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Dharma Day Festival, join North London

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:17

Dharma Day Festival, join North London

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:17

Through the day this Sunday, 12 July, online.
Marking the anniversary of the Buddha’s first ever teachings (Dharma) soon after his awakening. 
“The world is made of stories. Good stories are hard to come by, and a good story you can honestly call your own is an incredible gift. The stories are part of a bigger story that connects us all.” (Gary Snyder) Can you discover Buddhism through stories, or do you need facts?

10:30    Ratnaprabha hosts from the Buddhist Centre shrine...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Working With Adversity

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 11 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

When things go wrong in our life we can see them as an obstacle to an ideal spiritual life feel we should be leading. But there’s another way of looking at difficulties, and instead of trying to get rid of difficulties, we could be welcoming them as opportunities. 

Vajratara  draws on the Tibetan Mind Training tradition, as well as the Pali Suttas to examine how we can make adversity our teacher and the ground in which wisdom...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: The Myth of the Bodhicitta

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 26 Oct, 2019 - 14:00

What is the Bodhicitta and how do we become receptive to it? Vajratara talks about the paradox behind the Bodhicitta: how it is an experience beyond any personal attainment, yet it arises in us. How can we hold both perspectives?

Using the framework of the ‘3 myths’ of the Dharma life, Vajratara evokes the qualities and attitudes we develop to prepare ourselves for the Bodhicitta. A journey around the Suttas and Sutras, stories and poetry, evoking the development of the Bodhicitta.

Talk given...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

New Writing By Sangharakshita: Some Reflections On The Garava Sutta

By Sangharakshita on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 16:11

New Writing By Sangharakshita: Some Reflections On The Garava Sutta

By Sangharakshita on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 16:11

This new piece by Sangharakshita appeared originally on his own website - read more articles and interviews there.

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One is never too old to learn. It is only relatively late in my Dharma life that I have become more aware of or have focused on the Garava Sutta of the Pali Canon. This is not to say that I did not know of its existence but that it started having a significance for me that...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Chanting The Karaniya Metta Sutta

By Centre Team on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 20:21

Rounding off the opening day of the 2016 Triratna International Council, a treat from the team of members of the Order representing India. The Karaniya Metta Sutta - source of the loving kindness practice central to Triratna’s approach to Buddhism and meditation - chanted beautifully in the gathering dark at Adhisthana.

See all posts from the International Council 2016...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Sheffield Younger Sangha 6th of Feb

By Prajnaketu on Fri, 29 Jan, 2016 - 15:08

Sheffield Younger Sangha 6th of Feb

By Prajnaketu on Fri, 29 Jan, 2016 - 15:08

‘In the seen only the seen’ - a look at the Bahiya Sutta led by Francis

6pm optional bring ‘n’ share meal

7.30 start

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Meditations from the Anuruddha Sutta - Week 4, Deeper Into The Breath

By Candradasa on Mon, 27 Jul, 2015 - 14:49

Meditations from the Anuruddha Sutta - Week 4, Deeper Into The Breath

By Candradasa on Mon, 27 Jul, 2015 - 14:49

This Tuesday we continue our six week series of meditations based on the Anuruddha Sutta and the Buddha’s description of how the qualities of a Dharma farer relate to the practices they engage in - especially in meditation itself.

Tuesday 28th July, 2.30pm EST / 7.30pm UK

Add us to your circles on Google + and join the Hangout. We’ll be online 10 minutes before and we’ll sit for about 40 minutes, with an introduction and space for optional...

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