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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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Full Moon Puja at the Vajrasana

By Candradasa on Tue, 26 Feb, 2013 - 15:49
At the Triratna Order Convention, Bodh Gaya, 2013, we gathered under the full moon at the Vajrasana - the seat of the Buddha’s Enlightenment itself - and performed Puja in English and Hindi as a united Order, east and west…

NB. There was a microphone/p.a. issue all evening so some of the sound is a bit distorted in parts! But it gives a certain flavour of a very noisy puja in a very noisy but still magic place!...
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Parinirvana 2013

By Candradasa on Mon, 11 Feb, 2013 - 15:35

Parinirvana 2013

By Candradasa on Mon, 11 Feb, 2013 - 15:35This week Triratna Buddhist Centres all over the world will be marking the Buddha’s last days and Parinirvana. It’s a time when we come together to reflect on his life and death, and remember those we have known who have passed away. A chance to strengthen our practice of one of the most essential reflections in any spiritually healthy life - the recollection of impermanence - by engaging with the ‘purification’ practice of ‘...
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Experimental Chanting of the Shakyamuni Mantra

By lokabandhu on Fri, 27 Jul, 2012 - 08:39
Following on from our ritual boo on day two of the European Chairs’ Assembly looking at experiments with Triratna ritual, ceremony and liturgy, here is a snippet of some rather avant garde mantra chanting of the Shakyamuni mantra, following Ratnadevi’s workshop.
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Ritual Boo!

By Candradasa on Thu, 26 Jul, 2012 - 21:57
Day two at the ECA and we’re all about ritual today! Lokabandhu and Candradasa are joined by Saddhanandi, Chair of Taraloka Retreat Centre for women in Wales, for a right royal ramble around ritual and the question of how on earth it develops across a broad spiritual community. Join us on the swing in the Vajrasana garden for a chat - then listen to our follow-up boo with experimental chanting from the day!

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Just before the Puja...

By sanghadhara on Sun, 3 Jun, 2012 - 21:58
Recordings live from tonight’s puja courtesy of Ivan!

No.1. A lovely wee record of the almost Elvish chanting that greeted people arriving at the shrine just now…

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Sevenfold Puja and Shakyamuni Mantras

By Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 3 Jun, 2012 - 15:36
A deliciously spacious Sevenfold Puja with all the trimmings, including two beautiful Shakyamuni Mantras, recorded live on the 2012 Triratna International Retreat at Taraloka.

Including verses from the Dhammapada read in Danish and the Heart Sutra in French.
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Inviting the Enlightened Mind by Vadanya April 10th 2012

By bodhinaga on Wed, 16 May, 2012 - 12:52

Inviting the Enlightened Mind by Vadanya April 10th 2012

By bodhinaga on Wed, 16 May, 2012 - 12:52By popular demand, Vadanya shared his talk from the Spring Sangha Retreat, exploring the stages of the 7fold Puja for those of us at Sangha Night who missed it first time round (or couldn’t wait to hear it again).

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