Cambridge Buddhist Centre Talks

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

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."

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.