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Dharmabyte: An Army of Compassion

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 12 Jul, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte, An Army of Compassion, is an excerpt from the talk Compassion Embodied by Vajratara.

The Bodhicitta is about the spiritual community, the sangha, because it is only when we work together that we can make an infinite sphere of influence and concern for the suffering of the world.

The Jewel that Arises 
The Priceless Treasure 
The Elixir of Life 
The Supreme Medicine 
The Tree of Shelter 
The Feast of Happiness 
The Rising
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Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Dharma Talk: Creating Sangha from Within

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna Young Buddhists on Sun, 8 Jul, 2018 - 14:14

Is there an inner attitude we can adopt that will naturally lead to the creation of Sangha? Satyadhara poses this question - and addresses it - in his talk on the second Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention. He shares his personal experience of being in a small Sangha near Frankfurt in Germany, and draws upon Asangha’s Yogacharahumi to explore the conditions necessary for building Sangha.

Talk given on the second Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention in Valencia, Spain, in July 2018....

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Dharma Talk: The Nature of Inner Peace - Creating Sangha from Within

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna Young Buddhists on Sat, 7 Jul, 2018 - 14:42

Sadayasihi explores the theme of the second Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention: ‘The Nature of Inner Peace: Creating Sangha from Within’. She looks at what peace is and then, using Sangharakshita’s aphorism ‘peace is a fire’ considers three things this might mean and how these three dimensions of peace might be of use in creating Sangha.

Talk given on the second Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention in Valencia, Spain, in July 2018....

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Dharma Day and Regional Sangha Picnic

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 28 Jun, 2018 - 15:08

Dharma Day and Regional Sangha Picnic

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 28 Jun, 2018 - 15:08

July 21, 2018

Dharma Day Program: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sangha Picnic: 1 pm - 4 pm

Join us for an epic Dharma Day puja that will invite us to pay homage to the Dharma as it has arisen through time. The program will be a ritualized journey through the Three Yanas. We’ll begin with stories from the Pali Canon, followed by readings on the Six Paramitas and culminating in meeting the Buddha’s and Bodhisattvas whose mantras we chant to close the sevenfold puja.  

The morning program will be followed by a Regional Sangha...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Voices from Ireland

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 25 Jun, 2018 - 17:48

Here is a short podcast with members of the Irish Sangha discussing what has motivated them, and what continues to inspire them, to practice the Dharma. From ‘finding my friends’ and a sense of meaning to life, to building a Buddha-land and being able to practice within one’s own culture, Jnanadhara, Vajrashura, and Pavara together with Mitras Julie, Sean and Kristina share their thoughts.

Recorded in the Dublin Buddhist Centre during Triratna Day in April 2018.

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FBA Podcast: The Sangha Context of the Anapanasati Teaching

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 12 May, 2018 - 16:11

This FBA Podcast is called ‘The Sangha Context of the Anapanasati Teaching’, a talk given by Shubha at the London Buddhist Centre’s Women’s Night Class, November 21st 2013. Drawing out the full sutta where the Anapanasati teaching is given speaks to the sangha context as a condition for insight.

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Ipswich Buddhist Centre
Ipswich Buddhist Centre

India Night with Nick & Irene

Posted by RCheesley to Ipswich Buddhist Centre on Thu, 26 Apr, 2018 - 09:51

India Night with Nick & Irene

Posted by RCheesley to Ipswich Buddhist Centre on Thu, 26 Apr, 2018 - 09:51

Join us for a curry and presentation evening about our recent pilgrimage to India and to raise funds for the Sangha room refurbishment.

Saturday, 9th June from 6.30-10pm at Ipswich Buddhist Centre.

Suggested donation £8

Vegetarian curry provided, please let us know you are coming for catering purposes; either by putting your name on the list in the Sangha kitchen, directly to Nick or Irene, or via email to nickggreen [at] yahoo.co.uk - we look forward to seeing you....

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #3 Buddhist Voices Around The World

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 15:48

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #3 Buddhist Voices Around The World

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 15:48

In essence, a spiritual community is a free association of individuals. You can no more have a spiritual community without individuals than you can have an omelette without eggs.

Sangharakshita, What is the Sanghapage 55.

A Sangha, or spiritual community, needs committed individuals practicing the Dharma in the context of their own particular lives in order to exist. The central myth of the Triratna Buddhist Order is the figure of the 1,000 armed Avalokiteshvara: the idea being that each...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: The Group and the Spiritual Community

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 11:17

This FBA Podcast is by Triratna’s International Order Convenor, Parami, speaking on one of her favourite topics: ‘The Group and the Spiritual Community.’

Parami has lived and worked within Triratna for many years of her life. Sangha is very important to her and her years of experience will help us to get a clearer idea of what makes a spiritual community, rather than a positive group.

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FBA Podcast: The Meaning of Spiritual Community Revisited

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 11:09

This FBA Podcast is entitled ‘The Meaning of Spiritual Community Revisited’ by Mahamati. One of the talks given at Padmaloka during the 2016 ‘Urgyen’ retreat.

The retreat was part of the celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the founding of Padmaloka, and aimed to explore the life and teachings of our founder Urgyen Sangharakshita.

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