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International Sangha Day: May Our Communication Be Sangha

By Centre Team on Fri, 10 Sep, 2021 - 20:51

International Sangha Day: May Our Communication Be Sangha

By Centre Team on Fri, 10 Sep, 2021 - 20:51

Sunday November 21
Sangha, spiritual community, can be described as a network of friendships based on what’s of most value. In the company of those committed to the Buddha’s teachings – past and present – we can express and deepen metta, loving-kindness, in our deeds, words and thoughts.

This year’s International Sangha Day celebration focuses on communication because communication is a crucial part of the practice and development of Sangha. At its worst, communication can cause conflict and confusion, polarisation and the...

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FBA Podcast: Open Handed Generosity

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 10 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

Buddhist generosity is ideally ongoing all the time, a simple application of our ethical principles - a flow of time, energy, money, and so on, in the direction of your heart-felt values. Giving is one of the key practices of a Buddhist, and one of the delights of the Spiritual Community. Ratnaghosha evokes how this is an area of activity that is crucial to an effective practice of the Dharma and the living of the Bodhisattva life.

This talk...

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Dharmabyte: Why have a Sangha?

By Sadayasihi on Sun, 27 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

Sangharakshita explores the nature of the Buddhist spiritual community and why it is so essential to spiritual life…

Excerpted from the talk entitled The Spiritual Community, part of the series Introducing Buddhism, 1966.

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FBA Podcast: Sangha As a Gift to the World

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 29 May, 2021 - 06:00

Vajragupta considers how the sangha reaches out into the world, looking at three areas: loving-kindness and common humanity, community and service, and wisdom in an age of information overload.

A talk given on an online weekend retreat with Croydon Buddhist Centre, 2020.

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Dharmabyte: Making Ourselves an Offering

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 20 May, 2021 - 06:00

Amaladipa explores how losing and finding ourselves in the service of others can be a way of transforming conditioning and suffering.

From the talk entitled Losing and Finding Ourselves in the Service of Others given as part of the Sangha Night series on the Noble Eightfold Path at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 2021.

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Dharmabyte: The Practice of Creating Sangha

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 10 May, 2021 - 06:00

This is an exploration by Saddhaloka of the distinguishing role of Sangha, spiritual community, in the development and life of the Triratna (formally Western) Buddhist Order, and, in fact, in any kind of Buddhist spiritual life. Saddhaloka here is steady and thoughtful as ever…

From the talk entitled Creating Sangha and Changing the World given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2002.

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Dharmabyte: Sangha is Togetherness

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 6 May, 2021 - 06:00

Munisha talks about insights gained from traveling in her early life, including realizing she didn’t know how to get along well with others. Some years later, she discovered the Triratna Buddhist Community where friendship is a basic organizing principle around which everything is based.

From the talk entitled A Life in the Sangha given on Zoom to the Stockholm Sangha to celebrate Sangha Day, in the context of the Covid 19 pandemic, November 2020.

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Dharmabyte: Growing Very Deep Roots in the Sky

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 3 May, 2021 - 06:00

Kuladharini reflects on the life of the sangha at the start of the Glasgow Buddhist Centre’s annual rainy season retreat. Here she explores the cosmic and mythic significance in their current work and their approaching going forth from the city premises they have been teaching from for almost 50 years.

Excerpted from the talk of the same title, Growing Very Deep Roots In the Sky, 2021.

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FBA Podcast: Creating Sangha From Within

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 1 May, 2021 - 06:00

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 Yogacharabhumi to explore the conditions necessary for building Sangha.

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*ONLINE ORDER MEMBERS RETREAT* Uncontrived mindfulness

By SophieAnn on Wed, 27 Jan, 2021 - 16:49

*ONLINE ORDER MEMBERS RETREAT* Uncontrived mindfulness

By SophieAnn on Wed, 27 Jan, 2021 - 16:49

What is the relationship between mindfulness and wisdom? How can a seemingly simple practice of on-going awareness help us to know the nature of reality? 

Join Vajradevi and her team online from Saturday 13 March to Friday 19 March for a retreat using the Buddha’s words in the Satipatthana Sutta to practice with this profound yet accessible teaching.

Through periods of formal and...

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