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Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
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The Song of the Sangha!

Posted by Mokshini to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Tue, 18 Jul, 2017 - 08:40

The Song of the Sangha!

Posted by Mokshini to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Tue, 18 Jul, 2017 - 08:40

A lovely opportunity for us to take part in at the International Gathering: Arthasiddhi will be leading a choir every afternoon over the course of the weekend. 


A new simple, rousing chant has been written for this event, setting the very words in which the Buddha celebrated the first reaching-out-into-the-world of the Sangha - we will be singing it in the final puja.  Come and enjoy singing this chant and other simple harmony music including African chant; raise your voices...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

This Sunday: Summer & the Good Life

Posted by bhpruitt to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 16:14

This Sunday: Summer & the Good Life

Posted by bhpruitt to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 16:14

This Sunday, June 18, 10AM - 12:30 PM, we will conclude our May-June topic, What is the Good Life? Seeing Past Materialism, Inequality & the Cult of Fashion. This has been a meditation-focused  program exploring the Brahma Viharas - four powerful meditation practices that help us cultivate kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. We will meditate together, as always, and then look at how the efforts and the fruits of meditation really do help us bring key aspects of a good...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

As Long As Space Abides...: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Posted by akasajoti to Adhisthana on Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 00:07

As Long As Space Abides...: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Posted by akasajoti to Adhisthana on Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 00:07

We’ve been in silence together today and followed a more meditative programme, absorbing the rich input of the last days. It’s as if an atmosphere of gentleness, quiet, and ease has pervaded Adhisthana, which seems unlikely in the midst of a landscaping project and a busy, living and working community; but it is so. There’s been the usual exchange of cheeky smiles, and I’ve enjoyed seeing people sitting and moving around the site absorbed in their own reflections. This practice...

Espace Sangha de Paris
Espace Sangha de Paris

Eloge des amis spirituels

Posted by Ujumani to Espace Sangha de Paris on Sat, 19 Nov, 2016 - 14:22

Eloge des amis spirituels

Posted by Ujumani to Espace Sangha de Paris on Sat, 19 Nov, 2016 - 14:22

Je veux partager avec vous le texte qui a été lu lors d’une des pujas, lors de l’excellente  retraite de célébration de la Sangha que nous avons faite le long week-end dernier à Marines, dans le Vexin.

Ce texte est adapté du Soûtra Gandavyuha (lui-même chapitre du Soûtra de l’Ornementation fleurie, un important soûtra du Mahayana), dans lequel Soudhana, au cours de sa quête vers l...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Sunday Sangha - September at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Posted by Billy to Glasgow Buddhist Centre on Sun, 4 Sep, 2016 - 21:24

Sunday Sangha - September at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Posted by Billy to Glasgow Buddhist Centre on Sun, 4 Sep, 2016 - 21:24

SundaySangha in September

Here’s a digest of what’s happening on Sunday nights as the first gentle notes of autumn begin to sound…


4th September 5:30 - 8:30
The Sangha sangha night will become a U Lab Hub for the evening led by Kuladharini. The GBC U Lab Coaching circle will share some of what they have learned from the free online introductory course for change makers all over the world. There will be an opportunity to experience for yourself what this thing...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Quintessence of Compassion

Posted by akasajoti to Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 26 Aug, 2016 - 16:44

The Quintessence of Compassion

Posted by akasajoti to Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 26 Aug, 2016 - 16:44

The birds sing at dawn for you
And, after winter, Earth puts out bright flowers
The stars adorn your hair
And oceans lie like crumpled silk
Beneath your feet.
Your eyes shine with pure love.
Clouds melt in your hands
Dropping moisture to plants and streams.

Bestowing confidence, unwavering
Tara you are the perfect friend
Delighting in turning sorrow to joy
Your sole desire to heal all pain.
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Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

End of Year Puja

Posted by Billy to Glasgow Buddhist Centre on Sun, 13 Dec, 2015 - 21:17

End of Year Puja

Posted by Billy to Glasgow Buddhist Centre on Sun, 13 Dec, 2015 - 21:17

Join us for our end of year puja on Thursday 17th December at the GBC.

Baked potatoes at 6pm

Meditation, puja and dedication of merits from 7.30pm

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

A Morning Puja - Four Reminders, Three Terrible Oaths

Posted by sheena to Buddhist Centre Features on Sat, 26 Sep, 2015 - 13:52

A Morning Puja - Four Reminders, Three Terrible Oaths

Posted by sheena to Buddhist Centre Features on Sat, 26 Sep, 2015 - 13:52

The Terrible Oaths bit is something that Dayaka added for Buddhafield North to Vessantara’s Morning Puja! 

It’s very helpful and bracing if I pay attention to it…

The Four Reminders
Life has inevitable difficulties. No one can control it all.

This body is impermanent. Death is certain.

The karma I create shapes the course of my life.

This human birth is precious, an opportunity to awaken.

These four reminders

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