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Awakening to the Earth - An Inconceivably Vast Undertaking

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 30 May, 2013 - 01:00
A very personal talk by Satyajit, one of the founders of Buddhafield, exploring his approach to the connections between Buddhism and work to change the world for the better: for him, the desire to do so is natural once a strong connection with the earth has been made. Introduced by Varabhadri, the talk was recorded on Buddhafield's Green Earth Awakening event in May 2013. For more information see www.buddhafield.com
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A Buddhist Approach to Changing the World (Buddhafield Green Earth Awakening May 2013)

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 29 May, 2013 - 01:00
Lokabandhu explores how Buddhists might approach the heroic task of changing the world. After reviewing the Buddhist concept of conditionality, he draws on examples such as Dr. Ambedkar and Triratna's paradigm of the 'New Society' to illustrate how lasting social and personal change might successfully be brought about.
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Enough Is More Than Enough

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 21 May, 2013 - 01:00
Vajrasara explores sufficiency, attitudes around plenty, and the creative spiral of abundance.

A talk given at the Buddhafield Festival in the Dharma Parlour on the 16th of July 2011.
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Embracing Love

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 18 Jul, 2012 - 01:00
Vajrasara explores the joys and challenges of love, empathy, passion and compassion on the spiritual journey. A talk given in the Dharma Parlour on the 2012 Buddhafield Festival, under the overall theme of 'Doorways to Freedom'.
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Dharma Doorways and Dead Ends

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 18 Jul, 2012 - 01:00
A talk given in the Dharma Parlour on the 2012 Buddhafield Festival, under the overall theme of 'Doorways to Freedom'. The talk explores the fascinating Buddhist notion of 'near enemies', those seductive but misleading lookalikes to authentic spiritual qualities.
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Heart and Soul - the Power of Ritual

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 18 Jul, 2012 - 01:00
Does ritual have a place in 21st Century Buddhism? Akasati explores tradition and innovation in Buddhist ritual and creating our own rituals. A talk given in the Dharma Parlour on the 2012 Buddhafield Festival, under the overall theme of 'Doorways to Freedom'.
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Doors to Freedom - the Buddha's Psychology of Liberation

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 18 Jul, 2012 - 01:00
Dhivan, author of 'This Being, That Becomes', talks about some of the historical Buddha's ideas on how conscious awareness can influence unconscious patterns that keep us imprisoned in a fixed sense of self. Given in the Dharma Parlour on the 2012 Buddhafield Festival, under the overall theme of 'Doorways to Freedom'.
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Not Knowing It Is Near, They Seek It Afar. What a Pity!

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 18 Jul, 2012 - 01:00
The three 'Gateways to Freedom' (Vimoksa-Mukhas) from early Buddhism point to states of being that are always available in experience. How can looking honestly and fully at our present moment experience lead to this seeing? An interactive talk by Padmadharini, given in the Dharma Parlour on the 2012 Buddhafield Festival, under the overall theme of 'Doorways to Freedom'.
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Living In An Illusion... Dying to Escape

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 18 Jul, 2012 - 01:00
Khemasuri talks about everyday experience as virtual reality, focusing on death to turn towards the truth, and 'thin moments'. A talk given in the Dharma Parlour on the 2012 Buddhafield Festival, under the overall theme of 'Doorways to Freedom'.
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Shouting Out Beauty - Listening to the Wisdom of Nature

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 6 Sep, 2010 - 01:00
A personal and exploratory talk by Lokabandhu, looking at how immersion in nature and the natural world has nourished his Dharma practice through the years. Including many quotations from the 'Zenrin'. Given as part of a series in the 2009 Buddhafield Festival's Dharma Parlour, where the theme was 'Truth and Beauty: Skilful Living in a Changing World'. NOTE: part of the talk suffers from poor sound quality
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