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Dharmabyte: The Episode of the Untimely Flowers

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 20 Feb, 2020 - 14:00

Here Sangharakshita recounts one of the stories from the Mahaparinibbana Sutta, that of The Episode of Untimely Flowers. Reflections based around the Buddha’s Parinirvana (‘death’), stress the importance of impermanence.

From the lecture entitled Between Twin Sala Trees as part of the series Incidents from the Pali Canon,1983.

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Dharmabyte: The Buddha is Eternal

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 17 Feb, 2020 - 14:00

In this talk on the Buddha’s parinirvana, Vadanya explores how we can use our imagination to have a real living connection with the Buddha, and how we can make our own future potential for enlightenment a source of strength and guidance in our present lives.

From the talk Is the Buddha Dead - For Us given at a Men’s Event, Padmaloka Retreat Centre, October 2011, as part of the series entitled Parinirvana Day.

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Dharmabyte: The Beauty of the Moment

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 10 Feb, 2020 - 14:00

The Buddha was a human being who by his own efforts discovered the path towards Enlightenment and was able to communicate this path for others to follow. His life is full of stories that that are of relevance for those of us today who wish to follow the path towards Enlightenment.

From a talk by Manjurava entitled Stories of Awakening: Parinirvana given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2019, as part of Sub35s.

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FBA Podcast: The Tiny Splash of a Raindrop

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 8 Feb, 2020 - 14:00

The Buddha’s Parinirvana marks the final passing of the Buddha two and a half millennia ago. It is an opportunity not just to contemplate on impermanence, but also to rejoice in the example of the Buddha’s life and in the precious opportunity our own lives present us with.

Dhammadinna gave this talk at Parinirvana Festival at London Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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Glasgow Buddhist Centre
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Parinirvana Day - Sunday 14th February at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Fri, 12 Feb, 2016 - 23:15

Parinirvana Day - Sunday 14th February at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Fri, 12 Feb, 2016 - 23:15

Join us this Sunday for Parinirvana Day – a celebration of death, impermanence and the last days of the Buddha’s life.

We will start at 10.30am with a meditation and reflection, with a reading from the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.

1pm - Lunch. Please bring vegetarian food to share.

2pm - We will be looking at how impermanence touches our lives.

3.30pm -  Dhammapada Puja. Please bring photographs of any loved ones who have died over the last year. We will be remembering friends and relatives in the puja.

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Ipswich Buddhist Centre
Ipswich Buddhist Centre

Mahaparibbana Sutta - Sangha Night Series

By RCheesley on Thu, 14 Jan, 2016 - 23:41

Mahaparibbana Sutta - Sangha Night Series

By RCheesley on Thu, 14 Jan, 2016 - 23:41

We will be kicking off a four-week series on the Mahaparinibbana Sutta next week -  http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/dn/dn.16.1-6.vaji.html (alternate translation available via the link below the title)..

The series will look in turn at four areas of the sutta:

  • 21st January - The Buddha’s advice that the sangha should meet in ”Regular and frequent assemblies”
  • 28th January - The Buddha’s suggestion that Dharma practitioners should be ”Islands unto yourselves”
  • 4th February - Ananda’s lamentation on the Buddha’s imminent passing - “He who is so kind”
  • 11th February - The Buddha’s final words - “With
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Sydney Buddhist Centre
Sydney Buddhist Centre

Going Beyond - a talk for Parinirvana day

By Bodhidasa on Tue, 17 Feb, 2015 - 02:59
Here is the talk given at the Sydney Buddhist Centre’s Parinirvana day event. It explores four moments from the last days of the Buddha’s life and draws out some reflections that make this festival day more than just about the death of the Buddha.
Centre bouddhiste Triratna de Paris
Centre bouddhiste Triratna de Paris

The Triumph of life - une soirée à l'opéra avec le Bouddha

By Ujumani on Mon, 16 Feb, 2015 - 20:14

The Triumph of life - une soirée à l'opéra avec le Bouddha

By Ujumani on Mon, 16 Feb, 2015 - 20:14Pour commencer les célébrations de la fête du Parinirvana, de la mort physique du Bouddha, nous avons passé une soirée à regarder The Triumph of Life. C’est un opéra qui raconte le dernier jour de la vie du Bouddha. Le livret en a été écrit par Sarvananda et Satyadaka, et la musique composée par Amalamati - tous des membres de l’Ordre bouddhiste Triratna. Il a été joué par une troupe et un orchestre composés essentiellement d’amateurs de la Communauté bouddhiste...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Parinirvana Day

By viriyalila on Sun, 28 Dec, 2014 - 18:20

Parinirvana Day

By viriyalila on Sun, 28 Dec, 2014 - 18:20Parinirvana Day will be held on Sunday, February 15, 10 - 1 pm at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center. This day, held on the full moon of February, marks the death of the Buddha.

Strange as it may seem, Buddhists celebrate the death of the Buddha. His death came when he was eighty years old and had spent some forty years teaching after his Enlightenment. What is more, the notion that all things are impermanent is central to Buddhist teaching...
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FBA Podcast: Make Yourself An Island

By Rijupatha on Tue, 12 Aug, 2014 - 20:24

FBA Podcast: Make Yourself An Island

By Rijupatha on Tue, 12 Aug, 2014 - 20:24This week’s FBA Podcast is entitled: “Make Yourself An Island.” Reflecting on her favourite lines from the Paranibbana Sutta, Jvalamalini explores how to become an island in the midst of the eight worldly winds, especially how to steer through praise and blame, and fame and infamy by developing true individuality, and spiritual receptivity.

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