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The Bodhisattva Tara

By viriyalila on Tue, 3 Dec, 2013 - 00:47
The month of December will be filled with the spirit, love and symbolism of Bodhisattva’s. We had our first meeting with Tara in Saturday’s podcast by Vajratara titled “Mindfulness: The Great Love”. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a further tribute to “The Bodhisattva Tara” by Kamalashila. From a series about the final mantras of the sevenfold puja, Kamalashila talks about the birth and significance of this bodhisattva...
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

vajrasattva

By Vimalasara on Thu, 28 Nov, 2013 - 05:56
Day 12 is the Vajrasattva mantra. Vajrasattva is an archetypal bodhisattva, the colour of sunlight on snow. He is particularly associated with absolute purity, our innate purity. There is a spontaneous laughter: “ha ha ha”, this laughter is the realization that we have always been pure, the purity has just been covered up with life. When you chant the mantra you can feel your shortcomings and unskilful actions falling away from you, being purified by Vajrasattva, eventually leaving you with...
San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

Chanting the Prajna Paramita Mantra for Suvarnaprabha

By Viveka on Wed, 25 Sep, 2013 - 14:33
Thank you for your sweet thoughts.

Here is a clip of chanting from tonight - friends of Suvarnaprabha at the Buddhist center

“Gone, gone, gone beyond…”
San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

Afternoon Into Night With Suvarnaprabha

By Dayamudra on Wed, 25 Sep, 2013 - 14:20

Afternoon Into Night With Suvarnaprabha

By Dayamudra on Wed, 25 Sep, 2013 - 14:20What a beautiful afternoon into night, all of us gathered around Suvarnaprabha’s bed, saying our goodbyes, singing ‘We Are The Champions’ at the top of our lungs. Meditated and chanted and remembered her down in the shrine room. Footsteps in the rooms above moving her body out of the space where there has been so much love. The golden light was palpable. This is why we are practicing. We all will die. Tomorrow we will meditate on the half hour...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Bhante's Birthday - White Tara Mantra for Long Life...

By Centre Team on Mon, 26 Aug, 2013 - 08:30
The assembled sangha at recent celebrations to dedicate Sangharakshita’s new home, Adhisthana, chanting the White Tara mantra to wish him long life… A fitting way to mark his birthday today!
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Community Highlights

Shakyamuni Mantra - at Cambridge, UK

By Candradasa on Mon, 25 Mar, 2013 - 15:07

Shakyamuni Mantra - at Cambridge, UK

By Candradasa on Mon, 25 Mar, 2013 - 15:07Thanks to Suvajra for sending this!
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Community Highlights

Parami Reading from Sangharakshita Followed by Dedication Ceremony

By Candradasa on Sat, 16 Feb, 2013 - 17:29
Complete with crazy fireworks accompaniment outside! Welcome to India… :)
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Community Highlights

Experimental Chanting of the Shakyamuni Mantra

By lokabandhu on Fri, 27 Jul, 2012 - 08:39
Following on from our ritual boo on day two of the European Chairs’ Assembly looking at experiments with Triratna ritual, ceremony and liturgy, here is a snippet of some rather avant garde mantra chanting of the Shakyamuni mantra, following Ratnadevi’s workshop.
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Community Highlights

Ritual Boo!

By Candradasa on Thu, 26 Jul, 2012 - 21:57
Day two at the ECA and we’re all about ritual today! Lokabandhu and Candradasa are joined by Saddhanandi, Chair of Taraloka Retreat Centre for women in Wales, for a right royal ramble around ritual and the question of how on earth it develops across a broad spiritual community. Join us on the swing in the Vajrasana garden for a chat - then listen to our follow-up boo with experimental chanting from the day!

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New mantras by Mahãsukha available to download

By lokabandhu on Sun, 27 Nov, 2011 - 06:18

New mantras by Mahãsukha available to download

By lokabandhu on Sun, 27 Nov, 2011 - 06:18Mahãsukha is a Brighton-based Order Member who has for many years led soulful singing workshops and Beauty of Mantra rituals at the Buddhafield Festival - as well as many Buddhist Centres around the UK.

Recently he’s been recording some of the mantras that have emerged in the course of his work, and he writes to offer readers of Triratna News a chance to listen to them on-line or download for ‘dana’ - ie, in the spirit...

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