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Dharmabyte: Being Deeply Seen

Thu, 3 Nov, 2022 - 06:00

Vishangka explores the joys and challenges that arise in a spiritual community. Here he explores the story of Anguillamala and what we can learn from this sutta. 

From the talk Sangha In the Buddha’s Time given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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Dharmabyte: Walking the Talk

Mon, 31 Oct, 2022 - 06:00

The Buddha famously said that fellowship is the whole of the spiritual life. Is that really true?! Abhayanandi has been following this teaching notably by living in a residential Buddhist community and working in a team-based right-livlihood business. Hear her inspirational and hard-won reflections from the talk entitled Living Sangha given at London Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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FBA Podcast: Saluting the Sangha

Sat, 29 Oct, 2022 - 06:00

Friendships hold the sangha together, genuine personal connections, that support spiritual practice. Weaving in contemporary poetry with teachings from the Buddhist tradition, Ratnaprabha explores the nature of harmonious community by taking us through the Sangha Section of the TiratanaVandana.

A talk for Sangha Day given at the West London Buddhist Centre, Nov 2011.

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Dharmabyte: What Is Alive In Your Heart

Thu, 27 Oct, 2022 - 06:00

Jayaraja’s take on the connection between traditional Dharma practice and non-violent communication as taught by Marshall Rosenberg. From the talk Buddhism and Non-Violent Communication (NVC) given at the Triratna [Western] Buddhist Order Convention, 2005.

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Dharmabyte: Freedom that Manifests as Love

Mon, 24 Oct, 2022 - 06:00

Jnanavaca weaves magic and myth with the day to day practice of the Dharma in this talk From the talk entitled Freedom Or Death given on Buddha Day at the London Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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FBA Podcast: We Are Born of Our Actions - Dancing with the Law of Karma

Sat, 22 Oct, 2022 - 06:00

Through recounting the story of the Buddha’s Enlightenment and his subsequent communication about it, Ratnadeva traces the significance and depth of the Buddha’s teaching of karma, as well as addressing the complexities and common misconceptions that can often arise when we approach the topic.

This talk was given at Buddhafield, as part of the series Seeds of the Heart: Talks from the Dharma Parlour, 2022.

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Dharmabyte: There’s Potentiality In Every Moment

Thu, 20 Oct, 2022 - 06:00

Does my life matter? Can I really say that actions have consequences? In this short talk Kavyamani explores the Yogacara teaching of the Alaya Vijnana, commonly referred to as the storehouse consciousness, reflecting that all our actions are like seeds and at some point they will bear fruit. 

Excerpted from the talk ‘Everything Matters and Nothing Is Lost’ given in the Dharma Parlour tent at Buddhafield, as part of the series ...

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Dharmabyte: The Jewel in Our Hearts

Mon, 17 Oct, 2022 - 06:00

Speaking from his heart, Satyadaya encourages us to make good use of those moments of inspiration and bliss which can often arise at the festival. It is so easy for us to get home afterwards and forget, falling back into old habits, losing sight of the potential for growth and community that we experienced. And, though he admits he’s no gardener, Satyadaya goes on to suggest a thing or two about how we might continue to plant the...

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FBA Podcast: Seeding Community

Sat, 15 Oct, 2022 - 06:00

How can we equip ourselves to co-operate in collective action and play? How do we work with negative emotions and polarized views? Many of us long to be in deeper communication and relationships with others, but in order to do that we need to create the necessary conditions for community to arise. Drawing on the Buddha’s teaching, as well as political and social thinkers, Dhammamegha looks at the tender and necessary ground for sustained action towards the...

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Dharmabyte: Entering the Dharma Parlour

Thu, 13 Oct, 2022 - 06:00

Sangharakshita goes to Buddhafield! A first for him, and a first for the fabulous Buddhafield Festival that takes place each year at the height of the English summer. This talk was given in a tent in Devon - and the sounds of this great Dharma celebration are everywhere around as Sangharakshita marks his entry to the ‘Dharma Parlour’ with a rolling set of thoughts and reminiscences and encouragements to practice.

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