Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Fearless Creativity

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 19 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

Bodhisattvas work tirelessly and heroically to create a Buddhafield for the benefit of all beings. Padmavajra explores the opening verses of the Dhammapada and their far reaching implications including how we create not only our own happiness or suffering through our actions, but also how we create worlds, worlds of suffering or worlds conducive to human growth and even freedom.

Talk given during the February Great Gathering weekend at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2020.

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Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Out now: ‘I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism’

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 18 Jun, 2021 - 13:00

Out now: ‘I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism’

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 18 Jun, 2021 - 13:00

As a female student and practitioner of Buddhism, at times I feel frustrated by the underrepresentation of women in Buddhist texts and iconography. To give just one example, out of the forty-six figures on Triratna’s refuge tree, only two are female. Frustrated I may be, but I probably shouldn’t be surprised. As author Alice Collett points out in Windhorse Publications’ latest release, I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism, Buddhism was born and developed within ancient...

Birmingham Buddhist Centre
Birmingham Buddhist Centre

Speaking From the Heart: Truth and Love In Communication - Maitrimati

By Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 18 Jun, 2021 - 00:00
Maitrimati explores the theme of Perfect Speech through a talk entitled: Speaking from the heart: truth and love in communication.
Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

2021 residential retreats now available for booking!

By nataliak on Thu, 17 Jun, 2021 - 16:41

2021 residential retreats now available for booking!

By nataliak on Thu, 17 Jun, 2021 - 16:41

Following a successful reopening, we’re pleased to say our programme of residential retreats is now up and available for booking! It’s been so wonderful to have retreatants on Tara’s land again. Have a look at what’s available and book asap - they’re filling up quickly! 

If you’re wondering how social distancing measures will affect your experience of being on retreat, here’s what a couple of our retreatants have said… 

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Moving Towards Timelessness

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 17 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

Jnanavaca discusses metta as the foundation of samadhi, taking us back to basics and reminding us to dwell with patience and acceptance in the body.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Metta as the Foundation of Samadhi given as part of the online retreat Towards Insight: Three Myths led by  Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu at Adhisthana, 2020.

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San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

ACTION HOUR TO STOP LINE 3

By marysalome on Wed, 16 Jun, 2021 - 16:58

ACTION HOUR TO STOP LINE 3

By marysalome on Wed, 16 Jun, 2021 - 16:58

The SFBC Green Sangha is inviting you to come together for an Action Hour to Stop Line 3 as part of Buddhist Action Month. This is an easy and fun way to take action in community with sangha.

Line 3 is a tar sands pipeline in Minnesota that cuts through the treaty lands of Indigenous peoples. If completed, it will endanger 800 wetlands and 200 waterways, emit CO2 equivalent to 50 new coal fired power plants and violate the treaty...

Community Highlights
Vancouver Buddhist Center

Equanimity: Morning Retreat with Ratnavandana

By Centre Team on Tue, 15 Jun, 2021 - 12:51

Equanimity: Morning Retreat with Ratnavandana

By Centre Team on Tue, 15 Jun, 2021 - 12:51

Saturday 10th July 10, 2021, 3 hours

09.00 US PST  |  12.00 US EST  |  17.00 UK & IE  | 18.00 Europe CET  | 21.30 India



“Try to love everything that gets in your way …..  
because if something is in your way it is
going your way, the way
of all beings; towards darkness, towards light.”

From “Because even the Word Obstacle is an Obstacle”,...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Forging a Path for Women in India (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 40)

By Centre Team on Tue, 15 Jun, 2021 - 11:58

A conversation exploring the central role of strong personal friendships in creating a culture that encourages women and girls in India to take seriously their own aspirations - whether in Buddhist training or life in general. 

Abhayanavita and Tarahridaya are wonderful leaders and exemplars in this work, speaking across generations, across gender, and across caste to help inspire the new Buddhists of India.

From extremely difficult conditions each has forged her own path towards safety, respect and acceptance. And in a time of terrible...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Early Sangha Buddhist Attitudes to Wealth

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 14 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

Jvalamalini introduces us to Vasakha, a generous laywoman disciple of the Buddha. Her story from the early sangha is about the Buddhist attitude to wealth and about the effects of generosity on the donor.

From the talk entitled As Garlands From a Heap of Flowers given at Bristol Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The Decision to Teach

By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 14 Jun, 2021 - 00:00

In this final talk from the ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ retreat, Nagasiddhi engagingly describes the Buddha’s seismic awakening experience under the bodhi tree, as well as exploring the mythic images of the story.

Talk given online in April 2021.

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This talk is one of a series given by Nagasiddhi at Rivendell Retreat Centre during the April 2021 home retreat ‘In the footsteps of the Buddha’ hosted by the Buddhist Centre Online. This magical week-long retreat explores the images, myths and symbols of the Buddha’s journey to awakening using dharma talks, meditation, storytelling, puppetry and art.

See also:

Mandarava’s innovative telling of the Buddha’s life story through puppetry

Specially written ritual verses on the Buddha’s life recited on the retreat

Visit 'In the Footsteps of the Buddha' for more resources from this retreat