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The Quintessence of Compassion

By akasajoti on Fri, 26 Aug, 2016 - 16:44

The Quintessence of Compassion

By akasajoti on Fri, 26 Aug, 2016 - 16:44

The birds sing at dawn for you
And, after winter, Earth puts out bright flowers
The stars adorn your hair
And oceans lie like crumpled silk
Beneath your feet.
Your eyes shine with pure love.
Clouds melt in your hands
Dropping moisture to plants and streams.

Bestowing confidence, unwavering
Tara you are the perfect friend
Delighting in turning sorrow to joy
Your sole desire to heal all pain.
...

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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…

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Buddhist Centre Features

Bodhicitta Mantra

By Candradasa on Thu, 18 Aug, 2016 - 23:00

Beautiful harmonies, recorded at the 2016 Triratna International Council as part of a puja to welcome new members of the Order.

Our friend Dhivan, an excellent Pali and Sanskrit scholar, says (see comment below):

Oṃ Bodhicittam Utpādayāmi

This means ‘oṃ! I generate (utpādayāmi) the bodhicitta’.”

The ‘Bodhichitta’ is sometimes rendered as the ‘will to Enlightenment’ or the ‘heart-mind of Enlightenment’ - signifying the complete dedication of our efforts to cultivate wisdom and compassion, in line...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Manjusri Mantra

By Dassini on Sat, 6 Aug, 2016 - 13:06

We finished off the fourth day with a ritual that included readings in many languages and this rather beautiful, atmospheric harmonized chanting of the mantra of the Bodhisattva Manjusri, whose great sword of kindly wisdom cuts through the heart of all ignorance and confusion.

Om A Ra Pa Ca Na Dhih

Read more about the mantra 

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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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Bodhichitta Mantra

By Candradasa on Fri, 30 Oct, 2015 - 19:14

Members of the Triratna Buddhist Order on their Pan-American Convention join with women training for ordination to chant the Bodhichitta mantra for the benefit of all beings. 

The ‘Bodhichitta’ is sometimes rendered as the ‘will to Enlightenment’ or the ‘heart-mind of Enlightenment’ - signifying the complete dedication of our efforts to cultivate wisdom and compassion, in line with the Buddha’s teachings, making no distinction between our own well-being and that of others. In that sense the development of Bodhichitta is...

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Kalyana Mitrata Mantra In The Rain

By Candradasa on Thu, 29 Oct, 2015 - 00:54

As part of a meditation evoking the path of friendship and lineage, members of the Triratna Buddhist Order chant the ‘kalyana mitrata’ mantra in a rainstorm at Chintamani Retreat Centre in Mexico.

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