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Great Faith, Great Wisdom - Rainy Season Retreat 2017 by Ratnaguna, Day 1

By Centre Team on Mon, 11 Sep, 2017 - 20:54

Here are the two wonderful Dharma talks by Ratnaguna from the first day of the retreat this weekend, along with a led visualisation bringing the Pure Land of Sukhavati, made of all precious things, to life. As a treat to conclude, we also get the Bristol sangha chanting a beautiful, resonant version of Amitabha mantra.

OM AMIDEVA HRI

Talk 1: Why hear the Pure Land Sutras?

An introduction to the three Pure Land sutras and to understanding the practice of Mahayana sutras in general. Other...

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Great Faith, Great Wisdom Retreat Online!

By Centre Team on Mon, 11 Sep, 2017 - 16:37

Great Faith, Great Wisdom Retreat Online!

By Centre Team on Mon, 11 Sep, 2017 - 16:37

All this week we’ll be bringing you online resources and blogs from the Bristol Buddhist Centre’s Rainy Season Retreat on ‘Great Faith, Great Wisdom’ with Ratnaguna.

Follow the retreat online

On this retreat Ratnaguna will guide us on a journey into Amitābha’s Pure Land, Sukhāvati – a mythical realm where the ground is golden, trees are made of jewels, heavenly musical instruments play ravishing music, and magical birds sing the Dharma. It is...

Triratna News
Triratna News

A Triratna 'forest garden'

By Munisha on Fri, 30 Sep, 2016 - 10:08

A Triratna 'forest garden'

By Munisha on Fri, 30 Sep, 2016 - 10:08

Hridayabija, or “Seed of the heart”, is the name of a glorious ”forest garden” in east Devon, in the west of England.

Its creator, Sagaravajra, has spent the last six years creating this small Pure Land in a field. Clear Vision went to meet him for NewsByte.

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Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

The Beautiful Story of Great Faith, Great Wisdom

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 30 Jun, 2016 - 12:36

The Beautiful Story of Great Faith, Great Wisdom

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 30 Jun, 2016 - 12:36

We would like to invite you to dive more deeply into the beautiful and imaginative world of Great Faith, Great Wisdom: Practice and Awakening in the Pure Land Sutras of Mahayana Buddhism by Ratnaguna and Śraddhāpa. Great Faith, Great Wisdom is our newest book, launched earlier this year.

Please explore the new Great Faith, Great Wisdom book site, which provides the audio reading of the sutras, an excerpt from the book, and an interview...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

A New Title and New Website

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 31 Mar, 2016 - 12:01

A New Title and New Website

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 31 Mar, 2016 - 12:01

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website at www.windhorsepublications.com. After one year of hard work, our Web Developer Akasapriya has done a sterling job of producing a site that is both easier to use and pleasing to look at.

The launch of our website coincides with the release of our newest title, Great Faith, Great Wisdom, by Ratnaguna and Śraddhāpa. We love the cover by Dhammarati, which is based on a folding screen attributed to...

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Great Faith, Great Wisdom - Interview with Ratnaguna on His New Book

By sanghadhara on Thu, 10 Mar, 2016 - 19:36

Ratnaguna shares his excitement on his new book and tells us why he wrote this book on Pure Land sutras, who it’s written for, and the extras! :) Enjoy!

You can order this book soon from Windhorse Publications

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Adventures In the Pure Land – Beauty

By Rijupatha on Mon, 23 Mar, 2015 - 22:39

FBA Podcast: Adventures In the Pure Land – Beauty

By Rijupatha on Mon, 23 Mar, 2015 - 22:39

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The Pure Land Sutras are described as practices, not texts to be read and understood, but rather engaged with as if a piece of music, inviting us to awaken our imagination. Ratnaguna gives us a in depth look at the beauty in the Sukhavati Sutras in this week’s FBA Podcast“Adventures In the Pure Land – Beauty.” This is the 2nd...

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Adventures in the Pure Land - Happiness

By Rijupatha on Tue, 24 Feb, 2015 - 20:12

FBA Podcast: Adventures in the Pure Land - Happiness

By Rijupatha on Tue, 24 Feb, 2015 - 20:12Subscribe to the FBA Podcast

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Our FBA Podcast this week is “Adventures in the Pure Land – Happiness”. Here Ratnaguna begins a series of four special talks at Manchester Buddhist Centre on the Pure Land sutras, with an exploration on the theme of Happiness...
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Dharmabyte: Reading the Sukhavativyuha Sutra

By Rijupatha on Wed, 18 Feb, 2015 - 15:11
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is an excerpt from the talk “Pure and Impure Buddhalands - This Very Place, the Lotus Paradise” by Taranita. He begins the talk by “Reading the Sukhavativyuha Sutra”, a text that expounds on the grandeur and wealth of riches available in the Pure Land. Taranita addresses the practical skepticism that often...

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