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Talks at CBC

The worshipping Buddha
The worshipping Buddha - Ratnaghosha's talk from Buddha Day, 2017.

The Unity of Buddhism
The Unity of Buddhism - Vajraketu's talk from Sangha night is the first in a series on the six distinctive features of Triratna.

The Six Distinctive Features of Triratna
The Six Distinctive Features of Triratna - Ratnaghosha's talk from Sangha night is an introduction to the six distinctive features of Triratna.

Vairocana
Vairocana - To conclude the series of talks at Sangha night on the Mandala of the five Buddhas, Dhatvisvari talks on the white Buddha at the Centre of the Mandala.

The Mandala of Aesthetic Appreciation
The Mandala of Aesthetic Appreciation - To conclude the International Urban Retreat at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, Ratnaghosha, the Centre Chairman, gives his reflections on the theme.

The Greater Mandala of Aesthetic Appreciation
The Greater Mandala of Aesthetic Appreciation - To help launch the International Urban Retreat at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, Maitreyabandhu from the London Buddhist Centre introduces the theme.

Amoghasiddhi
Amoghasiddhi - The fourth in a series of talks at Sangha night on the Mandala of the five Buddhas, given by Jnanavaca.

Amitabha
Amitabha - The third in a series of talks at Sangha night on the Mandala of the five Buddhas, given by Padmasuri.

White Tara
White Tara - A special talk to mark the full moon, by Amarachandra.

Ratnasambhava
Ratnasambhava - The second in a series of talks at Sangha night on the Mandala of the five Buddhas, given by Ratnaghosha.

Akshobya
Akshobya - The first in a series of talks at Sangha night on the Mandala of the five Buddhas, given by Jnanashalin.

Bhante as Teacher
Bhante as Teacher - 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 Way to the Beyond
The Way to the Beyond - Sanghadevi gives a substantial talk, the last in the series on Sangha Night, The Buddha in the Pali Canon.

The Mustard Seed
The Mustard Seed - Viryajyoti gives a talk, the third in the series on Sangha Night, The Buddha in the Pali Canon.

Two talks from Dharma Day 2015
Francesca Raphaely - My life as a Buddhist and Leigh Smith - Dharma Day.

The Taming of the Shrewd - a Talk On the Culasaccaka Sutta
The Taming of the Shrewd - a Talk On the Culasaccaka Sutta - Samamati gives a substantial talk, the third in the series on Sangha Night, The Buddha in the Pali Canon.

He Knew He Was Right - a Talk On the Meghiya Sutta
He Knew He Was Right - a Talk On the Meghiya Sutta - Ratnaghosha gives a substantial talk, the second in the series on Sangha Night, The Buddha in the Pali Canon.

The Buddha in the Pali Canon
The Buddha in the Pali Canon - Ratnaghosha begins this series of talks on The Buddha in the Pali Canon at Sangha Night.

Ecodharma - What is it and how might we do it?
Ecodharma - What is it and how might we do it? - Yogaratna gives a talk as part of Buddhist Action Month at Sangha Night. Also available is a text transcript

Universes Colliding - The Meeting of Science and Buddhism
Universes Colliding - The Meeting of Science and Buddhism - a lively talk by Ratnaprabha in conjunction with the Cambridge Science Festival and part of the Cambridge Buddhist Centre Open Day.

The Four Sights
The Four Sights - a talk by Ratnaghosha to launch the new Sangha Night, January 2015

The Magic of Ritual
The Magic of Ritual - a four week course by Vessantara, November 2014.

Fifteen Reflections on Life
Fifteen Reflections on Life - a talk by Ratnaghosha enumerating fifteen reflections as part of Sangha Day, November 2014

Year of Spiritual Community Talks 2
Year of Spiritual Community Talks 2 - four talks, each taking as its theme an aspect of the Triratna System of Practice. October - November 2014.
'Integration and the Spiritual Community' by Samamati
'Positive Emotion and Spiritual Community' by Parami
'Spiritual Receptivity and Spiritual Community' by Sanghadevi
'Spiritual Death and Rebirth and Spiritual Community' by Saddhraja

Vegan Day Talk by Amalasiddhi
Thus You Should View - a talk by Amalasiddhi as part of Vegan Day, July 2014.

Celebration to mark the new Chairman
Talk - a talk given by Ratnaghosha who is now the new chairman of the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, outlining his vision for the future.
Transcript - a transcript of the talk by Ratnaghosha.

Year of Spiritual Community Talks
Year of Spiritual Community Talks - four talks given by Arthapriya to mark the Year of Spiritual Community:
Climbing the Mountain - alone or together
Echoes from the Deep - Sangha as Communication
Manning the Lifeboat
Risking it all - Sangha as Practice

Bodhicitta in Practice
Bodhicitta in Practice - a four week course by Vessantara during March and April 2014.

