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FBA Podcast: For the Attainment of Enlightenment

By Zac on Sat, 16 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

When we Go for Refuge, we can only Go for Refuge to that which is lokuttara - ‘beyond the world’. In the third talk in this series, Satyaraja speaks of the need for a total orientation of our being towards Enlightenment through setting up conditions (pratitya samutpada), and the development of the Five Spiritual Faculties.

Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2021.

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Dharmabyte: Life is a Search for Refuge

By Zac on Thu, 14 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

Padmasagara explores the profundity of the Buddha’s statement that spiritual friendship is ‘the whole of the spiritual life’ or, in other words, the whole of the Going for Refuge. 

From the talk The Mystery of Spiritual Friendship, part of the series Of the Mysteries of Spiritual Friendship and the Three Tantric Refuges given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2022.

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Dharmabyte: The Bodhisattvas Are Necessary

By Zac on Mon, 11 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

Aryajaya explores Sangharakshita’s relationship to his teachers, who form the lineage for the Triratna Buddhist Order. A lovely exploration of the experience of relationship to the Bodhisattvas of Buddhist tradition via meditations passed from teacher to disciple, evoking a wide open sense of connection to the great beauty they represent.

Excerpted from the talk Sangharakshita’s First Connection with His Teachers and Receiving Practices given at the Triratna International Council meeting, 2019.
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FBA Podcast: Beauty As A Gateway To Wisdom

By Zac on Sat, 9 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

This is a talk on creativity as a way of life, especially when that life is in flux and the ground of our being is shifting. Through her own poetry and reflections on writing and art, Srivati evokes an aesthetic path into the very heart of Reality.


Talk given at Taraloka Retreat Centre, Great Gathering 2000.

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Dharmabyte: Something Essential in Going Forth

By Zac on Thu, 7 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

Saddhaloka explores the key aspects of any practitioner’s commitment, Going Forth and Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels, evoking how Sangharakshita engaged with these formative acts as foundations of his own practice in India at the end of the Second World War.

Excerpted from the talk Going Forth And Going For Refuge given at the Triratna International Council meeting, 2019.

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Dharmabyte: The Relational Quality of Sadhana

By Zac on Mon, 4 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

Bhante has said that his sadhana practices and the teachers who gave him the practices are ‘inseparable’. Dayanandi tells some of the stories of how Bhante Sangharakshira received each of his sadhanas.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Bhante, His Teachers and Sadhanas given on the Women’s Private Preceptors’ Retreat at Adhisthana, February 2019, as part of the series Talks from Women’s Private Preceptors’ Retreat, February 2019.

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Meditation Lab! With Yashobodhi

By Centre Team on Mon, 28 Mar, 2022 - 11:49

Meditation Lab! With Yashobodhi

By Centre Team on Mon, 28 Mar, 2022 - 11:49

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1st session: 2 hours
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College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Dharma

By akasajoti on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 12:27

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Dharma

By akasajoti on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 12:27

Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu, from London, UK, discuss the process of studying and understanding Sangharakshita’s distinctive presentation of the Dharma, in the third in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training in Triratna.

The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the Preceptors’...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

The Guru's Advice: Sub35 Festival Retreat

By Maitriyogini on Mon, 10 May, 2021 - 12:12

The Guru's Advice: Sub35 Festival Retreat

By Maitriyogini on Mon, 10 May, 2021 - 12:12

THU 26 AUGMON 30 AUG

Lived out fully, Buddhist practice is revolutionary. Its purpose is a complete transformation of every element of our lives and of the world around us. 

The legendary Tibetan Guru Padmasambhava is the archetype of this transformation. His mythic life story presents a conflict between the forces of light and the forces of darkness – a conflict that takes place within our own hearts and minds. Following his example, we can learn to...

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