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Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

The story of Yasa (story telling evening)

By sanghadhara on Thu, 29 Aug, 2019 - 11:36

The story of Yasa (story telling evening)

By sanghadhara on Thu, 29 Aug, 2019 - 11:36

Lokabandhu hosts this special evening of story-telling from the Pali Canon - the story of Yasa and the golden slippers - brought to life by a young cast, songs and colourful costumes!

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Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
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The story of Padmasambhava (Story telling evening) International Gathering 2019

By sanghadhara on Thu, 29 Aug, 2019 - 11:33

The story of Padmasambhava (Story telling evening) International Gathering 2019

By sanghadhara on Thu, 29 Aug, 2019 - 11:33

The second evening of story-telling at the 2019 Triratna International Gathering was hosted by Jayaraja and friends. Featuring a king, courtiers, demons, galloping horses and the great Guru Padmasambhava himself, prepare yourself for an entertaining precis of how Padmasambhava came to Tibet.

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Dharmabyte: The Story of Hatthaka

By Rijupatha on Thu, 9 Jul, 2015 - 17:46

More storytelling! Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called “The Story of Hatthaka”, an excerpt from the talk of the same title by Ratnaprabha. A brilliantly told story from the Pali Canon, about Hatthaka, who used the 4 sangraha vastus, the four means of creating a sangha, to do exactly that. The four are: generosity, kindly speech, good works or action and exemplification. Ratnaprabha explains these in the companion talk: The 4 Sangraha vastus.

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Dharmabyte: The Story of Little Ugly

By Rijupatha on Mon, 6 Jul, 2015 - 11:00

Best-known stories brought together humour and lightness in Buddhist scriptures. Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called “The Story of Little Ugly” from the talk, “Encounters with Enlightenment”, by Saddhaloka, the author of a book of re-tellings of stories from the Pali Canon, the oldest collection of texts about the life and teachings of the Buddha. Here Saddhaloka talks about the tradition of storytelling in Buddhism, and recounts some of his own favourites. His obvious love of...

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And what about the children?

By Munisha on Tue, 27 May, 2014 - 09:48

And what about the children?

By Munisha on Tue, 27 May, 2014 - 09:48Here’s a lively Polish contribution to the children’s evening entertainments.

We seem to have more children than we started with (certainly better than the other way round). About 20 children ranging from about 1-13 years have enjoyed own activity tent full of things to do and play with, and they’ve been a delight to have around, splashing in puddles, sleeping in their parents’ laps in pujas, making offerings and, every night before the puja, enjoying storytelling with Jayaraja and...
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Ratnaguna tells the story of the Buddha and Devadatta

By lokabandhu on Sat, 2 Jun, 2012 - 22:31
On the second evening of Triratna’s 2012 International Retreat, Ratnaguna tells the sad story of the Buddha and Devadatta…