Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Earth Week on The Buddhist Centre Online! Hair On Fire: A New Podcast Mini-Series

By Centre Team on Tue, 21 Apr, 2020 - 22:46

This week on The Buddhist Centre Online and the Dharma Toolkit we are marking Earth Day - all week long! Watch out for our specially commissioned mini-series of podcasts released through the week: “Hair On Fire: Using the Threefold Way of Ethics, Meditation, and Wisdom to Turn Toward Climate Change”.

We’ll be book-ending these special episodes with some lively, thoughtful conversations around the whole area of Buddhist responses - human responses - to climate change, especially...

Triratna in the Buddhist World
Triratna in the Buddhist World

European Buddhist Union Conference 2018 - call for papers

By Munisha on Wed, 6 Sep, 2017 - 12:54

European Buddhist Union Conference 2018 - call for papers
“Spreading wisdom and compassion in European societies”
April 13/14/15 
Benalmádena, Malaga, Spain

The European Buddhist Union (EBU, www.europeanbuddhism.org) organises a conference event every 2 years. Following the “Buddhism in Action” conference in Berlin in 2016, there will be the another such event in April 2018.

The theme of the conference event is “Spreading wisdom and compassion in European societies”, with their specific socio-political, cultural and economic features.

Potential speakers...

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Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: The Noble Eightfold Path, An Eight-Week Course (Suriyavamsa)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 20:19

Here are Suriyavamsa’s notes/handouts for his 8-week course on the Noble Eightfold Path at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre.

1. Introduction to the course and the 4 Noble Truths

2. Perfect Vision

3. Perfect Emotion

4. The path of ethics – Perfect Speech, Action and Livelihood

5. Meditation 1 – Perfect Effort

6. Meditation 2 – Perfect Mindfulness

7. Meditation 3 – Perfect Samadhi

8. Summing up and checking out

9. Day retreat

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Buddhist Wisdom, A Six-Week Course On Symbolic Dharma (Vajrapriya)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 11:29

Download this overview of the course

The resources include:

  • Notes for the course leader (including learning objectives, guide lines for input and exercises, background information, suggestions for home practice)
  • Exercises, and handouts
  • Overview of the course
  • An overview of the whole of life’s dynamics in symbolic form.
  • The wheel of life – knowing our realm
  • The wheel of life – karma and rebirth
  • The wheel of life – the chain of conditioning, “staying in the gap”
  • The spiral path – to Insight and beyond
  • The mandala of the five Buddhas – Akshobya and Amitabha
  • The mandala of
  • ...
Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Buddhist Wisdom, A Six-Week Course On Doctrinal Dharma (Vajrapriya)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 01:54

Download this overview of the course

Some core ideas to gain a new perspective on our lives.

  • Views – wrong view, right view, perfect view; qualities of Dharma
  • Conditionality – conditioned co-production as the middle way
  • Facets of conditionality – impermanence, compoundedness, interconnectedness
  • Four Noble Truths
  • Orders of conditionality – reactive and creative; karmic and non-karmic conditionality
  • Wisdom and compassion – altruistic dimension of Buddhism, Bodhisattva ideal
  • Exploring the Wheel of Life, the Spiral Path, and the Mandala of the Five Buddhas.

Week 1: Four Noble Truths
a) Notes for the teacher, including...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Vajra Bell - Summer 2016

Vajra Bell - Summer 2016

By Candradasa on Mon, 11 Jul, 2016 - 22:46

A beautiful new edition of the Triratna Dharma magazine from North America! Featuring great articles on love and wisdom from Amala and Kamalashila, tales from a pilgrimage to Kyoto, and notes on community connections from all across the region.

Read more Vajra Bell editions on Issuu

Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Great Faith, Great Wisdom - Interview with Ratnaguna on His New Book

By sanghadhara on Thu, 10 Mar, 2016 - 19:36

Ratnaguna shares his excitement on his new book and tells us why he wrote this book on Pure Land sutras, who it’s written for, and the extras! :) Enjoy!

You can order this book soon from Windhorse Publications

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Retracing our Steps on the Path

By Rijupatha on Thu, 24 Dec, 2015 - 11:00

We’ve been moved to share an abundant handful of Sangharakshita’s writings and poems this month. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is entitled “Retracing our Steps on the Path”. Selected from “A Life for the Dharma”, by Sangharakshita, a moving, often beautiful evocation of the great Indian teacher Atisha, whose work had a profound influence on the development of Buddhism in Tibet. Sangharakshita presents Atisha’s life as both a challenge and an inspiration...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: The Diamond Sutra

By Rijupatha on Sat, 8 Aug, 2015 - 11:00

This week’s FBA Podcast, “The Diamond Sutra”, is a talk given my Sangharakshita in 1969. If one does not want to ‘get caught in the grip of reality’, one should leave this great text alone! The Perfection of Wisdom Discourse that ‘Cuts Like a Diamond’…

N.B. Reference for this lecture: Buddhist Wisdom Books, translated by E. Conze. (Allen & Unwin, 1958)

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Gathering Wisdom

By Rijupatha on Thu, 26 Mar, 2015 - 09:50

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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Gathering Wisdom”, we hear from Vidyadevi during the opening of the new Sangharakshita Library at Adhisthana.

Sangharakshita, founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order, has long dreamed of starting a new library to house his collection of 11,000 books on Buddhism, the Dharma and literature (including extensive reference and poetry collections). Vidyadevi, one of the...