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FBA Podcast: Ritual: A Path to Truth and Self Transcendence

Sat, 25 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Samantabhadri speaks on ritual and its place and potential within the Triratna Community. She explores ritual as personal experience and in relation to going beyond a fixed self, to the collective, to the imagination, to compassion and to our longing for the transcendental. 

Samantabhadri, visiting from Taraloka Retreat Centre, gave this keynote talk at Nottingham Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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Dharmabyte: Two Temperaments

Thu, 23 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Vishvapani outlines two approaches to Dharma practice: the ‘hedgehog’ – grounded in direct experience from the senses, and the ‘fox’ who steps outside and beyond, looking for the bigger picture.

From the talk entitled Feeding the Soul, part of the series The Two Arrows: Dukkha to Insight given at Adhisthana, 2020.

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Dharmabyte: Resisting Dukkha

Mon, 20 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Vessantara offers a pithy look into the suffering of suffering and the myriad of strategies that pull us away from tending to what’s happening in the present moment. 

From the talk entitled Dukkha Dukkha, part of a series of talks and led meditation from a retreat at Adhisthana on Dukkha and the Unbiased, 2018.

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FBA Podcast: The Best of Truths

Sat, 18 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

The Four Noble Truths contain the whole of the Buddha’s teaching. They set out a clear and direct vision of the true nature of Reality. In this talk, Jnanadhara unfolds the meaning behind these seemingly simple four pithy teachings. With poetry and personal anecdote, he draws us into the immense depth and mystery behind these teachings and shows us a glimpse of what the Buddha was communicating 2,500 years ago. 

Given at the Dublin Buddhist Centre, January 2020.

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Dharmabyte: Reality Shines Through Us

Thu, 16 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Sangharakshita explores the ways in which we are all connected with Reality, directly and indirectly, in particular through our friendships with those just a little further along the path.

From the talk entitled The Bodhisattva Hierarchy as part of the series Aspects of the Bodhisattva Ideal, 1969.

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Dharmabyte: Words of Power

Mon, 13 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Saddhanandi paints a picture of how radical and different it was to encounter Buddhism in the mid 1960s. She explores a verse of Zen poetry taking her lead from Sangharakshita’s 1965 lectures on the Essence of Zen. 

Excerpted from the talk entitled The Essence of Zen at Adhisthana, 2019.

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FBA Podcast: The Dragon, The Tiger and The Wish-fulfilling Jewel

Sat, 11 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Do we reflect on the Bodhicitta? Is it optional, a mystical goal we can take or leave? How does it become a motivating force in our lives?

Sangharakshita has described the Bodhicitta as a myth or symbol that galvanises our energies, something that makes sense of our lives, something emotionally moving that stirs us on a deep level. How are we to connect with that myth? Vajratara takes us on a journey of a deepening engagement with the Bodhicitta, evoking...

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Dharmabyte: A World Without Suffering

Thu, 9 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Bodhivajra talks about Enlightenment in a direct and very down-to-earth way, making the whole notion of Enlightenment more accessible, approachable, and relevant. 

From the talk entitled Energy for Enlightenment given at Norwich Buddhist Centre, 2015.

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Dharmabyte: Powerful Positive Magic

Mon, 6 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Tantric Buddhism developed outside the monasteries in small groups gathered around magical, shamanic gurus. In this talk Vadanya explores what magic is and how we can bring mystery into the forefront of life as an act of ‘war against the ordinary’.  

Excerpted from the talk entitled Making Life Magic recorded at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2019, as part of the series Tantra Now!

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FBA Podcast: Vajrasattva: Getting Back to Normal

Sat, 4 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Karunavajra gives a talk at the about Vajrasattva, and how he can help and inspire us in these times of transition. Vajrasattva is a beautiful Buddha figure embodying essential Dharma truths. He symbolises the teaching that we are in possession of enormous riches and we don’t realise it.

Given at Birmingham Buddhist Centre for Dharma Day, July 2021.

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