This talk by Padmavajra is offered especially to men who have asked for ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. It was given in the shrine room on Monday April 13th 2020.
In this talk Padmavajra addresses how men can continue their ordination training during this time of lockdown, when it is not possible to attend retreats at Padmaloka. He draws particular attention to the Buddha’s vision of existence and his longing for escape. He also explores the existential act of Going for...
20 April Santva on Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels - What is this and what might it look like? Santva reflects on her spiritual journey - change, courage, true and false refuges, family, joining the Triratna Buddhist Order. The evening will include meditation and ritual. Join Zoom Meeting here
27 April Going for Refuge in Meditation Lalitaraja takes up the theme of going for refuge and explores its ramifications for meditation practice. Join Zoom Meeting here ...
Meeting the Unknown with Courage, Kindness, and Connection
Monday 6 April, 7.00pm
Santva reflects on a Buddhist approach to change and how to be with our worry and anxiety. The evening will also include meditation and ritual. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/334434901 Meeting ID: 334 434 901
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20 April Santva on Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels - What is this and what might it look like? Santva reflects on...
Padmavajra, one of the Public Preceptors on the ordination team at Padmaloka, gives a talk on how to go for refuge in times of adversity, even in a time of fear.
Given the situation in the world today, with threat of sickness and great uncertainty, how do we practise as Buddhists? How do we continue to deepen our practice of loving kindness, of awareness? What is the real response to the situation we find ourselves in today?
Recorded on the 18th March 2020 in the Padmaloka...
By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 19 Sep, 2019 - 15:07
A series of talks from the 2019 Triratna International Council, with the whole event set in the context of the Council considering deeply and studying the Dharma together.
This year’s theme was major elements from the Dharma biography of Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder, which are of wider relevance to anyone endeavouring to lead a Buddhist life. The four areas explored are:
This week’s FBA Podcast is a talk by Padmavajra entitled ‘The Bodhicitta - A supra-personal spiritual force’. This is the second in a series of five talks given on a Going for Refuge retreat at Padmaloka called Living From The Bodhicitta.
Padmavajra explores some aspects of Sangharakshita’s insights into the Bodhicitta, as well as how we might live a life devoted to living from the Bodhicitta.
‘Fifty Years, Fifty Voices’ is a project cooked up by Lokeshvara and Satyalila last year and supported by the Triratna Trust and Adhisthana Trustees. It’s gathering the ‘voices’ of 50 different Order Members on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Order.
Satyalila writes: “This year we’ll present extracts from these voices and the recordings will be archived in their entirety. In future we hope that many of them can be released as full-length podcasts...
Our FBA Dharmabyte is by Sanghanistha, entitled ‘Peaceful Vajrapani’. From the imaginative yet practical talk entitled ‘Vajrapani’ given during the 2016 ‘Cosmic Going for Refuge Tree’ retreat at Padmaloka.
Vajratara presents the work of Dr Ambedkar from a new angle - looking at how he inspired Sangharakshitas life and work.
There is an alchemy that happens when the inspiration of the Buddha, Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita come together.
Dr Ambedkar showed how change can be achieved by spiritual means. He demonstrated how the Dhamma can be force for the transformation of society, inspiring Sangharakshita’s own Dharma Revolution in the West.
More than his work, Dr Ambedkar’s energy and strong feeling, and the emotions of his followers,...
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte speaks here on the challenge of building a Buddhist movement. In “What is a Committed Buddhist?” he discusses the need for Buddhist movements to be run only by committed Buddhists and who actually practice the Buddha’s teachings, not by those who merely have an intellectual interest. But how can one know who is a committed Buddhist?