Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

7 Point Mind Training - My Favourite Slogan - 3 Short Talks

By Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 10 Jul, 2024 - 00:00
This week at Sangha Night we heard from Paranita, Janet and Kai on their favourite mind training slogan. The Seven Point Mind Training teaches us that we can change adverse conditions into the path to Enlightenment by compassion and wisdom. This week we will have three short talks from Janet, Kai and Paranita about the Mind Training slogan that means the most to them. 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.
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

The Fragility of Life (Dharmabytes Podcast)

By Centre Team on Mon, 8 Jul, 2024 - 12:21

This introductory talk by Dhammadinna is an ideal entry point to the world of the mind-turnings. Seen as foundations for the building of practice, the reflections encourage us to make life meaningful in the face of a relentlessly ungovernable reality. A strong look in the mirror of the heart. Excerpted from the talk The Four Mind-Turning Reflections, part of the series of the same title, given at Tiratanaloka...

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Free Buddhist Audio

A Solid Foundation (FBA Podcast)

By Centre Team on Sat, 6 Jul, 2024 - 11:00

The human body, at peace with itself, Is more precious than the rarest gem. Cherish your body - it is yours this time only. The human form is won with difficulty, It is easy to lose. All worldly things are brief, Like lightning in the sky; This life you must know As the tiny splash of a raindrop; A thing of beauty that disappears Even as it comes into being. Therefore set your goal; Make use of every day and...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Thinking Critically (Dharmabytes Podcast)

By Centre Team on Thu, 4 Jul, 2024 - 11:00

In this very personal talk Vijayasri remembers being part of a study seminar led by Sangharakshita, in 1982, on The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa.Vijayasri talks about the effect being part of the study group has had on her life and explores Gampopas teachings on the importance of a human birth. Excerpted from the talk entitled This Precious Human Life given at Croydon Buddhist Centre, 2015.

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Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

The Burning House

By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 2 Jul, 2024 - 00:00
The Burning House - all is burning with greed, hatred and delusion. How to break our of the burning house, not just for our own benefit but for all. Talk given in February 2024 during a Great Gathering.
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Free Buddhist Audio

Retracing Our Steps (Dharmabytes Podcast)

By Centre Team on Mon, 1 Jul, 2024 - 11:00

A moving, often beautiful evocation of the great Indian teacher Atisha, whose work had a profound influence on the development of Buddhism in Tibet. Sangharakshita presents Atisha’s life as both a challenge and an inspiration to all who wish to practice the Dharma and discover its relevance in the world today. Excerpt from the talk entitled A Life for the Dharma, part of the series Three Lectures to the Friends of...

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Free Buddhist Audio

A Vision of Communication (FBA Podcast)

By Centre Team on Sat, 29 Jun, 2024 - 11:00

What does it take to create a context which allows people to experience meaning? Saddhanandi looks at how sangha is created through meaningful, authentic friendships and communication. The talk includes references to her interviews about poetry with Sangharakshita. This talk was given at Cardiff Buddhist Centre, 2023.

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Taking Friendship Seriously (Dharmabytes Podcast)

By Centre Team on Thu, 27 Jun, 2024 - 11:00

“I believe that it is possible to be friends with any other human being…” In this talk, Maitreyi explores the unique emphasis of friendship with quotes from Sangharakshita. Excerpted from the talk A Celebration of Friendship given at Glasgow Buddhist Centre, 2020.

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Sheffield Buddhist Centre
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2 Slogan Talks

By Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 26 Jun, 2024 - 00:00
Sanghagita & Bodhinaga will be giving two short talks about two slogans. Sanghagita will be exploring the 'Drive all blames into one.' slogan....but what does 'the one' mean? Traditionally 'the one' is the ‘evil spirit of ego-clinging ‘ – how do we apply this as 21st Bodhisattvas? Bodhinaga will be exploring the 'Always have the support of a cheerful mind' slogan –The state of mind that we dwell in has a powerful effect on our experience. Bodhinaga will be explaining the benefits of maintaining a cheerful mind and how we go about developing one. 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.
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Free Buddhist Audio

An Honest Exploration of Truth (Dharmabytes Podcast)

By Centre Team on Mon, 24 Jun, 2024 - 11:00

Padmavajra explores what it means to come together in a Buddhist centre to practice the Dharma and why we need such places in which to practice together. He touches on the importance of learning the Dharma, inspiration, friendship and the ‘bodying forth’ of the Buddha’s teachings in our lives. Excerpted from the talk entitled The Wondrous House of the Dharma given at the London Buddhist Centre, 2023.

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