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In the Footsteps of the Buddha at Rivendell (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 38)

By Centre Team on Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - 14:54

Live from Forest House near Rivendell Retreat Centre in the UK - we’re not sure a podcast setting gets any more mythic than that!

Our friends Mandarava and Nagasiddhi are running an online Home Retreat for us - with amazing puppets, original artwork for the event, and an abundance of magic images illustrating tales from the life of the Buddha. And you are invited!

Register for a space on ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’

Meditation,...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

The Tiratanavandana (Pali, Hindi and English)

By Centre Team on Mon, 22 Mar, 2021 - 22:25

We noticed there wasn’t a single post for publicly uploaded versions of the The Tiratanavandana (Pali, Hindi and English). Please find various versions attached.

Buddhafield
Buddhafield

At Home with the Elements: a golden thread through February

By Dayajoti on Fri, 15 Jan, 2021 - 15:07

At Home with the Elements: a golden thread through February

By Dayajoti on Fri, 15 Jan, 2021 - 15:07

Come and join Buddhafield for our big winter event! A spacious, month-long journey through the Six Elements of earth, water, fire, air, space and consciousness.  We will meet them in our daily lives, wherever we find ourselves.  You can dip in as much or as little as you’d like. 

There’s a wonderful programme of meditation; bodywork; dharma and other talks; workshops, poetry, music and dance.  Regular emails to participants and a Facebook Event page. 

This event...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Going Beyond Individual Effort

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 7 Dec, 2020 - 06:45

Here Vijayasri looks at the culmination of the sevenfold puja by exploring the Transference of merit and self-surrender section. She considers the importance of breaking our individual self view, including the telling of the story of the 1000-armed Avalokitesvara, a symbol of the Triratna Buddhist Order.

Excerpt from the talk entitled Transference of Merit and Self-Surrender from the series in our series on Transforming Self and World through looking at the Sevenfold Puja given...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: An Inexhaustible Treasure

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 3 Dec, 2020 - 06:41

How can we be helpful? Do we go beyond ourselves to do things for others? Are we inspired by the ways in which we are helpful?

Taravandana explores the meaning of the final verses of the Sevenfold Puja as practiced in the Triratna Buddhist Community. The Transference of Merits verse is based on Chapter 3 of the Bodhicaryavatara, Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva.

Excerpted from the ninth talk in the Sevenfold Puja series at the Manchester Buddhist Centre,...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: What's Actually Going On

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 26 Nov, 2020 - 06:00

Jayaratna shares his story of about a recent journey to track down his difficulties with the Sevenfold Puja, and what he learned about himself in the process.

From the talk entitled Facing the Sevenfold Puja given at the Shrewsbury Sangha, 2018.

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Dharmabyte: How does Buddhism speak to us?

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 8 Oct, 2020 - 05:10

Here Sangharakshita explores how Buddhism, being the most rational of religions, appeals no less to the heart than to the head, using the language of myth to do so. Examples are four ‘myths’ from the Buddha’s biography, here correlated with four of Jung’s archetypes.

From the talk entitled Buddhism and the Language of Myth, part of the series Ritual and Devotion in Buddhism, 1967.

Here Sangharakshita explores how Buddhism, being the most rational of religions, appeals...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Bhante’s Birthday Puja

By JamesBrodie on Tue, 25 Aug, 2020 - 15:26

Bhante’s Birthday Puja

By JamesBrodie on Tue, 25 Aug, 2020 - 15:26

On Wednesday 26th August, Adhisthana will be celebrating the anniversary of Bhante Sangharakshita’s birthday, as will be happening throughout Triratna. I find it hard to believe that only two years ago Bhante was still alive and would have been enjoying the celebrations at Adhisthana – probably with a vegan coffee and walnut cake that he would share with all those around him.

It is also the day when the Triratna centres continue with the 108 Year Puja that happens every year. I...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

This week's offers from Windhorse Publications

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 10 Aug, 2020 - 15:00

This week's offers from Windhorse Publications

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 10 Aug, 2020 - 15:00

This week’s free eBook

This week we’re delighted to be giving away Ritual and Devotion in Buddhism: An Introduction by Sangharakshita, which leads the reader through the Sevenfold Puja and gives a feeling for the depth of spiritual practice to be contacted through reciting devotional verses, making offerings and chanting mantras.

It’s not too late to download last week’s free eBook, The Yogi’s Joy, also by Sangharakshita. It will remain free until the 17th of August. 

When you download your eBook(s), please consider making a donation...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Lammas festival at NLBC Sangha Night

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 - 19:31

Lammas festival at NLBC Sangha Night

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 - 19:31

19:00, 3 August 

Marking the mid-point between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox, Lammas is a time for gathering in and giving thanks for abundance. The word ‘Lammas’ is derived from ‘loaf mass’, and indicates how central and honoured is the first loaf from the first harvested grain.

Our puja, led by Lalitaraja, will celebrate the mythic Buddha Ratnasambhava, who is associated with generosity and abundance.  If you wish, bring props for our ritual: a broom, mint, green and/or gold ribbon, fresh baked bread.
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