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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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Free Buddhist Audio

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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Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Great Faith, Great Wisdom, Day 6 - Rainy Season Retreat 2017 by Ratnaguna

Posted by Centre Team to Bristol Buddhist Centre on Sat, 16 Sep, 2017 - 15:23

All this week, Ratnaguna and the Bristol Triratna sangha have turned their urban Centre into a realm for exploration of Sukhavati, the Pure Land of Amitabha. Now on the last day of our retreat, we meet the Buddha. This is what the retreat has been building up to…

With readings from the Guan Jing and from the Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava.

Recorded as part of Ratnaguna’s retreat on Great Faith, Great Wisdom at Bristol Buddhist Centre, Sept 2017.

Talk 9: The Buddha Beyond the Buddha
Ratnaguna...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Great Faith, Great Wisdom, Day 5 - Rainy Season Retreat 2017 by Ratnaguna

Posted by Centre Team to Bristol Buddhist Centre on Thu, 14 Sep, 2017 - 22:04

On the 5th day of the Rainy Season Retreat, Ratnaguna takes us into the world of the the Sutra on the Visualisation of the Buddha Amitayus, or Guan Jing. Some wonderful guided meditations, conversation, and another excellent talk await…

The Guan Jing or Sutra on the Visualisation of the Buddha Amitayus - Introduction and Reading, Queen Vaidehi’s Predicament Followed by a Visualisation of the Setting Sun
Ratnaguna starts the fifth day of the retreat with a brief introduction to the Guan...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Great Faith, Great Wisdom, Day 4 - Rainy Season Retreat 2017 by Ratnaguna

Posted by Centre Team to Bristol Buddhist Centre on Wed, 13 Sep, 2017 - 20:20

Day 4 brings us a bumper crop of great Dharma exploration and evocation from Ratnaguna and friends in the Bristol sangha as they deepen into their retreat together.

Talk 6: The Sutra as a Practice of Annussati - Recollection of the Three Jewels
Ratnaguna introduces the practice of reading the longer Sukhavativuyha Sutra as a recollection of the Buddha, Dharma and arya-Sangha.

Reading from the Longer Sukhavativyuha Sutra - The Living Beings of the Buddhafield
Ratnaguna briefly recaps on how...

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What...

Biate and Jen on the Spaciousness of the International Gathering

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Mon, 4 Sep, 2017 - 20:31

Biate and Jen on the Spaciousness of the International Gathering

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Mon, 4 Sep, 2017 - 20:31

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Biate and Jen from Bristol Buddhist Centre share their experience of the 2017 Triratna International Gathering at Adhisthana.

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Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What...

‘Wisdom’s Gathering: the difference that makes a difference’ - Dhammamegha

Posted by sanghadhara to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Thu, 31 Aug, 2017 - 10:26

‘Wisdom’s Gathering: the difference that makes a difference’ - Dhammamegha

Posted by sanghadhara to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Thu, 31 Aug, 2017 - 10:26

Dhammamegha speaks about Sangha as Dharma practice and how spiritual community and friendship with the admirable are part of our heritage in Triratna. A talk given on the Triratna International Gathering at Adhisthana, 27 August 2017

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What...

Sunday at the International Gathering

Posted by Munisha to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 20:09

Sunday at the International Gathering

Posted by Munisha to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 20:09

On our last full day we heard from Triratna Hungary, with a presentation from mitra Tibor Derdak of the Dr Ambedkar High School, which offers gypsy girls and boys a way out of poverty and discrimination. As he said, quoting Subhuti, if the Buddha were to walk down the street in Hungary today, everyone would assume he was a gypsy.

Dhammamegha gave us an excellent talk on the importance of sangha and friendship: ‘Wisdom’s gathering: the difference that...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

NNBY National Convention

Posted by JoCross80 to Triratna Young Buddhists on Tue, 15 Aug, 2017 - 16:58

NNBY National Convention

Posted by JoCross80 to Triratna Young Buddhists on Tue, 15 Aug, 2017 - 16:58

Hi All,


I am fundraising for the NNBY (NATIONAL NETWORK OF BUDDHIST YOUTH) for their 11th National Convention.
(A note from Uttam: This year 2017, NNBY is celebrating its 11th National Convention first time in Siyana, Uttar Pradesh, since its first convention which was held on 25th Dec 2007. In this 11th National Convention, we are expecting about 500 of NNBY youths and leaders from different parts of India. So, to make...

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