The Four Reminders
The Four Reminders - four talks by Vessantara from November 2013.

Subhadramati's book launch
Not about being good. Talk by Subhadramati as part of her book launch on 25th September, 2013.

Padmasambhava Day 2013
A demon for every occasion. Talk by Ratnaghosha, as part of the festival day celebrations.

Year of Kalyana Mitrata Talks
Kalyana Mitrata - Truly, Madly, Deeply. Talk by Vajradevi to launch the Year of Kalyana Mitrata series of talks.

Open Heart, Open Mind
Open Heart, Open Mind: The Practice of Just Sitting talks by Vessantara, as part of his course on Just Sitting.

Celebrating Awakening in the World - Vajrapriya's talk from Buddha Day 2012, available on Free Buddhist Audio.

All in MP3 format for download. (You may need to right click on the link and select "Save Link As" or "Save Target As")
What does Buddhism have to say about sexuality? - public talk A talk by Parami to mark LGBT history month.

Life with full attention - public talk

Life with full attention - Public Talk A talk by Maitreyabandhu to launch the course of the same name.

Sangha Festival 2011

Happy Indeed We Live by Ratnaghosa
Western Buddhist Culture by Maitreyabandhu

The Big Questions - Public talks

Also available on Video

The Value of Work by Kavyasiddhi
The Meaning of Death by Arthapriya
The Paradox of Happiness by Ratnaghosa

Reflection Weekend with Ratnaguna

Faith and Reason: Mother and Father of Reflection by Ratnaguna

Men's Afternoon June 2011

Imagination, the Death of Materialism by Satyaketu

Booklaunch MAY 2011

This Being That Becomes by Dhivan

WESAK FESTIVAL MAY 2011

Tasting the Bliss of Liberation by Padmavajra

Men's Afternoon Apr 2011

Religion of Art by Dharmasiddhi

Dana Festival Apr 2011

My Name by Danavira
Dana A Buddhists Best Friend by Vajradevi

Public Talks - Powers of the Mind Mar/Apr 2011

The Blissful Mind by Vajradevi
The liberated Mind by Sagaraghosa
The Selfless Mind by Vajrapriya
The Compassionate Mind by Ruchiraketu

Also available on Video

Sangha Mingle Mar 2011

Three short talks about the Cambridge Buddhist Centre recorded at the sangha mingle Mar 2011
Finances by Sagaraghosa (poor sound)
Financial Projections by Vajradevi
Kalyana Mitrata by Vajrapriya

Men's Afternoon Feb 2011

Energy by Vajrapriya

Men's Afternoon Dec 2010

Buddhism and Happiness by Dharmasiddhi

Reality and What To Do About It

3 Public talks given in November 2010
These talks are also available to view online in video format.
The Nature of Reality talk 1 by Arthapriya
Living a Meaningful Life talk 2 by Vajrapriya
The Challenge to the Modern World talk 3 by Sagaraghosa

Men's Afternoon Oct 2010

One Magical Moment talk by Samamati

Padmasambhava Day 2010

The Demon of Materialism short talk by Maitrighosa
The Demon of Choice short talk by Aryadhara
The Demon of Narcissism short talk by Arthapriya
The Rite of Fascination short talk by Yashobodhi
The Rite of Destruction short talk by Vajradevi
The Rite of Prospering short talk by Jayarava
The Rite of Pacification short talk by Guhyaprabha

Mitra night Sept 2010

Why go on retreat? Double act talk by Tejasvini and Vajrapriya

Talks on the Green: August 2010

Who's Responsible? talk by Arthapriya
Consumerism and Freedom Today talk by Aryajaya

Sangha Night may 2010

Refuge Supreme is there for me talk by Vajrapriya (poor sound quality)

Buddha Day Festival 2010

The Buddha - 30 Years On talk by Danavira

Men's Afternoon May 2010

Introducing Samvega and Pasada brief talk by Dharmasiddhi
Turning Your Mind talk by Priyananda

Sangha Night March 2010

Descending Mount Avarice talk by Kamalashila

Parinirvana Day Festival Feb 2010

Three short talks on the theme "Urgency in Spiritual Practice":
Viryaprabha, Sujiva, Arthapriya

Ritual texts

Extracts from Puja: the FWBO Book of Buddhist Devotional Texts (ISBN: 9780904766967) available from Windhorse Publications.
Texts are available in Word document (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) formats.

Sevenfold Puja doc | pdf
Threefold Puja doc | pdf
Dedication ceremony doc | pdf