Our FBA Dharmabyte is by Sanghanistha, entitled ‘Peaceful Vajrapani’. From the imaginative yet practical talk entitled ‘Vajrapani’ given during the 2016 ‘Cosmic Going for Refuge Tree’ retreat at Padmaloka.
In this rousing talk Maitreyabandhu goes into where Buddhism begins: with ourselves as we are and with the awake Buddha. But we don’t really know either ourselves or the Buddha. He emphasises that we don’t know because we so easily assume we know, or fix or lessen the goal. So what do we do? There are three approaches we need to balance and four things we have to do, to close the gap between the awake Buddha and us who...
This FBA Podcast is by Triratna’s International Order Convenor, Parami, speaking on one of her favourite topics: ‘The Group and the Spiritual Community.’
Parami has lived and worked within Triratna for many years of her life. Sangha is very important to her and her years of experience will help us to get a clearer idea of what makes a spiritual community, rather than a positive group.
In this FBA Dharmabyte from Vajrapriya entitled ‘To Make the Imperfect Perfect is Enough to Love it’, he discusses the fact of suffering or dukkha as part of being human. What are we to do? We can love what is, and in doing so make the imperfect perfect.
Sangharakshita reflects on William Blake’s concept of the “devouring” aspect of mind and how it relates to the chain of conditionality in today’s FBA Dharmabyte entitled ‘Blake’s Idea of the ‘Devouring’ Aspect of Mind’.
In this FBA Dharmabyte we hear more vintage Sangharakshita in Understanding Anatta (‘No Self’). Everything we know about the self is in constant change and flux. You cannot understand what is meant by anatta until you know this truth.
From the talk “Individuality, True and False” that tackles such terms as self, I, individual, and ego, reveals that each can have both a positive and a negative connotation. What is the self, and how can we cultivate...