Cambridge Buddhist Centre Talks
These talks have all been given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre and uploaded to the Free Buddhist Audio website.
In this talk Vessantara reflects on some of the themes of our Buddhist Action Month - 'Abundance in simplicity'. Over the centuries, the Dharma has been practiced by people following many different lifestyles – from homeless wanderers to kings and queens in their palaces. If there...
Ratnaghosha gives his second talk in this series of six talks on the Five Stages of Spiritual Life. The talk entitled 'All Things Great and Small' is about integration and explorse three kinds of integration. It goes into how we can become more integrated and Ratnaghosha outlines what he...
A talk by Ratnaguna, author of the recently released Windhorse Publications book 'Great Faith, Great Wisdom: Practice and awakening in the Pure Land sutras of Mahayana Buddhism'. The title of the talk is 'Opening the Mind's Eye'. In his talk Ratnaguna explores the third of...
This is the first in a series of six talks that Ratnaghosha will give this summer on the Five Stages of Spiritual Life.
Taradasa talks on the Arts as the 6th Distinctive Emphasis of Triratna. It is an encouraging talk asking us to look, and look again at our relationship to the fine arts. Whether it's music, painting, sculpture, performance - whatever we respond to in the Arts, Taradasa shows how we can...
Continuing with the series of talks for Sangha Night on the Six Distinctive Features of Triratna, Arthasiddhi who is the men's Mitra Convenor for Cambridge, gives a talk on Spiritual Friendship.
Drawing upon the myths in the life of the Buddha Satyapara explores the role the body plays when we take up Buddhist practice. She describes the Buddha as a child under a rose apple tree being deeply in touch with his surrounding and when calling upon the earth he gains confidence in his...
In this short series given at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre in early 2016, Vessantara explores Sangharakshitas idea that fundamentally there is one spiritual experience, which has different aspects that we can unfold. All the talks are linked together not only through ideas, but also through a...
Sraddhagita shares her experience of Team Based Right Livelihood, as part of a series on the Six Distinctive Emphasis of Triratna, on Cambridge Sangha Night. The talk is full of passion and insight into a practice Shraddhagita has been involved in for over 16 years. Drawing on the four...
In the final talk of the series Vessantara evokes the need for us to open up to and head towards the depth dimension of the present moment. Using the image of the Wayfinder and evocative poetry, he guides us in this talk to letting go and tuning in to the deeper resources of the awakened qualities...
In the third talk of this series Vessantara continues with the image of the Polynesian Wayfinder and gives us many practical ways to keep engaging with life, despite difficulty and suffering. A talk to give you real confidence in the path and in the energy we can contact to steer to real refuge.
The second in a series of four talks by Vessantara exploring Going for Refuge is an accessible talk on the Insight aspect.
A rich talk by Vessantara on Sangha Night in Cambridge. Using the metaphor of Wayfinding to navigate our way across the sea of suffering to the safe refuge of the Buddha Dharma. The first of 4 talks exploring Going For Refuge.
Another talk in the Cambridge Sangha night series on the Six Distinctive Emphases of the Triratna Buddhist Community. Aryajaya talks about the significance of Going For Refuge to the Three Jewels.
Subhadramati gives a talk for Cambridge Sangha night as part of a series onthe Six Distinctive Emphasis of the Triratna Buddhist Community. A talk full of energy, insight and inspiration on Ordination within Triratna.
An informative talk from Vajraketu on the three Yanas, in his characteristic entertaining style.
An accessible talk given to the Young Peoples group on who the Buddha was.
An introduction to the six distinctive features of Triratna.
The last in a series of talks for Sangha Night on the Mandala of the Five Buddhas is a talk by Dhatvisvari on the white Buddha in the centre of the mandala, Vairocana.
A talk for Sangha Day and to conclude the International Urban Retreat at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre. The talk is by the Centre Chairman Ratnaghosha.
Maitreyabandhu launches the International Urban Retreat at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre with a talk on the theme of the retreat which is the teaching from on the Greater Mandala.
The fourth in our series of talks on the Mandala of the Five Buddhas for Sangha Night. Jnanavaca talks on the dark green Buddha of the north, Amoghasiddhi.
The second in our series of talks on the Mandala of the Five Buddhas for Sangha Night. Padmasuri talks on the deep red Buddha of the west, Amitabha.
A special talk for Sangha Night to mark the full moon. Amarachandra speaks on the beautiful bodhisattva White Tara.
The second in a series of talks for Sangha Night on the Mandala of the Five Buddhas is a talk by Ratnaghosha on the golden yellow Buddha of the south, Ratnasambhava.
The first in a series of talks for Sangha Night on the Mandala of the Five Buddhas is a talk by Jnanasalin on the blue Buddha of the east, Akshobya.
Ratnaghosha interviews Maitreyabandhu as part of a book launch for two new books by Maitreyabandhu, The Journey and the Guide and Yarn.
As part of celebrations at Sangha Night to mark the 90th birthday of Sangharakshita, Ratnaghosha gives a personal talk on the influence of Bhante as a teacher.
The final talk in the series The Buddha in the Pali Canon is a substantial talk by Sanghadevi on the praises of Pingiya.
As part of a series of talks for Sangha Night, entitled The Buddha in the Pali Canon, Viryajyoti talks on the story of Kisa Gotami