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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…...
Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 1: Sevenfold Puja (With Readings)

By Centre Team on Mon, 16 Mar, 2015 - 11:02
A full puja with some great readings to close the first full day of the retreat. Complete with Ratnavandana’s introduction to ritual as an important element of sitting with the archetypal Buddhas, and a short guided meditation.

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Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Sangha Gahering Thursday 12th March

By Billy on Wed, 11 Mar, 2015 - 11:15

Sangha Gahering Thursday 12th March

By Billy on Wed, 11 Mar, 2015 - 11:15Suriyavavama will be leading an evening on the theme of dana and the four tantric rites. These are fascination, pacification, destruction and prospering. These are connected with the mandala of the Five Buddhas.

Starts at 7.30pm with a short talk and puja.

Come at 6.30pm for baked potatoes.

All welcome.

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Stupa Dedication Ceremony - This Sunday!

By viriyalila on Fri, 6 Mar, 2015 - 02:18

Stupa Dedication Ceremony - This Sunday!

By viriyalila on Fri, 6 Mar, 2015 - 02:18
On Sunday, March 8th, Dhardo Rinpoche will lead a Stupa Dedication ceremony at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, 11 am (please arrive by 10:50 am). As there is limited parking due to all the snow, there will be a couple of shuttle vans from Newmarket Elementary School from 10 am - 10:45 am, 243 S Main St, Newmarket, NH 03857.

Here are more details from Shrijnana:

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Dear Friends, Mitras, and Order members,

We are...
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.
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Padmasambhava Puja

By viriyalila on Tue, 23 Sep, 2014 - 22:26

Padmasambhava Puja

By viriyalila on Tue, 23 Sep, 2014 - 22:26The new moon of September is a day dedicated to Padmasambhava, a great Buddhist teacher from the 8th century. Join us for an evening of meditation, ritual and readings of sacred texts as we explore the archetype of the tantric guru.

Wednesday, September 24th, 7 - 9 pm
Portsmouth Buddhist Center, 84 Pleasant Street, 2nd Floor
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Triratna International Council 2014 - Puja!

By Candradasa on Tue, 12 Aug, 2014 - 08:25
An extract from a strong puja from the 2014 Triratna International Council, also featuring an extract from the Avatamsaka (Flower Garland) Sutra, the Ratana Sutta, and the Refuges and Precepts and Shakyamuni Mantra chanted Indian style…

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