Cambridge Buddhist Centre Talks
These talks have all been given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre and uploaded to the Free Buddhist Audio website.
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.
Vidyasaki is a musician and Padmasambhava practitioner with a background in story telling. She has used these skills to dramatise The Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava and is a very good guide into the symbolism of this sacred space.
What is a stupa and what does it mean in Buddhism? Amarachandra draws us into the rich symbolism of this important Buddhist structure.
Vajrasattva is associated with Purity and with the time of death. Aryajaya helps us to engage more deeply with the meaning and symbolism of Vajrasattva.
In the latest in the series of talks for Sangha Night on Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, Vessantara gives an engaging talk on the female Bodhisattva of wisdom - Prajnaparamita.
This short talk from Sanghadevi is the latest in our Sangha Night series on Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. The start of the talk follows a silent contemplation of a shrine to Manjughosha.
Taking the theme from his book 'Mindful Emotion', Paramabandhu gives this talk on kindness as part of Sangha Night.
A short talk on Green Tara from our series at Sangha Night on the imagination, exploring different Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
This talk was given on Triratna Order Day held at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, at the invitation of the Eastern Region Order Conveners. *** 0.00 Intro including 4 reliances 3.20 Appreciation 5.50 Experience at Chithurst Monastery 8.40 Sangharakshita as translator, big vision: effort and love,...
A talk from Mahamati, who is the President of Karuna Trust and Secretary to Sangharakshita, on 'the greatest Indian', Dr B.R. Ambedkar, as part of Ambedkar Day celebrations.
As part of celebrating 50 years of Triratna, Vessantara looks back to the early days of the movement.
As part of celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the founding of Triratna, Maitridaka - one of our youngest and recently ordained Order members - looks forward to the next 50 years.
The much loved Maitreyabandhu, poet and author of a number of Dharma books, including the very well received Life With Full Attention, brings his inimitable style and intellect to this topic
In this Sangha Night talks, three of our more established Order Members talk about their experience of being an Order Member and why they are still inspired to practice in this context.
'Mind Over Matter': The Buddha taught that 'Minds create Worlds'. Modern Physics tells us that Reality defies common sense. Does the Buddhist vision of the Universe have anything to offer beyond scientific materialism? 'Nature's Law': What is the Universe and...
The second talk on the theme of What is the Sangha? at Sangha Night, this time by Subhadramati. Subhadramati is a Public and Private Preceptor and the Women’s Mitra Convenor at the London Buddhist Centre. She is the author of Not About Being Good; an insightful book on Buddhist ethics.
Three talks from three recently ordained Order Members on why they decided to join the Triratna Buddhist Order.
The first of our talks on the theme of What is the Sangha? Parami is currently the International Order Convenor for Triratna and has lived and worked within Triratna for many years of her life. Sangha is very important to her and her years of experience will help us to get a clearer idea of what...
In the last talk in the series on the Four Dimensions of Awareness, Ratnaghosha speaks on Awareness of Reality; stepping in for Vessantara, who had to cancel due to illness.
Vijayamala gives the third talk in our series on the Dimensions of Awareness, which is mindfulness of others.
Four short talks from Sangha Day 2017, on the theme of 'Different Flowers in the Same Garden'.
As part of our series of talks for Sangha Night on the Four Dimensions of Awareness, Ratnadharini gives a candid talk on Awareness of Self.
A talk by Samudraghosa to mark Ambedkar Day at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre.
An introductory talk for this series on the Four Dimensions of Awareness, as elucidated by Sangharakshita.
“I teach suffering and its end,” the Buddha once replied when asked what he taught. Devamitra examines the deeper optimism so easily overlooked in this simple answer and explores the importance of making the most of adversity.
Maitreyabandhu returns to Sangha Night to give a close reading of a poem. As a poet, he shows us how to read the spiritual themes emerging within the text and how they might relate to us
In the final talk by Ratnaghosha on the 5 Stages of the Path he evokes the conditions needed to create receptivity to the Dharma. The talk creates a beautiful vision of what is possible spiritually when we get out of the way and follow the call of the Buddha Dharma.
An exposition of the 6 Anusati's as taught to Mahanama by the Buddha in the Mahanam Suttaof the Anguttara Nikaya. These recollections are a way to practice in every day life developing a mind that is free from the poisons and full of positivity. A practical and delightful talk for Cambridge...