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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...

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Sevenfold Puja - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 6

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 20 May, 2020 - 18:08

Sevenfold Puja - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 6

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 20 May, 2020 - 18:08

During this home retreat we have been exploring the bodhicitta - the deep, heartfelt desire for all beings to be free from suffering and to be happy and free. Remembering that we can dedicate our practice to all living beings you may wish to finish your day with a ritual of Transference of Merit and Self-Surrender (the last section in the Sevenfold Puja).

Download the text of the Sevenfold Puja

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Threefold puja - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 3

By kusaladevi on Sun, 17 May, 2020 - 14:18

Threefold puja - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 3

By kusaladevi on Sun, 17 May, 2020 - 14:18

The third day on any retreat is often when difficulties or distractions start to arise! This is a good point to tune in again with the resolution you made at the beginning of the week and recommit yourself to the vision you have for the week. You may wish to mark your resolve by doing a puja (devotional ritual). One of the practices in our Community is the Threefold puja.

Listen to a talk by Bodhilila describing ritual in Buddhism...

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Shakyamuni Mantra - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 2

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 16 May, 2020 - 06:12

Shakyamuni Mantra - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 2

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 16 May, 2020 - 06:12

The central image of this home retreat is based on the story of the Buddha when Mara attacks him with all the weapons he can muster: the Buddha sits in complete peace and openness; the arrows from his opponents drift down around him as flower petals. So you may wish to dwell with that image while chanting the mantra of the historical Buddha – the Shakyamuni mantra. 

Listen to the Shakyamuni Mantra chanted at the Young Buddhist Big One in 2018

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Adhisthana
Adhisthana

The Shakyamuni mantra echos around Adhisthana

By Caroline I P on Sat, 2 May, 2020 - 21:32

The Shakyamuni mantra echos around Adhisthana

By Caroline I P on Sat, 2 May, 2020 - 21:32

Adhisthana in spring, filled with the sounds of devotion.

There may not be other people here, but the community are practicing together daily. If you would like to see our schedule during this ‘At home’ period, visit the Adhisthana website.

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Saturday 7.15pm GMT live streamed puja at Adhisthana

By Caroline I P on Sat, 18 Apr, 2020 - 18:46

Saturday 7.15pm GMT live streamed puja at Adhisthana

By Caroline I P on Sat, 18 Apr, 2020 - 18:46

Please join our third Facebook live-streamed Puja for Bhante with the Adhisthana community: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=295875208067310

We will be chanting the five mantras Bhante asked us to do at his death. This puja will be led by Saddhaloka and will include readings from Bhante.

Join in and participate at home (put your laptop/tablet/phone on your shrine and meditate, chant and make offerings with us!). Thanks to everyone who took part last week. We really enjoy doing puja with you all.

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Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Daily Circumambulations

By JamesBrodie on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 15:55

Daily Circumambulations

By JamesBrodie on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 15:55

Bhante’s body lies at Adhisthana and Bhante’s spirit lies at the heart of what we do. During the lockdown the community is circumambulating every evening at 7am in an act of worship, devotion and rememberance.

Here’s a short snippet that was live-streamed last night.

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now

Transference Of Merits In All The Languages Of The Gathering…

By Centre Team on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 20:39

Transference Of Merits In All The Languages Of The Gathering…

By Centre Team on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 20:39

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Vassika leads the Transference of Merits in all the languages represented by the great gathering…

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Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now

Outdoor Ritual at the International Gathering

By Centre Team on Sat, 26 Aug, 2017 - 14:25

Outdoor Ritual at the International Gathering

By Centre Team on Sat, 26 Aug, 2017 - 14:25

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Saluting the Three Jewels out in the field…

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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Windhorse Evolution Closes - A Final Ritual (Extended Highlights)

By Candradasa on Sat, 4 Apr, 2015 - 20:58

Windhorse Evolution Closes - A Final Ritual (Extended Highlights)

By Candradasa on Sat, 4 Apr, 2015 - 20:58

After 35 years of trading as Buddhist Right Livelihood business in the UK, Windhorse:Evolution closed its doors. They did so in an exemplary way - with no debts, helping their Fair Trade suppliers to make a difficult transition, and taking very good care of all their employees. 

Here are extended highlights from the workers’ final ritual in Cambridge, UK, on March 26th 2015. 

Footage and photography by Ivan Villamar Trujillo as part of The Buddhist Centre Online’s...

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