Community Highlights
Community Highlights

An Offering From the Goddess Of The Spring

By dh sthanashraddha on Sat, 2 Jun, 2018 - 08:16

An Offering From the Goddess Of The Spring

By dh sthanashraddha on Sat, 2 Jun, 2018 - 08:16

2.30am alarm is ringing! Why is my alarm going off at this time of the night!! Ah yes I remember. So I crawl out of bed stagger around and remember to pack matches and jam jar candles. Along with jars of popping corn, oats and soya milk. Some white flowers from the garden and a swan feather and a white peacock feather. I remember to pack the incense but later recall I didn’t pack any charcoal discs…

After...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddha Day Offerings From The Goddess of the Spring

By Candradasa on Sat, 2 Jun, 2018 - 08:10

To mark the great festival of Buddha Day (Wesak), when we celebrate the Enlightenment and its opening up of the path that leads to the end of suffering, here’s a wonderful mythologically minded conversation with Sthanashraddha, self-confessed ritualist and all-round lover of beauty and of the Dharma as an aesthetic choice in itself.

Sthanashraddha’s considerable elegance of being and of mind comes through beautifully as we hear his magical tale of a dawn adventure to meet the goddess of the Malvern springs...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Emotion in the Spiritual Life

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 28 May, 2018 - 17:02

This Dharmabyte podcast is from our Triratna Buddhist Community founder, Sangharakshita, entitled: Emotion in the Spiritual Life.

The central problem of spiritual life is the mobilisation of our emotional energies, so that what we know can be put into practice. Energies may be blocked, wasted or too coarse, and the Buddhist puja takes us through a series of devotional moods to help liberate them.

The full talk, Poetry and Devotion...

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

(Note: To hear the sound click unmute. If you can’t see the mute button please enter full screen mode first)

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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Triratna News
Triratna News

Coming-of-age ritual in Essen, Germany

By Munisha on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 17:05

Coming-of-age ritual in Essen, Germany

By Munisha on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 17:05

Jnanacandra is Chair of Triratna’s Essen Buddhist Centre, in Germany. She writes about their recent Jugendfeier – a rite of passage for adolescents – held on 5th June for four teenage boys. Open the pictures fully to see the very evident love and appreciation of the boys and their parents!

“This beautifully designed ceremony ritually marked the end of the boys’ childhood and their embarking on the path toward adulthood. About 60 people were present, mostly from the boys’ families,...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching: Imagination, Beauty, and Ritual in the Spiritual Life - course, (Padmavajri)

By mokshini on Mon, 28 Nov, 2016 - 13:13

Imagination, Beauty and Ritual (Padmavajri, 8 weeks)

This course over eight weeks on The Place of Imagination, Beauty, and Ritual in the Spiritual Life was provided by Padmavajri from the Brighton Buddhist Centre.

Padmavajri says: “I led two groups on this. The course was aimed at any Mitras and it turned out I had a group of experienced Mitras, and a group of newer Mitras (one or two years old). … The two groups here loved it, enjoyed it, were challenged by it, and also were...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Ritual & Devotion - introductory six week course by Vajrapriya

By mokshini on Mon, 28 Nov, 2016 - 12:55

A six week course introducing puja and devotion, written by Vajrapriya, Cambridge

This course is part of a longer (six module) “Buddhism Two” Course ; it is 5th of the 6th courses. 

Overview

  • Who/what do Buddhists worship? Commitment to a path of personal development
  • The practice of openness, disclosure and confession
  • The importance of developing positive emotion
  • Receptivity: turning towards what is deepest in ourselves and the universe
  • The ‘awakening heart’ (bodhicitta)
  • The Heart Sutra: the essence of emptiness. Chanting, and the use of mantras
Mitra Support
Mitra Support

First Ever Online Mitra Ceremony

By Candradasa on Wed, 27 Jul, 2016 - 20:47

First Ever Online Mitra Ceremony

By Candradasa on Wed, 27 Jul, 2016 - 20:47

*UPDATE* You can now watch a great short film about the event on Triratna News.

To watch again as-live, please view via Facebook Videos. You will need a Facebook account to watch this.

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Finding a video of a Mitra ceremony from the past this week seemed a good prompt to let you know about a further step into a digitally connected future with our first ever online Mitra Ceremony

Our...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Mantras (Audio)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 23:42

The Birmingham Buddhist Centre sangha, led by Vipulakirti, have recorded their own versions here. Musical notation and an article about how to approach mantras and their chanting will follow soon from him, but, at the bottom of this page, you’ll find a short explanation about the mantras and the musical “principles” behind them.

With many thanks to Vipulakirti and all the chanters!

These searches on The Buddhist Centre Online yield considerably updated resources: Chanting  |  Mantra

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