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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
Sacittapariyodapanam
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...
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Akasati: Heart and Soul - the Power of Ritual

By Candradasa on Tue, 21 May, 2013 - 17:44

Akasati: Heart and Soul - the Power of Ritual

By Candradasa on Tue, 21 May, 2013 - 17:44Does ritual have a place in 21st Century Buddhism? Akasati explores tradition and innovation in Buddhist ritual and looks into the area of creating our own rituals.

Given at Buddhafield Festival 2012 in the Dharma Parlour

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Afrikaans Triratna Threefold Puja Read by Acalaraja

By Candradasa on Mon, 15 Apr, 2013 - 12:43
There’s something about hearing a familiar text in a language other than your own that can be quite arresting. Words you can feel the meaning in even though you don’t, exactly, ‘understand’; words shared between people and also between peoples: across cultures, beyond language. Here’s Achalavajra with one of the first fruits of the Afrikaans translation initiative reading the Threefold Puja (the English version of the text can be found here). Wonderful sound, wonderful shared sense…...
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The Threefold Puja

The Threefold Puja

By Candradasa on Thu, 11 Apr, 2013 - 21:04And while we’re at it, here is the Threefold Puja!

This is a shorter compilation of verses composed by Urgyen Sangharakshita for general use in the Triratna Buddhist Community. The Threefold Puja is often performed at Buddhist Centres and on retreat, and it’s a beautifully weighted little text that brings our emotions into play alongside rational understandings of the Buddhist path.

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The Sevenfold Puja

The Sevenfold Puja

By Candradasa on Thu, 11 Apr, 2013 - 20:56Another post to mark Triratna’s anniversaries this week. Munisha pointed out that we didn’t have the Sevenfold Puja text as a file on our site. Well we sort of did, but only as a link… Well, offering that kind of thing is something we’ll be able to address much more fully with time (and resources!), but for now this particular instance is easy to rectify! Here’s a version we prepared for the last Urban Retreat, for...
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Shakyamuni Mantra - at Cambridge, UK

By Candradasa on Mon, 25 Mar, 2013 - 15:07

Shakyamuni Mantra - at Cambridge, UK

By Candradasa on Mon, 25 Mar, 2013 - 15:07Thanks to Suvajra for sending this!

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