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Bhante Sangharakshita's Funeral

On Saturday 10th November there will be a funeral service at Adhisthana for Bhante. Here in Cambridge Ratnaghosha will lead an event to mark this occasion. If the technology (Adhisthana's broadband) works we will have a live video streaming of the event, and we will also have meditation, puja and mantra chanting and an opportunity to make offerings to the shrine. Above all it is an opportunity to reflect on all that Bhante has given to us and what we want to do with those gifts. If the live streaming is not possible then we will show another video about some aspect of Bhante's life. It is... Read More

Bhante in India: a celebration

Five Indian Public Preceptors are visiting Cambridge

Bhante Sangharakshita is very central to the revival of Buddhism in India and is especially revered by the Dalit community. Through his cantact with Dr. Ambedkar, the great Dalit leader who converted to Buddhism, Bhante became a key figure in the continuation or the conversion movemnt after Ambedkar's death.

This evening five Indian Public Preceptors are here to share their experince of the fruits of the work of Dr. Ambedkar and Bhante.

Please come along and give a big welcome to Yashosagar, Amrutdeep, Adityabodhi,... Read More

The death of Urgyen Sangharakshita

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Urgyen Sangharakshita at around 10am on Tuesday 30th October. Sangharakshita founded the Triratna Buddhist Community (then Friends of the Western Buddhist Order) more than 40 years ago and the Cambridge Buddhist Centre is just one of many Buddhist Centre's worldwide that form part of this movement.

The shrine to honour Sangharakshita will be in place up until after his funeral on Saturday 10th November, until which time people can come to to pay their respects during the daytime if they wish.

On Saturday 10th... Read More

Tai Chi is as good for you as vigorous exercise

The BBC's 'Trust me, I'm a doctor' set out to discover whether Tai Chi is as good for you as vigorous exercise. They ran a series of tests on present Michael Mosley as well as two test groups, one of which did zumba and the other Tai Chi.

View this three minute clip.

"As might be expected, our Zumba group were all fitter after 12 weeks. Their blood vessels were more elastic and their blood pressure had dropped. Their blood results improved in line with people undertaking an exercise regime.

More... Read More

Trust me, I'm a Doctor Tai Chi

What is going on?

It seems increasingly hard to make sense of our fast changing world.

Meditation gives us tools to change our outlook and Buddhism gives us a perspective to make sense of what we see and feel.

How to Meditate is a practical day workshop introducing us to meditation.

What is Buddhism? gives us a road map to the main teachings of the Buddha.

Both are at weekends, so they are ideal if your life is full enough... Read More

Who hates the metta bhavana?

A new course for anyone who would love to love the metta bhavana (loving kindness) meditation.

Over five weeks we’ll be unlearning our unhelpful metta bhavana habits and attitudes, and seeking to approach the practice as if for the first time, and in a way that is relaxed, non-judgemental and grounded. 

View the course details HERE.

Saturday yoga drop-in break

Dhiyampati's Saturday morning yoga drop-in will be having a break on 6th or 27th October. The drop-in will run on 13th and 20th October and from 3rd November onwards.

More about the drop-in.

Fundraising Concert

Join us for an exciting concert that brings together some of the finest classical and jazz musicians in the Triratna Community.


Schubert with Ratnadhya

Manidhara singing some of our founder Sangharakashita’s poems, accompanied by local composer and pianist Akashadeva

Ratnadhya’s gifted musical parodies

Yashodaka’s five piece jazz group 'Change of Sky'.

In aid of the Abhayaratna Trust.

More more information and to book, click HERE.