Tiratanaloka
Tiratanaloka

Surrendering to a Greater Beauty: The Fourth Laksana

By vajratara on Wed, 6 Nov, 2019 - 20:37

Starting with a story from the Rastrapalapariprccha-Sutra, Vajratara draws out the significance of Sangharakshita’s paper on the Fourth Laksana. This is the path of beauty, from contemplation of ugliness to the gateway of liberation called ‘the beautiful’. To be on the path of beauty, we don’t merely enjoy beauty, we have to surrender ourselves to that beauty.  Given on a weekend retreat at Tiratanaloka.

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Being More in Tune with the Middle Way

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 30 Sep, 2019 - 14:00

Here Samantabhadri expertly and imaginatively tackles the theme of Wisdom, using the verses in the third section of Tsongkhapa’s short text on the “Three Principle Aspects of the Path”. Dharma themes of the laksanas, suffering, niyamas, self - and no-self - are interwoven with more personal reflections, and with thought-provoking quotations - “…. emptiness, activity and compassion are not three things, but one thing looked at from three different points of view….”

This is the third of three talks all based on...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Dukkha to Compassion

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 10:49

Dayajoti gives us this FBA Dharmabyte entitled ‘Dukkha to Compassion’. From the talk entitled, “Bodies of Earth - Beyond Me and Mine - Dukkha” given on a two-week women’s retreat at Eco-Dharma in May of 2012.

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Nothing is Standing Still

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 10:33

In this FBA Dharmabyte ‘Nothing Is Standing Still’ Sangharakshita describes the characteristic of anitta as the whole universe is one vast set of processes, all interrelated.

From the talk, “The Texture of Reality,” given in 1966, a lecture dealing with the three marks (lakshanas) of conditioned existence and their transcendence via the three liberations (vimokshas).

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Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Green Tārā and the Fourth Lakṣaṇa - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 10 Jan, 2018 - 12:15

Green Tārā and the Fourth Lakṣaṇa - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 10 Jan, 2018 - 12:15

Composed during the latter part of December and completed on New Year’s Day 2018, the starting point here is the four sādhanas (sādhana is a visualisation of a Buddha or Bodhisattva figure) Sangharakshita received from one of his teachers, Jamyang Khyentse Rimpoche: Mañjughoṣa, Avalokiteśvara, Vajrapāṇi, and Green Tārā, and their ‘correspondence’ (in the hermetic sense) with the lakṣaṇas, the samādhis, and the vimokṣas leading to a series of reflections on the Path of...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Online Meditations For January 2017 - Contemplating The Way Things Are

By Candradasa on Thu, 29 Dec, 2016 - 16:42

Online Meditations For January 2017 - Contemplating The Way Things Are

By Candradasa on Thu, 29 Dec, 2016 - 16:42

Updated, January 26th 2017: 

Hi everyone! We’re going to have to shift how we do our weekly meditations now that the new Google+ is harder to avoid. It’s not possible to make events with hangout links as we’re used to doing. 

For tomorrow’s meditation - Friday 27th at 11am EST/4pm UK - we’ll meet on Skype. Connect with user thebuddhistcentre.com then message us and we’ll add you to the call. We’ll work towards something more permanent as soon as possible!

See you for some...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Saturday workshop: Finding Freedom, Seeing Things as They Are

By shraddhavani on Fri, 18 Nov, 2016 - 15:56

Saturday workshop: Finding Freedom, Seeing Things as They Are

By shraddhavani on Fri, 18 Nov, 2016 - 15:56

Saturday December 17, 10AM - 2PM, Dh Bodhipaksa will lead an exploration of the “three marks” (or lakkhanas) that characterize our experience - impermanence, insubstantiality and unsatisfactoriness.  This class will build on the theme of our December Sunday community gatherings, offering an opportunity to explore an important topic more fully.  Register below to ensure your place. Here’s what Bodhipaksa says about what the day will cover:


“According to Buddhism, our everyday perceptions of ourselves, and of the world we live in, are...

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