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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: How Does a Bodhisattva Regard Living Beings?

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 21 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

Kulaprabha recounts an episode from the Vimalakirti Nirdesa to draw out how one generates the great love in response to the suffering of beings.

This is the third of four talks exploring Vasubandhu’s Four Factors entitled Contemplating the Suffering of Beings given at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2010.

In his treatise Generating Bodhi Resolve, Vasubandhu describes them as able to generate the resolve to cultivate and accumulate the bases for the Arising of the Bodhicitta. You...

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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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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.
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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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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

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Stabilising the Insight

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

In this sixth talk from the ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ retreat, Nagasiddhi takes us into the mind and heart of the new Buddha after his awakening – as he explores this new territory within, and with others he encounters setting out on the next stage of his journey into liberation. Talk given online in April 2021.

*** 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

Centre bouddhiste Triratna de Paris
Centre bouddhiste Triratna de Paris

Groupe, personne autonome et communauté spirituelle

By Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 13 Jun, 2021 - 00:00
Dans cette conférence, Ujumani explore les notions de groupe, de personne autonome et de communauté spirituelle, ainsi que la voie pour devenir une personne autonome.
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Carrying the Flame of the Lineage of Inspiration

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 12 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

Parami introduces our four-fold lineage and shows how the lineage of inspiration underpins them all. Now that Bhante has died our responsibility to keep this flame burning is more important than ever.

This talk is part of the series Talks from Women’s Private Preceptors’ Retreat given at Adhisthana, 2019.

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Birmingham Buddhist Centre
Birmingham Buddhist Centre

Perfect Speech

By Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 11 Jun, 2021 - 00:00
Another in the series of Sangha Night talks investigating Perfect speech. The Birmingham Buddhist Centre was joined by Munisha, who explored the impact of communication and speech on those around us and ourselves.