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Suvana Co-housing Project in Cambridge

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 12 Sep, 2018 - 10:46

Suvana Co-housing Project in Cambridge

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 12 Sep, 2018 - 10:46

A group of Order Members and Mitras from the Cambridge Sangha have been meeting for about nine months with the vision of creating a different kind of community.  They have formed the Suvana co-housing project - ‘Suvana’ meaning ‘happy realm’.

Tejasvini (chair of the project) writes: “We imagine living separately (own front door) but together (in the same street or square), with many other shared facilities.

It will be newly built, sustainable, low carbon footprint, the community inspired by...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Depth of Connection

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 27 Jul, 2018 - 12:15

In this FBA Dharmabyte, ‘Depth of Connection’ Nagabodhi shares memories of being in Croydon during the 1970’s. He describes the beautiful symmetry of the fact that he opened the first shrine room in the Croydon Centre and is now here to open the newly rebuilt shrine room in 2017.

Nagabodhi considers the many eras of Croydon’s history and shares the idea that a new shrine room is the seed of incalculable journeys for the future.

This is an excerpt from the...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: A Network of Relationships

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 23 Jul, 2018 - 12:19

This FBA Dharmabyte podcast today is called ‘A Network of Relationships’ by Abhayanandi.

The Buddha famously said that fellowship is the whole of the spiritual life. Is that really true?! Abhayanandi has been following this teaching notably by living in a residential Buddhist community and working in a team-based right-livelihood business. Hear her inspirational and hard-won reflections on Living Sangha.

From the talk entitled “Living Sangha.

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Inspiring Confidence

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 23 Jul, 2018 - 11:41

This Dharmabyte podcast is entitled ‘Inspiring Confidence’, an excerpt from the talk entitled ‘Sanghakaya and the Heart’s Release’ about the Sangha Jewel and its place in the spiritual life, given at the Manchester Buddhist Centre on Triratna Night, 14 December 2015.

Maitreyi says, “I had something of an epiphany on first hearing the term Sanghakaya in a talk by Subhuti in India. It seemed to give expression to a whole direction and momentum of my life and practice,...

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Free Buddhist Audio

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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Dharmabyte: In Relationship to Others

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 30 May, 2018 - 16:36

This Dharmabyte podcast is brought to us by Karunadevi from a talk entitled The Individual, the Group and the Spiritual Community that we’ve called: In Relationship to Others.

Can we retain our individuality while practicing with other people? Are we true individuals, or are we rebels, and are the two really that different? Karunadevi explores the dangers and benefits of practicing within a sangha using the Buddha’s teaching on the mental fetters and various commentaries by Sangharakshita.

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