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Dharmabyte: Engaging with Sangha as Teacher

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 24 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

We are pleased to present today’s FBA Dharmabyte entitled ‘Engaging with Sangha as Teacher’, excerpted from Saddhanandi’s talk Spiritual Transmission and Lineage given at the Triratna Buddhist Order Women’s Convention, Wymondham 2007.

Here Saddhanandi revisits Sangharakshita’s own take on the problems faced by practitioners in a contemporary spiritual community. And, with the help of a good sprinkling of quotes and stories from other traditions, she explores the nature...

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FBA Podcast: Dhardo Rinpoche, Stupa Building and Sangha

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 22 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

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. Lovely introducation and conclusion by Dayalocana.

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Dharmabyte: These Texts Were Meant to be Understood

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 20 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, ‘These Texts Were Meant to be Understood’, Shraddhapa talks about his work translating the Ratnaguna Samcayagatha, a profound Mahayana Sutra from Sanskrit into English.

You can find this text at Shraddhapa’s website here.

If you want to financially support Shraddhapa’s important work you can donate here.

From the talk For Heroic Spirits Intended - Translating Sanskrit Texts as part of the series For Heroic...

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Éthique bouddhique et environnement

By Romain Rose on Wed, 19 Jun, 2019 - 16:18

A l’occasion du mois d’action bouddhiste, Ujumani a donné une conférence sur le thème « Éthique bouddhique et environnement ». Ujumani explore les liens entre enseignement bouddhiste, préceptes et respect de l’environnement … ainsi que les pistes pour mieux vivre cette interdépendance.

Merci Ujumani pour cette belle conférence !

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Dharmabyte: Offering Your Life

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 17 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

Today’s Dharmabyte is ‘Offering your Life’ by Yashobodhi.

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.

From the talk, Who Wants to Become a Bodhisattva? given at Aryaloka Buddhist Center in the USA, 2016.

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FBA Podcast: The Path of Kindness

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 15 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

Part 5 in the Faces of Enlightenment Sangha night series at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre.

Bodhinaga gives a talk on the Buddha Amitabha and the Metta Bhavana loving-kindness meditation.

Recorded at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 21/05/19

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Dharmabyte: An Inner Journey

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is An Inner Journey.

This is a fascinating introduction to the mandala from Garava - the idea, the myth, the image, the symbol, the experience. His own practice as an artist affords him a respectful and generous perspective, from which we are able to simply sit back and learn.

From the talk Entering the Mandala given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2001

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Waking Up to Climate Crisis - and What to Do About It?

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 10:21

Buddhist Action Month is underway and here is a timely talk from Arthacarya, given during the recent Australia / New Zealand Order Convention, on the theme of what we can do about the climate crisis. Arthacarya relates his personal journey back to environmental engagement, the trigger being reading the ‘The Uninhabitable Earth’ by David Wallace-Wells in July 2018. He also provides some useful suggestions how Dharma practitioners can contribute to the change that must happen and move away from the four Ds of despair,...

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Kiranada - A Year of Silence (with Q & A): Highlighted Talk

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 12 Jun, 2019 - 18:48

Kiranada is an ordained Buddhist, a traveler, a renowned artist in (cruelty-free) silk, a teacher, an author and a Mom. Here she is at the Portsmouth Public Library in June 2019, reading from her book ‘A Year Of Silence’, an account of her year-long silent, solitary retreat in the New Zealand bush.

As one of her last engagements before heading off to Kentucky and Missouri to begin a further 3-year solitary, silent retreat, this is a wonderful opportunity to hear what it...

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Dharmabyte: Knowing Our Patterns

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 10 Jun, 2019 - 11:56

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is Knowing Our Patterns by Karunavapi.

We live by patterns, mostly unconsciously. Using personal reflections, poetry and imagery of the Five Buddha Mandala, Karunavapi talks of mandalas as patterns of the unenlightened and enlightened mind. ‘Personal mandalas’ as the patterning of our own, unenlightened minds and the Five Buddha Mandala as the pattern of the Buddha’s enlightened mind. To appreciate the qualities of the Buddha, we can see them like light through a prism splitting into...

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