Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Buddhafield 'At Home with the Elements': Be with the Trees - Online Retreat 2023

By Centre Team on Tue, 17 Jan, 2023 - 11:40

Buddhafield 'At Home with the Elements': Be with the Trees - Online Retreat 2023

By Centre Team on Tue, 17 Jan, 2023 - 11:40

“The imagination is the rich ground into which the truth roots and out of which pours forth image, symbol and riches.”

- Maitridevi, Imagining the Earth - Free Buddhist Audio, 2022

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Our yearly journey with the elements takes us through the forest in 2023. Our relationship to the trees that we depend on and share our world with is special – and often unseen. Our exploration takes us from the soil and mycelium up to the leaves and...

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The Poetics of Awakening - A Home Retreat with Paramananda and Bodhilila

By Centre Team on Wed, 7 Dec, 2022 - 10:37

The Poetics of Awakening - A Home Retreat with Paramananda and Bodhilila

By Centre Team on Wed, 7 Dec, 2022 - 10:37

Led by Paramananda and Bodhilila | Friday January 20th till Thursday January 26th 2023

What does it mean to really wake up? Join us for an opening of the heart and imagination to our own deepest nature and place in the world.

Seven days of meditation, soulful exploration, and strong, supportive friendship: a safe space to go deeper into experience and practice.

The Buddha was known as the Awakened One, but what does it mean to really wake up? Buddhism is clear that this awakening is...

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Abhaya - Following an Inner Calling (Full Interview)

By Zac on Thu, 27 Oct, 2022 - 10:28

Growing up in Chorley, Lancashire, in the northwest of England, Abhaya (1936-2022) recalls his early life as the youngest of four siblings, raised by parents who were run off their feet. With Dad away at the war, mum managed a small chip shop in which he and his brothers used to help out. Following in the footsteps of his older brother Jack, Abhaya would later spend several years at a Catholic Seminary, a period he jokingly characterizes as being like...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Abhaya (Highlights)

By Zac on Sat, 1 Oct, 2022 - 11:48

“You have to balance or hold the bearer of the archetype with the ordinary human being, that’s very important. Because there’s no way you’re going to reconcile them.”

Abhaya Annals:

In 1968 I was living in Cornwall with my family, sharing in a kind of family community experiment. I had met Bhante and the seedling movement a year before at his first summer retreat at Haslemere, Surrey.

In 1978 I was working as a carpenter at Sukhavati in Bethnal Green, which soon came to be...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Urban Gonzo Psycho - Geography

By Zac on Thu, 30 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Padmamati explores the spirit, or soul, of place, that of animating your physical context to experience it in an emotional and psychological way. The speaker is Padmamati - aka Stephen Coates - founder and frontman of cabaret band The Real Tuesday Weld, who have made so many contributions to London creative life.
Excerpted from the talk Urban Imagination given at West London Buddhist Centre, 2014.

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Dharmabyte: Vision-Worlds Unveiled

By Zac on Thu, 9 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Nagapriya encourages us to read Mahayana Sutras, when reading such a text, if we allow ourselves to really enter into it, we find ourselves transported into it. The scripture, through our participation in it, unveils a samadhi, a particular vision-world that a Bodhisattva dwells in. 

Excerpted from the talk Mahayana Buddhist Scriptures, part of the series Visions of Mahayana Buddhism, given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2009.

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Buddhist Centre Features

Truly Amazing is this Dream-like World: Exploring our dreams through the Dharma with Arthabandhu

By Zac on Tue, 22 Feb, 2022 - 12:03

Truly Amazing is this Dream-like World: Exploring our dreams through the Dharma with Arthabandhu

By Zac on Tue, 22 Feb, 2022 - 12:03

April 2-3 2022

First session (2 hrs): USA PST 01:00 | México 03:00 | USA EST 04:00 | IE & UK 09:00 | Europe CET 10:00 | India 13:30 | Australia AEDT 19.00 | New Zealand 21.00

Second session (2 hrs): USA PST 06:00 | México 08:00 | USA EST 09:00 | IE & UK 14:00 | Europe CET 15:00 | | India 18:30 | Australia ...

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Dharmabyte: Vertical Imagination as Divine Eye

By Zac on Mon, 7 Feb, 2022 - 06:00

Living ethically requires us to have imagination in how we treat others, and truly put ourselves in others’ shoes. Here, Sangharakshita discusses vertical imagination as seeing the world with the Divine Eye.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Living with Ethics (book launch) given at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 2009.

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FBA Podcast: The Alchemical Buddha

By Zac on Sat, 1 Jan, 2022 - 01:00

Satyapara leads us in an evocation of the alchemical Buddha drawing out the mythic dimension through receptivity and imagination.

Talk given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2018.

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Dharmabyte: Building Spiritual Power Together

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Nov, 2021 - 06:00

Viveka concludes this Anapanasati Sutta: Instructions for Awakening retreat with a final exploration of the wisdom tetrad, focusing on the experience of relinquishment and offers suggestions on bearing with confoundment through imagination and inquiry. 

Excerpted from the talk Where Is Self Arising Now? given at Adhisthana, May 2019.

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