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Buddhafield 2021: Talks on YouTube - Kiss the Earth

Fri, 13 Aug, 2021 - 18:52

Buddhafield 2021: Talks on YouTube - Kiss the Earth

Fri, 13 Aug, 2021 - 18:52

In case you missed them, the talks from the Buddhafield “Kiss the Earth” festival are now available to watch on YouTube! 

A wonderful set of talks from Sanghadhara, Saddhanandi, Chittapala, Maitrijyoti, Dhivan, Kusaladevi and Joanna Spence.

The theme of the festival was “Kiss the Earth”. When we connect with the earth, we are also connecting with ourselves and with other beings, recognizing we are part of a greater whole. We can begin to let go of the barriers...

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Kiss the Earth: Buddhafield 2021- the Talks!

Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 20:56

Kiss the Earth: Buddhafield 2021- the Talks!

Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 20:56

When we connect with the earth, we are also connecting with ourselves and with other beings, recognizing we are part of a greater whole. We can begin to let go of the barriers that separate us from one another

We have learnt this past few years how rapidly things can change, and seen the illusion that humanity is in total control swept away. A more humble, respectful approach is need to rebalance our world, both internally and externally. 

To kiss the earth is to...

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In the Footsteps of the Buddha - Seven New Talks by Nagasiddhi

Fri, 28 May, 2021 - 22:04

In the Footsteps of the Buddha - Seven New Talks by Nagasiddhi

Fri, 28 May, 2021 - 22:04

As a launch series for Free Buddhist Audio on YouTube, a wonderful new set of talks given by Nagasiddhi. We are taken through seven key stages of the Buddha’s mythic quest, from his unsure setting out, through his wrong turnings, his breakthroughs and his decision to share what he had learned with others. A perfect way to celebrate Buddha Day as Nagasiddhi brings his infectious sense of imagination, play and grounded experience to bear on a story...

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 12: 'Fields of Creativity' by Sangharakshita

Wed, 6 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 12: 'Fields of Creativity' by Sangharakshita

Wed, 6 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

And for our last day of the Twelve Days of FBA we are delighted to have Ratnaghosha recommend a late talk by Sangharakshita entitled ’Fields of Creativity’

Ratnaghosha was the host on the occasion of this recording when Sangharakshita returned to London to launch the final volume of his memoirs, ‘Moving Against the Stream’. From Yogi Chen to Beowulf, Aristotle to William Blake, this is a sparkling evocation of the crucial role of creativity in any Dharma...

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 11: 'Virya and the Windhorse' by Parami

Tue, 5 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 11: 'Virya and the Windhorse' by Parami

Tue, 5 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

On Day 11 we welcome Shraddhavani, who joined the Dharmachakra Board of Trustees just over a year ago. 

Initially dismayed that her favourite talk had already been selected by another team member, a further look through the many speakers who inspire her surfaced a beautiful talk given in 2020 by Parami on the mythical creature, the ‘windhorse’…

Enjoy ‘Virya and the Windhorse’ – and become a Friend of Free Buddhist Audio today!

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 10: 'Padmasambhava' by Sangharakshita

Mon, 4 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 10: 'Padmasambhava' by Sangharakshita

Mon, 4 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

On Day 10 Parami recommends a scintillating title by Sangharakshita entitled simply Padmasambhava. Originally unreleased (because it was given off-the-cuff after Sangharakshita lost his notes!), this inspired talk sees Triratna’s founder intrigued by the Great Guru’s ability to transform the demons of the world, especially in the West. 

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Parami, herself a brilliant speaker, shares her great love of FBA and Dharmachakra, both which have benefitted greatly from her...

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 9: 'Body Scan Including the Three Spheres and Diaphragms' by Vidyamala

Sun, 3 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 9: 'Body Scan Including the Three Spheres and Diaphragms' by Vidyamala

Sun, 3 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

Today Laura Horwood-Benton, supporter and social media design consultant with the Dharmachakra team, spotlights a practice-based gem by Vidyamala, the founder of Breathworks: Body Scan Including the Three Spheres and Diaphragms

Vidyamala’s pioneering work in the field of mindfulness for chronic pain has helped transform many people’s lives. Speaking from personal experience, Laura shares how she has benefited from access to these kinds of practice resources. 

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 8: 'Evolution or Extinction: Current World Problems’ by Sangharakshita

Sat, 2 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 8: 'Evolution or Extinction: Current World Problems’ by Sangharakshita

Sat, 2 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

And today’s jewel in our Twelve Days of FBA celebration is selected by Sanghadhara, the most recent addition to the Dharmachakra team, who joined us in 2020 to bring his prodigious video skills to the project; helping us reach even more people on the fast-changing web!

Sanghadhara offers a classic talk by Sangharakshita entitled ‘Evolution or Extinction: Current World Problems’, given in 1971 and still deeply relevant today, 50 years later. This talk has been curated into a series...

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 7: 'Great Compassion Penetrates into the Marrow of the Bones' by Dhammadinna

Fri, 1 Jan, 2021 - 14:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 7: 'Great Compassion Penetrates into the Marrow of the Bones' by Dhammadinna

Fri, 1 Jan, 2021 - 14:00

For the seventh day, Dassini, a long-time supporter of Free Buddhist Audio who has served as a trustee for more than a decade with a steady, heartfelt commitment, recommends a talk by Dhammadinna.

The is a timeless message from the depths: ‘Great Compassion Penetrates into the Marrow of the Bones’. What a title! What a talk! 

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 6: 'Amoghasiddhi: Lord of the Midnight Sun' by Vaddhaka

Thu, 31 Dec, 2020 - 14:15

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 6: 'Amoghasiddhi: Lord of the Midnight Sun' by Vaddhaka

Thu, 31 Dec, 2020 - 14:15

Our community-based digital archive has evolved from an original set of reels of taped lectures by Sangharakshita, in Britain in the 1960s, to over 5000 Dharma talks hosted online and available for free everywhere. And on the sixth day, it’s Candradasa’s turn, founder of Free Buddhist Audio and the Director at Dharmachakra. 

This year, as part of the Twelve Days of FBA, Candradasa dives into the mythic dimension with a personal favourite talk by Vaddhaka – Amoghasiddhi:...