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Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

An impromptu 'Indexer's Obituary'

By Satyalila on Sun, 4 Nov, 2018 - 12:59

An impromptu 'Indexer's Obituary'

By Satyalila on Sun, 4 Nov, 2018 - 12:59

I’ve been working on the index for Volume 13 of Bhante’s Complete Works for the last few weeks and finished it on Friday morning, having worked late into the night before.  It has felt like its own kind of vigil for Bhante to be doing this.  A great privilege to tend his ‘Dharma body’, or one physical manifestation of it, at least.  I’m not a professional indexer but a (supported) amateur - tho’ as Vidyadevi kindly reminded me, the etymology of...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Knowing as Lived Experience

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 5 Mar, 2018 - 17:47

In this FBA Dharmabyte, Parami gives us “ ‘Knowing’ as a Lived Experience” from the talk “Living In The Greater Mandala”. A bodhisattva is a being intent upon awakening for the sake of all beings. Most of us, most of the time, are not as awake as we could be. We create suffering by trying to fit reality into our picture of how we think things should be - the bodhisattva helps us see how unhelpful...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Imagine! Notes from Sangha Night Series

By jvalamalini on Sun, 19 Feb, 2017 - 18:51

Satyalila’s notes from a series of talks on imagination, January 2017

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Tonight: Stream Jnanavaca's Mandala Evening talk live from the LBC

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 16 Jan, 2017 - 18:10

Tonight: Stream Jnanavaca's Mandala Evening talk live from the LBC

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 16 Jan, 2017 - 18:10

Tune in to the London Buddhist Centre’s Facebook page at around 7.20pm UK tonight. Jnanavaca, Chair of the Centre, will be giving his annual Mandala Evening talk to kick off the year. 

https://www.facebook.com/LondonBuddhistCentre/

The spiritual community, the Sangha, is the ideal context in which we can practise the Dharma. It is also a force for good in the world and an ideal in its own right. But how is the Sangha sustained? Continuing our exploration of ‘The Four Sangharavastus’ (or Means...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Personal Mandalas

By Rijupatha on Mon, 4 Jan, 2016 - 17:00

We continue our opening theme for 2016 on mandalas with today’s FBA Dharmabyte podcast. Jvalamalini offers a gentle and thorough introduction to mandalas, in this excerpt the focus is on our personal lives. What’s central is what is most important to us.

“Personal Mandalas” is an excerpt from the full talk entitled “Introduction to Mandalas”, given at the Bristol Buddhist Centre, UK.

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The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

Introductory Talk: Parami - Living In The Greater Mandala

By parami on Fri, 20 Nov, 2015 - 12:15

Introductory Talk: Parami - Living In The Greater Mandala

By parami on Fri, 20 Nov, 2015 - 12:15

Parami gives the introductory talk for the 2015 Triratna International Urban Retreat live in Adelaide, Australia. Her theme - and the theme of the whole retreat - is ‘Living in the Greater Mandala’, and she brings this alive in the most human, poetic, and inspired of ways.

Her range is broad as she evokes the mandala itself, and the profound, playful path of the Bodhisattva. Calling forth Rumi and Hafiz, the great Buddhist Perfection of Wisdom texts, Keats, Yeats, Robert...

The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

El Gran Mandala - en Español

By mokshini on Thu, 29 Oct, 2015 - 19:19

Introducción - ‘El Gran Mándala’ - de Sangharakshita.

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