Cambridge Buddhist Centre Talks

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

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."

Uploaded: Friday 22nd Jun 2018

As a continuation of our series on the ten precepts, the third precept is explored by Viryajyoti, drawing on her own experience and the teachings of the Buddha.

Uploaded: Friday 8th Jun 2018

As part of our series of talks on the ten precepts, Ratnaghosha explores the second precept. This is an area of activity that is crucial to an effective practice of the Dharma and the living of the Bodhisattva life.

Uploaded: Friday 25th May 2018

Continuing our series on the ten precepts, John Turner, who takes a lead in the Sangha Action group, speaks on the first precept.

Uploaded: Friday 18th May 2018

To introduce this series of talks on the ten precepts Ratnaghosha highlights the significance of these precepts for all Buddhists.

Uploaded: Monday 14th May 2018

To mark Buddha Day 2018, Satyapara leads us in an evocation of the alchemical Buddha.

Uploaded: Friday 20th Apr 2018

Sanghanath, who grew up in India talks about his spiritual journey and the impact of Dr. Ambedkar on his life and his current work for The Karuna Trust.

Uploaded: Friday 30th Mar 2018

Sanghadevi is well known for her inspiring and informative talks. She takes us deeper into this most important Buddhist teaching.

Uploaded: Friday 16th Mar 2018

Ratnaghosha looks at the very interesting metaphor of 'stream entry' and its significance for our daily spiritual practice.

Uploaded: Friday 2nd Mar 2018

Arthapriya is a Public preceptor and very much involved with helping men to prepare for life as Order Members by constantly clarifying the deeper meaning of going for refuge to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

Uploaded: Friday 23rd Feb 2018

A talk from Sarvatajnana to mark Parinirvana Day, 2018.

Uploaded: Friday 16th Feb 2018

As a way of marking the 50th birthday of the Order we have decided to revisit a couple of series of talks that Bhante Sangharakshita gave in the Sixties and Seventies and ask speakers to give their own up to date version using the same titles that Bhante used. Subhadramati takes another look at the...

Uploaded: Friday 9th Feb 2018

Three Order Members give short talks about the part that meditation plays in their Buddhist practice.

Uploaded: Friday 2nd Feb 2018

Maitreyabandhu returns to our Sangha Night to take us to the heart of the key Buddhist practice of meditation. He is the author of a number of Dharma books and a published poet. His talks are always thought provoking and inspiring.

Uploaded: Friday 26th Jan 2018

Saddhanandi talks about this central achievement of the Buddha, which is what distinguishes Buddhism from other religions and philosophies.

Uploaded: Friday 19th Jan 2018

As a way of marking the 50th birthday of the Order we have decided to revisit a couple of series of talks that Bhante Sangharakshita gave in the Sixties and Seventies and ask speakers to give their own up to date version using the same titles that Bhante used. This talk looks at the themes that we...

Uploaded: Friday 12th Jan 2018

Ratnaghosha, just back from four weeks of solitary retreat, explores the Six Perfections and how we practice them.

Uploaded: Friday 24th Nov 2017

As part of our season on the annutara puja, a deeper look at what it means to go for refuge to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha with Ratnaghosha. Includes questions and answers.

Uploaded: Friday 10th Nov 2017

The last of the four Means of Unification of the Sangha is Exemplification (samanarthata). Kulapriya leads us into an exploration of what this means for our daily practice.