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Dharmabyte: Kachu Rimpoche

Mon, 1 Jul, 2019 - 16:19

In our FBA Dharmabyte today we are introduced to Kachu Rimpoche by Vajratara one of Sangharakshita’s eight main teachers.

Kachu Rimpoche was a man of great learning, renowned as a deep meditator and visionary, and a gifted sculptor. Rimpoche went out of his way to befriend Sangharakshita. In 1960, on Jampyang Khyentse’s recommendation, Kachu Rimpoche initiated Sangharakshita into the practice of Guru Padmasambhava. At the same time Kachu Rimpoche gave Sangharakshita a new name: Urgyen,...

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FBA Podcast: Chetul Sangye Dorje

Sat, 29 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

Here’s a forthright and passionate talk by Vajratara, taking as its starting point the great contemporary Tibetan teacher (sometimes also written ‘Chatral Sangye Dorje’) and his relationship to practice in Triratna, rooted in his giving of the Green Tara practice to Sangharakshita.

The main focus, however, is the need to practice the Dharma for others as part of a meaningful community, and Vajratara argues her case with a balance...

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Dharmabyte: Not to be Defined

Thu, 27 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is entitled ‘Not to be Defined’ by Jnanavaca.

Excerpted from the talk Is A Guru Necessary? Jnanavaca revisits one of Sangharakshita’s classic talks from 1970 and gives his contemporary reflections on its abiding relevance.

This was given as part of the London Buddhist Centre Dharma Night Series, Bhante Classics, September 2012.

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Dharmabyte: Engaging with Sangha as Teacher

Mon, 24 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

We are pleased to present today’s FBA Dharmabyte entitled ‘Engaging with Sangha as Teacher’, excerpted from Saddhanandi’s talk Spiritual Transmission and Lineage given at the Triratna Buddhist Order Women’s Convention, Wymondham 2007.

Here Saddhanandi revisits Sangharakshita’s own take on the problems faced by practitioners in a contemporary spiritual community. And, with the help of a good sprinkling of quotes and stories from other traditions, she explores the nature...

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FBA Podcast: Dhardo Rinpoche, Stupa Building and Sangha

Sat, 22 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

A lovely talk given by Nagabodhi on Triratna Day at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, with an introduction by Dayalocana.

Here, Nagabodhi recounts his favorite memories of his time with Dhardo Rinpoche in Kalimpong, expresses his feelings about the strengthening power of stupa building for centers, and ties it all together with a reminder of the central role of sangha in the Triratna Community. Lovely introducation and conclusion by Dayalocana.

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Dharmabyte: These Texts Were Meant to be Understood

Thu, 20 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, ‘These Texts Were Meant to be Understood’, Shraddhapa talks about his work translating the Ratnaguna Samcayagatha, a profound Mahayana Sutra from Sanskrit into English.

You can find this text at Shraddhapa’s website here.

If you want to financially support Shraddhapa’s important work you can donate here.

From the talk For Heroic Spirits Intended - Translating Sanskrit Texts as part of the series For Heroic...

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Dharmabyte: Offering Your Life

Mon, 17 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

Today’s Dharmabyte is ‘Offering your Life’ by Yashobodhi.

In this personal talk Yashobodhi goes into the aspiration to be of benefit to all beings, the pitfalls an aspiring Bodhisattva can come across and about the journey from concept to experienced reality and back again.

From the talk, Who Wants to Become a Bodhisattva? given at Aryaloka Buddhist Center in the USA, 2016.

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Just saw you selected this as Dharmabyte on this date and (apart from wishing my talk was a bit less in meandering style) wanted to say this was the anniversary of my private ordination (14 years ago last Monday). 

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FBA Podcast: The Path of Kindness

Sat, 15 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

Part 5 in the Faces of Enlightenment Sangha night series at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre.

Bodhinaga gives a talk on the Buddha Amitabha and the Metta Bhavana loving-kindness meditation.

Recorded at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 21/05/19

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Dharmabyte: An Inner Journey

Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is An Inner Journey.

This is a fascinating introduction to the mandala from Garava - the idea, the myth, the image, the symbol, the experience. His own practice as an artist affords him a respectful and generous perspective, from which we are able to simply sit back and learn.

From the talk Entering the Mandala given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2001

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Waking Up to Climate Crisis - and What to Do About It?

From Community Highlights on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 10:21

Buddhist Action Month is underway and here is a timely talk from Arthacarya, given during the recent Australia / New Zealand Order Convention, on the theme of what we can do about the climate crisis. Arthacarya relates his personal journey back to environmental engagement, the trigger being reading the ‘The Uninhabitable Earth’ by David Wallace-Wells in July 2018. He also provides some useful suggestions how Dharma practitioners can contribute to the change that must happen and move away from the four Ds of despair,...

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Here’s an interesting discussion on the present climate emergency, and a much older one:

https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/image48.png 

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Hi Dayavajra,

I’m afraid I’m really not sure how ‘interesting’, useful or even constructive that picture is, especially given how dated and caricatured it is.

Do all the people who currently accept or argue in favour of anthropogenic climate change really wear homeknitted arran jumpers with dolphins embroidered on them? ;-) 

All the Best, Aranyaka x