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Moving Beyond Our Comfort Zone (Dharmabytes Podcast)

By Centre Team on Thu, 20 Jun, 2024 - 11:00

Here Arthapriya draws out our natural impetus to grow and the import of spiritual friendship to create a context for us to develop spiritually. Excerpted from the talk entitled Risking It All - Sangha As Practice given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2014.

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Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

The Five Forces, Making Change Happen

By Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 19 Jun, 2024 - 00:00
The seven-point mind training makes our day-to-day life an arena to strengthen our spiritual muscle. But how can we make changes happen? Vimaladasa will show how a teaching called the ‘five forces’ can be used to bring about actual and immediate changes in our life. How would we act in every ordinary moment if we were Enlightened? How can we act to be more Enlightened? In this series we will be exploring a powerful, pithy teaching that tells us how to do just that.
Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Somatic Going For Refuge: Embodying True Safety, Dignity and Belonging As a Path of Collective Awakening

By Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 19 Jun, 2024 - 00:00
This talk was given at the June 2024 Women's Area Order Weekend themed "I am because we are". In it, Singhashri reminds us of Bhante's emphasis on the development of the true individual, positive group and spiritual community. She then links an embodied and relational approach to our individual and collective going for refuge, encouraging us to explore how a direct experience of safety, dignity and belonging in the sangha might support collective awakening. She ends by sharing specific ways we may practice "somatic going for refuge" which she describes as not a new level of going for refuge, but rather a way of practicing that we can "needle through" our lives from provisional to cosmic going forth.
Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Somatic Going For Refuge: Embodying True Safety, Dignity and Belonging As a Path of Collective Awakening

By Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 19 Jun, 2024 - 00:00
This talk was given at the June 2024 Women's Area Order Weekend. In it, Singhashri reminds us of Bhante's emphasis on the development of the true individual, positive group and spiritual community. She then links an embodied and relational approach to our individual and collective going for refuge, encouraging us to explore how a direct experience of safety, dignity and belonging in the sangha might support collective awakening. She ends by sharing specific ways we may practice "somatic going for refuge" which she describes as not a new level of going for refuge, but rather a way of practicing that we can "needle through" our lives from provisional to cosmic going forth.
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

The Lineage of Inspiration (Dharmabytes Podcast)

By Centre Team on Mon, 17 Jun, 2024 - 10:21

Here Subhadramati shares her experience witnessing Bhante circumambulating and bowing to the shrine and how that deep gesture of reverence evoked a strong sense of the lineage of inspiration in her. Excerpted from the talk entitled Avalokiteshvara given as part of the series Buddhas and Bodhisattvas given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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A Life Well Spent and Beyond its End (FBA Podcast)

By Centre Team on Sat, 15 Jun, 2024 - 11:00

In a life well lived there is a conscious search for meaning. Suryagupta reflects on the Buddha’s (and our own!) Noble Quest. This talk was given as a part of the LBC Winter Retreat 2023, following the Buddha’s This talk was given at London Buddhist Centre as part of the series The Noble Quest, 2023.

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An Essential Spiritual Education (Dharmabytes Podcast)

By Centre Team on Thu, 13 Jun, 2024 - 11:00

Sangharakshita revisits his time as a wandering ‘Dharma Farer’ in the India of the 1940s. The occasion for this colourful set of stories and related insights is the 60th anniversary of his decision to ‘Go Forth’ into the homeless life, in line with the oldest Buddhist traditions. Sangharakshita is in fine, thoughtful, at times even mischievous form as he heads into his 83rd year, and, as usual, is uncompromising in his vision of the spiritual life as...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Manjughosha: Reality is Not What it Seems

By Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 12 Jun, 2024 - 00:00
Moksadhi gives us an introduction to Manjughosha and the symbol of the crown.
Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Ratnasambhava: Buddha of the Southern Realm

By Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 12 Jun, 2024 - 00:00
Parami gives an introduction to the Buddha Ratnasambhava as part of the GBC's Mandala Night.
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Free Buddhist Audio

Moving From Head to Heart (Dharmabytes Podcast)

By Centre Team on Mon, 10 Jun, 2024 - 11:00

Vidyapala explores the imagination both from a Western cultural and philosophical point of view and then talks about its importance for us, as people trying to practice Buddhism in the West. He also suggests some ways of developing the imagination as a faculty of perception that helps us to understand reality more deeply. From the talk The Path of Imagination given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2021.

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