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Upekshanandi - The Lion's Roar for the Next 50 Years

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 18 Feb, 2018 - 17:09

Our second and final talk on the last day of the 2018 Triratna Buddhist Order International Convention at Bodhgaya in India. Here’s Upekshanandi, originally from Poland, now living in Scotland, with her sense of the gifts we can leave for the practitioners of the future.

Talk recorded at Bodhgaya, India, February 2018.

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Ratnakumar - The Lion's Roar for the Next 50 Years

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 18 Feb, 2018 - 17:02

Our first talk on the final day of the 2018 Triratna Buddhist Order International Convention at Bodhgaya in India. Ratnakumar from Orissa, India, gives a rousing call to Dhamma practice as an example we can set for the future and for those who follow in our footsteps on the path over the next 50 years.

Talk recorded at Bodhgaya, India, February 2018.

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The Gifts We Have Been Given By Sangharakshita

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 13 Feb, 2018 - 09:32

A day at the 2018 Triratna Order 50th anniversary Convention in Bodhgaya, India, paying tribute to the source of the Order itself: the life and work of our founder Urgyen Sangharakshita. Here are four short talks with Order members from around the world evoking the gifts we have received as an Order and community from Sangharakshita.

Recorded at Bodhgaya, India, February 2018.

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Guided Buddhanusmrti at Bodhgaya with Purna

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 16:23

On the 2018 Triratna Buddhist Order Convention at the traditional seat of the Buddha’s Enlightenment, Dharmachari Purna leads the assembled men’s wing of the Order in a traditional practice of recollecting the Buddha, with a special emphasis of his presence under the Bodhi tree itself.

Recorded in February 2018, Bodhgaya, India.

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A Symposium of Three Talks on the Buddha, Sangharakshita and Triratna

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 16:01

A second series of three great short talks from the women’s wing of the 2018 Order Convention in Bodhgaya, India. This time we hear from inspiring dharmacharinis hailing from the Spanish-speaking world, from North America and from Germany. 

Recorded in February 2018, Bodhgaya. 

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Chandrashil - Reflections and Top Tips for Being an Order Member

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 07:23

A lovely talk from Chandrashil, stalwart of the Order, at a session for the men’s wing of the Order at the 2018 Convention. Giving us all the breadth and depth of his considerable experience over decades of Dharma practice and thought. 

Recorded at Bodhgaya, India, 2018.

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A Symposium of Three Talks on Triratna and Buddhism

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 07:13

A group of three excellent short talks given by a selection of the women’s wing of the Order at the 2018 Convention in Bodhgaya, India. The first in a two-part series exploring contemporary views from within the Order of practice, gender, and our teachers, each also a celebration of the equal ordination of women as a core principle in Triratna’s foundations. 

Recorded in February 2018, Bodhgaya, India.

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Reverencing the Buddha At the Place of His Enlightenment by Purna

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 7 Feb, 2018 - 07:36

As his contribution to evoking the “lion’s roar” of the Buddha, Purna talks about myth and the importance of reverence in any spiritual life, regardless of temperament. We are given a faith-centered tour of the seven traditional spots around the Bodhi tree marking different aspects of the Buddha’s Enlightenment experience. And Purna enjoins us to “release faith” by following in the Buddha’s footsteps and dropping our rigid self view…

Recorded at Bodhgaya, India, 2018.

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The Lion's Roar Of Doctor Ambedkar

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 19:10

A rousing, uncompromisingly radical talk from Maitriveer-Nagarjuna to start the 2018 Triratna Buddhist Order Convention at Bodhgaya in India. 

Taking up the theme of the Convention, the great “Lion’s Roar” of the Buddha, Maitriveer-Nagarjuna evokes the fire that drove Doctor Bimrao Ambedkar to work tirelessly on behalf of the so-called Dalit “Untouchable” people in order to free them from the evils of the Hindu caste system. He reframes Doctor Ambedkar as a radical for the ages, of greater...