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Courageous Conversations About Race: Conversation 2

By kusaladevi on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 10:53

Courageous Conversations About Race: Conversation 2

By kusaladevi on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 10:53

Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

In association with the International Triratna BIPOC/BAME Teaching Kula. Sponsored by The Dharma Toolkit from The Buddhist Centre Online

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Restoration to Wholeness

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 14:00

When the whole of oneself is present, something new comes into play - we become more than the sum of our parts. Here we have Ratnaguna describing the stages of integration and positive emotion in the Triratna system of practice.

From the talk entitled The Underlying Pattern of the Spiritual Life given at Manchester Buddhist Centre on 14th April 2012.

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FBA Podcast: Dharma Wondrous Strange

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 2 May, 2020 - 14:00

Ratnaguna gives us ten pieces of advice from the Buddha that speak to the isolation we’re experiencing whilst the world is in lockdown.

The talk was given via Zoom, following the temporary closure of Manchester Buddhist Centre due to the Coronavirus pandemic, April 3, 2020.

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FBA Podcast: The Great Love

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 7 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

Ratnaguna shares with us his great love for the Vimalakirti Nirdesa, a Buddhist Mahayana text he’s gone back to again and again and again since 1979. He explores how a Bodhisattva should regard living beings, or how they should develop the Great Love for them, according to the mysterious character Vimalakirti. 

Talk given at Stockholm Buddhist Center, 27 May 2013.

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FBA Podcast: Transforming Self

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 2 Nov, 2019 - 13:00

A wonderful first talk of the 2019 International Gathering, whose theme is ‘Alchemy of the Dharma’. The utterly delightful Ratnaguna takes us through the true miracle of transforming ourselves via magic of a practice in which we also learn to let ourselves change. 

This is a beautiful, reflective, funny take on the challenges of the Dharma life. Ratnaguna’s breadth of reference is itself a joy: taking in Greek philosophy, Hans Christian Andersen, and writings on the nearness of...

Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

Transforming Self - Ratnaguna (VIDEO)

By sanghadhara on Tue, 27 Aug, 2019 - 11:25

Transforming Self - Ratnaguna (VIDEO)

By sanghadhara on Tue, 27 Aug, 2019 - 11:25

A wonderful first talk of the 2019 International Gathering, whose theme is ‘Alchemy of the Dharma’. The utterly delightful Ratnaguna takes us through the true miracle of transforming ourselves via the magic of a practice in which we also learn to let ourselves change. 

This is a beautiful, reflective, funny take on the challenges of the Dharma life. Ratnaguna’s breadth of reference is itself a joy: taking in Greek philosophy, Hans Christian Andersen, and writings on the nearness of death to life...

Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

The Ugly Duckling Song!

By Centre Team on Sat, 24 Aug, 2019 - 00:49

The Ugly Duckling Song!

By Centre Team on Sat, 24 Aug, 2019 - 00:49

From Ratnaguna’s delightful talk at the 2019 Triratna International Gathering - Alchemy of the Dharma.

Listen to the full talk on Free Buddhist Audio  |  Listen on Soundcloud

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Great Faith, Great Wisdom Retreat, 2017 - day 1

By jvalamalini on Sat, 9 Sep, 2017 - 21:51

Great Faith, Great Wisdom Retreat, 2017 - day 1

By jvalamalini on Sat, 9 Sep, 2017 - 21:51

We had a wonderful first day of our Order-Mitra ‘Rainy Season Retreat’ today, with Ratnaguna on fine form exploring everything from what we can learn from the language of the heptapods in the film ‘Arrival’, through the way the Mahayana expresses insight cosmically, suggestions on how to listen to the sutras, to why birds have to be magical apparitions in the pure land.

We listened to one of the sutras twice, and discussed our responses. 

When I walked out...

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