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Sangharakshita's diary

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 10:25

Sangharakshita's diary

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 10:25

Sthanashraddha is Bhante’s secretary. He writes from AdhisthanaUK:

“As we come to the end of May, Adhisthana has become quite steamy. What with the hot summery weather and then the last few days of heavy showers and thunderstorms the air is humid and the hills have disappeared in a white haze of moisture. Having said all that, it’s been a glorious time for the gardens and gardening. Many new plants have gone in and now they...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Buddhist Action Month 2018: Transforming Self, Transforming World

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Feb, 2018 - 16:00

Buddhist Action Month 2018: Transforming Self, Transforming World

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Feb, 2018 - 16:00

On the BAM Space, Mokshini writes: “The theme for BAM 2018 is Transforming Self, Transforming World.

As always, the theme for BAM is inspired by contemporary issues, and this year’s emphasis invites us to stop and look at the big picture: 

It is becoming evident that our society urgently needs a new story, a new myth to live by. As an example. George Monbiot puts it very well in this recent short interview where he outlines the need for a psycho-spiritual approach that is thoroughly meaningful and that...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Rainbows in the Sky - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 2 Feb, 2018 - 11:32

Rainbows in the Sky - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 2 Feb, 2018 - 11:32

In this piece completed on 22 January 2018, Sangharakshita recalls rainbows from his childhood days through to his Going Forth in 1947 and most recently as appeared over Adhisthana on his ninetieth birthday. And he affirms the place of Padmasambhava - the Rainbow-bodied one - in the life of the Order from the very beginning, and explains that a remark he made in 2009 about a re-founding of the Order “can only be in...

Ipswich Buddhist Centre
Ipswich Buddhist Centre

Padmasambhava puja - Sangha night

By RCheesley on Thu, 25 Jun, 2015 - 19:30

Padmasambhava puja - Sangha night

By RCheesley on Thu, 25 Jun, 2015 - 19:30

The next Sangha Night series will be on Padmasambahva.  We kicked off with a Puja, and the next weeks will feature various talks:

  • 2nd July - Introducing Padmasambhava and the Lotus
  • 9th July - The Vajra - The significance of the diamond thunderbolt
  • 16th July - Welcoming Sanghajata back from her Ordination retreat in Spain
  • 23rd July - The Yogi/Yogini - Buddhism as an unconventional path
  • 30th July - Overcoming the demons - The building of the Samye monastery


Sangha Night is for those interested in taking their interest in...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ancient Royal Orchard newly founded in east London, UK

By Munisha on Thu, 16 Oct, 2014 - 00:18

Ancient Royal Orchard newly founded in east London, UK

By Munisha on Thu, 16 Oct, 2014 - 00:18Uddiyana was an ancient land famous for rich, fertile plains, soaring mountains and an abundance of natural environment and culture. Sounds a long way from the streets of Leytonstone, east London, UK? A long-established Triratna men’s community there has just adopted “Uddiyana” (Royal Orchard) as its new name.

As they explain, “Uddiyana was the mythical birthplace of Padmasambhava. He’s an important figure for our community, and has a central place on our shrine. Actually, though, our...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Padmasambhava’s Advice to the Three Fortunate Women

By Rijupatha on Tue, 23 Sep, 2014 - 16:18

FBA Podcast: Padmasambhava’s Advice to the Three Fortunate Women

By Rijupatha on Tue, 23 Sep, 2014 - 16:18Subscribe to the FBA Podcast

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This week’s FBA Podcast, “Padmasambhava’s Advice to the Three Fortunate Women,” comes to us from Glasgow Buddhist Centre, 2010. Padmolka looks at the first section of Padmasambhava’s Advice to The Three Fortunate Women from The Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava. She begins by saying a bit about Padmasambhava subduing the demons of Tibet and the circumstances around the...
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Death is Certain, and Other Points of Freedom

By viriyalila on Sun, 3 Nov, 2013 - 02:22

Death is Certain, and Other Points of Freedom

By viriyalila on Sun, 3 Nov, 2013 - 02:22We rolled out some esoteric talks through the rest of October, giving space for reflection on Padmasambhava, the great guru of Tibet, including a ‘long-lost talk’ by Sangharakshita given at the London Buddhist Center in 1979 along with sprinkles of death, change and compassion.

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Check out these little Dharma nuggets in our twice weekly FBA Dharmabytes podcast:

In “Death is Certain” from the talk “The Transitoriness of Life and...
Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

Padmasambhava Puja

By bodhinaga on Mon, 5 Nov, 2012 - 22:34

Padmasambhava Puja

By bodhinaga on Mon, 5 Nov, 2012 - 22:34On Sunday 11th November there will be a puja to Padmasambhava from 6pm to 7pm, led by Bodhinaga. And if you enjoy chanting, you can warm up for the puja by coming to the ‘Devotion through Chanting’ group led by Steph from 5pm.

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