The Buddhist Centre: buddhism for today

Tag: system of practice

The Sikkha Project
The Sikkha Project

Sikkha website is now up and running

By shubhavyuha on Thu, 30 Aug, 2018 - 16:23

Sikkha website is now up and running

By shubhavyuha on Thu, 30 Aug, 2018 - 16:23

We are happy to say that the Sikkha website is now up and running at www.sikkha.online. Here you will find our first offering of three introductory courses. For each course there are weekly teachers notes, a short video introducing the theme for the week and a talk as it was presented during a course. All of the course material has been produced in order to resource Order members who teach at centres with material to stimulate and support their...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Being With Ourselves, Knowing Ourselves: How To Hold Our Experience In A Complicated World

By Candradasa on Thu, 30 Aug, 2018 - 00:48

Being With Ourselves, Knowing Ourselves: How To Hold Our Experience In A Complicated World

By Candradasa on Thu, 30 Aug, 2018 - 00:48

Sundays, September 2nd through September 30th, 9am-12.30pm

We’re moving into a new season again at the PBC! And this year we’ll be greeting fall and early winter by exploring the 5th aspect of the Triratna System of Practice: the aspect of Spiritual Receptivity.

Over the next 5 weeks we’ll begin our reflections with a series of Sunday community mornings looking at what it means to have and be with our experience of life – and how...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New Summer Series! Meditating on the Earth, Sitting with the Elements

By Candradasa on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 16:41

New Summer Series! Meditating on the Earth, Sitting with the Elements

By Candradasa on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 16:41

Sundays, July 8-August 12, 9.30am-12pm.

Gather as usual at PPMTV, we’ll take cushions and chairs and make our way around 9.45am to Prescott Park to meditate by 10. Rain days, we’ll stay inside!

In Spring 2017 we lost our Buddhist Center to a fire. Thanks to the great generosity and hard work of lots of people, the community recovered, deepened and strengthened. And we’ve gone on together since, renewing the Portsmouth sangha in some beautiful ways here in town.

Practising Outside
One of the...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Triratna Dharma Teaching and Training

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 2 Jul, 2018 - 10:27

The Sikkha Project aims to develop an integrated, progressive spiritual training in Triratna at every level of experience from newcomers to the Order, to discover and share how the different elements of our system are taught and practiced most effectively – and to create resources and training to fill any gaps.

Here are a set of conversations from a small, first gathering in 2017 of Dharma teachers in the Triratna Buddhist Community to discuss the project, looking at Dharma training throughout Triratna.

Read...

The Sikkha Project
The Sikkha Project

Sikkha - Teaching and Training in the Dharma

By dhammamegha on Thu, 28 Jun, 2018 - 18:11

A set of conversations from a small, first gathering in 2017 of Dharma teachers in the Triratna Buddhist Community to discuss the Sikkha Project, looking at Dharma training throughout Triratna.

Some intriguing conversations about first steps and next stages in helping resource Dharma practitioners internationally. Watch this space!

Tiratanaloka
Tiratanaloka

Talk on Spiritual Death

By vajratara on Wed, 20 Dec, 2017 - 17:30

Vajratara has been looking up some talks from Tiratanaloka to put online.  They come as part of a series. Though the others in the series were not necessarily recorded, the individual talks stand alone.  This one was given on a retreat at Tiratanaloka for women training for Ordination.  Vajratara gives an introduction to Spiritual death. Using poetry and drawing on her experience of the Sangha, she looks at what spiritual death is, what it isn’t and how to practice it.
...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Spiritual Receptivity Retreat With Vessantara (Adhisthana 2017) - Complete Retreat Recordings

By akasajoti on Mon, 30 Oct, 2017 - 14:21

In August 2017 at Adhisthana, Vessantara continued his exploration of our mandala of spiritual practice with a second, deeper look at Spiritual Receptivity. This retreat focused on Just Sitting, a practice in which we’re open to the whole of our experience which forms a vital balance to structured practice, and is also the centre of the meditative mandala, where everything culminates in an experience which Sangharakshita describes as ‘existential relaxation’.

In this series of sessions, Vessantara weaves input around guided...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

A Cloud of Worship: the Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana retreat at Adhisthana

By akasajoti on Thu, 14 Sep, 2017 - 18:20

A Cloud of Worship: the Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana retreat at Adhisthana

By akasajoti on Thu, 14 Sep, 2017 - 18:20

About 60 Order Members gathered at Adhisthana last week for a retreat on the Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana, spending each day moving through the system of practice and building up the Sadhana. Each afternoon in the Sangharakshita Library, before the image of Manjughosa that presides there, Subhuti gave a talk articulating six different aspects of the unfolding drama of the Sadhana, which correspond to the stages of the system of practice - Reverence, Solidarity, Wise Attention, The Illumined Image, Dwelling in Reality + Dedication.

It was...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

A Cloud of Worship: the Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana retreat at Adhisthana

By akasajoti on Thu, 14 Sep, 2017 - 18:18

A Cloud of Worship: the Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana retreat at Adhisthana

By akasajoti on Thu, 14 Sep, 2017 - 18:18

About 60 Order Members gathered at Adhisthana last week for a retreat on the Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana, spending each day moving through the system of practice and building up the Sadhana. Each afternoon in the Sangharakshita Library, before the image of Manjughosa that presides there, Subhuti gave a talk articulating six different aspects of the unfolding drama of the Sadhana, which correspond to the stages of the system of practice - Reverence, Solidarity, Wise Attention, The Illumined Image, Dwelling in Reality + Dedication.

It...

Pages