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Free the Dharma - a #buddhaday gift from Windhorse Publications

By akasajoti on Fri, 1 May, 2020 - 23:42

Free the Dharma - a #buddhaday gift from Windhorse Publications

By akasajoti on Fri, 1 May, 2020 - 23:42

From the 1st to the 10th of May, our friends at Windhorse Publications are giving away Saddhaloka’s ‘Encounters with Enlightenment’, a book of stories from the Buddha’s life, as a #buddhaday gift! 🎁 ⠀

This collection of timeless, well-loved stories from the life of the Buddha is presented with simple elegance by Saddhaloka. By remaining faithful to the ancient Pali texts from which they are drawn, they allow us to enter the world of the Buddha...

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Countdown to #buddhaday - 7 days to go...

By akasajoti on Fri, 1 May, 2020 - 23:32

Countdown to #buddhaday - 7 days to go...

By akasajoti on Fri, 1 May, 2020 - 23:32

Countdown to #buddhaday !⠀

In the lead-up to our Triratna international Buddha Day celebration, Saddhaloka offers a series of ten short talks telling stories of the Buddha’s life, filmed from Adhisthana during the lock-down. Listen to one a day, and enjoy a daily immersion in the world and life of the Buddha.⠀

🎧 LISTEN NOW ⠀

Saddhaloka will also be appearing on Buddha Day itself for a live-streamed...

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Countdown to #buddhaday - 10 days to go...

By akasajoti on Wed, 29 Apr, 2020 - 11:35

Countdown to #buddhaday - 10 days to go...

By akasajoti on Wed, 29 Apr, 2020 - 11:35

Countdown to #buddhaday!

“A thousand brilliant hues arise,⠀
More lovely than the evening skies,⠀
And pictures paint before our eyes…”

During this day of recollection and celebration of the many beautiful qualities of Enlightenment, Saddhanandi and Saddhaloka will offer a special Buddha Day Q&A live-streamed from Adhisthana.

🎧 “The Poetry Interviews – Saddhanandi + Sangharakshita” 

thebuddhistcentre.com/buddha-day for the full programme and to connect⠀ 

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

For the Happiness and Welfare of Many

By Caroline I P on Mon, 27 Apr, 2020 - 11:46

For the Happiness and Welfare of Many

By Caroline I P on Mon, 27 Apr, 2020 - 11:46

In his second talk in the series counting down to Buddha Day, Saddhaloka shares the stories of just after the Buddha’s enlightenment. This talks covers the buddha’s first teachings, and the compassion that moved him and his followers to teach.

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

The Preceptors’ College Chair Handover

By Amaradaya on Wed, 15 Jan, 2020 - 13:19

The Preceptors’ College Chair Handover

By Amaradaya on Wed, 15 Jan, 2020 - 13:19

The annual international meeting of the Preceptors’ College took place from the 4th to the 14th November, 2019. It was Saddhaloka’s final meeting as Chair after almost five years of service, and half-way through the meeting he handed over to Ratnadharini, the incoming Chair, marking the transition with a ritual and rejoicings. Here we capture the handover ceremony and extracts from interviews with Saddhaloka and Ratnadharini.

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations in Manchester and Dublin on 7th October 2017

By Saccanama on Thu, 12 Oct, 2017 - 09:59

Ordinations in Manchester and Dublin on 7th October 2017

By Saccanama on Thu, 12 Oct, 2017 - 09:59

Saturday October 7th 2017 was a special day with 2 public ordinations staking place. First, at the Manchester Buddhist Centre, Claire Walsh became Nischalasri, having been privately ordained by Amritamati at Tiratanaloka and then publicly ordained by Dayanandi in her home town Buddhist Centre. Then, a few hours later, Keith Hogan had his public ordination in Dublin (the first to take place on Irish soil)...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Realisation of Metta

By akasajoti on Wed, 14 Jun, 2017 - 14:54

Realisation of Metta

By akasajoti on Wed, 14 Jun, 2017 - 14:54

True wisdom never rests in itself very long, there is always this movement towards suffering through compassion.

Saddhaloka’s presentation on Metta and Wisdom, where he spoke of the unity of the dual aspects of the path – samata and vipassana, wisdom and compassion, merit and insight – and described how they are really a part of a single process, with reference to some stories of the Buddha’s life and the teachings of Atisha on sunyatakarunagarbha.

+follow Adhisthana here and on Facebook to continue...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Saddhaloka introduces himself

By Saccanama on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:30

In interview with Saccanama, Saddhaloka talks about his early life, coming across the Dharma, and his work for the Movement before becoming Chair of the Preceptors’ College.

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College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Saddhaloka article for the College newsletter to the Order

By Saccanama on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:25

Saddhaloka article for the College newsletter to the Order

By Saccanama on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:25

On 26th August 2016 Bhante turns 91. His mind is bright and active and he takes a lively interest in what goes on in the Order and Movement.  He continues to give of himself and in recent months, despite dips in his energy, he has met a lot of people. It was very moving to see the joy of the Indian Order members at the Men’s Convention when having their photograph taken with him. Clearly though, his body is frail, and we...

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