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Buddhism and Politics - A Series by Vajragupta

Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 15:53

Buddhism and Politics - A Series by Vajragupta

Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 15:53

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.

Stream and download ‘Buddhism and Politics’ by Vajragupta

A series of three talks given for Buddhist Action Month 2021.

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The Twelve Days of FBA – 2020 Style!

Sat, 26 Dec, 2020 - 02:35

The Twelve Days of FBA – 2020 Style!

Sat, 26 Dec, 2020 - 02:35

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 InstagramFacebook 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...

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The Inexhaustible Lamp: Support Free Buddhist Audio in 2019!

Thu, 27 Dec, 2018 - 18:43

The Inexhaustible Lamp: Support Free Buddhist Audio in 2019!

Thu, 27 Dec, 2018 - 18:43

“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)

2018 has been a momentous year for the Triratna Buddhist Community – incorporating the celebration of 50 years of the Order itself (listen to inspiring interviews from our ongoing 50 Years, 50 Voices project); and taking in, of course, the death of our founder, Urgyen Sangharakshita.

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FBA homepage memorial is beautiful

Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 02:04

FBA homepage memorial is beautiful

Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 02:04

Just a note to say I think the Free Buddhist Audio homepage memorial for Sangharakshita is very beautiful, very moving. Thank you to whoever created it.

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Twelve Days of FBA - Day 1: Sangharakshita Speaks Online

Sat, 26 Dec, 2015 - 06:00

Twelve Days of FBA - Day 1: Sangharakshita Speaks Online

Sat, 26 Dec, 2015 - 06:00

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...

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FBA Podcast: Buddha Day Talk

Sat, 9 May, 2015 - 11:00

FBA Podcast: Buddha Day Talk

Sat, 9 May, 2015 - 11:00

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This week’s FBA Podcast is 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.

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FBA Podcast: The Voice of the Buddha

Thu, 7 May, 2015 - 18:02

FBA Podcast: The Voice of the Buddha

Thu, 7 May, 2015 - 18:02

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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 Podcast this 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.’

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FBA Podcast: The Triratna Emphasis on Going for Refuge

Sat, 25 Apr, 2015 - 10:50

FBA Podcast: The Triratna Emphasis on Going for Refuge

Sat, 25 Apr, 2015 - 10:50

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Dhammarati brings us this week’s FBA Podcast entitled “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...

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FBA Podcast: An Introduction to the Triratna Community

Sat, 18 Apr, 2015 - 11:00

FBA Podcast: An Introduction to the Triratna Community

Sat, 18 Apr, 2015 - 11:00

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Dharmashalin brings us this week’s FBA Podcast“An Introduction to the Triratna Community.” A broad overview of the conditions and history behind the Triratna Buddhist Community, comes with a healthy side order of questions about narrative and how we tell stories.

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FBA Podcast: Introduction to the Brahma Viharas

Sat, 11 Apr, 2015 - 10:50

FBA Podcast: Introduction to the Brahma Viharas

Sat, 11 Apr, 2015 - 10:50

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We are delighted to share this week’s FBA Podcast entitled, “Introduction to the Brahma Viharas.” Here, Ratnavandana beautifully introduces the Brahma Viharas as an integrated set of practices flowing from metta – loving kindness. Her central image is that of a tree, deep rooted and spreading its canopy wide as she evokes a profound, personal connection to the cultivation of the sublime...