Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Magic of Meditation with Kamalashila (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 434)

By Centre Team on Fri, 9 Dec, 2022 - 22:22

Welcome to a new season of the podcast! ❤️

Since the 1970s Kamalashila has been exploring meditation and, as an author and teacher in the Triratna Buddhist Order, shaping our understanding of meditation in all its practical magic and mystery. 

These days he spends much of his time at home in rural England, leading in-depth meditation retreats online for members of the Order. Join us in his garden amongst the summer birds and wildflowers of Suffolk for a conversation about how sadhana – a...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Karmavajra (Highlights)

By Zac on Wed, 9 Nov, 2022 - 17:00

It’s very difficult to practice without Sangha. Because you can understand things, but you need to transform emotionally. So if you want to transform emotionally, you need to share with your friends and colleagues.

Karmavajra Annals:

In 1968 when Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita started our movement, I was not aware of it.

In 1978 I was three years old. I was born in 1975 to a Buddhist family near Nagpur, where the mass conversion took place in 1956 by Dr. Ambedkar. I was living in a...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Abhaya (Highlights)

By Zac on Sat, 1 Oct, 2022 - 11:48

“You have to balance or hold the bearer of the archetype with the ordinary human being, that’s very important. Because there’s no way you’re going to reconcile them.”

Abhaya Annals:

In 1968 I was living in Cornwall with my family, sharing in a kind of family community experiment. I had met Bhante and the seedling movement a year before at his first summer retreat at Haslemere, Surrey.

In 1978 I was working as a carpenter at Sukhavati in Bethnal Green, which soon came to be...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Vessantara - Finding Deeper and Deeper Reservoirs of Energy (Full Interview)

By Zac on Fri, 20 May, 2022 - 19:05

Things have changed in the last 10 years or so. A lot of it was just building on what I’d received from Bhante and other Order Members and other people… over the years. But I think, for me, it feels as if those three years with all that time to completely focus on the Dharma did sort of liberate things or bring to fruition a lot of seeds that had been planted by Bhante and other people over a long

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Relational Quality of Sadhana

By Zac on Mon, 4 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

Bhante has said that his sadhana practices and the teachers who gave him the practices are ‘inseparable’. Dayanandi tells some of the stories of how Bhante Sangharakshira received each of his sadhanas.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Bhante, His Teachers and Sadhanas given on the Women’s Private Preceptors’ Retreat at Adhisthana, February 2019, as part of the series Talks from Women’s Private Preceptors’ Retreat, February 2019.

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Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Unfolding Sadhana

By Caroline I P on Mon, 28 Jun, 2021 - 23:42

Unfolding Sadhana

By Caroline I P on Mon, 28 Jun, 2021 - 23:42

Over the last few weeks, Adhisthana has been ringing with conversations on Sadhana.

Ksantikara has been recording a series of conversations with six fellow order members, talking to each of them about their Yiddam and Sadhana practice. Every time he returned to the office after having had one of these conversations, he would be almost bouncing, his eyes sparkling.

He kept saying how good these conversations were, how much he enjoyed them, and that he was really looking forward to sharing the recordings with the order.

I interviewed Lokeshvara the...

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