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Dharmabyte: Hidden Teachings Within Every Moment

By Zac on Mon, 14 Mar, 2022 - 06:00

Bhadra introduces the archetypal magician, Padmasambhava, illustrating how engaging the imagination through ritual and being willing to make the journey of descent are key elements of a fruitful practice.

From the talk entitled The Art of Ritual and Descent given at Bristol Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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FBA Podcast: Padmasambhavas Advice to the Three Fortunate Women

By Zac on Sat, 12 Mar, 2022 - 06:00

Padmolka takes us through the first section of this inspiring text from The Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava. We hear about the Great Guru subduing the demons of Tibet and the circumstances around the time when this teaching is given. Padmasambhava is asked for a short, practical teaching which can be learned by heart to help Queen Nang Chung to practice the Dharma and ultimately lead her to Buddhahood. 

This talk was given at the ...

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Dharmabyte: Integrating Tensions in the Psyche

By Zac on Thu, 10 Mar, 2022 - 06:00

Saraha introduces us to Padmasambhava through his symbolism and the integration of all opposites. From the talk entitled Padmasambhava, Is He Real? What Is His Gift to the World. You, Are You Real, What Is Your Gift to the World given at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 2014.

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Dharmabyte: Cremation Ground as Sacred Space

By Zac on Mon, 7 Mar, 2022 - 06:00

Vidyasakhi evokes the symbolism of the sacred cremation grounds where Padmasambhava engaged in his Bodhisattva training - meditating on impermanence and taming wild energies. 

From the talk entitled The Tantric Path - The Cremation Ground given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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FBA Podcast: Padmasambhava the Mysterious, the Wonderful, the Inspiring

By Zac on Sat, 5 Mar, 2022 - 06:00

In this introduction to Padmasambhava, Vidyadaka guides us through the symbolism of Padmasambhava’s appearance on a lotus, in the centre of Lake Dhanakosa. We hear about the qualities of the lake, the land of Uddiyana, King Indrabhuti’s plight and uncover their deeper meanings and relevance to our own life. Vidyadaka also describes Padmasambhava, his own initial discovery of him and Bhante’s first glimpse of the Great Guru in Darjeeling.

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The Triratna Fathers Group

By Centre Team on Thu, 3 Mar, 2022 - 11:46

The Triratna Fathers Group

By Centre Team on Thu, 3 Mar, 2022 - 11:46

Triratna Fathers Group Monthly Online Meeting

1st or second Friday or each month, 7:30pm- 9:00pm GMT

A group for fathers practicing within the Triratna Buddhist Community and Order. This is a chance to meditate together explore the Dharma and connect.

To come to our monthly evenings please email triratnafathers [at] gmail.com and you will be sent the Zoom link.

See here for a list of upcoming in-person events

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Triratna Fathers Group: Upcoming Events!

By Centre Team on Thu, 3 Mar, 2022 - 11:32

Triratna Fathers Group: Upcoming Events!

By Centre Team on Thu, 3 Mar, 2022 - 11:32

The Triratna Father’s Group is a wonderful opportunity for fathers to connect with other fathers within the Sangha and explore the Three Jewels within the context of fatherhood. Below you’ll find some of the groups upcoming events.

To join the mailing list and find out more about the group, please email triratnafathers [at] gmail.com

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‘Kindling the Flame’

An ‘in person’ Triratna Fathers event @ The London Buddhist Centre
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Dharmabyte: Depth Charge! Tackling Primordial Forces Holding Us Back

By Zac on Thu, 3 Mar, 2022 - 06:00

Sangharakshita gave this previously unreleased and, rather famously, off-the-cuff talk at the London Buddhist Centre in 1979. In this excerpt we hear about Padmasambhava’s principle work of subduing the demons obstructing the establishment of the Dharma in Tibet. These demons are primordial forces existing in the depths of the human mind and collective consciousness - primordial forces holding us back need to be tackled with a depth charge! This is an enjoyable and stirring evocation of the great...

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Peacock Plumes in Southampton - Introducing The Amitabha Project

By Centre Team on Tue, 1 Mar, 2022 - 12:00

Peacock Plumes in Southampton - Introducing The Amitabha Project

By Centre Team on Tue, 1 Mar, 2022 - 12:00

Since opening the centre in the converted premises of the old Plume of Feathers pub in the St Mary’s district four years ago, The Southampton Buddhist Center has been through a period of what feels like an incubation of new sangha lives. During the Covid pandemic, 20 people have had their mitra ceremonies. There have been two local ordinations and numerous ordination requests.

Now that the lockdowns have eased, these lives are interacting together in a range of endeavors that...

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Dharmabyte: Compulsively Trying to Fix Samsara

By Zac on Mon, 28 Feb, 2022 - 06:00

In this talk, Viryadevi describes how the development and sustenance of Virya, relies on a commitment to increasing integration and purity. A commitment that we strengthen through time. 


From the talk Vajrapani’s Gateway to Freedom given at Glasgow Buddhist Centre, 2020

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