18 episodes

A thriving centre of the Triratna Buddhist Community

Budcast Podcast from the North London Buddhist Centre

    • Religion & Spirituality

A thriving centre of the Triratna Buddhist Community

    Akashamitra Perfect Vision - How far can we go?

    Akashamitra Perfect Vision - How far can we go?

    Akashamitra launches a series of North London Buddhist Centre 'Budcast' talks with the first limb of the path, Perfect Vision.

    • 42 min
    Karunagita Padmasambhavas Advice On Moving Into New Year 2019 - 12 - 07

    Karunagita Padmasambhavas Advice On Moving Into New Year 2019 - 12 - 07

    On a North London Buddhist Centre Weekend retreat, Karunagita introduces the theme 'Turning towards the Nature of Experience, by drawing out Padmasambhava's advice to Queen Ngang Chung. There is letting go as well as turning towards, with details from her own life

    • 47 min
    Ratnaprabha Buddha In The City Buddha In The Forest 191214

    Ratnaprabha Buddha In The City Buddha In The Forest 191214

    Was Buddhism designed for city dwellers, or for the secluded country retreat? How can you practise in the city? The Buddha was raised in a 500 BCE Indian city, his searching for enlightenment took place in the unspoiled forests, but much of his teaching was to townies like us. Ratnaprabha describes three metaphorical or mythic cities in ancient Buddhist texts, and shows how the city can be a positive context for practice.

    • 39 min
    Ratnaprabha Good Friends and Creating Sangha

    Ratnaprabha Good Friends and Creating Sangha

    In this talk for the Sangha Day festival at the North London Buddhist Centre, Ratnaprabha celebrates the joys of friendship in the Buddha's time and today, and explains how Sangha (spiritual community)can be continually created through the way we communicate and treat each other.

    • 33 min
    Dhammamegha Fear Comes From Arming Yourself 191109

    Dhammamegha Fear Comes From Arming Yourself 191109

    Dhammamegha describes her first-hand experience of the minority regime stoking fear in her native South Africa under apartheid, and Mandela's heroic humanising of contact between people of different ethnicities. Can you meet examples of people who change a situation by going out of their way to be kind? She goes into the Buddha's teaching on fear, hostility and mental disturbance in the Attadanda Sutta. Do you overcome duality be enlarging or by diminishing the Self? Are values more powerful than fear?

    • 54 min
    Karunagita Going Forth

    Karunagita Going Forth

    Karunagita offers a personal take on the traditional story of the Buddha’s ‘going forth’ from his home to seek enlightenment and explores what that might mean for us in 2019 London. Can you find moments when you go forth from habitual and seemingly easier ways of being to something that you can recognise as lighter, freer, perhaps even happier?

    • 38 min

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