Cambridge Buddhist Centre Talks

These talks have all been given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre and uploaded to the Free Buddhist Audio website.

Uploaded: Friday 22nd Mar 2019

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.

Uploaded: Friday 8th Mar 2019

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.

Uploaded: Saturday 23rd Feb 2019

Continuing our series on the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, Arthapriya talks on the Bodhisattva of energy in the pursuit of the good (virya) - Vajrapani.

Uploaded: Friday 22nd Feb 2019

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.

Uploaded: Friday 22nd Feb 2019

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.

Uploaded: Friday 8th Feb 2019

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.

Uploaded: Friday 8th Feb 2019

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.

Uploaded: Friday 8th Feb 2019

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...

Uploaded: Friday 18th Jan 2019

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.

Uploaded: Friday 18th Jan 2019

Dharmottara speaks about her experience of mortality over the last year and a half. She says "I have learnt so much which has been of great benefit to me. I have found that deep joy can arise in circumstances which would seem to preclude it. My various cancers are no longer operable, so now...

Uploaded: Tuesday 8th Jan 2019

Tossed around by gain, buffeted by loss, borne aloft by praise, cast down by blame, how can we not be ground under, lose all direction, confidence, and sense of purpose? The Buddha had clear guidance on how to rise above these ‘worldly winds’. Out of the multitude of the Buddha's...

Uploaded: Tuesday 8th Jan 2019

As part of Sangha Night, three members of the young people's group speak about why they decided to take up Buddhism.

Uploaded: Friday 7th Dec 2018

In this second talk of our series on the Five Spiritual Faculties Sarvatajnana looks at Wisdom, which is considered to be the balancing faculty to Faith.

Uploaded: Monday 26th Nov 2018

Two newly ordained Order members talk about how they are continuing the lineage of the Sangha and passing on the flame of the Dharma to others.

Uploaded: Monday 26th Nov 2018

Two newly ordained Order members talk about their contribution to the lineage of the Sangha and how they are passing on the flame of the Dharma.

Uploaded: Monday 26th Nov 2018

A passionate talk from Ratnaghosha, encouraging and exalting us all to take up the flame of the Dharma, as he has done and as Bhante Sangharakshita did before him, and to pass it on to others.

Uploaded: Monday 26th Nov 2018

Tossed around by gain, buffeted by loss, borne aloft by praise, cast down by blame, how can we not be ground under, lose all direction, confidence, and sense of purpose? The Buddha had clear guidance on how to rise above these ‘worldly winds’. Out of the multitude of the Buddha's...

Uploaded: Friday 23rd Nov 2018

If the Five Spiritual Faculties were visualised as a mandala then Mindfulness would be in the Centre. It is considered to be the faculty that balances all of the others and which cannot be practised to excess as the others possibly could be.

Uploaded: Friday 16th Nov 2018

The newly ordained Kuladipa gives this fourth talk in our series on the Five Spiritual Faculties.

Uploaded: Friday 5th Oct 2018

Over the next few months we will be exploring the teaching of the Five Spiritual Faculties, which are Faith, Wisdom, Mindfulness, Meditation and Energy. In this talk, Ratnaghosha introduces the theme and gives an overview.

Uploaded: Friday 28th Sep 2018

Vidyasakhi's key note talk from Padmasambhava Day 2018

Uploaded: Friday 28th Sep 2018

Two short talks - from Alex and from Kamalanaga - as part of Padmasambhava Day 2018.

Uploaded: Friday 14th Sep 2018

Four ten minute talks from four mitras who have asked for ordination on what asking for ordination means to them.

Uploaded: Friday 14th Sep 2018

The ordination course is a rare opportunity for city-dwellers like Shubhanaga to renounce modern city life, living simply and following the example of the Buddha, who went forth into a life of homelessness, leading ultimately to his enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree 2,500 years ago. In his talk...

Uploaded: Tuesday 4th Sep 2018

Keturaja has decades of experience working in Buddhist businesses and is currently the Director of New View, an ethical letting company based in Cambridge. Is work just a necessity or a source of fulfillment? Is a career a hindrance or a support to our happiness and unfoldment as individuals?...

Uploaded: Friday 24th Aug 2018

Concluding our series of talks on the ten precepts, Samamati speaks on the last precept.

Uploaded: Friday 17th Aug 2018

Ratnaghosha's key note talk from Dharma Day, 2018.

Uploaded: Friday 17th Aug 2018

The ninth precept is the topic for Samudraghosha. He is an accomplished Dharma teacher who is noted for the thoroughness with which he tackles his subject.

Uploaded: Friday 20th Jul 2018

As part of our exploration of the ten precepts, Vidyasakhi presents a personal talk on the eighth precept.

Uploaded: Friday 6th Jul 2018

The title of this talk is inspired by Wordsworth who said "Words are too awful an instrument for good and evil to be trifled with: they hold above all other external powers a dominion over thoughts."