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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabytes: The Arising of Bodhicitta

By Zac on Mon, 23 Jan, 2023 - 06:00

The Enlightenment of the Buddha was an irreversible breakthrough into a new kind of consciousness for the world. All our practice flows from this endless stream of wisdom and compassion, flowing throughout the history of humanity. Dhammarati explores this momentous event, and its implications for us today. 

From the talk entitled The Awakening Mind given on Buddha Day Festival at the London Buddhist Centre, 2022.

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Poetics of Awakening - Dedicated Site for Our New Home Retreat

By Centre Team on Sun, 15 Jan, 2023 - 15:30

The Poetics of Awakening - Dedicated Site for Our New Home Retreat

By Centre Team on Sun, 15 Jan, 2023 - 15:30

It’s only five days till our new Home Retreat begins! There’s still time to join Paramananda and Bodhilila for a week of meditation, poetry and deep engagement with the Dharma life as it manifests day by day. With over 100 bookings already it’s sure to be a wonderful community event, offering encouragement and support for your practice from two of Triratna’s best-loved meditation teachers.

Visit the dedicated site for ‘The Poetics of Awakening’

Awake my dear
Be kind to your sleeping

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Magic of Meditation with Kamalashila (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 434)

By Centre Team on Fri, 9 Dec, 2022 - 22:22

Welcome to a new season of the podcast! ❤️

Since the 1970s Kamalashila has been exploring meditation and, as an author and teacher in the Triratna Buddhist Order, shaping our understanding of meditation in all its practical magic and mystery. 

These days he spends much of his time at home in rural England, leading in-depth meditation retreats online for members of the Order. Join us in his garden amongst the summer birds and wildflowers of Suffolk for a conversation about how sadhana – a...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Breath of Change: Tonglen – The Ancient Art of Letting Go and Accepting with Yashobodhi

By Centre Team on Sat, 15 Oct, 2022 - 15:00

The Breath of Change: Tonglen – The Ancient Art of Letting Go and Accepting with Yashobodhi

By Centre Team on Sat, 15 Oct, 2022 - 15:00

Four Saturdays and Sundays, December 10/11, 17/18, 24/25, 31/1 January

First weekly session (Saturday/Sunday, 1.5 hours)
USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 |...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Moving Through the World with an Open Heart: Exploring Tonglen with Jayachitta

By Centre Team on Fri, 14 Oct, 2022 - 13:05

Moving Through the World with an Open Heart: Exploring Tonglen with Jayachitta

By Centre Team on Fri, 14 Oct, 2022 - 13:05

Sunday 4th December

Get one ticket and come to any session you wish!

First daily session (1.5 hrs): USA PST 01:00 | México 03:00 | USA EST 04:00 | IE & UK 09:00 |...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Emptiness and the Heart Sutra: A Home Retreat with Tejananda and Friends

By Centre Team on Mon, 26 Sep, 2022 - 15:19

Emptiness and the Heart Sutra: A Home Retreat with Tejananda and Friends

By Centre Team on Mon, 26 Sep, 2022 - 15:19

November 4-10 2022

🧘🏽‍♀️ 🧘🏽‍♂️ Seven days of meditation, lively exploration, and strong, supportive friendship: a space to explore why the wisdom of emptiness is, precisely, compassion.

Led by Tejananda and friends

Visit the dedicated site for this retreat

Reserve your space!

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The Heart Sutra is one of the most familiar of all Buddhist texts and, inevitably, there are innumerable takes on ‘what it means’. How do we square the opening statement that the skandhas (our psycho–physical constituents) are ‘empty’ with the following one that ‘in emptiness’ there are no skandhas,...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Samasuri (Highlights)

By Zac on Wed, 24 Aug, 2022 - 15:48

It’s the wounded healer myth. I guess part of me wanting to be Doctor is my psyche trying to sort all that suffering out… Helping others like I’ve been helped or am being helped.

Samasuri’s Annals:

In 1968 I was not born yet!

In 1978 I was 4 years old, so probably at a play group and living in South Devon with my parents.

In 1988 I was 14 years old. Living with parents and younger brother in South Devon still. At private girls’ school in Exeter.

In 1998...

Triratna Highlights
Buddhafield

Green Earth Awakening Camp 2022

By lotusbuddhafield on Fri, 12 Aug, 2022 - 11:39

Green Earth Awakening Camp 2022

By lotusbuddhafield on Fri, 12 Aug, 2022 - 11:39

14 - 18th September 2022 | Blackdown Hills, Somerset

Our more intimate gathering, at the turning of the summer season, delving into community, nature based practice, land-based skills, crafts, and creative ways to forge social and ecological resilience.

We are an off-grid, drug and alcohol free, temporary camping community of up to 500 people, with workshops, talks, movement, meditation and celebration.

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Here’s a sneak peak at what to look forward to at this year’s camp:

Turner Prize nominated...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Manjuvajra (Highlights)

By Zac on Wed, 10 Aug, 2022 - 09:55

What’s happened over the years is I’ve got more and more confident in the existence of the Buddha, the effectiveness of the Dharma and the joy of the Sangha.

Manjuvajra’s Annals:

In 1968 I was 21 years old, living in London, enjoying the ‘Swinging 60’s’, studying physics at Imperial College, exploring sex and drugs, dabbling in religion and psychology, and spending the summer hitch-hiking with my future wife across Europe to Yugoslavia and Turkey.

In 1978 I was doing research connected with...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Online Meditation Retreat - Poetics of Awakening

By Ratnadeva on Mon, 8 Aug, 2022 - 21:46

Online Meditation Retreat - Poetics of Awakening

By Ratnadeva on Mon, 8 Aug, 2022 - 21:46

The Buddha was known as the awakened one, but what does it mean to really wake up? Buddhism is clear that this awakening is more than just intellectual knowledge. More importantly it is an opening of the heart and imagination to our own deepest nature and our place in the world. During this online retreat we will be looking at how we might deepen into ourselves and open to the world through our practice of meditation and ritual.

Programme

Session 1 (2 hrs):...

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