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Dharmabyte: Vajrasattva, death and the hell realm

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 20 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

A story from Kalimpong…

Sangharakshita shares a story from Kalimpong about being woken up in the middle of the night to a very strange occurrence – he saw a dear friend who had passed several years earlier standing in a deep pit next to his bed. His response was to chant the Vajrasattva Mantra.

Excerpted from the talk Between Twin Sala Trees, part of the series Incidents from the Pali Canon, 1983. This lecture is a series of reflections based...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Saturday Night Puja: Padmasambhava Mantra

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 26 Oct, 2019 - 23:49

A puja at the ‘Big One’ wouldn’t be complete without a Padmasambhava mantra - here’s a rousing version complete with harmony before the ritual moved to the outdoors, culminating in a bonfire!

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Saturday Night Puja: Avalokiteshvara Mantra

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 26 Oct, 2019 - 23:41

The Avalokiteshvara mantra featured during the Saturday night puja at the Big One 2019. Earlier in the day Moksatara reminded us in her talk on the theme of ‘Blueprint for A New Society’ of the importance of sangha, and how we can all become hands or arms of the thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.

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Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

Padmasambhava Mantras - Day 3 Triratna International Gathering 2019

By Centre Team on Mon, 2 Sep, 2019 - 12:41

The final evening of the 2019 Triratna International Gathering culminated in a rousing Padmasambhava puja led by Singhamati. Invoking Padmasambhava, himself a master magician, was a fitting end to the “Alchemy of the Dharma”.

Here are two of the mantras from this final puja: firstly, an energetic version, with drums and harmony, and then concluding with the ‘longing’ Padmasambhava mantra as the evening drew to a close…

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Dharmabyte: Going Deeper into the Heart of How Things Are

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 6 Dec, 2018 - 13:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is called Going Deeper into the Heart of How Things Are, from the talk entitled Prajnaparamita, the female Bodhisattva of wisdom, by Vessantara. This excerpt goes into detail of the several mantras associated with this figure.

From the series of talks for Sangha Night on Buddhas and Bodhisattvas given at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre.

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Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

The Big One: Shakyamuni Mantra

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 26 Oct, 2018 - 22:32

Here’s a beautiful rendition of the Shakyamuni Mantra - led by Dharmamayi from Sheffield - on the first evening of the Young Buddhists’ annual gathering in Adhisthana, the ‘Big One’.

Recorded after the Dedication Ceremony.

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Dharmabyte: What Happens When We Stop and Listen?

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 14 Jun, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte is entitled ‘What happens when we stop and listen?’ from the talk ‘The Sound of Reality’ by Padmavajra.

This richly rewarding talk explores the place and function of sound in Buddhist practice and history, as well as within Padmavajra’s own spiritual life.

A wide-ranging cultural journey is made from John Coltrane to Sufi Qawwali, from mantra to Zen poetry, taking in Andre Gide, Renaissance Neoplatonism and the ancient Pali Verses en route. Not to...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Chanting the Shakyamuni Mantra

By akasajoti on Mon, 22 Aug, 2016 - 15:40

Dharmacharini Vijaya, one of our private preceptors on the Indian ordination team, led us in the ‘Indian style’ Shakyamuni mantra in our dedication ceremony last night. Here’s a snippet of it for you all to listen to…

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 2: Living in the Mandala (With Guided Meditation)

By Centre Team on Mon, 16 Mar, 2015 - 23:13
In her second talk of the 2015 Rainy Season Retreat, Ratnavandana embarks on a personal sharing of how her life has been transformed by deciding to go and live in the mandala of the Brahma Viharas and the Jinas themselves. Her deep love of the practices represents both an inspired and eminently practical vision of how to orientate yourself on the great map of the way…

Includes a guided meditation practice to help you find your feet wherever you...

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