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Great Faith, Great Wisdom, Day 6 - Rainy Season Retreat 2017 by Ratnaguna

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Sep, 2017 - 15:23

All this week, Ratnaguna and the Bristol Triratna sangha have turned their urban Centre into a realm for exploration of Sukhavati, the Pure Land of Amitabha. Now on the last day of our retreat, we meet the Buddha. This is what the retreat has been building up to…

With readings from the Guan Jing and from the Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava.

Recorded as part of Ratnaguna’s retreat on Great Faith, Great Wisdom at Bristol Buddhist Centre, Sept 2017.

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Buddhist Centre Features

Vimalamati - Filaments of Compassion

By akasajoti on Tue, 20 Sep, 2016 - 00:14

Vimalamati - Filaments of Compassion

By akasajoti on Tue, 20 Sep, 2016 - 00:14

From a series of talks given on the Women’s International Order Convention 2016, taking one of the figures of the different sadhana practices that Sangharakshita received as the focus for each day.

Vimalamati gives a beautifully rich and imaginative talk on the day devoted to Padmasambhava. She focuses on the red lotus arising from the blue sky, describing the space from which the yiddam appears as the fabric of a fine silk made of the filaments of compassion.

Please note that Tarahridaya, who kindly...

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Padmasambhava and the Magic Of Compassion

By Rijupatha on Sat, 1 Aug, 2015 - 11:00

This week’s FBA Podcast, is brought to us by Padmavajra called “Padmasambhava and the Magic Of Compassion”. Padmavajra is an ideal person to introduce Padmasamabhava, the great Tantric guru of Tibet. He is both a devotee and a good storyteller – a winning combination as we are brought into vivifying contact with the origins and mysteries of this central Vajrayana figure.

Please note, there is some audio skipping on this recording for a couple of minutes at around...

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Dharmabyte: Overcoming Demons

By Rijupatha on Thu, 30 Jul, 2015 - 11:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is an introduction to Padmasambhava: “Overcoming Demons.” Padmasambhava, often known as the ‘Second Buddha’, is famous for converting the demons of Tibet. From the talk “Padmasambhava: Tantric Guru of Tibet” by Sangharakshita, 1972.

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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...

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Dharmabyte: The Dharma Challenges Our Views

By Rijupatha on Thu, 6 Nov, 2014 - 15:25
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “The Dharma Challenges our Views,” Satyaraja asks us What’s most important to us? What do we devote our time to? He reminds us that we don’t like uncertainty, and yet, when we strive to gain insight to see things as they really are, we realize we have to stay open and receptive to...
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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...
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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

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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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Dharmabytes Podcast #383 - "The Things We Bow Down To"

By Rijupatha on Tue, 23 Sep, 2014 - 15:46
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Vajratara delivers today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “The Things We Bow Down To.” We’ve got this nagging feeling that things are just not right. What do we go for refuge from? What do we go for refuge to?

From the talk, “Padmasambhava and the King of Tibet” given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2007.



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