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The Pagoda of Consciousness: the Stupa

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 22:45

The Pagoda of Consciousness: the Stupa

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 22:45

Buddhist Symbols slideshow, Saturday 23 May 11:30 with Ratnaprabha.

The stupa started as a burial mound for the Buddha, but became a vast symbol, the architecture of enlightenment, with its special forms and meanings in the different Asian Buddhist cultures. The last of this series of slideshows.
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Recent talks and slideshows can be seen here on our YouTube channel.  Last week’s on the Vajra, Can the...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Imagine a Buddha…

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 17 Apr, 2020 - 09:54

Imagine a Buddha…

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 17 Apr, 2020 - 09:54

Weekly North London Slideshows by Ratnaprabha on images and symbols in Buddhism

11:30 am on Saturdays (except 9 May, see below) after the 10:30 meditation.
Zoom login each week except 10 May is here

Sat 18 April    The Endless Knot: Buddhist Symbols
Sat 25 April    Taming The Bull: a Zen path
Sat 2 May    Meeting the Buddhas
(Sat 9 May    Kusala Talk on Right Livelihood)
Sunday 10 May    (Buddha...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Dhardo Rinpoche, Stupa Building and Sangha

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 22 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

A lovely talk given by Nagabodhi on Triratna Day at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, with an introduction by Dayalocana.

Here, Nagabodhi recounts his favorite memories of his time with Dhardo Rinpoche in Kalimpong, expresses his feelings about the strengthening power of stupa building for centers, and ties it all together with a reminder of the central role of sangha in the Triratna Community. Lovely introducation and conclusion by Dayalocana.

Talk given on...

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Meditating In The Caves At Bhaja

By Centre Team on Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 17:24

Meditating In The Caves At Bhaja

By Centre Team on Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 17:24

We got up early today to meditate in the early Buddhist caves at Bhaja, which are over 2000 years old! 

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Stupa: Adornments of Chintamani - Gallery No. 2

By Candradasa on Wed, 28 Oct, 2015 - 05:38

The Stupa: Adornments of Chintamani - Gallery No. 2

By Candradasa on Wed, 28 Oct, 2015 - 05:38

The stupa at Chintamani is weathered and beautiful. Its sides reveal hidden protectors when you look up close…

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Vajra Bell - Spring 2015

Vajra Bell - Spring 2015

By Rijupatha on Sun, 26 Apr, 2015 - 16:55

In this issue of the Vajra Bell Newsletter:

Meeting Bhante: Connecting with Our Teacher and Founder Sangharakshita

“Seeking Beauty: A Gateway to Freedom” – by Narottama

“Reflections on the Ninth Precept” – by Tom Gaillard

“Purification of a Stupa – Visit and Dedication with Dhardo Tulku Rinpoche” – by Barry Timmerman

Updates from the new Spiritual Vitality Council and Board of Directors of Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Sangha Notes from Aryaloka, Nagaloka, San...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

An American Stupa - Gallery

By Candradasa on Mon, 9 Mar, 2015 - 20:00

An American Stupa - Gallery

By Candradasa on Mon, 9 Mar, 2015 - 20:00
The creation of this beautiful new stupa at Aryaloka Buddhist Center in the USA, made in classic style by Tibetan artisan builders, has been the work of several years and has turned into an inspiring community-funded project led with enormous energy by ...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Dedicating An American Stupa - Live Today!

By Candradasa on Sun, 8 Mar, 2015 - 12:43

Dedicating An American Stupa - Live Today!

By Candradasa on Sun, 8 Mar, 2015 - 12:43Today we’ll be bringing you some live social media coverage of the inauguration ceremony for the newest Triratna stupa, sited at Aryaloka Buddhist Center in New Hampshire, USA, and dedicated to Dhardo Rimpoche, one of Sangharakshita’s eight main teachers and his close personal friend.

Tune in on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. We’ll be posting pictures and (internet permitting!) some audio...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Stupa Dedication Ceremony - This Sunday!

By viriyalila on Fri, 6 Mar, 2015 - 02:18

Stupa Dedication Ceremony - This Sunday!

By viriyalila on Fri, 6 Mar, 2015 - 02:18
On Sunday, March 8th, Dhardo Rinpoche will lead a Stupa Dedication ceremony at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, 11 am (please arrive by 10:50 am). As there is limited parking due to all the snow, there will be a couple of shuttle vans from Newmarket Elementary School from 10 am - 10:45 am, 243 S Main St, Newmarket, NH 03857.

Here are more details from Shrijnana:

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Dear Friends, Mitras, and Order members,

We are...
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Vajra Bell - Winter 2015

Vajra Bell - Winter 2015

By Rijupatha on Wed, 31 Dec, 2014 - 20:38In this issue of the Vajra Bell Newsletter:

Adhisthana: A New Home for the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community

“Stupa-fied: Inspiration Arises from Sacred Space” – by Barry Timmerman

Upcoming Retreats and Classes at Aryaloka

“Reflecting on an Introduction to Noble Silence Retreat” – by David Watt

Updates from the new Spiritual Vitality Council and Board of Directors

Sangha Notes from Aryaloka, Nagaloka, Portsmouth, Montana, Portsmouth, NYC and Concord

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