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Dharmabytes: The Arising of Bodhicitta

From Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 23 Jan, 2023 - 06:00

The Enlightenment of the Buddha was an irreversible breakthrough into a new kind of consciousness for the world. All our practice flows from this endless stream of wisdom and compassion, flowing throughout the history of humanity. Dhammarati explores this momentous event, and its implications for us today. 

From the talk entitled The Awakening Mind given on Buddha Day Festival at the London Buddhist Centre, 2022.

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Public Ordinations Live from Chintamani, México | Ordenaciones públicas en vivo desde Chintámani, México

From College of Public Preceptors on Fri, 30 Dec, 2022 - 20:18

Public Ordinations Live from Chintamani, México | Ordenaciones públicas en vivo desde Chintámani, México

From College of Public Preceptors on Fri, 30 Dec, 2022 - 20:18

You’re invited to connect online with us live from the lovely retreat centre of Chintamani in Morelos, Mexico, to witness three men being ordained (names below), accompanied by their preceptors.

The public ceremony is at 12pm (local time) on Saturday 14th January 2023.

USA PST 10:00 | Mexico 12:00 | USA EST 13:00 | IE & UK 18.00 | Europe 19:00 CET | India 23:30 | Australia AEDT 05:00 (next day) | New Zealand NZDT...

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Introducing a biography of Sangharakshita

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 16 Nov, 2022 - 12:45

Introducing a biography of Sangharakshita

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 16 Nov, 2022 - 12:45

We’re delighted to introduce a biography of Sangharakshita, due for publication in February. It’s Sangharakshita: The Boy, the Monk, the Man by Nagabodhi, and we’d like to invite you to consider sponsoring it.

It’s now four years since Sangharakshita’s death. Unlike generations before, people new to the Triratna Buddhist Community or interested in the spread of Buddhism in India and internationally can no longer meet and encounter him directly. So Windhorse Publications commissioned this book. We asked Nagabodhi to write something that...

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Anniversary of Sangharakshita's Funeral

Wed, 9 Nov, 2022 - 21:26

Anniversary of Sangharakshita's Funeral

Wed, 9 Nov, 2022 - 21:26

A special event from the College of Public Preceptors Meeting held at Adhiṣṭhāna remembering the funeral of Sangharakshita who died in 2018. The evening will have echos of the funeral, led by Parami. There will be elements of ritual and readings of extracts from Nagabodhi’s forthcoming book about Bhante and Maitreyabandhu’s Canto - a long-form poem dedicated to Sangharakshita.

Thursday,...

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Final chapter in Sangharakshita's life story is now online!

Fri, 28 Oct, 2022 - 11:09

Final chapter in Sangharakshita's life story is now online!

Fri, 28 Oct, 2022 - 11:09

The final chapter in Sangharakshita’s life story is now online

Read all the chapters here

Ahead of his 4th death anniversary this Sunday 30th October, the concluding chapter of Sangharakshita’s life story has been published.

Over the past 6 months, Suryanaga and Prajnaketu from the...

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FBA Podcast: Leaping Into the Unknown with the Dakinis

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 17 Sep, 2022 - 06:00

Kusalasara explores the significance of the Dakinis - a strong symbol of freedom. This talk was given at London Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Samasuri (Highlights)

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Wed, 24 Aug, 2022 - 15:48

It’s the wounded healer myth. I guess part of me wanting to be Doctor is my psyche trying to sort all that suffering out… Helping others like I’ve been helped or am being helped.

Samasuri’s Annals:

In 1968 I was not born yet!

In 1978 I was 4 years old, so probably at a play group and living in South Devon with my parents.

In 1988 I was 14 years old. Living with parents and younger brother in South Devon still. At private girls’ school in Exeter.

In 1998...

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Maitripala (highlights)

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Thu, 4 Aug, 2022 - 12:45

I don’t need to go away from samsara to be really going for refuge. I can be right in the middle of it.

Maitripala Annals:
 
In 1968, I was 12 years old. I was living with my parents and siblings in suburban Reservoir, Melbourne Australia.
I was second eldest (first daughter) of five children. We had moved up to the city from an idyllic country life in Gippsland to have closer access to secondary schools. My early life...

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Jayadevi (Highlights)

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Wed, 6 Jul, 2022 - 12:28

I’d be a bitter, burned-out trade unionist, I think, if I wasn’t a Buddhist…

Jayadevi’s Annals

In 1968 - I was living in Hackney, at St Paul’s Church of England Primary School. Winning the school scripture prize, attending Girl Guides, Church (C of E) and Sunday School.

In 1978 - I was a student in Liverpool studying English Lit and Psychology with Divinity. In a long term relationship with a boyfriend. The nearest I have ever come to being married!

In 1988 - A full-on GFR Mitra...