Cambridge Buddhist Centre Talks

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

Uploaded: Monday 16th Oct 2017

Vajratara, Chair of the India Dhamma Trust, gives a passionate talk about the crucial importance and inspiring example of Dr B R Ambedkar.

Uploaded: Friday 13th Oct 2017

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.

Uploaded: Friday 6th Oct 2017

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.

Uploaded: Monday 2nd Oct 2017

A short and engaging talk for Padmasambhava Day, 2017.

Uploaded: Tuesday 26th Sep 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.

Uploaded: Friday 15th Sep 2017

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.

Uploaded: Friday 1st Sep 2017

An evening with Padmavajra to round off our series of evenings on the Tantric Path.

Uploaded: Friday 18th Aug 2017

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.

Uploaded: Tuesday 15th Aug 2017

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...

Uploaded: Tuesday 15th Aug 2017

Dharmasiddhi reveals the esoteric symbolism of the Vajra and explores opportunities for integration culminating in dynamic energy.

Uploaded: Tuesday 15th Aug 2017

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.

Uploaded: Friday 21st Jul 2017

What is a stupa and what does it mean in Buddhism? Amarachandra draws us into the rich symbolism of this important Buddhist structure.

Uploaded: Friday 7th Jul 2017

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.

Uploaded: Monday 3rd Jul 2017

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.

Uploaded: Friday 9th Jun 2017

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.

Uploaded: Friday 26th May 2017

Taking the theme from his book 'Mindful Emotion', Paramabandhu gives this talk on kindness as part of Sangha Night.

Uploaded: Tuesday 23rd May 2017

A short talk on Green Tara from our series at Sangha Night on the imagination, exploring different Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.

Uploaded: Wednesday 3rd May 2017

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,...

Uploaded: Monday 24th Apr 2017

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.

Uploaded: Monday 24th Apr 2017

As part of celebrating 50 years of Triratna, Vessantara looks back to the early days of the movement.

Uploaded: Monday 24th Apr 2017

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.

Uploaded: Friday 31st Mar 2017

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

Uploaded: Friday 24th Mar 2017

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.

Uploaded: Monday 20th Mar 2017

'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...

Uploaded: Friday 17th Feb 2017

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.

Uploaded: Friday 10th Feb 2017

Three talks from three recently ordained Order Members on why they decided to join the Triratna Buddhist Order.

Uploaded: Friday 3rd Feb 2017

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...

Uploaded: Friday 2nd Dec 2016

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.

Uploaded: Friday 18th Nov 2016

Vijayamala gives the third talk in our series on the Dimensions of Awareness, which is mindfulness of others.

Uploaded: Tuesday 15th Nov 2016

Four short talks from Sangha Day 2017, on the theme of 'Different Flowers in the Same Garden'.