Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Kamalashila's Quarterly No.2 - On Landscape and Experiment

By Candradasa on Wed, 12 Nov, 2014 - 20:28
Our second extensive conversation with Kamalashila comes a little late in the ‘quarterly’ cycle but is well worth waiting for as we plunge deep into some rich, sparkling pools of conversation that yield much to delight, challenge, refresh, and stimulate…

We have three main connected topics this time: landscape itself and its effect on individuals within a particular culture of practice; experimental practice as a spiritual movement changes and grows; and what we have to learn from the wider...
College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Preceptors' College - Introduction

By Vidyatara on Wed, 12 Nov, 2014 - 14:55
Vidyatara and Parami talk about the College of Preceptors and what will be covered during the second of their biannual meetings, which is currently being held at Adhisthana.

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Voices - Triratna America 2014

By Manidha on Wed, 24 Sep, 2014 - 13:36
A great conversation with six members of the Triratna Buddhist Order from North America at the end of their bi-annual Convention. Karunadevi, Amala, Suddhayu, Viradhamma, and Rijupatha all join our host Manidha for a round-table discussion of what it means to be part of Triratna on this continent in 2014.

Some thoughtful recollections from the early days in the mid-’80s meet a wonderful sense of optimism and gratitude from the present as we consider conditions for practice in the...
Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Voices - Suryadhamma from Cambridge, Massachusetts

By Candradasa on Sun, 21 Sep, 2014 - 14:33
A fascinating set of tales from Suriyadhamma from his many years worth of Buddhist practice. Taking us from his first encounters with the writings of Alan Watts in the ’60s through his long discipleship with Chogyam Trungpa and eventual membership of the Triratna Buddhist Order itself. And a wonderful insight into practice for someone who has lost his sight and finds light and joy all around him, especially through meditation. Suriyadhamma’s is a compelling and encouraging voice.

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Voices - Aryadrishti from Portland, Oregon

By Manidha on Sat, 20 Sep, 2014 - 13:33
In today’s Buddhist Voices podcast we meet Aryadrishti, courageously pioneering with a brand new Buddhist Center in Portland, Oregon, in the far west of the United States. We hear about the challenges she faces in building a community, and some of the innovative ways she’s adopted for a very particular kind of American context. Having started out alone this is a great glimpse into the early days of a new sangha and the rewards that come...
Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Voices - Dayamati from New Mexico

By Candradasa on Fri, 19 Sep, 2014 - 14:01
The first of our Buddhist Voices podcast episodes from the North American Order Convention for 2014. A lovely interview with Dayamati, Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Philosophy at the University of New Mexico and far-flung Order member! Hailing these days from Albuquerque we hear how he stays in touch with his inspiration in the Order when the nearest Triratna Buddhist Center is 1000 miles away. We also revisit his book, ‘Land Of No Buddha’ and get...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabytes Podcast #381 - 'What is freedom?' by Sagaraghosa

By Candradasa on Sun, 14 Sep, 2014 - 16:22
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “What is freedom?” Sagaraghosa offers a pithy talk exploring the Buddha’s practical suggestions to find greater freedom in one’s life – genuine freedom that does not rely on external factors to give a sense of freedom.

From the talk, “The Liberated Mind,” third in a series of four talks given at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre in 2011...
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Dharmabytes Podcast - The Bardo of Dream by Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Wed, 10 Sep, 2014 - 15:25
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According to Tibetan tradition, in the bardo, an ‘intermediate state’ in the endless round of birth and death, we are free for an instant from that round. The Tibetan book of the Dead (Bardo Thodol) describes six of these opportunities for escape from reactivity. In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “The Bardo of Dream,” Sangharakshita describes the second of the six bardos, the bardo of dreams. From the talk “Psycho-Spiritual Symbolism...
Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

What is the Triratna International Council?

By Candradasa on Wed, 6 Aug, 2014 - 15:37
An introduction from beside the duck pond at Adhisthana as the 2014 International Council kicks off!

Dassini explains what the Council is and does, with the help of Candradasa and Vidyatara. Then Dhammarati, the Chair of the Council, makes his own introductory remarks and we get to hear most of the delegates saying hello and ritually starting the proceedings…

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International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Day 2: International Tea time. First morning.

By sanghadhara on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 15:33
Second day of the 2014 Triratna International Retreat (first morning), we hear from Pavel and Wojciech from Poland on their impressions of the great gathering so far…

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