Cambridge Buddhist Centre Talks
These talks have all been given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre and uploaded to the Free Buddhist Audio website.
Four ten minute talks from four mitras who have asked for ordination on what asking for ordination means to them.
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...
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?...
Concluding our series of talks on the ten precepts, Samamati speaks on the last precept.
Ratnaghosha's key note talk from Dharma Day, 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.
As part of our exploration of the ten precepts, Vidyasakhi presents a personal talk on the eighth precept.
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."
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.
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.
Continuing our series on the ten precepts, John Turner, who takes a lead in the Sangha Action group, speaks on the first precept.
To introduce this series of talks on the ten precepts Ratnaghosha highlights the significance of these precepts for all Buddhists.
To mark Buddha Day 2018, Satyapara leads us in an evocation of the alchemical Buddha.
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.
Sanghadevi is well known for her inspiring and informative talks. She takes us deeper into this most important Buddhist teaching.
Ratnaghosha looks at the very interesting metaphor of 'stream entry' and its significance for our daily spiritual practice.
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.
A talk from Sarvatajnana to mark Parinirvana Day, 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...
Three Order Members give short talks about the part that meditation plays in their Buddhist practice.
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.
Saddhanandi talks about this central achievement of the Buddha, which is what distinguishes Buddhism from other religions and philosophies.
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...
Ratnaghosha, just back from four weeks of solitary retreat, explores the Six Perfections and how we practice them.
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.
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.
As part of our series of talks on the four Samgrahavastus, Viryajyoti speaks on Beneficial Activity - Arthacarya.
Vajratara, Chair of the India Dhamma Trust, gives a passionate talk about the crucial importance and inspiring example of Dr B R Ambedkar.
In order to practice the ethical precepts relating to speech another aspect of communication which needs special attention is Listening. Cittamodani leads us in this evening of Listening Deeply.
In the second talk in our series on the Samgrahavastus, Amritavani explores Kindly Speech (priyavadita) the second of the Means of Unification of the Sangha.