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

On Fri, 27 December, 2019 - 16:02
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We offer you this selection of talks from 2019, one for each day of the holiday:

  1. Shining the Infinite Light of Wisdom by Suryagupta launching the theme of exemplification at the London Buddhist Centre
  2. Fidelity, Emergence, and the Greater Mandala by Bhadra who turns towards the complexity of Triratna’s founder Sangharakshita around the time of his one year death anniversary 
  3. Led Bodhicitta Practice by Dayanandi given at an ordination training retreat in California
  4. Alchemy of the Dharma - Triratna International Gathering series of talks from Ratnaguna, Sanghamani and Prasadacarin
  5. Parami’s Personal Wishlist For the Next 20 Years - Parami gives a strong, beautifully challenging talk at the 2019 Triratna Pan-American Convention in Mexico about the future of the Buddhist community she has taken a leading part in since the 1970s
  6. Themes from the Dharma Life of Urgyen Sangharakshita - a series of talks given at the Triratna International Council 2019
  7. Anapanasati Sutta: Instructions for Awakening a series of talks and led meditations from a retreat led by Viveka and Dhammarati
  8. Path of Freedom by Prajnaketu given on a men’s sub25 retreat at Adhisthana
  9. Tantric Scrooge - Vadanya’s Vajrayana version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ has plenty of hidden tantric teaching and offers hope for even the most miserly ‘bah humbug’ character of all
  10. Dhamma practice in a time of Climate Crisis by Tejopala at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre as part of Buddhist Action Month (BAM) and Waking Up to the Climate Crisis by Arthacarya which starts with a beautiful heartfelt song of grief to what we’ve lost
  11. The Bodhisattva Ideal in India by Amoghasiddhi given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre 
  12. For the Sake of All Beings by Parina given at the Mainland Europe Order Convention 

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