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Triratna International Council 2014 - Puja!

By Candradasa on Tue, 12 Aug, 2014 - 08:06
A strong puja from the 2014 Triratna International Council, featuring an extract from the Avatamsaka (Flower Garland) Sutra, the Maitreya Mantra beautifully harmonized, the Ratana Sutta, and the Refuges and Precepts and Shakyamuni Mantra chanted Indian style…

We present here the full puja followed by key extracts.

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European Puja!

By Candradasa on Mon, 10 Feb, 2014 - 14:47
Some weeks ago, an assembly was held for the Chairs of many Triratna Buddhist Centres in Europe. You may have heard some very lovely harmonized chanting from the event as it was happening (see previous podcasts: Avalokitesvara mantra, Padmasambhava mantra). Here’s a special ‘puja’ (a Buddhist ritual to evoke the spirit of the Buddha’s teaching and help get our emotions behind the practice of them) that was performed featuring some...
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Padmasambhava Mantra (Live at the ECA)

By Candradasa on Fri, 10 Jan, 2014 - 15:54
A strong chanting of the Padmasambhava Mantra from the first Triratna European Chairs Assembly of the new year (2014). The chant is led by Nayaka from Dhanakosa Retreat Centre in the Scottish Highlands.

Padmasambhava is the great guru of Tibet, the founder of the different traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Women's Order Weekend Boo No.5 - Songs, Mantras & Things

By Candradasa on Sun, 8 Dec, 2013 - 03:50
Mantras and other things! Starting with an excerpt from Vandanajyoti and Vishvantara’s song to mark the event, we get some lovely songs, mantras, chanting and and readings from the Saturday evening puja at the women’s UK & Ireland Order gathering at Adhisthana. The joy of Dharma practice in large numbers!

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Happy Sangha Day! Puja With Devas Singing...

By Candradasa on Mon, 18 Nov, 2013 - 15:17
A Sangha Day puja from the Cambridge Buddhist Centre in the UK

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Chanting the Padmasambhava Mantra on the Urban Retreat

By Candradasa on Sun, 10 Nov, 2013 - 18:04
An absolutely beautiful piece of chanting from the Young Buddhists weekend at Adhisthana as part of the Urban Retreat. Rather amazingly this has been listened to over 1000 times in less than half a day!

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The Transference of Merit and Self-Surrender recited in many languages

By lokabandhu on Fri, 4 Oct, 2013 - 15:14
This is a recording of the Transference Of Merit and Self-Surrender recited in many languages, as used in the Sevenfold Puja of the Triratna Buddhist Order. In order the languages are English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Welsh, French, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Estonian, and Danish - each read or recited by the Chair or other representative of that Buddhist Centre, sometimes in a small group.

It was recorded on the European Chairs Assembly - the first event held at...
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Puja pour Sangharakshita

By Ujumani on Sun, 1 Sep, 2013 - 20:53
Tous les ans, le 26 août, le jour de l’anniversaire de Sangharakshita, les Centres bouddhistes Triratna du monde entier lui dédient une puja en sept parties, pour se réjouir de sa présence, de sa vie, et de ce qu’il nous a apporté : son enseignement du Dharma, et la Communauté bouddhiste Triratna.

Pour la puja de cette année, j’ai choisi des lectures de sept textes provenant pour l’essentiel des mémoires de Sangharakshita, et correspondant à chacune des parties de la...
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Dhammapalam Gatha by Bodhivajra

By Candradasa on Thu, 25 Jul, 2013 - 14:40
A teaching of the Dharma chanted in Pali, the Dhammapalam Gatha translates as ‘verses that protect the truth’. Set to music, this is a piece that beautifully evokes the heart of the Buddha’s teachings.

Bodhivajra recorded this chant; listen for enjoyment, or listen to learn the words (reproduced below).

Reposted from Norwich Buddhist Centre

Dhammapalam Gatha
Verses that Protect the Truth

Verses in Pali

Sabbapapassa akaranam
Kusalassa upasampada
Etam Buddhanam sasanam.
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Ceremonies used in the Triratna Buddhist Community

By lokabandhu on Wed, 24 Jul, 2013 - 10:12
Here’s PDF versions of the most common ceremonies used in the Triratna Buddhist Community. Many of them are also available in multiple translations over on the Translations Project page of this website. Texts included are:

The Sevenfold Puja
The Threefold Puja
The Dedication Ceremony
The Tiratana Vandana
The Heart Sutra
The Three Refuges and Five Precepts including the Positive Precepts (as used in the Triratna Buddhist Community)
The Three Refuges and Ten Precepts including the Positive...