Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: What is Truly Beautiful

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 17 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

Punyamala describes the path of beauty and how we can move from contemplating mundane beauty to the beauty of the enlightened state and in so doing she leads us into an experience of beauty.

From the talk entitled ‘In Beauty May I Walk’ - Beauty As the Fourth Laksana given during the Women’s Area Order Weekend at Adhisthana, December 2019.

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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Walking to the Seat of Awakening – Countdown to #buddhaday – 4 days to go...

By akasajoti on Tue, 5 May, 2020 - 22:44

Walking to the Seat of Awakening – Countdown to #buddhaday – 4 days to go...

By akasajoti on Tue, 5 May, 2020 - 22:44

As a special treat for you all this week as we countdown to #buddhaday we will be releasing a series of dharma reflections and evocations of the Buddha over the coming days…⠀

In a conversation between friends, Punyamala speaks to Ratnavuha about her inspiration from some verses contained within the Lalitavistara Sutra which describe the Buddha as he walks to the seat of enlightenment. Together, they explore the image and significance of walking, and how this story draws out the timeless...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Impermanence of This Body

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 25 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

Punyamala explores the Buddhist teachings of impermanence and shares reflections on how to live with the fact of death, using her recent experience of death.

This is the Second in a series of four talks given on the four reminders given at Taraloka Retreat Centre called Reflection: A Path of Wisdom.

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Adhisthana, UK

By Munisha on Tue, 22 Dec, 2015 - 10:34

Ordinations at Adhisthana, UK

By Munisha on Tue, 22 Dec, 2015 - 10:34

We are delighted to report the public ordinations of six more women at Adhisthana, UK, on Saturday 19th December 2015.

Public preceptor Parami
Sue Bower becomes Karunabala: a Sanskrit name meaning “One whose strength is from compassion”. (Dot under the ’n’, long second ‘a’.) Westernised spelling Karunabala.
Private preceptor Padmavajri

Sioned Wynn becomes Prabhakari: a Sanskrit name meaning “She who illumines”. (Long second ‘a’, long ‘i’). Westernised spelling Prabhakari.
Private preceptor Dhammadinna

Nicki Cowburn becomes Varasakhi: a Sanskrit name meaning “Noble friend or companion”. (Long  ‘i’)...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Six Ordinations at Adhisthana December 2015

By Saccanama on Mon, 21 Dec, 2015 - 10:12

Six Ordinations at Adhisthana December 2015

By Saccanama on Mon, 21 Dec, 2015 - 10:12

On Saturday 19th December 2015, six women were publicly ordained at Adhisthana.

In the photo, left to right back row - Karunabala, Dharmasetu, Prabhakari, Dayakarini. Front row - Varasakhi, Parami, Punyamala, Mokshadipa.

Public Preceptor Parami:

Sue Bower becomes Karunabala: a Sanskrit name meaning “One whose Strength is from Compassion”. (dot under the ’n’, long second ‘a’.)...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Punyamala shares her reflections on conducting her first public ordination

By Saccanama on Sun, 15 Nov, 2015 - 10:51

In conversation with Saccanama, Punyamala shares her reflections on conducting her first public ordination at Akashavana in September this year, particularly high-lighting its significance for the Sangha jewel.

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

NEW: Refuge Tree Series

By Rijupatha on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 17:08

NEW: Refuge Tree Series

By Rijupatha on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 17:08Just added to Free Buddhist Audio, this excellent series of talks from Sheffield takes a look at the Refuge Tree of the Triratna Buddhist Order, and some of the important figures in that spiritual lineage that we draw inspiration from.

“Ksitigarbha” by Vajratara: http://freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC1248

“Kukai” by Vadanya: http://freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC1249

“Hui Neng” by Vajratara: http://freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC1250

“Shin Ran” by Vadanya: http://freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC1251

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