Should Buddhist sanghas and Buddhist Centres get involved in politics or remain politically neutral? When political debate can be so fractious and polarised, how can Buddhists make a helpful contribution?
In this ambitious and challenging series, Vajragupta asks us to reflect on our political views and conditioning, so as to come to a deeper appreciation of what a Buddhist perspective might be.
Warmest greetings and well wishes to you and your friends and family this festive season, from all of us at Free Buddhist Audio!
To rejoice in the turning of the year we are delighted to bring you our annual Twelve Days of FBA celebration! From December 26 - January 6, join us every day on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to hear some of the most inspiring Dharma talks around, recommended by our team and supporters around the world. Or click + follow above. Take part every day...
“Sisters, there is a door of the Dharma called ‘The Inexhaustible Lamp.’ Practise it! What is it? Sisters, a single lamp may light hundreds of thousands of lamps without itself being diminished.“ (From the Vimalakirti Nirdesa)
Dharmachakra - the Triratna web team that brings you Free Buddhist Audio and The Buddhist Centre Online - would like to thank you for your support this year by offering a little look back at some Dharma highlights from 2015.
From the 26th of December to the 6th of January we’ll be bringing you Twelve Days of FBA over at our space on The Buddhist Centre Online. We’ll be posting something special each day: an inspiring talk here, a moving story or two there. As well as some...
This week’s FBA Podcastis a talk from Parami on “Buddha Day (2012)”. Celebrating the Buddha’s Enlightenment on the full moon day in May, Parami delivers an inspiring talk marking this occasion at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre.
We’ve all read the words of the Buddha – but what did he SOUND like? What might it have been like to actually hear him…? In our FBA Podcastthis week, Ratnaguna gives us a beautifully imaginative and well-researched evovation of the Buddha entitled “The Voice of the Buddha”.
Talk given on the 2012 Triratna International Retreat, under the overall theme ‘Imagining the Buddha.’
Dhammarati brings us this week’s FBA Podcastentitled “The Triratna Emphasis On Going For Refuge.” Dhammarati explores Going for Refuge and its central emphasis in the Triratna Buddhist Order here, bringing in the story of his own spiritual journey as an example of finding one’s unique response. He also looks to historical sources to identify some of the ways we can deepen our connection practically...