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Buddhism and Peace

On Sat, 5 January, 2013 - 15:55
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What better way to start out the new year then reflecting on Peace?

Our two podcasts this week - Saturday’s FBA Podcast plus two little Dharmabytes on Monday and Thursday - give us much cause to pause to consider how we contribute to the manifestation of peace in the world.

First our Weekly Podcast, a full-length talk released every Saturday:

In this week’s FBA Podcast, “Buddhism and Peace,” Parami thoughtfully asks: What is peace? And what does peace mean for Buddhists? Is it just the absence of war and conflict; guns and screaming? Or is it also the deep silence that arises when the mind and heart are in harmony – a positive state of mind that can be cultivated both personally and collectively, where good and evil don’t exist as concepts? This talk was given by Parami at Manchester Buddhist Centre on 30th July 2011 in the series Buddhism and the Big Questions.

And then our little Dharmabytes - released twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays, these short excerpts are like jewels glistening the sun.

In the Dharmabyte “Peace Arising,” Candradasa describes the unskillfulness of guilt and the positive mental states of hri and apapatrapya in the process of peace arising. Candradasa is the director of Dharmachakra, the charity that brings you Free Buddhist Audio and thebuddhistcentre.com. From the talk “Sex and Morality: Going Beyond Puritanism” as part of the series, “Religion Without God” given at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center, Portsmouth, NH, USA.

And our other Dharmabyte this week “Finding Inner Peace,” from the featured full length podcast, Parami asks: Is Peace Enough? Are we able to meet even the little frustrating moments with calm, positive intent? With a beautiful reading from the Dhammapada we are reminded that when we can meet anger and hatred with love, it does have a positive effect in the world. This short, thoughtful reflection is an excerpt from the talk “Buddhism and Peace” given by Parami at Manchester Buddhist Centre on 30th July 2011 in the series Buddhism and the Big Questions.


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