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Dhammapalam Gatha by Bodhivajra

By Candradasa on Thu, 25 Jul, 2013 - 14:40
A teaching of the Dharma chanted in Pali, the Dhammapalam Gatha translates as ‘verses that protect the truth’. Set to music, this is a piece that beautifully evokes the heart of the Buddha’s teachings.

Bodhivajra recorded this chant; listen for enjoyment, or listen to learn the words (reproduced below).

Reposted from Norwich Buddhist Centre

Dhammapalam Gatha
Verses that Protect the Truth


Verses in Pali

Sabbapapassa akaranam
Kusalassa upasampada
Sacittapariyodapanam
Etam Buddhanam sasanam.
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Ceremonies used in the Triratna Buddhist Community

By lokabandhu on Wed, 24 Jul, 2013 - 10:12

Here’s PDF versions of the most common ceremonies used in the Triratna Buddhist Community. Many of them are also available in multiple translations over on the Translations Project page of this website. Texts included are:

The Sevenfold Puja
The Threefold Puja
The Dedication Ceremony
The Tiratana Vandana
The Heart Sutra
The Three Refuges and Five Precepts including the Positive Precepts (as used in the Triratna Buddhist Community)
The Three...

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Akasati: Heart and Soul - the Power of Ritual

By Candradasa on Tue, 21 May, 2013 - 17:44

Akasati: Heart and Soul - the Power of Ritual

By Candradasa on Tue, 21 May, 2013 - 17:44Does ritual have a place in 21st Century Buddhism? Akasati explores tradition and innovation in Buddhist ritual and looks into the area of creating our own rituals.

Given at Buddhafield Festival 2012 in the Dharma Parlour

You can listen to and download this talk here

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Afrikaans Triratna Threefold Puja Read by Acalaraja

By Candradasa on Mon, 15 Apr, 2013 - 12:43
There’s something about hearing a familiar text in a language other than your own that can be quite arresting. Words you can feel the meaning in even though you don’t, exactly, ‘understand’; words shared between people and also between peoples: across cultures, beyond language. Here’s Achalavajra with one of the first fruits of the Afrikaans translation initiative reading the Threefold Puja (the English version of the text can be found here). Wonderful sound, wonderful shared sense…
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The Threefold Puja

The Threefold Puja

By Candradasa on Thu, 11 Apr, 2013 - 21:04And while we’re at it, here is the Threefold Puja!

This is a shorter compilation of verses composed by Urgyen Sangharakshita for general use in the Triratna Buddhist Community. The Threefold Puja is often performed at Buddhist Centres and on retreat, and it’s a beautifully weighted little text that brings our emotions into play alongside rational understandings of the Buddhist path.

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The Sevenfold Puja

The Sevenfold Puja

By Candradasa on Thu, 11 Apr, 2013 - 20:56Another post to mark Triratna’s anniversaries this week. Munisha pointed out that we didn’t have the Sevenfold Puja text as a file on our site. Well we sort of did, but only as a link… Well, offering that kind of thing is something we’ll be able to address much more fully with time (and resources!), but for now this particular instance is easy to rectify! Here’s a version we prepared for the last Urban Retreat, for...
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Full Moon Puja - Last Vandana

By Munisha on Wed, 27 Feb, 2013 - 16:59
Here’s a rather lovely chanting of the Dhammapalam Gatha, also known as the Last Vandana, led by Parami after the Full Moon Puja under the Bodhi Tree…
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Full Moon Puja at the Vajrasana

By Candradasa on Tue, 26 Feb, 2013 - 15:49
At the Triratna Order Convention, Bodh Gaya, 2013, we gathered under the full moon at the Vajrasana - the seat of the Buddha’s Enlightenment itself - and performed Puja in English and Hindi as a united Order, east and west…

NB. There was a microphone/p.a. issue all evening so some of the sound is a bit distorted in parts! But it gives a certain flavour of a very noisy puja in a very noisy but still magic place!
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Parami Reading from Sangharakshita Followed by Dedication Ceremony

By Candradasa on Sat, 16 Feb, 2013 - 17:29
Complete with crazy fireworks accompaniment outside! Welcome to India… :)
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Suriyavamsa Boo!

By Candradasa on Fri, 24 Aug, 2012 - 18:08
A great wee discussion on religious art in the community with Suriyavamsa, artist and Dharma farer extraordinaire. He’s just back from four months on retreat as part of the team on the men’s ordination retreat for the Triratna Buddhist Order at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre in Spain near Alicante. Lovely to hear his thoughts on beautifully intricate models he made for a sand mandala - including his evocation of the making of pleated palm crosses in ...

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