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabytes: Being a Friend

By Centre Team on Tue, 25 Jul, 2023 - 12:25

How do we go beyond the duality of subject and object, self and other, to experience the true nature of reality? Here, Jnanavaca shares personal experiences about the challenges of creating sangha and being a friend.

Excerpted from the talk What Is Sangha & Kalyana Mitrata? given at London Buddhist Centre. 2019.

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Communication, Friendship & Ordination - Autism & the Triratna Buddhist Community: Part Three

By Centre Team on Sat, 17 Jun, 2023 - 13:25

Communication, Friendship & Ordination - Autism & the Triratna Buddhist Community: Part Three

By Centre Team on Sat, 17 Jun, 2023 - 13:25

Continuing our series of conversations on the subject of autism within The Triratna Buddhist Community, we rejoin Ratnaguna and Prajnanandi for another episode, focusing this time on communication and the development of friendship.

With so much emphasis in our community on the importance of establishing deep spiritual friendships, Prajnanandi shares her experience of how building such relationships can present significant challenges for someone who is neurodiverse.

We also discuss the ordination process within the Triratna Buddhist Community and unpack why many neurodiverse practitioners may...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Roots In The Earth, Roots In The Sky - Triratna Day Special (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 440)

By Centre Team on Fri, 31 Mar, 2023 - 12:27

We’re delighted to share a special Triratna Day 2023 podcast episode with you, recorded earlier this week and hosted by our friend Jnanadhara. He’s joined by Saddhanandi and Nagabodhi to discuss the upcoming online gathering of the Triratna Buddhist community, which celebrates its founding in April 1967. 

Saddhanandi and Nagabodhi reminisce about past Triratna Day celebrations, recalling the excitement of travelling in large groups from Glasgow to London or Birmingham for the day or weekend. These events were...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Forever Friends (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 437)

By Centre Team on Fri, 10 Feb, 2023 - 21:39

A real beauty of a ‘lost’ episode from our archives! Recorded in a very lovely garden in Mexico in 2019, with nature sounds all around, Bodhikamala and Sanghadhara, who’ve been soul mates of a sort since before the age of 10, explore with us their long history of friendship as young people. A shared love of the arts, of musicals, and Harry Potter brought them together in summer camp and, eventually, led them to explore Buddhism together. Now as ordained...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Place available in Abhirati Men's Community Nottingham

By Zac on Wed, 1 Feb, 2023 - 10:05

Place available in Abhirati Men's Community Nottingham

By Zac on Wed, 1 Feb, 2023 - 10:05

Hi!

The community occupies the top two floors of the Nottingham Buddhist Centre building, which lies in the heart of a vibrant Nottingham city center. There has been a mens community in the building for 25+ years now and currently there are 4 young men living together (pictured: Dayajava, Connor, Rio and Zac).

We’ve recently had someone move out last December and we are now looking to explore taking on a fifth person. As a community we aspire to...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Friendship is a Verb

By Zac on Thu, 1 Dec, 2022 - 06:00

Jayaraja describes how we develop a robust sense of self through friendship, through love, through repair, allowing us to fully let go.


From the talk The Fires and the Black River of Loss given at Buddhafield Festival, 2018.
 

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