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Podcast: Manjusvara - Part 2: Half My Life

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 15 Jul, 2019 - 17:47

“Buddhism gave me an understanding - or at least a suggestion that one could change.”

In this second in the two part series about Manjusvara we hear about the three things that fundamentally changed his life: a car accident, coming across the London Buddhist Centre and fundraising. 

From his time in the US through to the practice of writing as a means of transformation to his involvement in fundraising for Karuna, Manjusvara celebrates having spent...

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Podcast: Manjusvara - Part 1: Twenty Years in the Western Buddhist Order

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 12 Jul, 2019 - 14:57

“Do not use Buddhism to protect yourself from life… use it to celebrate life”

Manjusvara - poet, musician, fundraiser - died while leading at retreat at Dhanakosa in 2011. Here he is, in 2007, giving a talk marking the twentieth anniversary of his ordination.

He explores the history of his engagement with the Triratna Buddhist Order (previously the Western Buddhist Centre), starting with his first encounter with the London Buddhist Centre and taking in many significant learnings along the way...

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Danayutta - Depth Charges

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 18 Apr, 2019 - 14:15

“Someone said to me, on one’s ordination retreat, depth charges are planted - and you never know when they are going to go off…”

Danayutta was working as an investment banker in London when she first decided to go on a 10-day retreat with the London Buddhist Centre. This retreat changed the direction of her life - she realised that she wanted to commit to the Dharma life rather than pursuing her career, working on a busy trading floor.

Because probably by the time

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Podcast - A Very Special Letter

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 29 Jan, 2019 - 15:19

I want to spend the rest of my life… supporting the Triratna Buddhist Order. I can’t imagine living in another way.

Ricardo Rico became a Mitra and asked for ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order in Venezuela over 20 years ago. He recently has moved to Cuernavaca, Mexico.

In this podcast we hear a little bit about Ricardo’s life as a university lecturer and father of three children. He also speaks about life in Venezuela and the current political and...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Myth of Ordination

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 28 Jan, 2019 - 11:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, we hear an excerpt called The Myth of Ordination. Akasaruci gives a personal talk about her experiences of being on the 2018 Akashavana ordination retreat, on which she was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order.

From the talk Akashavana: Heart, Wisdom and Beauty given at her welcome back during Dharma Day on Sunday 29th July 2018 at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre.

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Quietly Revering the Unfathomable - Reflections On Guhyaloka

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 26 Jan, 2019 - 11:00

This week’s FBA Podcast by Dayasagara is entitled Quietly Revering the Unfathomable - Reflections On Guhyaloka. In the sparkling and wonderful talk, Dayasagara evokes the magic and mystery around his ordination, his time in ‘the secret valley’, and his new Dharma name.

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Reflections on an Ordination Retreat

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 24 Jan, 2019 - 11:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte we hear from Bodhipakshini in Reflections On An Ordination Retreat. As part of a welcome back evening for new Order members, Bodhipakshini reflects on her experience of the recent 3-month retreat in Spain during which she was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order.

Excerpted from the talk Reflections On An Ordination Retreat, part of the series Ordination: A collection of personal talks.

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Connecting With the Order

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 21 Jan, 2019 - 11:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte Abhaya, who has been ordained for 44 years, reflects on how he connects with the order. Connecting with the Order is excerpted from the talk of the same name, available on Free Buddhist Audio.

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Dublin Buddhist Centre
Dublin Buddhist Centre

A New Life In An Ancient Tradition

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 16 Oct, 2018 - 12:50

Subhadramati is the president of the Dublin Buddhist Centre and also a Public Preceptor, one of the few men and women who make the final decision on who joins the Triratna Buddhist Order.

She has recently returned from leading a three month ordination course in Spain, during which she ordained nine women as their Public Preceptor.

In this interview with Jnanadhara, she reflects on the significance of ordination in the Buddhist tradition, her own experience of...

Dublin Buddhist Centre
Dublin Buddhist Centre

Quietly Revering the Unfathomable - Reflections on Guhyaloka

By Vajrashura on Wed, 10 Oct, 2018 - 21:25

On Monday 17th September 2018, Dayasagara had his Private Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order, followed by his Public Ordination on Saturday 22nd September 2018.

This took place in Guhyaloka retreat centre on a special one-month ordination retreat, and in total there were 12 men ordained, from all around the world.

In the sparkling and wonderful talk, Dayasagara evokes the magic and mystery around his ordination and his time in ‘the secret valley’, as well as his new Dharma name....

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