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Dharmabyte: Faith as Metta

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 19 Nov, 2018 - 13:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, is called Faith as Metta by Saddhaloka from the talk entitled Amitabha. This is the fourth talk in a six-part series on the figures on the Wheel of Life. Saddhaloka introduces us to Amitabha, the red Buddha of the West who represents and inspires the highest love of all. Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, winter retreat, 1997

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FBA Podcast: Bright Blue Sky, Deep Blue Sea

Posted by Sadayasihi on Sat, 17 Nov, 2018 - 12:00

Our FBA Podcast this week is called Bright Blue Sky, Deep Blue Sea by Suryadarshini. Amitabha is one of the most well-known archetypal Buddhas, whose qualities of love and compassion attract myriad practitioners and devotees.

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Dharmabyte: Bathed in Light and Love

Posted by Sadayasihi on Thu, 15 Nov, 2018 - 12:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called Bathed in Light and Love by Ghosaka. From a contemplative talk entitled Amitabha: Pouring Forth From Stillness on the red Buddha of the west. Meditation, the setting sun, the Great Love, the heart in its proper place… Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, Winter Retreat 2001

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Dharmabyte: Compassionate Action

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 12 Nov, 2018 - 12:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, is called Compassionate Action by Sangharakshita. This excerpt is from Taraloka Retreat Centre, when Sangharakshita inaugurates their new shrine cabin dedicated to Tara - the radiant Bodhisattva of compassion, inspiration to many who lead a Buddhist life aspiring to beauty and a steady openness in the face of the mysteries of existence.

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FBA Podcast: Her Two Hands Are the Two Truths

Posted by Sadayasihi on Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 12:00

Our FBA Podcast this week is by Kulaprabha entitled Her Two Hands Are the Two Truths.

This is the second in a four-part series by Kulaprabha on Nagarjuna’s ‘Lines Written to Tara.’

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Dharmabyte: Avalokitesvara's Tears

Posted by Sadayasihi on Thu, 8 Nov, 2018 - 12:00

In a series about the final mantras of the sevenfold puja, Kamalashila talks about the birth and significance of the bodhisattva Tara in our FBA Dharmabyte today, entitled From the Tears of Avalokitesvara.

Excerpted from the short talk The Bodhisattva Tara given at the West London Buddhist Centre.
 

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Dharmabyte: Peaceful Vajrapani

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 12:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, introduces to another side of the usual wrathful Vajrapani, entitled Peaceful Vajrapani.

From an imaginative yet practical talk entitled Vajrapani by Sanghanistha. Given during the 2016 ‘Cosmic Going for Refuge Tree’ retreat at Padmaloka.
 

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FBA Podcast: Vajrapani - Energy Unlimited

Posted by Sadayasihi on Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 12:00

Our FBA Podcast this week is a cracking and wonderfully detailed talk called Vajrapani - Energy Unlimited by Vessantara, author of ‘Meeting the Buddhas’. He is the ideal person to introduce us to the complex and fascinating Tantric figure of Vajrapani - ‘Lord of Secrets’, embodiment of ”virya’ (Energy in Pursuit of the Good). Vessantara’s style is familiar and well-earthed, and therefore eminently well suited to material that bristles with electricity and is...

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Dharmabyte: Fear and Vajrapani

Posted by Sadayasihi on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 14:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte offers a sensitive and thoughtful exploration of Fear and Vajrapani. This excerpt is from the talk entitled The Blazing Iron Club and the Winged Horse (Winter Retreat Dec 2010) by Vidyadaka.

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FBA homepage memorial is beautiful

Posted by marysalome on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 02:04

FBA homepage memorial is beautiful

Posted by marysalome on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 02:04

Just a note to say I think the Free Buddhist Audio homepage memorial for Sangharakshita is very beautiful, very moving. Thank you to whoever created it.

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Thank you, Mary!