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International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Day 3: Chanting from the Dhammapada Puja

By Candradasa on Mon, 26 May, 2014 - 01:46
In the second of our puja evenings Vidyatara led a Dhammapada Puja with a two part Shakyamuni mantra and the Indian Shakyamuni mantra. Here they are, along with the shrine salutation and the Refuges and Precepts.

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International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Day 2: Padmasambhava Mantra

By Candradasa on Sun, 25 May, 2014 - 15:29

Day 2: Padmasambhava Mantra

By Candradasa on Sun, 25 May, 2014 - 15:29Chanting of the Padmasambhava Mantra at night on day two of the International Retreat.

With thanks to Suvajra!

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International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Day 2: Avalokitesvara and Padmasambhava Mantras

By Dassini on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 22:59
Two mantras from tonight’s puja around the beautiful shrine…

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European Puja!

By Candradasa on Mon, 10 Feb, 2014 - 14:47
Some weeks ago, an assembly was held for the Chairs of many Triratna Buddhist Centres in Europe. You may have heard some very lovely harmonized chanting from the event as it was happening (see previous podcasts: Avalokitesvara mantra, Padmasambhava mantra). Here’s a special ‘puja’ (a Buddhist ritual to evoke the spirit of the Buddha’s teaching and help get our emotions behind the practice of them) that was performed featuring some...
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Padmasambhava Mantra (Live at the ECA)

By Candradasa on Fri, 10 Jan, 2014 - 15:54
A strong chanting of the Padmasambhava Mantra from the first Triratna European Chairs Assembly of the new year (2014). The chant is led by Nayaka from Dhanakosa Retreat Centre in the Scottish Highlands.

Padmasambhava is the great guru of Tibet, the founder of the different traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Avalokitesvara Mantra (Live at the ECA)

By Candradasa on Thu, 9 Jan, 2014 - 12:57
A rousing recording of the Avalokitesvara Mantra from the first Triratna European Chairs Assembly of the new year. The harmony is led by Amalamati from Valencia.

Avalokitesvara is the Bodhisattva of compassion, and his thousand-armed form is the symbol for the Triratna Buddhist Order at work in the world.

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Sunyata Mantra: Dharmabytes Podcast No.307

By viriyalila on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 14:40
Sunyata, (Sanskrit, also shunyata; Pali: suññat), in Buddhism, translated into English as emptiness, voidness, openness,spaciousness, is a Buddhist concept which has multiple meanings depending on its doctrinal context. (Wikipedia)

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is simple. The “Sunyata Mantra” was recorded on retreat and is now being shared on Free Buddhist Audio. From the Anapanasati Web Extras provided by Viveka, from the retreat led in 2003.

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Mantra von Amitabha

By viriyalila on Fri, 13 Dec, 2013 - 02:03
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a ritual chant of devotion: “Mantra von Amitabha” by Nagadakini recorded in Essen, Germany.
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Women's Order Weekend Boo No.5 - Songs, Mantras & Things

By Candradasa on Sun, 8 Dec, 2013 - 03:50
Mantras and other things! Starting with an excerpt from Vandanajyoti and Vishvantara’s song to mark the event, we get some lovely songs, mantras, chanting and and readings from the Saturday evening puja at the women’s UK & Ireland Order gathering at Adhisthana. The joy of Dharma practice in large numbers!

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Amtabha mantra

By Vimalasara on Fri, 6 Dec, 2013 - 06:05
Day 20 is the Amitabha mantra. Amitabha is a deep red archetypal Buddha. He is particularly associated with love and loving kindness, and with meditation. When we chant the Amitabha mantra you could imagine feeling connected to a great red sun of love and stillness; to the heartbeat of loving kindness. You could visualize or feel rays of ruby light streaming towards you and filling you with love, easing your suffering and stilling your heart and mind. The mantra is...

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