Cambridge Buddhist Centre Talks
These talks have all been given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre and uploaded to the Free Buddhist Audio website.
This year the Cambridge Buddhist Centre participated in the city-wide Open Studios, where artists invite the public into their creative spaces for an insight into their world and their work. Entitled 'Awareness through the lens', the focus of the open studios was an exhibition of...
Mind Reactive and Creative is Bhante's original way of talking about the wheel of life and the spiral path of positive conditionality. Priyananda, who has been in the Order since the 1970's and knew Sangharakshita well, gives his personal take on this teaching.
A talk by Manjurava as part of Sub35s. The Buddha was a human being who by his own efforts discovered the path towards Enlightenment and was able to communicate this path for others to follow. His life is full of stories that that are of relevance for those of us today who wish to follow the path...
The Udana is a very early text in the Pali Canon. Sanghaketu shares his love of these stories with us at Sangha Night.
To mark the full moon, with its significance to Buddhists around the world, Ratnaghosha relates the 'Shorter discourse on the full moon night'.
Anantamati and Sarvajit, fresh from their respective Ordination courses, give something of the flavour of their experience.
In this Sutta the Buddha talks about the curse of caste. Saddharaja talks about caste in all its various contemporary forms, bringing in his experience of working in India.
A talk by Saddharaja from Dharma Day 2019.
Continuing the series at the Sub35s night, Ratnaghosha evokes the Buddha's Enlightenment. The Buddha was a human being who by his own efforts discovered the path towards Enlightenment and was able to communicate this path for others to follow. His life is full of stories that that are of...
Saddharaja relates how Bhaddhali doesn’t want to do what the Buddha requests and gets a dressing down for his stubbornness. He also gets some interesting teachings about giving feedback to others.
Ratnaghosha looks at the Buddha’s practical and spiritual advice to two householders, one male and one female.
Vidyasakhi, well known for her story-telling skills, tells the story of the foremost Dharma teacher among the female disciples of the Buddha.
A young Brahmin questions the Buddha and receives a teaching about truth and the fundamental importance of faith.
Three Going for Refuge Mitras give three delightful, moving and inspiring talks on their relationship to the Buddha.
Meghiya was the Buddha’s companion before Ananda and in this story he learns a lesson about himself and gets a very helpful teaching from the Buddha.
Saddharaja introduces the Summer session of Sangha Nights which will be focussing on suttas and stories from the Pali Canon by bringing to life the context of the Buddha's teachings.
In this the last in our series of talks on the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, Ratnaghosha speaks on Prajnaparamita. Prajnaparamita refers to a group of texts on the topic of Shunyata and also to the female Bodhisattva of the same name. Ratnaghosha endeavours to clarify the purpose of the texts and why...
The seventh talk in our series on Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Padmavajra has been ordained for over forty years, is a Public Preceptor and is well known for his passionate and inspiring talks. He has a particular devotion to Padmasambhava.
Two personal talks from two mitras at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, as part of Triratna Community Day 2019.
In conjunction with the launch of her book, Unfolding, Padmasuri looks back on more than four decades of involvement with Triratna, drawing out both a personal journey and more general reflections on our collective history.
The sixth talk in our series on Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Saddhanandi is the Chair of Adhisthana and a preceptor. She was for many years the Chair of Taraloka retreat centre. She was a close friend of Bhante Sangharakshita and is noted for her warmth, friendliness and skills as a Dharma teacher....
Continuing our series of talks on the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, Saddharaja invokes the red Buddha of the west, the Buddha of love and of meditation - Amitabha.
Candraprabha who is the Chair of Tiratanaloka, the ordination training retreat centre for women, explores the world of Green Tara, who is said to embody the quintessence of Compassion.
Continuing our series on the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, Arthapriya talks on the Bodhisattva of energy in the pursuit of the good (virya) - Vajrapani.
Three talks from three Cambridge Order members at Parinirvana Day, looking at the reality of death and impermanence with reference to our teacher, Sangharakshita, and the Buddha, our guide and Refuge.
Talks from the 2019 Men's Intensive retreat at Vajrasana, exploring the evolution from group to individual consciousness and from individual consciousness to spiritual community.
Subhadramati gives the first talk in the series on the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas associated with the closing Mantras. Subhadramati is a Public Preceptor and a women’s mitra convenor in London. She is also the author of a book on ethics – Not About Being Good.
In this second talk of the series on the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas associated with the closing mantras, Viryajyoti explores the symbolism of the intriguing figure of Manjughosha.
More than feeling, more than emotion as we know it; compassion is the Enlightened response to a suffering world. What does this mean for us as Buddhists? What does the Buddhist vision of transforming mind have to offer our modern suffering world? Can we solve the problems? If not, can we really...
It may be Christmas Day but it is also Sangha Night and Ratnaghosha takes the opportunity to explore the Buddhist themes in 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens.