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Sub30 Symposium videos out now!

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 - 15:53

Sub30 Symposium videos out now!

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 - 15:53

Weren’t able to make it to the Sub30 Symposium? Here are all the conversations and Q&As from the weekend - evidence of inspiring friendships and deep Dharma experience!

Thanks to Sanghadhara at thebuddhistcentre.com for the editing

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Sub30 Symposium: Four Gifts to the World

By Prajnaketu on Fri, 12 Jun, 2020 - 09:39

Sub30 Symposium: Four Gifts to the World

By Prajnaketu on Fri, 12 Jun, 2020 - 09:39

Fri 3 Jul | UK & IE 7pm | Europe 8pm CET | Mexico 1pm

Sat 4 Jul | UK & IE 10am | Europe 11am CET | Aus 7pm AEST

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What can Buddhism offer the world today? What does it mean to live a Buddhist life? Gather with young people from around the world for four intergenerational conversations and a chance to meet others aged 30 and under through discussion groups.

On Friday 3rd July...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Rejoicing in Kamalashila – Satyaraja

By satyaraja on Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 15:14

Rejoicing in Kamalashila – Satyaraja

By satyaraja on Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 15:14

During the March Area College gathering for the UK, Ireland and Europe, Kamalashila attended for an evening to have a farewell following his retirement from the Preceptors’ College at the end of last year. He was able to share some of his current threads of practice and inspiration, and a number of those present rejoiced in him. Here we share two of those contributions from Sanghadevi and Satyaraja.

I first met Kamalashila in the early part of 1980 at...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Brahmaviharas and the Awakening of the Bodhi Mind

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 16 May, 2020 - 14:00

Concise and essential, Satyaraja draws out practical and profound aspects of the four Brahmaviharas, considering them as both meditation practices and as realms that we can occupy. This is the second talk in a series of four talks on the topic of karuna, compassion.

From the series Brahmaviharas and the Awakening of the Bodhi Mind given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre Winter Retreat, 2016.

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Dharmabyte: 5000 Arahants

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 16 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

In a talk looking deeply at the many manifestations, contexts, and practices of ksanti, patience, here Satyaraja shares a story from The White Lotus Sutra about 5,000 arahants walking out of the assembly as they believed they had nothing more to learn.

On the theme of spiritual receptivity, from the talk entitled Ksanti – Patience given at Stockholm Buddhist Centre, 8 February 2010.

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College of Public Preceptors
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Ordinations at Padmaloka September 2017

By Saccanama on Sun, 1 Oct, 2017 - 18:00

Ordinations at Padmaloka September 2017

By Saccanama on Sun, 1 Oct, 2017 - 18:00

Ordinations at Padmaloka

The following men had their public ordination on Saturday 30th September at Padmaloka

Public Preceptor Surata:

Terry Diffey becomes Prasannamanas
Name meaning: He whose mind is clear
Private Preceptor: Yashodeva

Public Preceptor Satyaraja:

Lindsay Robertson becomes Akashavajra (long first and second a)
Name...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

10 Reflections on Spiritual Death by Satyaraja

By Saccanama on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:33

10 Reflections on Spiritual Death by Satyaraja

By Saccanama on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:33

These reflections are obviously not comprehensive, but more like threads for future discussion. They were prompted by an article that Rijumati wrote about the importance of introducing spiritual death practices earlier in our training.

1. We need to look at how to introduce spiritual death and rebirth practices from the beginning and at all levels.

At the same time it is important that this is done responsibly and that we are in a position to follow-up through personal communication as these practices can turn...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Guhyaloka 02/05/2016

By Saccanama on Tue, 3 May, 2016 - 10:19

Ordinations at Guhyaloka 02/05/2016

By Saccanama on Tue, 3 May, 2016 - 10:19

The following 20 men were publicly ordained at Guhyaloka yesterday -

Public Preceptor Purna:

Donald Woolford becomes Acalamuni 
Sanskrit name meaning: “Sage Who Is Unwavering” (Westernised spelling Achalamuni)
Private Preceptor: Ratnavyuha


Public Preceptor Moksananda:

Armando Velasco becomes Medhāvin
Sanskrit name meaning: “The Man Of Wisdom...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Satyaraja and Kamalashila talk about meditation

By Saccanama on Wed, 16 Mar, 2016 - 13:27

In the last of our audio interviews from the March 2016 Preceptors’ College meeting, Satyaraja and Kamalashila share some reflections about their personal practice of meditation. It’s a lovely discussion between two people who are dedicated to meditation as a key way to work with the mind and discover more deeply the nature of it. We hear particularly about the devotional aspects of meditation, which is another way into the idea of insight itself. And about meditation retreats - solitary and...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Satyaraja and Maitreyabandhu on developments in the Guhyaloka ordination course

By Saccanama on Fri, 11 Mar, 2016 - 13:46

Satyaraja and Maitreyabandhu led the 4-month ordination course for men at Guhyaloka last year and began a 3-year process of implementing changes to the course. Here they explain some of their reasons for these developments.

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