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Dharmabyte: We Are All Dreaming

Mon, 30 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

Jnanavaca offers a far-reaching and uncompromising vision of human fellowship based on transcendental ideals: Sangha. With reference to terrorism, romance, consumerism and Star Wars….

This FBA Dharmabyte is from the talk called What The World Knows Now, part of the series Where do we go from here? given at the London Buddhist Centre Winter Retreat, 2016.

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FBA Podcast: The Wisdom in the Parable of The Burning House

Sat, 28 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

Jnanavaca  explores the myths and parables of the glorious White Lotus Sutra. This week he unpacks the wisdom of the parable of the Burning House. Includes some questions from the audience.

Dharma Night at the London Buddhist Centre, April 6th 2015.

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Dharmabyte: Cracks in the Ice

Thu, 26 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

This is a gem of a talk, with a wintery theme.

Parami starts by singing ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ by Christina Rossetti. She then goes on to bring out the underlying meaning of some of the imagery in the poem.

The first metaphors are about bleakness, with the earth as hard as iron and water like a stone, times when we struggle and it seems as if no growth is possible. She talks about her early experience of doing the metta bhavana and...

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Dharmabyte: The Dharma in Dickens

Mon, 23 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

It may be Christmas Day but it is also Sangha Night and Ratnaghosha takes the opportunity to explore the Buddhist themes in ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens.

This talk, The Dharma in Dickens, was given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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FBA Podcast: The Drama of Cosmic Enlightenment

Sat, 21 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

After considering the history and the meaning of the title, Sangharakshita provides a summary of The White Lotus Sutra’s dramatic structure, with brief explanations of the significance of certain details.

Talk given in 1971.

This talk is part of the series Parables, Myths and Symbols of Mahayana Buddhism in the White Lotus Sutra.

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Dharmabyte: Our Shared Predicament

Thu, 19 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

Dassini takes us into the Parable of the Burning House from the White Lotus Sutra. Through readings from the sutra and retelling of the parable the main themes of the story are brought out, and the problem at the heart of the parable is revealed, that of unawareness or heedlessness.

From the talk Housebuilder, Now You Are Seen given at Glasgow Buddhist Centre, 2009. The talk concludes with some suggested practices for how to address this problem.

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Dharmabyte: 5000 Arahants

Mon, 16 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

In a talk looking deeply at the many manifestations, contexts, and practices of ksanti, patience, here Satyaraja shares a story from The White Lotus Sutra about 5,000 arahants walking out of the assembly as they believed they had nothing more to learn.

On the theme of spiritual receptivity, from the talk entitled Ksanti – Patience given at Stockholm Buddhist Centre, 8 February 2010.

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FBA Podcast: Shifting to Indra's Net

Sat, 14 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

Parami evokes the reality of interconnectedness in relation to the second Dasadhamma - My life is dependent on others. I am sustained by the gifts of others. She talks about how the experience of interconnectedness is supported by wisdom, and results in compassionate activity.

This talk is part of the series The Order as Practice: Shifting Paradigms given at Adhisthana, 2015.

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Dharmabyte: Seated Upon the Vulture's Peak

Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

Sangharakshita takes us to the Vulture’s Peak, the summit of earthly existence, where the Buddha begins the White Lotus Sutra by speaking on infinity. With his words, (and the forthcoming myths, symbols and parables of the sutra), we are entreated to go beyond into the purely spiritual world of the transcendental.

From the talk The Drama of Cosmic Enlightenment, 1971, part of the series Parables, Myths and Symbols of Mahayana Buddhism in the White Lotus Sutra.

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