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Buddha Day Festival

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:20

Buddha Day Festival

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:20

Sunday 10 May, Zoom link for all sessions here.

Come together online with the North London Sangha to celebrate the very start of Buddhism, the Buddha’s awakening under the Bodhi Tree on the full moon day of May.
 
10:30 -12 midday, a workshop on anapanasati (breath mindfulness) with Singhashri.
14:00-15:00, Slideshow by Ratnaprabha on the Buddha’s visitors under the Bodhi tree, also on YouTube Live.
16:00 -16:30, Buddha Day readings organised by Santva
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North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Beltane Puja

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:07

Beltane Puja

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:07

Friday 1 May, 19:30, with Lalitaraja. Join via this Zoom link.

Celebrating the halfway point between equinox and solstice. The female Buddha Prajnaparamita (Perfect Wisdom) will be the central focus for the puja – her synthesis of wisdom and compassion arises in the realisation of emptiness.

An evening of ritual honouring Beltane. Beltane celebrates the rites of passion and fertility, of union, or differently put of the integration of wisdom and compassion. Prajnaparamita will be...

Bump elbows, say hello!
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Countdown to #buddhaday - 9 days to go...

By akasajoti on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 11:27

Countdown to #buddhaday - 9 days to go...

By akasajoti on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 11:27

Countdown to #buddhaday !⠀

Live from Mexico, we will hear 3 short talks given by Order Members from the 3 Triratna Buddhist Centres in Mexico about how they are inspired by the Buddha. Followed by a devotional ritual to the 3 jewels of the Buddha, the Truth, and the Spiritual Community… 💎💎💎 All in Spanish with English translation. ⠀

En vivo desde méxico escucharemos tres charlas por miembros de la Order de centros budistas...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Livestream Puja tonight 7.15pm BST

By Caroline I P on Sat, 25 Apr, 2020 - 16:53

Livestream Puja tonight 7.15pm BST

By Caroline I P on Sat, 25 Apr, 2020 - 16:53

Please join our fourth Facebook live-streamed Puja for Bhante, led by Saddhanandi with the Adhisthana community:

https://www.facebook.com/adhisthana.triratna/posts/3410280642339584?__tn__=-R

We will be chanting the five mantras Bhante asked us to do at his death.

Join in and participate at home (put your laptop/tablet/phone on your shrine and meditate, chant and make offerings with us!). Thanks to everyone who took part last week. We really enjoy doing puja with you all.

Bump elbows, say hello!
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The Global Myth: Subhuti in Conversation

By akasajoti on Mon, 20 Apr, 2020 - 18:07

The Global Myth: Subhuti in Conversation

By akasajoti on Mon, 20 Apr, 2020 - 18:07

Subhuti, in conversation with James from Adhisthana, shares his and some of his friends experiences of the lockdown, reflecting on the present commonality of global experience and our human situation.

Follow Adhisthana here on Facebook, and here on Instagram, where they’re sharing a sense of life at Adhisthana continuing in the community there and live-streaming a puja each week which you can join in with.

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Saturday 7.15pm GMT live streamed puja at Adhisthana

By Caroline I P on Sat, 18 Apr, 2020 - 18:46

Saturday 7.15pm GMT live streamed puja at Adhisthana

By Caroline I P on Sat, 18 Apr, 2020 - 18:46

Please join our third Facebook live-streamed Puja for Bhante with the Adhisthana community: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=295875208067310

We will be chanting the five mantras Bhante asked us to do at his death. This puja will be led by Saddhaloka and will include readings from Bhante.

Join in and participate at home (put your laptop/tablet/phone on your shrine and meditate, chant and make offerings with us!). Thanks to everyone who took part last week. We really enjoy doing puja with you all.

With each live-stream we’re getting...

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 2: Giving Ourselves Completely to the Buddhas

By Satyakirti on Thu, 9 Apr, 2020 - 14:57

Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 2: Giving Ourselves Completely to the Buddhas

By Satyakirti on Thu, 9 Apr, 2020 - 14:57

“And I give myself to the Conquerors completely, and to their sons. Take possession of me Sublime Beings. In devotion I become your servant”.

In his second talk on the Bodhicaryavatara, Padmavajra tells us how Shantideva takes to heart, ever more firmly, the Bodhicitta, through his lavish performance of puja and a searing confession of faults. The talk was given in the shrine room on the weekly Padmaloka day retreat. It was given in honour of the anniversary of Sangharakshita’s founding of...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Friday night puja to Shakyamuni

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 17:55

Friday night puja to Shakyamuni

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 17:55

Tomorrow, Friday 3 April, 19:00 for 19:30.

Ratnaprabha will be leading this beautiful puja compiled from Pali Canon sources by Maitrisiddhi of Taraloka retreat centre. We will meditate from 19:30, with the puja starting at about 19:55, but please sign in about 19:00 if you can, so the participants can all say hello! I will explain how online puja and chanting works. Use the Zoom login below.

https://zoom.us/s/464829206

In case you are interested, the text...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Cultivating A Mind of Faith

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 28 Nov, 2019 - 14:00

Suryagupta shares the story of Shantideva, the monk who gave us the exposition of the Bodhicaryavatara, The Way of the Bodhisattva. Born of his direct experience this text is the basis of our Sevenfold Puja where we ritually evoke the many qualities of the Enlightened mind.

From the talk entitled Rejoicing in Merits given at London Buddhist Centre (2019) during a six-week drop-in seminar exploring the Sevenfold Puja and the Heart Sutra.

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