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Dharmabyte: Understanding Going for Refuge

By Rijupatha on Thu, 24 Sep, 2015 - 11:00

Viveka gives a great introduction to the meaning of Going for Refuge in today’s FBA Dharmabyte entitled “Understanding Going for Refuge”, continuing our exploration of the Six Emphases of Triratna. From the talk “Going for Refuge”, she speaks to the question of what it is to look to the ‘Three Jewels’ as a response to our dissatisfaction.

Talk given at San Francisco Buddhist Center, 2006

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Themes for Ordination Retreats 2 and 3 Announced

By Sanghanistha on Tue, 2 Jun, 2015 - 18:49

Themes for Ordination Retreats 2 and 3 Announced

By Sanghanistha on Tue, 2 Jun, 2015 - 18:49

You may have noticed several short Ordination Training Retreats in the Padmaloka programme, well we can now announce the theme for Ordination Training Retreats 2 and 3. For all the info click here

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FBA Podcast: The Triratna Emphasis on Going for Refuge

By Rijupatha on Sat, 25 Apr, 2015 - 10:50

FBA Podcast: The Triratna Emphasis on Going for Refuge

By Rijupatha on Sat, 25 Apr, 2015 - 10:50

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Dhammarati brings us this week’s FBA Podcast entitled “The Triratna Emphasis On Going For Refuge.” Dhammarati explores Going for Refuge and its central emphasis in the Triratna Buddhist Order here, bringing in the story of his own spiritual journey as an example of finding one’s unique response. He also looks to historical sources to identify some of the ways we can deepen our connection practically...

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Dharmabyte: Entering Into A Life in the Dharma

By Rijupatha on Wed, 15 Apr, 2015 - 22:12

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Our FBA Dharmabyte today is by Saddhaloka, the new chair of the College of Public Preceptors. Much easier said then done, “Entering Into a Life in the Dharma” begins with a strong heartfelt response, a feeling of ‘coming home’ and is challenged by our many distractions, confusions and the pressures of our life. We keep forgetting what is most important. From the ...

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Dharmabyte: Stories to Orientate our Psyche

By Rijupatha on Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 - 09:50
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Stories to Orientate our Psyche, Ratnaghosha shares how stories are the primary way in which the imagination orients our psyche. Listen to Ratnaghosha’s telling of this most famous story in the life of the Buddha – his going forth. This talk was given to launch the new Sangha Night at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre...
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Dharmabyte: Going Forth as Skilled Action

By Rijupatha on Mon, 16 Mar, 2015 - 10:00
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Going Forth as Skilled Action, Maitreyabandhu adds a liveliness and concreteness to the theme of going forth. From the talk “Positive Emotion – Skilled Action” given during a 4-day retreat in May 2013, at Dharmagiri retreatcenter, Sweden. Maitreyabandhu gave four seminars on ‘The five great stages of spiritual life’, as...
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'Going For Refuge' As Idiom And Metaphor by Dhivan Thomas Jones

By Candradasa on Tue, 22 Oct, 2013 - 17:21

'Going For Refuge' As Idiom And Metaphor by Dhivan Thomas Jones

By Candradasa on Tue, 22 Oct, 2013 - 17:21A thought-provoking essay on the language associated with a central feature of our community’s approach to the Dharma, by the excellent Dhivan Thomas Jones. Dhivan is an impressive essayist, editor, scholar, linguist, translator, poet, speaker, and man! He’s got a great blog of his own and also writes for the Western Buddhist Review here on The Buddhist Centre Online.

Read the full essay here

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Vajra Bell
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Vajra Bell - Autumn 2013

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2013

By Rijupatha on Mon, 7 Oct, 2013 - 21:58In this issue of the Vajra Bell Newsletter:

“What Does Going for Refuge Mean to You?” – Vajra Bell asks sangha members to discuss their relationship with the Three Jewels

“Sadhana Practice in the Triratna Order” – by Kavyadrishti

Updates from North American Triratna Buddhist Centers

Upcoming Retreats and Classes at Aryaloka and beyond

“The Light of the Buddha Behind Bars” – Report from the Concord Prison Sangha by...
Norwich Buddhist Centre
Norwich Buddhist Centre

The Tree of Refuge and Respect

By Suryadarshini on Sat, 1 Jun, 2013 - 10:05
On Tuesday 14 May, Padmavajra visited the Norwich Buddhist Centre on Sangha Night to launch the theme for the coming weeks: The Refuge Tree. He introduced the Triratna Tree of Refuge and Respect, beginning by evoking the central figure of the Tree, the Buddha, and the experience Going for Refuge for the early Sangha. He then goes onto describing the entire Tree and the Going for Refuge and Prostration practice. Evenings that followed included talks on Dhardo Rimpoche and Prajnaparamita,...

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