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Dharmabytes: True to Something Deeper

Mon, 26 Feb, 2024 - 11:00

Padmavajra delves into the true nature of conflict and harmony by exploring two significant episodes in the life of the Buddha, one of which features disharmony from within the Sangha of monks itself. Excerpted from the talk The Quarrelsome Monks of Kosambi which was streamed from the Padmaloka shrine room to around 30 people tuning in via Zoom to the Mid Essex Buddhist Centre, 2020.

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FBA Podcast: An Example of Sanity and Compassion in the World

Sat, 24 Feb, 2024 - 11:00

This talk is a commentary on, and a homage to, Sangharakshita’s talk ‘Buddhism, World Peace and Nuclear War’. This seminal talk applies not only to nuclear war, but any major difficulty the world faces. In this talk, Vajratara explores Sangharakshita’s analysis of the problems we are facing as a society and the real solutions. Should we, as Buddhists, have a Buddhist response to any particular conflict? Is a better world possible, or should we resign...

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Dharmabytes: A Kind and Intelligent Way

Thu, 22 Feb, 2024 - 11:00

Dhammarati introduces the fourth tetrad: Inquiry into the Experience of Wisdom given on retreat as part of the series Anapanasati Sutta: Instructions for Awakening, Adhisthana, 2019.

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Dharmabytes: Imagine We Are Enough

Mon, 19 Feb, 2024 - 11:00

Viveka introduces the spirit and context of the Anapanasati Sutta, beginning with the first tetrad: Inquiry Into the Experience of Body given on retreat as part of the series Anapanasati Sutta: Instructions for Awakening, Adhisthana, 2019.

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FBA Podcast: Challenges of the New Society

Sat, 17 Feb, 2024 - 11:00

In this talk Subhuti sets out a vision of the ‘Power of the Dhamma’ as a force within the nature of reality that leads to growth and development. This is the Dhamma Niyama, to reify it is a mistake, but to deny it leaves us with an impoverished sense of the nature of things. The new society is about allowing this order of things to manifest within us and on that basis have a transformative effect on...

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Dharmabytes: Overcoming Self-Centeredness

Thu, 15 Feb, 2024 - 11:00

Sagaraghosa, critiquing structural elements of our society from a Buddhist standpoint, and exploring what we can do to bring about a society more in line with Reality. 

Excerpted from the talk A Challenge to the Modern World, the last of three talks in the series ‘Reality and What to Do About It’ given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2010.

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Dharmabytes: The Values in Society

Mon, 12 Feb, 2024 - 15:15

Akuppa examines the relationship between the notion of self and society. He asks how we engage with the collective life of the society we are part of. He asks how do we engage with the collective life of the society we are part of. Using the examples of the Buddha, Dr Ambedkar, and Sangharakshita as to how we might do that. Excerpted from the talk Transforming Self and World Part 2: Buddhist Politics given...

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FBA Podcast: On War

Mon, 12 Feb, 2024 - 11:56

War, destruction and conflict are on the increase in the world, as are conflicted and destructive individual lives. How do we live in a way that brings about a less conflicted world and a more creative, integrated way of being? Suryagupta explores this complex topic at London Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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Dharmabytes: The Juxtaposition of Disharmony and Harmony

Thu, 8 Feb, 2024 - 11:00

Saddhaloka shares two early stories from the Buddhist tradition to illustrate disharmony and harmony in the sangha. From the talk entitled The Four Ordination Vows - In Harmony with Friends and Bretheren given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2009.

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Dharmabytes: A Courageous Undertaking

Mon, 5 Feb, 2024 - 11:00

Vajradevi explores the poisons of craving and aversion which fuel emotions. She shares the story of David Attenborough meeting the gorillas in Africa as an example of how to meet potentially scary, overwhelming mind states with a simple awareness, in touch with whatever feelings there are and a willingness to meet and connect with that. Excerpted from the talk entitled Working Mindfully with Craving and Aversion, part of the series Pathways...