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Looking at the Bodhi Tree – Countdown to #buddhaday – 4 days to go...

By akasajoti on Wed, 6 May, 2020 - 22:09

Looking at the Bodhi Tree – Countdown to #buddhaday – 4 days to go...

By akasajoti on Wed, 6 May, 2020 - 22:09

As a special treat for you all this week as we countdown to #buddhaday we will be releasing a series of dharma reflections and evocations of the Buddha over the coming days…⠀

Today, from the ClearVision archives, we share a talk Sangharakshita gave on Buddha Day in 1999! Sangharakshita reflects on the Buddha’s achievement of Enlightenment, drawing our attention to an often overlooked feature of this great event - the Buddha’s expression of gratitude to the tree that...

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The Shakyamuni mantra echos around Adhisthana

By Caroline I P on Sat, 2 May, 2020 - 21:32

The Shakyamuni mantra echos around Adhisthana

By Caroline I P on Sat, 2 May, 2020 - 21:32

Adhisthana in spring, filled with the sounds of devotion.

There may not be other people here, but the community are practicing together daily. If you would like to see our schedule during this ‘At home’ period, visit the Adhisthana website.

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Countdown to #buddhaday - 8 days to go...

By akasajoti on Fri, 1 May, 2020 - 13:50

Countdown to #buddhaday - 8 days to go...

By akasajoti on Fri, 1 May, 2020 - 13:50

Countdown to #buddhaday !⠀

We’re looking forward to sharing footage from the Clear Vision Trust archive, gathered for our Buddha Day celebrations, of Sangharakshita talking about the Buddha and his Enlightenment.⠀

thebuddhistcentre.com/buddha-day for the programme and to join in!⠀

🎧 …and from the Free Buddhist Audio archives, ‘Readings from the Pali Canon’ by Sangharakshita, with a beautiful booklet here.

📷 The Buddha’s...

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Livestream Puja tonight 7.15pm BST

By Caroline I P on Sat, 25 Apr, 2020 - 16:53

Livestream Puja tonight 7.15pm BST

By Caroline I P on Sat, 25 Apr, 2020 - 16:53

Please join our fourth Facebook live-streamed Puja for Bhante, led by Saddhanandi with the Adhisthana community:

https://www.facebook.com/adhisthana.triratna/posts/3410280642339584?__tn__=-R

We will be chanting the five mantras Bhante asked us to do at his death.

Join in and participate at home (put your laptop/tablet/phone on your shrine and meditate, chant and make offerings with us!). Thanks to everyone who took part last week. We really enjoy doing puja with you all....

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Free eBook this week is Living with Kindness

By dhammamegha on Mon, 20 Apr, 2020 - 14:25

Free eBook this week is Living with Kindness

By dhammamegha on Mon, 20 Apr, 2020 - 14:25

‘This is what should be done by one who is skilled in goodness, and who knows the path to peace…’

These are the opening lines of the Karaniya Metta Sutta, the discourse on loving kindness. This is the sutta that introduces the loving kindness or Metta Bhāvanā meditation practice. 

This week’s Windhorse Publications eBook giveaway is a commentary by Sangharakshita on this beautiful and practical guide to living a competent, ethical and liberating life. The book is Living with Kindness. You can download it here until...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Vajrasattva, death and the hell realm

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 20 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

A story from Kalimpong…

Sangharakshita shares a story from Kalimpong about being woken up in the middle of the night to a very strange occurrence – he saw a dear friend who had passed several years earlier standing in a deep pit next to his bed. His response was to chant the Vajrasattva Mantra.

Excerpted from the talk Between Twin Sala Trees, part of the series Incidents from the Pali Canon, 1983. This lecture is a series of reflections based...

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Adhisthana

Saturday 7.15pm GMT live streamed puja at Adhisthana

By Caroline I P on Sat, 18 Apr, 2020 - 18:46

Saturday 7.15pm GMT live streamed puja at Adhisthana

By Caroline I P on Sat, 18 Apr, 2020 - 18:46

Please join our third Facebook live-streamed Puja for Bhante with the Adhisthana community: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=295875208067310

We will be chanting the five mantras Bhante asked us to do at his death. This puja will be led by Saddhaloka and will include readings from Bhante.

Join in and participate at home (put your laptop/tablet/phone on your shrine and meditate, chant and make offerings with us!). Thanks to everyone who took part last week. We really enjoy doing puja with you all.

With each live-stream we’re getting...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Wheel of Life as a mirror

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 13 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

Sangharakshita describes in all its wealth of detail, the Wheel of Life. It’s really a painting but a mirror, giving one successively more profound insights into oneself, and revealing the next step in escaping the endless round.

From the talk entitled The Symbolism of the Tibetan Wheel of Life, part of the series Creative Symbols of the Tantric Path to Enlightenment, 1972.

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La vie règne

By Ujumani on Tue, 7 Apr, 2020 - 19:21

La vie règne

By Ujumani on Tue, 7 Apr, 2020 - 19:21

Dans cette situation étrange et confinée je me pose des questions : Mais qu’est-ce que je fais là ? Ne serais-je pas mieux ailleurs ? Cela se terminera-t-il un jour ? …

Mais il ne sert à rien de résister ; aussi pour débuter la méditation d’hier midi par internet, j’ai choisi de nous inspirer avec le poème suivant de Sangharakshita ; outre le poème lui-même, je suis convaincu que rester en contact avec la beauté, sous quelque forme que ce soit, est une façon de trouver de...

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Adhisthana

Daily Circumambulations

By JamesBrodie on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 15:55

Daily Circumambulations

By JamesBrodie on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 15:55

Bhante’s body lies at Adhisthana and Bhante’s spirit lies at the heart of what we do. During the lockdown the community is circumambulating every evening at 7am in an act of worship, devotion and rememberance.

Here’s a short snippet that was live-streamed last night.

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