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A Rose-Apple Tree Experience – #buddhaday

By akasajoti on Sun, 10 May, 2020 - 10:04

A Rose-Apple Tree Experience – #buddhaday

By akasajoti on Sun, 10 May, 2020 - 10:04

And, a final #buddhaday treat for you all…

Sangharakshita tells us that the Enlightenment of the Buddha isn’t cold and detached, but sees everything as beautiful because it sees with a mind and heart of Metta.

For our International Buddha Day celebration, Subhadramati evokes this aspect of the Enlightenment by telling a story of a pivotal moment in the Buddha’s life, which precedes the dawning of his enlightenment experience, where he recollects a memory of sitting beneath a rose-apple tree in his youth. She...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabytes: The Strength of Nothing Hidden

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 24 Feb, 2020 - 14:00

We often think that our best defense is to protect ourselves with a barrier between ourselves and the world. On the contrary, the dakini has the complete realization that in the end there is nothing to defend. In enlightenment all we were ever defending was a pattern of defensiveness, you realize there was nothing to defend.

From the talk entitled The Dakini & the Skull Garland by Subhadramati given at London Buddhist Centre, 2020.

Tantric Buddhism is concerned with the...

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FBA Podcast: Why Do I Suffer?

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 4 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

A series of personal exchanges with Subhuti about the central issues of life.  Subhuti is among the most prominent and experienced of Western Buddhists. He has spent the past forty-odd years practising the Buddha’s teachings and travelling the world helping make it possible for others to do the same. 

Hosted by Subhadramati during his Presidential visit to the London Buddhist Centre, which he was instrumental in founding in 1978.

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Nuevo Curso Online - Dharma en Español / New Online Dharma Course in Spanish

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Dec, 2019 - 11:22

Nuevo Curso Online - Dharma en Español / New Online Dharma Course in Spanish

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Dec, 2019 - 11:22

En el ajetreado mundo de hoy, cada vez más organizaciones ofrecen cursos online: las ventajas son una mayor accesibilidad para los participantes, pero también permite que participen una gama más amplia de personas, más allá de un área geográfica limitada. Aprovechando estas posibilidades, el Centro Budista de Valencia organizará un curso de Dharma en línea sobre el tema de la ética budista. ¡Lo interesante de este curso es que no solo está abierto a personas de habla hispana de todo...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Akashavana Retreat Centre June 2018

By Saccanama on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 14:08

Ordinations at Akashavana Retreat Centre June 2018

By Saccanama on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 14:08

We are delighted to announce that the following 21 women were ordained at Akashavana on June 2nd, 2018.

Public Preceptor: Subhadramati

Fiona Johnston becomes Suvarnajyoti
A Pali name meaning ‘She who is or has a golden light’
Westernised spelling: Suvarnajyoti
Private Preceptor: Maitrivajri

Elaine Jackson becomes Maitrimati
A Sanskrit name meaning ‘...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Introducing Subhadramati

By Saccanama on Thu, 10 Mar, 2016 - 10:12

Dhammadinna asks the questions to introduce her good friend Subhadramati.

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Subhadramati appointed as a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Thu, 21 Jan, 2016 - 10:34

Subhadramati appointed as a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Thu, 21 Jan, 2016 - 10:34

Subhadramati was ordained in 1995 at Tiratanaloka, privately by Anjali and publically by Sanghadevi. In 1999, after 13 years during which she worked in the team-based right livelihood at the Cherry Orchard restaurant and lived in communities around the London Buddhist Centre, she moved to Dublin. She lived there for 7 years, helping to run the Centre. She is now president of the Dublin Buddhist Centre and visits...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna on the BBC

By Munisha on Thu, 6 Mar, 2014 - 01:57

Triratna on the BBC

By Munisha on Thu, 6 Mar, 2014 - 01:57Today we bring you news of three excellent British Triratna broadcasters, new and old, on BBC national radio.

A recent news report on BBC Radio Four’s PM programme related how the teaching of mindfulness has come to the British parliament, and featured Subhadramati of the London Buddhist Centre.

In the same week Glasgow Buddhist Centre Chair Dassini was the faith guest on BBC Radio Two’s ‘Good Morning Sunday’ last week, talking about Buddhism, mindfulness,...

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