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Dharmabyte: Dana as Practice

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 18 Jul, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called Dana as Practice. Here Samachitta puts the practice of generosity under the microscope in this engaging talk on the first paramita.

When we perform an act of generosity, what exactly is happening? How does it relate to the development of Wisdom? Is there such a thing as purely mental generosity and how effective is it?

This talk explains the ‘why’, ‘what’ and how’ of Dana-Paramita.

From the talk Dana - the Emotional Life of...

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Dharmabyte: Generosity Leads to Happiness

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 20 May, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called Generosity Leads to Happiness by Vijayasri.

This is another talk in our exploration of The Journey and The Guide. Vijayasri considers how having generosity at the centre of a mandala, based on the positive precepts, can help us to develop positive emotion.

This talk, Generosity As A Foundation Of Positive Emotion, was given at Croydon Buddhist Centre in February 2016 as part of the regular Saturday Morning Sangha Class.

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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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Dharmabyte: Hear the Call to Give

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Jul, 2018 - 11:47

In this Dharmabyte podcast, ‘Hear the Call to Give’, Vidyamala reminds us of the Buddha’s words that at the very least we can give. Our Bodhisattva journey, giving is the first paramita, the first training, because it is the complete opposite of grasping. Anyone can have a moment of open-handedness!

Excerpt from the talk ‘From Pinball Machine to River’, a talk given on the Manchester Buddhist Centre Sangha Retreat at Adhisthana on 21 May 2016.

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Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now

Vinay on the common ground that unites us, at the International Gathering

By Charlotte Lawes on Wed, 6 Sep, 2017 - 17:14

Vinay on the common ground that unites us, at the International Gathering

By Charlotte Lawes on Wed, 6 Sep, 2017 - 17:14

Vinay Khirade comes from India and now lives in Cambridge, UK. He tells us what inspired him about the International Gathering, why he was motivated to start giving to FutureDharma Fund and what he hopes for Triratna in the future.

Triratna News
Triratna News

FutureDharma Fund supports ongoing appeal for Venezeula crisis

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 7 Aug, 2017 - 17:23

FutureDharma Fund supports ongoing appeal for Venezeula crisis

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 7 Aug, 2017 - 17:23

Thanks to the generosity of the European Chairs Assembly, in just a few minutes FutureDharma Fund raised £5000 in pledges to help sangha members in Venezuela, whose country is in crisis. 

Chairs from Triratna Buddhist Centres across Europe and representatives from major Triratna projects had gathered together at Vajrasana for a 10-day meeting. They were joined by several other Chairs from around the world, including Vajranatha. He is the only Order Member in Venezuela and Chair of Merida Buddhist Centre, supporting a sangha including 22 mitras,...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Buddhism and Grassroots Revolution (Talk)

By Prajnaketu on Mon, 21 Mar, 2016 - 11:44

Prajnaketu talks about his experiences of starting a Sangha in Oxford and links it to the principles of generosity, kindly speech, beneficial activity and exemplification: Buddhist qualities that can literally change the world. Given at the Essen Young Buddhists Night and with a German translation by Rainer Pretz.

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Share - Glasgow Young Buddhists 7th Feb

By Prajnaketu on Fri, 29 Jan, 2016 - 15:11

Share - Glasgow Young Buddhists 7th Feb

By Prajnaketu on Fri, 29 Jan, 2016 - 15:11

We’d like to invite you to our “Share” day on Sunday 7th Feb 12-3pm. With a FREE swap-shap, chai cafe and drop-in meditation.

It’s a drop in event and all are welcome, so bring friends and family to have a look round the centre and join in the fun. The day is a celebration of community with the option to come together and share resources. Organised by our Young Buddhists group, activities on offer (all for free)...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Nourish the Sangha, Change Lives, Influence the World

By jvalamalini on Mon, 30 Nov, 2015 - 13:21

Nourish the Sangha, Change Lives, Influence the World

By jvalamalini on Mon, 30 Nov, 2015 - 13:21

Would you give £50 a month?

Bristol Buddhist Centre runs on generosity.

In 2015 we stopped making charges for classes, courses, and Sangha activities, and invited all of us to keep them happening by giving money and energy.

We responded generously – our regular monthly donations have almost doubled.  Thank you to everyone who has given, on behalf of everyone who has been through our doors this year to contact the Buddha-Dharma as expressed in our Sangha!

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FBA Podcast: Altruism, Actually – Getting Out and Doing It

By Rijupatha on Mon, 28 Jul, 2014 - 15:37

FBA Podcast: Altruism, Actually – Getting Out and Doing It

By Rijupatha on Mon, 28 Jul, 2014 - 15:37We are pleased to share the three keynote talks from last month’s International Retreat. Our third FBA Podcast in the series is “Altruism, Actually – Getting Out and Doing It”. Mokshini introduces us to Buddhist Action Month and asks us to consider how our actions have consequences and how we practise the precepts as consumers.

Talk given at the Triratna International Retreat 2014 held at Adhisthana on 26th May 2014.

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