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Avalokiteshvara Mantra By Fire at the ECA

By Candradasa on Thu, 31 Jul, 2014 - 00:17
The closing Avalokiteshvara mantra from the final evening of the Triratna European Chairs’ summer assembly… We moved from the meetings space to the bonfire where the song of compassion for the world met the great flame of impermanence. Meetings and partings…

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What will go in the stupa?

By shraddhavani on Wed, 4 Jun, 2014 - 22:34

What will go in the stupa?

By shraddhavani on Wed, 4 Jun, 2014 - 22:34The most important items to be placed in the stupa will be three small containers (tsa-tsas) holding ashes of the late Dhardo Rinpoche, who died in 1990. It will also contain two relics – a bone of Tsongkhapa, founder of the Gelugpa order of Tibetan Buddhism, and the hair of a dakini. These two items were some of the late Dhardo’s most treasured personal belongings and were a gift of the current tulku (reincarnation) of Dhardo...
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RUPA QAWWALI

By Suryaprabha on Sun, 1 Jun, 2014 - 23:43

RUPA QAWWALI

By Suryaprabha on Sun, 1 Jun, 2014 - 23:43A GROUP RITUAL has more to do with play than performance.
International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Day 3: Chanting from the Dhammapada Puja

By Candradasa on Mon, 26 May, 2014 - 01:46
In the second of our puja evenings Vidyatara led a Dhammapada Puja with a two part Shakyamuni mantra and the Indian Shakyamuni mantra. Here they are, along with the shrine salutation and the Refuges and Precepts.

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International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Day 1: Closing Ritual for the Set-up Team

By Satyadarshin on Fri, 23 May, 2014 - 15:34

Day 1: Closing Ritual for the Set-up Team

By Satyadarshin on Fri, 23 May, 2014 - 15:34
End of setup ritual in the shrine room, collective recognition of everyone’s hard work and a chanting of the Transference of Merit and Self Surrender verses.

The set-up is over, let the retreat begin! Only 7 hours to go…
International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Dawn Ritual to the Buddha of the East - A Flavour of the International Retreat...

By Candradasa on Tue, 6 May, 2014 - 14:22

Dawn Ritual to the Buddha of the East - A Flavour of the International Retreat...

By Candradasa on Tue, 6 May, 2014 - 14:22If you’d like a wee flavour of the magic and mystery of the event, here’s a video from the online archive of our 2012 International Retreat on the theme of ‘Imagining the Buddha’. It was made by Lokabandhu (on his ‘not-smart’ phone!) very early in the morning on the last day of the retreat:

“On the last full day we held a 24-hour cycle of ceremonies to the Buddhas of the Four Directions, starting with a Dawn...
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Dharmabyte - Ritual, Metaphor and Poetry

By Rijupatha on Mon, 3 Mar, 2014 - 14:50
Our FBA Dharmabyte today - “Ritual, Metaphor and Poetry” - is a beautiful excerpt on communication as exchange of energy and experience. Happy is the mind that is steeped in totality, Dhammadassin reveals the ritual in the world through poetry and metaphor. The full talk Standing on Emptiness: View, Meditation, and Action was given at the Western Buddhist Order Women’s National Order weekend, August 2004.

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Happy Sangha Day! Puja With Devas Singing...

By Candradasa on Mon, 18 Nov, 2013 - 15:17
A Sangha Day puja from the Cambridge Buddhist Centre in the UK

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Chanting the Padmasambhava Mantra on the Urban Retreat

By Candradasa on Sun, 10 Nov, 2013 - 18:04
An absolutely beautiful piece of chanting from the Young Buddhists weekend at Adhisthana as part of the Urban Retreat. Rather amazingly this has been listened to over 1000 times in less than half a day!

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Padmasambhava's Song

By viriyalila on Thu, 24 Oct, 2013 - 21:46
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Padmasambhava’s Song,” is an excerpt from the talk “Padmasambhava and the King of Tibet” by Vajratara. Here’s another tour-de-force from Vajratara, looking to approach the great figure of Padmasambhava – the ‘Second Buddha’ – through his famous meeting with the King of Tibet. As ever, a provocative, fully engaged and fully engaging take on the Dharma and the challenges that face us on the Path.

Talk given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2007

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