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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Keeping Our Hearts Open

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 9 Mar, 2018 - 14:22

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Keeping Our Hearts Open’, an excerpt from the talk on Avalokitesvara by Dharmasri. Speaking from the heart, Dharmasri evokes the wish to alleviate the suffering of all beings embodied by the figure Avalokitesvara.

This talk continues the exploration of Transforming Self and World through looking at the seven-fold puja, by exploring the mantra of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. Dharmasri introduces us to Bodhisattvas as aspects of the Enlightened mind.

We discover the Myth of Avalokitesvara and how...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Twelve Days of FBA - Day 4

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 29 Dec, 2015 - 11:00

Our treat for you on the Fourth Day of FBA is a playlist of spectacular mantras from the Free Buddhist Audio archives. The first track is an introduction by Sangharakshita on the meaning of mantras and their purpose in Buddhist practice. We hope you enjoy today’s gift!

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Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Dedication Ritual - Rainy Season Retreat 2015: Living In The Mandala

Posted by Centre Team to Bristol Buddhist Centre on Sat, 14 Mar, 2015 - 12:58
The opening ritual to dedicate the Rainy Season Retreat included meditation, readings (from Dilgo Khyentse Rimpoche and Nyanaponika Thera) and chanting to invoke the mandala of the five archetypal Buddhas and the qualities of kindness, compassion, gladness, and equanimity.

Led by Dharmacharini Ratnavandana

Five Buddha Mandala readings included in this recording

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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Aryaloka Stupa Mantras

Posted by viriyalila to Community Highlights on Wed, 9 Jul, 2014 - 15:07

Aryaloka Stupa Mantras

Posted by viriyalila to Community Highlights on Wed, 9 Jul, 2014 - 15:07
We’ve been gathering hand-written mantras from around the world for the new stupa to Dhardo Rimpoche at Aryaloka Buddhist Center in the USA

We’ve been delighted to receive so many mantras from around the world! Thank you to everyone who has taken the...
Dhardo Rinpoche
The Stupa Project

Write Mantras for the new Dhardo Rinpoche Stupa

Posted by shraddhavani to The Stupa Project on Mon, 16 Jun, 2014 - 15:27

Write Mantras for the new Dhardo Rinpoche Stupa

Posted by shraddhavani to The Stupa Project on Mon, 16 Jun, 2014 - 15:27Calling all members of the worldwide Triratna community! Here is an opportunity to have your personal expression of reverence for Dhardo Rinpoche included in a stupa that will “radiate love for thousands of years” (the words of the stonemason who will build the stupa). We need thousands of mantras to place in the drum of the bodhicitta stupa now under construction at Aryaloka. We invite you to write your favorite mantras – once or hundreds of times – and send...
International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Day 3: Chanting from the Dhammapada Puja

Posted by Candradasa to International Retreat 2014 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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