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FBA Podcast: In the Footsteps of the Buddha - A Noble Path

Sat, 13 Jan, 2024 - 11:00

Dharmashalin gives the first of a two-part talk on the first two of the 4 Noble Truths, evoking the miraculous communication of the Buddha’s dharma. Talk given as part of Dharma Day 2023 at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre and marking the 25th anniversary of the opening of the current centre.

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Dharmabytes: There’s Seeing, And Then There’s Really Seeing

Thu, 11 Jan, 2024 - 11:00

Akashamitra introduces the Eight Ways of the Noble Ones with a talk on vision. Why does it start the path? Have we already had a path of vision experiences?

Excerpted from the talk Perfect Vision - How Far Can You Go? given at North London Buddhist Centre, 2020.

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Dharmbytes: Our Inner World

Mon, 8 Jan, 2024 - 11:00

Vajrapriya takes the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path - rebranding it as the Meaningful Eightfold Path - and considers how its eight areas contribute to a meaningful life, and how following it eventually eliminates the whole problem of meaninglessness.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Living a Meaningful Life, part of the series Reality and what to do about it given at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2010.

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FBA Podcast: Four Noble Truths - Satipatthana Sutta

Sat, 6 Jan, 2024 - 11:00

Vajradevi ends a series of talks on the Satipatthana Sutta, looking at the Four Noble Truths, and focusing on the first two. Talk given at Shrewsbury Triratna Buddhist Centre, 2018.

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Dharmabytes: A Noble Mind

Thu, 4 Jan, 2024 - 11:00

Munisha gave this Buddha Day talk to the Swedish sangha, via Zoom, in May 2020, in the early months of the Covid 19 pandemic. The talk is in English with occasional brief translation of terms into Swedish. Excerpted from the talk entitled Becoming Noble, for Stockholm Buddhist Centre, 2020.

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Dharmabytes: Getting on the Path

Tue, 2 Jan, 2024 - 11:27

Hridayagita encourages reflection on the Four Noble Truths and particularly the first one as a way to quit running from or trying to fix samsara. Excerpted from the talk The First Noble Truth and The Space to Choose given at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2016.

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FBA Podcast: The Dakini and the Skull Garland

Sat, 30 Dec, 2023 - 11:00

Tantric Buddhism is concerned with the direct experience of who we are and what we can become. Its aim is to help us realize our potential by transforming the energy locked in by old habits, fears, and views. This experience cannot be mediated by concepts; it needs to be evoked with the help of symbols. Subhadramati gave this talk at London Buddhist Centre, 2020.

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Dharmabytes: Powerful Energies

Thu, 28 Dec, 2023 - 11:00

Moksatara introduces the dakini, the tantric embodiment of what’s possible when all of our energy is completely engaged, alive and flowing. These beings of limitless space have complete freedom of mind, fierce energy and a full emotional engagement with life. In order to meet the dakinis we must travel to where they dwell: the cremation grounds, where bodies are taken to be burnt. The deepest, darkest energies to be transformed are associated with fear. By deliberately plunging...

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Dharmabytes: Unknown Terrains

Mon, 25 Dec, 2023 - 11:00

Colour has an important place in Buddhism, for example as a way to express different aspects of the Enlightened mind in the Five Jinas. This symbolism can open the imagination to new depths of understanding. As an artist and former art teacher, Ahimsaka  has studied colour extensively and helps us explore the deeper significance of colour in Buddhist practice. Excerpted from the talk Tantric Path - The Symbolism of Colour given at Cambridge Buddhist...

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FBA Podcast: The Elusive Dakini

Sat, 23 Dec, 2023 - 11:00

Don’t listen to this talk if you want a straightforward explanation of what a dakini may or may not be. In fact, what is prompting you to listen to a talk on the dakini in the first place? Vidyadaka talks around the theme in this rousing exploration of the dakini, the gestalt and the artist. Given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2022, as part of the series The Secret Refuges.

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