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Who Wants to Become a Bodhisattva?

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 11 Jun, 2016 - 00:00
In this personal talk Yashobodhi goes into the aspiration to be of benefit to all beings, the pitfalls an aspiring bodhisattva can come across and about the journey from concept to experienced reality and back again.
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Tara Puja & Blessings with Dhardo Tulku Rimpoche

Posted by Viriyalila on Tue, 22 Apr, 2014 - 20:29
Dhardo Tulka Rinpoche visited Aryaloka Buddhist Center to bless the grounds where a stupa is being built in honor of the late Dhardo Rinpoche, one of Sangharakshita’s eight main teachers.
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Triratna Day - Dhardo Rinpoche, Stupa Building and Sangha

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 10 Apr, 2014 - 00:00
A lovely talk given by Nagabodhi on Triratna Day at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, with an introduction by Dayalocana. Here, Nagabodhi recounts his favorite memories of his time with Dhardo Rinpoche in Kalimpong, expresses his feelings about the strengthening power of stupa building for centers, and ties it all together with a reminder of the central role of sangha in the Triratna Community. Talk given on Triratna Day 2014 at Aryaloka Buddhist Center.
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Going For Refuge to the Sangha

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 1 Dec, 2013 - 00:00
Part 4 of a 4-part series. A beautiful talk from Narottama on sangha and spiritual friendship, and how our Dharma brothers and sisters can challenge us and support us to grow in ways we might never have expected.

Talk given on the Men's Going for Refuge Retreat at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, 2013
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Going For Refuge to the Dharma

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 1 Dec, 2013 - 00:00
Part 3 of a 4-part series. An excellent talk from Dhammarati on the Dharma Jewel, with an emphasis on the practical and experiential. Pratitya samutpada is not a view, but a verifiable fact of our experience. This conditionality implies a natural current in reality that unfolds towards liberation.

Dhammarati explores how the Triratna System of Practice supports this process of unfolding by setting up the conditions for something new to emerge.

Talk given on the Men's Going for Refuge Retreat at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, 2013
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Going For Refuge to the Buddha

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 1 Dec, 2013 - 00:00
Part 2 of a 4-part series. Vidhuma inspires us to explore our own connection to the Buddha, sharing stories from the Pali Canon and stories of his own Going for Refuge, and exploring how we can come to understand the meaning of the Buddha Jewel in our lives.

Talk given on the Men's Going for Refuge Retreat at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, 2013
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The Triratna Emphasis On Going For Refuge

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 1 Dec, 2013 - 00:00
Part 1 of a 4-part series. Dhammarati explores Going for Refuge and its central emphasis in the Triratna Buddhist Order here, bringing in the story of his own spiritual journey as an example of finding one's unique response. He also looks to historical sources to identify some of the ways we can deepen our connection practically and experientially.

Talk given on the Men's Going for Refuge Retreat at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, 2013
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Diversity and Unity In the Order

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 27 Nov, 2013 - 00:00
A collection of four short personal talks on the topic of 'Diversity and Unity in the Order,' given by Vimalasara, Amala, Karunadakini and Varasuri.

Given at the Women's Going for Refuge Retreat at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, 2013
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The Nature of Friendship

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 13 Dec, 2010 - 00:00
Narottama delights with a very poetic and personal talk about how friendship is vital to our happiness and spiritual development as human beings.

Talk given at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, 2010
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The Symbolic Meaning of Vajrayogini

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 13 Dec, 2010 - 00:00
Karunasara takes us into the timeless world of the dakini Vajrayogini, with an explanation of the symbolic meanings found in Tantric imagery and visualization of her, as well as an overview of her spiritual qualities.
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