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Dharmabyte: Enlightenment is Possible

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 19 Apr, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Enlightenment Is Possible’ by Saddhanandi from the talk Reflecting On the Life of the Buddha.

This is the first of four talks exploring Vasubandhu’s Four Factors. 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 can find out more about them in Sangharakshita’s books The Meaning of Conversion in Buddhism...

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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

First Release From 50 Years, 50 Voices

Posted by Candradasa to Community Highlights on Wed, 18 Apr, 2018 - 23:27

50 Years, 50 Voices is our beautiful new online project to document 50 years of people’s commitment and practice within the Triratna Buddhist Order around the world.

This week we are delighted to release the first extracts from the recordings commissioned. And most fittingly these are by Ananda, one of the very first batch of Order members ordained in 1968. Here he is talking delightfully about his first meeting with Sangharakshita and his own quest for an exotic, magical way...

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Ananda

Posted by Satyalila to Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Wed, 18 Apr, 2018 - 22:55

“So my impression of Bhante was that he was a magician who had some secrets that I wanted to get…”

Ananda’s Annals 
In 1968 I was a 24 year old hippy living in a Buddhist commune in Purley.  I was also a sound engineer working at the BBC.  I was ordained into the Western Buddhist Order in April 1968.

In 1978 I was an ex-hippy art student studying for a Diploma in Graphic Design at Croydon College of Art.  I also began...

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Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Saddhanandi on Responsibility Q&A

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Mon, 16 Apr, 2018 - 15:19

Saddhanandi on Responsibility Q&A

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Mon, 16 Apr, 2018 - 15:19

In this Q&A session with the young facilitators, Saddhanandi explores with great depth and humour the topic of responsibility - How do we learn from mistakes? How do we measure success? When do we act as individuals and when as group members? How does spiritual growth manifest in action? And so many more pithy teachings!

Filmed at the March 2018 Young Facilitators weekend at Adhisthana - thanks to Sanghadhara for posting this!...

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Triratna Young Buddhists

Saddhanandi interviewed by Kusaladevi

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Mon, 16 Apr, 2018 - 15:16

Saddhanandi interviewed by Kusaladevi

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Mon, 16 Apr, 2018 - 15:16

‘Responsibility is the ability to respond’

Saddhanandi evokes the spirit of Dharmic responsibility in this wonderfully personal interview with Kusaladevi.

Filmed at the March 2018 Young Facilitators weekend at Adhisthana - thanks to Sanghadhara for posting this!

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Conditions For Generating Bodhi Resolve

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 16 Apr, 2018 - 14:45

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Conditions For Generating Bodhi Resolve’ from the talk Vasubandhu’s Treatise on Generating Bodhi Resolve given at the London Buddhist Centre, September 2009.

In this talk Kulaprabha introduces us to a work of his dealing with the conditions necessary for the arising of the Bodhicitta - here translated as Bodhi Resolve. In particular, she compares and contrasts Vasubandhu’s Four Factors as they are described in this text with Sangharakshita’s description and evocation of...

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Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Sangharakshita - Celebrating 50 years of The Triratna Buddhist Order (Interview by Saddhandi)

Posted by sanghadhara to Clear Vision Trust on Mon, 16 Apr, 2018 - 11:17

Sangharakshita - Celebrating 50 years of The Triratna Buddhist Order (Interview by Saddhandi)

Posted by sanghadhara to Clear Vision Trust on Mon, 16 Apr, 2018 - 11:17

Saddhanandi Interviews Sangharakshita during the Celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of The Triratna Buddhist Order at Adhisthana, UK - 7 April 2018

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Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center
Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center

Celebrating Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti

Posted by Saddhammapradip to Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center on Sat, 14 Apr, 2018 - 08:14

Celebrating Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti

Posted by Saddhammapradip to Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center on Sat, 14 Apr, 2018 - 08:14

Celebrating Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti 127 Birth Anniversary. Dh. Aryasambhava, Dipak and Pulkit participate in Dewali  Jayanti celebration led puja and given short talk. 

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Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center
Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center

Mitra Study Retreat - Magga Vagga

Posted by Saddhammapradip to Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center on Sat, 14 Apr, 2018 - 08:03

Mitra Study Retreat - Magga Vagga

Posted by Saddhammapradip to Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center on Sat, 14 Apr, 2018 - 08:03

Mitra Study Retreat led by Dh. Satyadeep on Magga Vagga Attended by 8 mitra and supported by Community Trainee and order members. from 1th to 8th Arp 18. 

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