Cambridge Buddhist Centre Talks
These talks have all been given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre and uploaded to the Free Buddhist Audio website.
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.
A short and engaging talk for Padmasambhava Day, 2017.
The first of the Means of Unification of the Sangha is Generosity (dana). Dharmanatha is well known for his exemplary practice in this area and brings his passion to bear on this exploration.
In this introduction to a series of talks on the Means of Unification of the Sangha (the Samgrahavastus), Ratnaghosha explores another aspect of Skilful Means, the little known teaching of the four Analytical Knowledges or Pratisamvids.
An evening with Padmavajra to round off our series of evenings on the Tantric Path.
This symbol is an archetypal representation of one of the most important Buddhist teachings, pratitya samutpada or conditioned co-production. In imagery and symbolism it can speak to us in a very direct way, more potent that words.
Colour has an important place in Buddhism, for example as a way to express different aspects of the Enlightened mind in the Five Jinas. This symbolism can open the imagination to new depths of understanding. As an artist and former art teacher, Ahimsaka has studied colour extensively and helps us...
Dharmasiddhi reveals the esoteric symbolism of the Vajra and explores opportunities for integration culminating in dynamic energy.