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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Abhaya (Highlights)

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Sat, 1 Oct, 2022 - 11:48

“You have to balance or hold the bearer of the archetype with the ordinary human being, that’s very important. Because there’s no way you’re going to reconcile them.”

Abhaya Annals:

In 1968 I was living in Cornwall with my family, sharing in a kind of family community experiment. I had met Bhante and the seedling movement a year before at his first summer retreat at Haslemere, Surrey.

In 1978 I was working as a carpenter at Sukhavati in Bethnal Green, which soon came to be...

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The Sound of One Hand: An Interview with Satyadasa

Wed, 21 Sep, 2022 - 17:12

The Sound of One Hand: An Interview with Satyadasa

Wed, 21 Sep, 2022 - 17:12

Many of you will have heard our recent podcast The Sound of One Hand, where we chat to Satyadasa about his new memoir of the same name, published in February 2022.

Satyadasa’s book is a relatable and humorous account of a Buddhist life, and is already well regarded by many readers. In this video from a recent Sangha night at the The Nottingham Buddhist Centre in the UK, Zac Pomphrey, a member of our team here at...

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Dharmabyte: What is the Enlightened Mind?

From Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 19 Sep, 2022 - 06:00

Vishvapani looks behind the veils of history, legend and the texts themselves to conjur a vivid, felt image of the Buddha’s personality. In a series of beautifully observed close-up drawings from the Pali Canon we are left with a portrait of spiritual genius that is both enigmatically distant and thoroughly human.

From the talk The Buddha’s Personality, part of the series Gautama Buddha, given at London Buddhist...

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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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New podcast episode with Vimalasara

From Windhorse Publications on Tue, 13 Sep, 2022 - 16:34

New podcast episode with Vimalasara

From Windhorse Publications on Tue, 13 Sep, 2022 - 16:34

Read on to find out about our latest podcast episode, a new addition to the books available on our website, and a chance to catch up with our latest book launch.

New podcast episode with Vimalasara
It’s always good news when one of our books starts selling well. But in this case, the popularity of Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction points to the rise of compulsive and addictive behaviour and thought over lockdown and beyond. Dhammamegha...

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The Act of Awareness - Subhuti in Conversation with Maitreyabandhu About a Buddhist View of Mind

Fri, 9 Sep, 2022 - 14:16

The Act of Awareness - Subhuti in Conversation with Maitreyabandhu About a Buddhist View of Mind

Fri, 9 Sep, 2022 - 14:16

Early this year the Nature of Mind team filmed Subhuti in conversation with Maitreyabandhu about The Act of Awareness: A Buddhist View of Mind. Filmed with three cameras at Adhisthana, their conversation explored the essential Buddhist teachings about the mind and how to make the most of it. Subhuti’s insights are truly remarkable!

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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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What's your relation to Sangharakshita?

Sat, 3 Sep, 2022 - 14:51

What's your relation to Sangharakshita?

Sat, 3 Sep, 2022 - 14:51

To help the Urgyen Sangharakshita Trust in its next phase of work, we launched a survey at the recent UK and Ireland Order Convention exploring people’s responses to Sangharakshita. We heard from over 100 order members, who expressed a wide range of views on Sangharakshita and his legacy.

But we want to hear from you too - how do you feel about Sangharakshita? How are we doing at our mission to connect people with his legacy?

Whatever your response to Sangharakshita, we’d really appreciate you taking just...

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Try the New Free Buddhist Audio for Mobile!

From Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 19 Aug, 2022 - 23:30

Try the New Free Buddhist Audio for Mobile!

From Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 19 Aug, 2022 - 23:30

FBA 3.0 public preview now available

We are so excited to bring all our friends early access to the new Free Buddhist Audio, now streaming for mobile and all devices!

The community of Free Buddhist Audio users around the world has responded so generously to our post-pandemic appeal for funds to help turn FBA into a mobile-friendly, streaming audio service ready for the next 15 years.

We’d love you to try it out and send your feedback. You...

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Green Earth Awakening Camp 2022

From Buddhafield on Fri, 12 Aug, 2022 - 11:39

Green Earth Awakening Camp 2022

From Buddhafield on Fri, 12 Aug, 2022 - 11:39

14 - 18th September 2022 | Blackdown Hills, Somerset

Our more intimate gathering, at the turning of the summer season, delving into community, nature based practice, land-based skills, crafts, and creative ways to forge social and ecological resilience.

We are an off-grid, drug and alcohol free, temporary camping community of up to 500 people, with workshops, talks, movement, meditation and celebration.

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Here’s a sneak peak at what to look forward to at this year’s camp:

Turner Prize nominated...