Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: How Does a Bodhisattva Regard Living Beings?

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 21 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

Kulaprabha recounts an episode from the Vimalakirti Nirdesa to draw out how one generates the great love in response to the suffering of beings.

This is the third of four talks exploring Vasubandhu’s Four Factors entitled Contemplating the Suffering of Beings given at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2010.

In his treatise Generating Bodhi Resolve, Vasubandhu describes them as able to generate the resolve to cultivate and accumulate the bases for the Arising of the Bodhicitta. You...

People to People, Nagpur, India.
People to People, Nagpur, India.

Thank you from Transgender Shanaya

By tejadhamma on Sun, 20 Jun, 2021 - 16:49

Thank you from Transgender Shanaya

By tejadhamma on Sun, 20 Jun, 2021 - 16:49

It was immense happiness to get help from People to People organization to the vulnerable transgender who lost their daily earnings in Corona crisis and Lockdown in Nagpur. Transgender Shanaya is leadng a group of 16 transgender who suffered a lot in lockdown. They had no food, no money for monthly payment of Electric Bill or House Rent. People to People organization helped them through Electric bill payment and Grocery Kits; they felt relieved in the month of May when tempreture...

People to People, Nagpur, India.
People to People, Nagpur, India.

People's Kitchen each day reaching out to 700-800 vulnerables

By tejadhamma on Sun, 20 Jun, 2021 - 16:29

People's Kitchen each day reaching out to 700-800 vulnerables

By tejadhamma on Sun, 20 Jun, 2021 - 16:29

People to People Team is reaching to vulnerable about 700-800 each day after cooking food in our “PEOPLE’S KITCHEN” at Nagpur. We have started our kitchen from 27 April 2021 and still its continued. Corona and Lockdown have been broken the rutine income...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Fearless Creativity

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 19 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

Bodhisattvas work tirelessly and heroically to create a Buddhafield for the benefit of all beings. Padmavajra explores the opening verses of the Dhammapada and their far reaching implications including how we create not only our own happiness or suffering through our actions, but also how we create worlds, worlds of suffering or worlds conducive to human growth and even freedom.

Talk given during the February Great Gathering weekend at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2020.

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Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Out now: ‘I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism’

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 18 Jun, 2021 - 13:00

Out now: ‘I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism’

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 18 Jun, 2021 - 13:00

As a female student and practitioner of Buddhism, at times I feel frustrated by the underrepresentation of women in Buddhist texts and iconography. To give just one example, out of the forty-six figures on Triratna’s refuge tree, only two are female. Frustrated I may be, but I probably shouldn’t be surprised. As author Alice Collett points out in Windhorse Publications’ latest release, I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism, Buddhism was born and developed within ancient...

Birmingham Buddhist Centre
Birmingham Buddhist Centre

Speaking From the Heart: Truth and Love In Communication - Maitrimati

By Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 18 Jun, 2021 - 00:00
Maitrimati explores the theme of Perfect Speech through a talk entitled: Speaking from the heart: truth and love in communication.
Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

2021 residential retreats now available for booking!

By nataliak on Thu, 17 Jun, 2021 - 16:41

2021 residential retreats now available for booking!

By nataliak on Thu, 17 Jun, 2021 - 16:41

Following a successful reopening, we’re pleased to say our programme of residential retreats is now up and available for booking! It’s been so wonderful to have retreatants on Tara’s land again. Have a look at what’s available and book asap - they’re filling up quickly! 

If you’re wondering how social distancing measures will affect your experience of being on retreat, here’s what a couple of our retreatants have said… 

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Moving Towards Timelessness

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 17 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

Jnanavaca discusses metta as the foundation of samadhi, taking us back to basics and reminding us to dwell with patience and acceptance in the body.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Metta as the Foundation of Samadhi given as part of the online retreat Towards Insight: Three Myths led by  Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu at Adhisthana, 2020.

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San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

ACTION HOUR TO STOP LINE 3

By marysalome on Wed, 16 Jun, 2021 - 16:58

ACTION HOUR TO STOP LINE 3

By marysalome on Wed, 16 Jun, 2021 - 16:58

The SFBC Green Sangha is inviting you to come together for an Action Hour to Stop Line 3 as part of Buddhist Action Month. This is an easy and fun way to take action in community with sangha.

Line 3 is a tar sands pipeline in Minnesota that cuts through the treaty lands of Indigenous peoples. If completed, it will endanger 800 wetlands and 200 waterways, emit CO2 equivalent to 50 new coal fired power plants and violate the treaty...

Community Highlights
Vancouver Buddhist Center

Equanimity: Morning Retreat with Ratnavandana

By Centre Team on Tue, 15 Jun, 2021 - 12:51

Equanimity: Morning Retreat with Ratnavandana

By Centre Team on Tue, 15 Jun, 2021 - 12:51

Saturday 10th July 10, 2021, 3 hours

09.00 US PST  |  12.00 US EST  |  17.00 UK & IE  | 18.00 Europe CET  | 21.30 India



“Try to love everything that gets in your way …..  
because if something is in your way it is
going your way, the way
of all beings; towards darkness, towards light.”

From “Because even the Word Obstacle is an Obstacle”,...