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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

Dharmabyte: The Vajra: Two Meanings in One

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 9 Mar, 2020 - 13:00

We often get ideas about the symbolism of the vajra as being tight and wilful. The language of determination can do that!

Jvalamalini looks at the importance of clarity of purpose for simplicity and meaning in life, and the powerful symbol of the vajra. This diamond-thunderbolt symbol is really more about integration then it is about powering through obstacles regardless of what the rest of our being is up to.

From the talk entitled Vajra: Symbol of Integration given at...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Imagine! Notes from Sangha Night Series

By jvalamalini on Sun, 19 Feb, 2017 - 18:51

Satyalila’s notes from a series of talks on imagination, January 2017

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Bronze Facts

By mokshini on Thu, 21 Apr, 2016 - 16:59

Is your Centre considering buying a new/recycled bronze or brass ritual objects? This fact sheet aims to help people start reflecting on the use of copper and metals in our personal lives and at our Buddhist Centres. Karen at the Croydon Buddhist Centre UK has been involved in the ethical issues associated with mining for years and is happy to be of help via email contact if you have questions or possibly (in the London area) come and talk to your sangha...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Vajrapani: The Power Aspect

By viriyalila on Wed, 18 Dec, 2013 - 17:14
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte Vajrapani: The Power Aspect is an excerpt from “The Bodhisattva Hierarchy” by Sangharakshita. After a full explanation of the importance of being receptive to those more developed than ourselves, we are introduced to the ten stages (bhumis) of the Bodhisattva path and to the four principal types of Bodhisattva who embody this path. Here we meet: Vajrapani.