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Dharmabyte: The Three Robes of Padmasambhava

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Oct, 2020 - 05:09

Subhadramati, with characteristic inspiration, shares a memory of Sangharakshita’s last public appearance before his death, and unfolds the significance this image for us as his disciples. She brings this into relationship with our practice of ethics, articulated through the three robes of Padmasambhava.

From the talk The Archetypal Guru and the Ten Precepts given in the context of the 2020 retreat for women private preceptors at Adhisthana, 2020.

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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

The Buddha and the Goddess of the Earth – an introduction to buddhism and meditation through the nature symbolism of the Buddha’s story

By Suddhayu on Sun, 25 Oct, 2020 - 14:52

The Buddha and the Goddess of the Earth – an introduction to buddhism and meditation through the nature symbolism of the Buddha’s story

By Suddhayu on Sun, 25 Oct, 2020 - 14:52

A four-week online course on Monday evenings, Nov 9-30, 6:30-8pm (EDT)

Most of the stories about the Buddha take place outside. His Awakening took place beneath a tree, he walked everywhere, and many of his discourses were given beneath a canopy of leaves. 

In this class, we will explore some of the mythic imagery and nature themes in the Buddha’s story. We will look at how these themes unfold in his teaching, and explore their relevance to us now. 

Participants will learn basic Buddhist...

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FBA Podcast: How Padmasambhava is Relevant to Us

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 24 Oct, 2020 - 06:00

After exploring the historical and mythical aspects of Padmasambhava, Prakasha offers insights into how the Tantric Guru of Tibet, Padmasambhava, is relevant to us, here, today, now.

This is the third in a series of talks give on Padmasambhava Day, 2019, for the Shrewsbury Triratna Buddhist Group.

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64th Dhammachakra Anupravartan Day

By Centre Team on Fri, 23 Oct, 2020 - 23:02

64th Dhammachakra Anupravartan Day

By Centre Team on Fri, 23 Oct, 2020 - 23:02

Celebrating the 64th Dhammachakra Anupravartan Day
The Buddhist conversion of Dr BR Ambedkar and his thousands of followers on October 14, 1956

Join in on Zoom: Meeting ID: 817 1394 4156 Passcode: Ashok

Watch/re-watch the talks live on YouTube

Sunday 25th October
USA (PST) Saturday 9:30 pm | India 10:00 am | USA (EST) 12:30 am | IE & UK 4:30 am | Australia 3:30 pm (AET) | New Zealand...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Second Anniversary of ​Sangharakshita's Death: October 30th, Online Day Event

By JamesBrodie on Fri, 23 Oct, 2020 - 16:30

Second Anniversary of ​Sangharakshita's Death: October 30th, Online Day Event

By JamesBrodie on Fri, 23 Oct, 2020 - 16:30

We would like to invite you to attend our online commemoration of the second anniversary of Sangharakshita’s death. Throughout the day there will be various opportunities to join in as part of the worldwide sangha, and we’ll also be sharing a preview of Adhisthana’s direction with our online programme for 2021.

The programme is as follows:

October 30th...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Dharmavadana's White Lotus Sutra-thon Fundraiser for WLBC

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Thu, 22 Oct, 2020 - 14:04

Dharmavadana's White Lotus Sutra-thon Fundraiser for WLBC

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Thu, 22 Oct, 2020 - 14:04

Saturday 31 October 7pm – Sunday 1 November 11am

    The Buddha has preached the rare Law

    Never heard by us before.

As the first event in the Centre’s new fundraising campaign, Dharmavadana will be reading the entire White Lotus Sutra aloud, live, overnight on Hallowe’en.

Please sponsor Dharmavanda generously!

Dharmavadana says: ‘The White Lotus Sutra, with its wonderful stories and powerful poetry, is one of my favourite sutras. Dating from between the first and second centuries CE, it is one of the most revered of all Mahayana...

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Dharmabyte: Ethics in their Ultimate Sense

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 22 Oct, 2020 - 06:05

Seeing all beings with the potential for Buddhahood, we are moved to encourage and support that natural momentum towards growth and development. Every act of generosity, loving kindness, no matter how small, is acting in harmony with Reality and the growth of all beings. Vajratara gives us an inspiring glimpse into ethics in their ultimate sense which take their expression in the Bodhicitta.

From a talk entitled The Lady of Tibet Yeshe Tsogyal given by Vajratara at Sangha...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Economics, Part 2 - Post-Pandemic (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 34)

By Centre Team on Wed, 21 Oct, 2020 - 21:56

A bonus episode with extra material from last episode’s wonderful conversation with Vaddhaka, author of ‘The Buddha On Wall Street’.

Listen to part 1 of this conversation

In part 2 of our discussion about the contribution Buddhism may have to make to all matters economic, we turn to the post-pandemic realities now faced around the world. The times prompt a reconsideration of the “attention economy” and its relationship to social inequality when everyone’s lives are much...