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Dharmabyte: Peaceful Vajrapani

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 16:55

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.

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FBA Podcast: Letting Go of What Isn't There

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 11:30

This FBA Podcast, ‘Letting Go of What Isn’t There’ is a gentle and insightful talk by Dhammarati on the Anapanasati Sutta given at the LBC’s Dharma Day festival on July 12th 2009.

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FBA Podcast: Spiritual Death and Radical Transformation

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 11:27

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...

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FBA Podcast: The Group and the Spiritual Community

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 11:17

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.

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FBA Podcast: Three Ways to Insight

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 11:12

In this FBA Podcast, ‘Three Ways to Insight - Working with the 3 Prajnas’ Subhuti considers afresh this traditional teaching of cultivating insight through hearing, reflecting and meditating.

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FBA Podcast: The Meaning of Spiritual Community Revisited

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 11:09

This FBA Podcast is entitled ‘The Meaning of Spiritual Community Revisited’ by Mahamati. One of the talks given at Padmaloka during the 2016 ‘Urgyen’ retreat.

The retreat was part of the celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the founding of Padmaloka, and aimed to explore the life and teachings of our founder Urgyen Sangharakshita.

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Dharmabyte: To Make the Imperfect Perfect it is Enough to Love it

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 11:04

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.

From the talk entitled, “Loving What Is” given in January 2008.

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Dharmabyte: Blake's Idea of the "Devouring" Aspect of Mind

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 10:56

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’.

From the talk entitled, “Fields of Creativity” given in 2001.

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Dharmabyte: Dukkha to Compassion

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 10:49

Dayajoti gives us this FBA Dharmabyte entitled ‘Dukkha to Compassion’. From the talk entitled, “Bodies of Earth - Beyond Me and Mine - Dukkha” given on a two-week women’s retreat at Eco-Dharma in May of 2012.

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Dharmabyte: Understanding the Buddha's Teaching of Anatta

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 10:41

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...

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