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Dharmabyte: Changing Faith

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 21 Feb, 2018 - 17:36

In this FBA Dharmabyte entitled ‘Changing Faith’, Sangharakshita discusses how Faith (shraddha) arises in dependence on unsatisfactoriness (dukkha). From the talk The Dynamics of Being given in 1966 as part of the series Introducing Buddhism.

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Dharmabyte: Faith

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 21 Feb, 2018 - 17:34

In this FBA Dharmabyte entitled ‘Faith’, Subhadramati explores what Buddhism means by faith, pointing us to what exactly we need to have faith in if we are to deepen into life. From the talk of the same name, Faith, given on the Urban Retreat 2016.

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Dharmabyte: Confidence

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 21 Feb, 2018 - 17:32

This FBA Dharmabyte is entitled ‘Confidence’. Confidence in the three jewels is incredibly important for our spiritual lives. Excerpted from the talk of the same title, Confidence, which includes a led meditation.

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Dharmabyte: Our Habitual Mind is Unaware

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 21 Feb, 2018 - 17:29

This FBA Dharmabyte ’Our Habitual Mind is Unaware’ by Ratnadhya, is excerpted from Mind the Gap - Creating the Creative Space.

Given at an introductory meditation weekend retreat in Worcestershire, Ratnadhya addresses the subject of Bardos and what they can teach us about our need to cultivate creative gaps in our lives in which we can just be rather than do. He talks about bardos of scale, from the traditional bardos of life and death, to the bardos that...

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The International Council 2018 - Line-up!

Posted by Centre Team to Community Highlights on Tue, 20 Feb, 2018 - 09:22

The International Council 2018 - Line-up!

Posted by Centre Team to Community Highlights on Tue, 20 Feb, 2018 - 09:22

Our 2018 Council, assembled on the last day of the meeting…

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Holy Lanka

Posted by Suryaprabha to Lights In The Sky - Buddhist Media on Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 21:21

Holy Lanka

Posted by Suryaprabha to Lights In The Sky - Buddhist Media on Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 21:21

My trip to Sri Lanka January 2017 was a chance for me to try shooting 4k with a Sony AX100 camera bought second hand just days before the flight from London. So an experiment. Edited, and even sound edited, on FCP X. Altogether a new and, um, interesting experience. More so than the holiday itself, perhaps, because I had noone to share the trip with, though I did enjoy a few days spent with Jinasena at his wonderful restaurant in...

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Meditating In The Caves At Bhaja

Posted by Centre Team to Community Highlights on Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 17:24

Meditating In The Caves At Bhaja

Posted by Centre Team to Community Highlights on Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 17:24

We got up early today to meditate in the early Buddhist caves at Bhaja, which are over 2000 years old! 

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Triratna International Council - Day 4: Resolving Conflict, Restoring Harmony

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council on Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 16:46

Triratna International Council - Day 4: Resolving Conflict, Restoring Harmony

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council on Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 16:46

At the midway point of the 2018 Triratna International Council, a beautiful day looking at practical and effective ways to resolve conflict and restore harmony in any community, based on sound Dharma principles.

Dhiramani from Australia, Tarahridaya from India and Viradhamma from the USA join our host Dassini to reflect on harmony and friendship on an international scale. And we also get to hear about a chance encounter with a snake as well as a very special Bodhi tree…

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