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Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's diary

By Munisha on Mon, 2 May, 2016 - 10:41

Sangharakshita's diary

By Munisha on Mon, 2 May, 2016 - 10:41

Sthanashraddha is Sangharakshita’s secretary.

He writes: “Spring has been bursting forth here at Adhisthana during April. The oaks are coming into their lime green fresh mantles and the copper beech are sprouting, while the ducklings are finally hatching out! Just the other day Bhante heard the first cuckoo call while sitting out by the pond with Buddhadasa, and he tells me that there are primroses and violets in flower by the path he takes to the pond, while further afield...

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...

Stockholms buddhistcenter
Stockholms buddhistcenter

The Buddha's two gifts to the world

By Viryabodhi on Wed, 14 May, 2014 - 19:19

The Buddha's two gifts to the world

By Viryabodhi on Wed, 14 May, 2014 - 19:19A public talk by Ratnaguna at SENSUS, kl 18.00 – 20.00, Medborgarpatsen, 15 May of Buddha Week.
Stockholms buddhistcenter
Stockholms buddhistcenter

Ratnaguna leder metta bhavana & talar om den stora kärleken

By Viryabodhi on Wed, 29 May, 2013 - 14:49

Ratnaguna leder metta bhavana & talar om den stora kärleken

By Viryabodhi on Wed, 29 May, 2013 - 14:49Under sitt besök i maj 2013 undervisade den mycket uppskattade Ratnaguna både på en ordensmitradag, ledde en workshop på Buddhadagen och slutligen, på Sanghakvällen den 27 maj, ledde han en metta bhavana meditation och gav ett föredrag om ett tema i mahayanatexten Vimalakirti Nirdesa: The Great Love. Nu kan du lyssna på dem:

ledd metta bhavana:
http://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC1677

föredraget, The Great Love:
http://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC1678
Dharmagiri Retreatcenter
Dharmagiri Retreatcenter

Retreat on the Dhammapada in 2010

By Viryabodhi on Mon, 22 Oct, 2012 - 21:09

Retreat on the Dhammapada in 2010

By Viryabodhi on Mon, 22 Oct, 2012 - 21:09Reflection retreat
with Ratnaguna
Dharmagiri 15–18 April 2010

Under denna långhelg ledde Ratnaguna oss i reflektion och kontemplation på verser från Dhammapada. Han hade valt kapitel 1, 3 och 18: tvillingverserna, om sinnet och fläckar. Jag hoppas lägga upp en svensk översättning av Bhantes översättning av dem så småningom, men du finner också två översättningar till engelska på www.accesstoinsight.org
Här är en direktlänk: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/dhp/dhp.intro.budd.html

Ratnaguna gav ett inledande föredrag och sedan en...
Stockholms buddhistcenter
Stockholms buddhistcenter

Violence and religion

By Viryabodhi on Tue, 9 Oct, 2012 - 07:26

Violence and religion

By Viryabodhi on Tue, 9 Oct, 2012 - 07:26Last night Ratnaguna gave this wonderful talk at the Stockholms Buddhistcenter. You can download it from fba.
http://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC1400

The poem he ends with got a little cut off, right at the end. Here it is in full:



The Place Where We Are Right
by Yehuda Amichai

From the place where we are right
Flowers will never grow
In the spring.

The place where we are right
Is hard and...
Dharmagiri Retreatcenter
Dharmagiri Retreatcenter

The Art of Reflection retreat 4-7 oktober 2012

By Viryabodhi on Sun, 7 Oct, 2012 - 19:54

The Art of Reflection retreat 4-7 oktober 2012

By Viryabodhi on Sun, 7 Oct, 2012 - 19:54Under helgen som gick hade vi en härlig retreat på Dharmagiri då vi tog emot en grundad och väldigt klar undervisning från Ratnaguna, och utforskade olika sätt att reflektera på: på egen hand, i par och i en midre grupp. Kanske någon annan som var med vill skriva en liten “intrycksrapport”…?

Här kommer två inspelade body scan från retreaten, som Ratnaguna ledde och Anita spelade in på sin mobil, och jag konverterade till mp3.

body scan 1 (20...