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A Morning Puja - Four Reminders, Three Terrible Oaths

By sheena on Sat, 26 Sep, 2015 - 13:52

A Morning Puja - Four Reminders, Three Terrible Oaths

By sheena 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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Breaking the Chains
Breaking the chains - buddhist rituals to set you free

Week 7 - Transference of Merit and Self Surrender

By Bodhidasa on Sun, 23 Aug, 2015 - 06:38

Week 7 - Transference of Merit and Self Surrender

By Bodhidasa on Sun, 23 Aug, 2015 - 06:38

We come to the end of the course and the end of the devotional sequence - Transference of Merit and Self Surrender. Here, in this last stage of the puja, we uncover the secret behind the whole practice.

This short video (7 minutes) is a rough summary of the stages of the puja using a different metaphor - that of climbing a mountain. 

Remember - this week you have been requesting to bring a device with which you can access the internet. We will...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Sangharakshita's 90th Birthday Celebration - Puja / Bodhiccha Study - Wednesday 26th August, 6:15pm

By Billy on Sat, 22 Aug, 2015 - 13:56

Sangharakshita's 90th Birthday Celebration - Puja / Bodhiccha Study - Wednesday 26th August, 6:15pm

By Billy on Sat, 22 Aug, 2015 - 13:56

We’ll be celebrating Sangharakshita’s 90th Birthday with a puja this Wednesday at the GBC.

Also, Bodhiccha will be leading a study on the Buddha as a teacher of Gods and men, which will concluded our ‘Drinking from the Mountain Stream’ series.

This will be the last of our weekly summer evenings. Don’t miss it!

Puja - 6:15pm

Study - 7:30pm

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Manjusri Mantra with Harmonies

By Rijupatha on Sun, 26 Jul, 2015 - 03:41

Our FBA Dharmabyte today drops us into the realm of ritual with a Manjusri Mantra with Harmonies. From a special Sevenfold Puja recorded on at Jikoji Retreat Center, California, 2008 on a Triratna Buddhist Order Convention. This excerpt is lovely harmonic chanting of the Manjushri (Manjugosha) mantra.

Listen to the full puja – it’s unusual to hear these rituals performed in Sanskrit and English, so a real treat for all ritual lovers courtesy of...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

GBC Sangha Summertime Puja - Wednesday, 29th July

By Billy on Sat, 18 Jul, 2015 - 23:25

GBC Sangha Summertime Puja - Wednesday, 29th July

By Billy on Sat, 18 Jul, 2015 - 23:25

We conclude our Summertime specials with a Sangha gathering this Wednesday.

6:30pm for baked potatoes. Please bring a vegetarian / vegan topping to share.

7:30pm for meditation and puja.

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 6: A Puja To Ratnasambhava

By Centre Team on Tue, 24 Mar, 2015 - 22:46

Rounding off day 6 of Living In The Mandala we have another puja that steers to the deep when it comes to evoking the guardian Buddha of the moment, in this case Ratnasambhava - the Jewel-Born, archetypal Buddha of abundance, spiritual riches and the South… 

Complete with flute-accompanied mantra!

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Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 5: A Puja To Amoghasiddhi

By Centre Team on Sat, 21 Mar, 2015 - 18:18
A strong, stirring puja dedicated to Amoghasiddhi, the archetypal, unstoppable green Buddha of the North. This ritual features dedicated sections and readings that call forth Amoghasiddhi’s great qualities of fearlessness as well as the magical realm he inhabits. We are also treated to words enjoining us to practise empathy and sympathetic joy (mudita) in all our relationship. This puja includes some beautiful mantra chanting and lovely verses to Green Tara, Amoghasiddhi’s consort, used to help face and overcome our fears…...

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