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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Luminous Love

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 25 May, 2019 - 14:00

Enjoy our FBA Podcast this week: Luminous Love by Samantabhadri.

Speaking in a marquee on the June 2012 Women’s National Order Weekend at Taraloka and in a landscape dedicated to the Five Jinas, Samantabhadri explores positive emotion in our system of practice. Her themes are: pliancy and loosening boundaries; the imagination; insight; our collective life; the shade and the light of our spiritual lives.

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Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Mantras (Audio)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 23:42

The Birmingham Buddhist Centre sangha, led by Vipulakirti, have recorded their own versions here. Musical notation and an article about how to approach mantras and their chanting will follow soon from him, but, at the bottom of this page, you’ll find a short explanation about the mantras and the musical “principles” behind them.

With many thanks to Vipulakirti and all the chanters!

These searches on The Buddhist Centre Online yield considerably updated resources: Chanting  |  Mantra

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Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Buddhist Wisdom, A Six-Week Course On Symbolic Dharma (Vajrapriya)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 11:29

Download this overview of the course

The resources include:

  • Notes for the course leader (including learning objectives, guide lines for input and exercises, background information, suggestions for home practice)
  • Exercises, and handouts
  • Overview of the course
  • An overview of the whole of life’s dynamics in symbolic form.
  • The wheel of life – knowing our realm
  • The wheel of life – karma and rebirth
  • The wheel of life – the chain of conditioning, “staying in the gap”
  • The spiral path – to Insight and beyond
  • The mandala of the five Buddhas – Akshobya and Amitabha
  • The mandala of
  • ...
Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Connections between the Brahma Viharas and Jinas

By jvalamalini on Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 - 15:34

Connections between the Brahma Viharas and Jinas

By jvalamalini on Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 - 15:34We can restore our innate mirror-like wisdom, transform our hatred, by developing Love-Metta. In this way we become like the blue Buddha Akshobhya.

We can restore our innate all-distinguishing wisdom, transform our greed and attachment, by developing Compassion-Karuna. In this way we become like the red Buddha Amitabha.

We can restore our innate all-performing wisdom, transform our envy and jealousy, by developing Sympathetic Joy-Mudita. In this way we become like the green Buddha Amoghasiddhi.

We can restore...
Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Verses invoking the Jinas to purify the poisons

By jvalamalini on Fri, 13 Mar, 2015 - 22:59

Verses invoking the Jinas to purify the poisons

By jvalamalini on Fri, 13 Mar, 2015 - 22:59OM AKSOBHYA HUM
By the power of your Samaya
Deliver us from the hells
By purifying the demons of hatred and aversion
And transforming them into the Mirrorlike Wisdom
The deep blue, imperturbable Buddha Aksobhya

OM RATNASAMBHAVA HUM
By the power of your Samaya
Deliver us from the human realm
By purifying the demons of pride and conceit
And transforming them into the Wisdom of Equality
The golden yellow, jewel born, Buddha Ratnasambhava
...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Send Your Mandala Pictures For The Rainy Season Retreat

By Candradasa on Fri, 13 Mar, 2015 - 15:30

Send Your Mandala Pictures For The Rainy Season Retreat

By Candradasa on Fri, 13 Mar, 2015 - 15:30
All this weekend and next week we’ll be bringing teaching and blogs from the Rainy Season Urban Retreat that starts this evening in Bristol, UK. The theme is ‘Living In the Mandala’ and we’ll be exploring the...
Imagining the Buddha...
Imagine the Buddha

The Mandala of the Buddha

By Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 3 Jun, 2012 - 15:57
A talk given by Kamalashila on the 2012 Triratna International Retreat, in which he explores the ‘Mandala of the Buddha’ - some of the Buddha’s many qualities which, perhaps, gave rise to the later Mahayana ‘Mandala of the Five Buddhas’.