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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:...

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 5: 'Guided Mindfulness of Breathing Practice' by Kamalashila

Wed, 30 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 5: 'Guided Mindfulness of Breathing Practice' by Kamalashila

Wed, 30 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

For the Fifth Day of our Twelve Days of FBA, Aryaketu enthuses about the impact of Free Buddhist Audio on his practice life in India. We invited him to recommend a recording that he feels has also played a significant role in the lives of many of our sangha and beyond in the birthplace of the Buddha.

Aryaketu’s offering is one of the most influential in our archive, The Mindfulness of Breathing meditation lead-through by Kamalashila based on his...

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 4: 'The More They Beat Us, The Louder We Sang – The Perfection of Patience' by Padmavajra

Tue, 29 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 4: 'The More They Beat Us, The Louder We Sang – The Perfection of Patience' by Padmavajra

Tue, 29 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

And today’s talk in our Twelve Days of FBA celebration is selected by Sadhayasihi, who wears many hats in the Dharmachakra team, contributing to both Free Buddhist Audio and The Buddhist Centre Online on social media, podcasts, and our live events and Home Retreats. 

Sadayasihi was deeply inspired by a talk by Padmavajra on Ksanti – Patience, from the Bodhicaryavatara Series, entitled ‘The More They Beat Us, The Louder We Sang – The Perfection of...

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 3: 'On Laziness' by Saddhanandi

Mon, 28 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 3: 'On Laziness' by Saddhanandi

Mon, 28 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

Our third talk this year is recommended by Kusaladevi who joined the Dharmachakra team this past year to help with social media and has been a delight to work with!

She has selected a talk by her preceptor, Saddhanandi, Chair at Adhisthana and a much-loved speaker. ‘On Laziness’ was given as part of the Glasgow Buddhist Centre’s Rainy Season Retreat in March 2020.

Thousands of people around the world rely on FBA for their connection to the Dharma online. Our service is always...

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 2: 'The Nucleus of a New Society' by Sangharakshita

Sun, 27 Dec, 2020 - 06:30

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 2: 'The Nucleus of a New Society' by Sangharakshita

Sun, 27 Dec, 2020 - 06:30

Jay has been with Dharmachakra since 2018 and is part of our web development team, which helps keep Free Buddhist Audio running smoothly!

His recommended talk for this year’s Twelve Days of FBA is a classic by Sangharakshita, entitled ‘The Nucleus of a New Society’. This seminal talk was given in 1976, as part of the series ‘Buddhism for Today and Tomorrow’.

Give the greatest gift anyone can give – the gift of the Dharma – with a...

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The Twelve Days of FBA! Day 1: 'Radical Kindness in a Violent World' by Viryajyoti

Sat, 26 Dec, 2020 - 09:00

The Twelve Days of FBA! Day 1: 'Radical Kindness in a Violent World' by Viryajyoti

Sat, 26 Dec, 2020 - 09:00

2020 has been a year in which our practice of the Dharma has been called upon time and time again. Witnessing this, our first talk (recommended by FBA’s podcast curator, Viriyalila) is called Radical Kindness in a Violent World by Viryajyoti, given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, UK.

This is a beautiful talk, exemplifying a spirit of engagement with life that knows how transforming the world must begin with each of us. The pandemic and its many challenges ask us to strengthen our practice of deep kindness, towards ourselves and all beings. Listen...

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The 12 Days of FBA: 5,000 Talks and Counting!

Fri, 27 Dec, 2019 - 16:02

The 12 Days of FBA: 5,000 Talks and Counting!

Fri, 27 Dec, 2019 - 16:02

Our gift to you, now and all year round, is over 5,000 talks that are free to access, from an ever-widening circle of practitioners on topics ranging from mindfulness to early Buddhism to the Bodhisattva Ideal to the environment to Zen and the art of living well. You’ll find thoughtful reflections, experienced instruction around meditation and ethics, and always beautifully considered responses to what’s happening in the world around us. You’ll meet beings of many kinds, opening up their lives...

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Dhammarati on FBA's Growing Online Community

Fri, 7 Dec, 2012 - 01:00

Dhammarati on FBA's Growing Online Community

Fri, 7 Dec, 2012 - 01:00This was filmed a few years ago but we forgot to post it here in thebuddhistcenter.com’s online community! Our bad… Thanks Dhammarati for your ongoing support and insight into the potentiality of communities in genergal, and specifically in relation to our online communities created here and on Free Buddhist Audio.
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Sangharakshita on Free Buddhist Audio

Mon, 18 Jun, 2012 - 16:48

Sangharakshita on Free Buddhist Audio

Mon, 18 Jun, 2012 - 16:48Sangharakshita shares his delight in the new developments of Free Buddhist Audio, especially how many people around the world are listening to talks in the same way the Buddha communicated the Dharma orally, by word of mouth.
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All Of Us...

From Imagine the Buddha on Thu, 31 May, 2012 - 21:01

All Of Us...

From Imagine the Buddha on Thu, 31 May, 2012 - 21:01We’re almost deliriously happy to launch formally our new kind of social network here on thebuddhistcentre.com. Here’s a wee video we made to celebrate!

This weekend’s International Retreat will be the first with an online component! We loved the experiment last year with the Urban Retreat, so let’s go for it again…