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50 Years, 50 Voices: Buddhadasa (Highlights)

From Triratna@50 on Thu, 12 May, 2022 - 17:08

“I think it began for me when I was 8 years old… “


 

Buddhadasa’s Annals
In 1968 - I was 25 and working as an interior designer with a firm of architects in Bloomsbury Square, London. It was the era of drawing boards and T squares and the time of transition from Imperial to Metric. It was also the year when decimalisation began to be introduced. This was my second and half-hearted attempt to establish a career having previously...

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Ratnakumar - Changing Self, Changing World (Full Interview)

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Tue, 10 May, 2022 - 17:00

I asked him, if I would go there, will I get food? And he said “Yes, obviously there will be a feast and you can have enough to eat.’ And I thought then, ’I’ll go.’

In 1998 when Ratnakumar was 13 years old, one of his cousins asked him if he’d like to go to a public meeting. That meeting just so happened to be an anniversary celebration for the birthday of Dr. Bimrao Ambedkar, the great leader of India’s Dalit community...

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The Decision to Teach

Mon, 14 Jun, 2021 - 00:00
In this final talk from the ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ retreat, Nagasiddhi engagingly describes the Buddha’s seismic awakening experience under the bodhi tree, as well as exploring the mythic images of the story. Talk given online in April 2021. *** This talk is one of a series given by Nagasiddhi at Rivendell Retreat Centre during the April 2021 home retreat ‘In the footsteps of the Buddha’ hosted by the Buddhist Centre Online. This magical week-long retreat explores the images, myths and symbols of the Buddha’s journey to awakening using dharma talks, meditation, storytelling, puppetry and art. Visit 'In the Footsteps of the Buddha' for more resources from this retreat: https://thebuddhistcentre.com/footsteps
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Stabilising the Insight

Mon, 14 Jun, 2021 - 00:00
In this sixth talk from the ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ retreat, Nagasiddhi takes us into the mind and heart of the new Buddha after his awakening – as he explores this new territory within, and with others he encounters setting out on the next stage of his journey into liberation. Talk given online in April 2021. *** This talk is one of a series given by Nagasiddhi at Rivendell Retreat Centre during the April 2021 home retreat ‘In the footsteps of the Buddha’ hosted by the Buddhist Centre Online. This magical week-long retreat explores the images, myths and symbols of the Buddha’s journey to awakening using dharma talks, meditation, storytelling, puppetry and art. Visit 'In the Footsteps of the Buddha' for more resources from this retreat: https://thebuddhistcentre.com/footsteps
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The Awakening

Tue, 8 Jun, 2021 - 00:00
In this fifth talk from the ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ retreat, Nagasiddhi engagingly describes the Buddha’s seismic awakening experience under the bodhi tree, as well as exploring the mythic images of the story. Talk given online in April 2021. *** This talk is one of a series given by Nagasiddhi at Rivendell Retreat Centre during the April 2021 home retreat ‘In the footsteps of the Buddha’ hosted by the Buddhist Centre Online. This magical week-long retreat explores the images, myths and symbols of the Buddha’s journey to awakening using dharma talks, meditation, storytelling, puppetry and art. See also: Visit 'In the Footsteps of the Buddha' for more resources from this retreat: https://thebuddhistcentre.com/footsteps
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Going Forth

Mon, 7 Jun, 2021 - 00:00
In this third talk from the ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ retreat, Nagasiddhi continues his exploration of the Buddha’s life story with its next turning point: the Buddha’s decision to turn his back on his life of privilege, to leave his home and family and to go forth to seek for the truth in the forest. Talk given online in April 2021. *** This talk is one of a series given by Nagasiddhi at Rivendell Retreat Centre during the April 2021 home retreat ‘In the footsteps of the Buddha’ hosted by the Buddhist Centre Online. This magical week-long retreat explores the images, myths and symbols of the Buddha’s journey to awakening using dharma talks, meditation, storytelling, puppetry and art. Visit 'In the Footsteps of the Buddha' for more resources from this retreat: https://thebuddhistcentre.com/footsteps
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The Four Sights

Mon, 7 Jun, 2021 - 00:00
In this second talk from the ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ retreat, Nagasiddhi mixes the mythic and the historic to trace the Buddha-to-be’s early years up to the ‘four sights’: the turning point in his life that set him on the path to liberation. Talk given online in April 2021. *** This talk is one of a series given by Nagasiddhi at Rivendell Retreat Centre during the April 2021 home retreat ‘In the footsteps of the Buddha’ hosted by the Buddhist Centre Online. This magical week-long retreat explores the images, myths and symbols of the Buddha’s journey to awakening using dharma talks, meditation, storytelling, puppetry and art. Visit 'In the Footsteps of the Buddha' for more resources from this retreat: https://thebuddhistcentre.com/footsteps
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Rites of Passage

Mon, 7 Jun, 2021 - 00:00
In this first talk from the ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ retreat, Nagasiddhi invites us to experience the dharma imaginatively: through art and heart. He outlines the turning points or ‘rites of passage’ in the Buddha’s mythic life story that will be explored throughout the retreat. Talk given online in April 2021. *** This talk is one of a series given by Nagasiddhi at Rivendell Retreat Centre during the April 2021 home retreat ‘In the footsteps of the Buddha’ hosted by the Buddhist Centre Online. This magical week-long retreat explores the images, myths and symbols of the Buddha’s journey to awakening using dharma talks, meditation, storytelling, puppetry and art. Visit 'In the Footsteps of the Buddha' for more resources from this retreat: https://thebuddhistcentre.com/footsteps
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Giving Up Asceticism and the Rose Apple Tree

Mon, 7 Jun, 2021 - 00:00
In this fourth talk from the ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ retreat, Nagasiddhi traces the period after the Buddha’s going forth: as he masters meditation then turns towards extreme asceticism in his quest to overcome dukkha. Having taken himself to the brink of death, the Buddha-to-be finally realises that he must find his own ‘middle way’ to liberation. Talk given online in April 2021. *** This talk is one of a series given by Nagasiddhi at Rivendell Retreat Centre during the April 2021 home retreat ‘In the footsteps of the Buddha’ hosted by the Buddhist Centre Online. This magical week-long retreat explores the images, myths and symbols of the Buddha’s journey to awakening using dharma talks, meditation, storytelling, puppetry and art. Visit 'In the Footsteps of the Buddha' for more resources from this retreat: https://thebuddhistcentre.com/footsteps
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FBA Podcast: The More They Beat Us, The Louder We Sang

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 7 Nov, 2020 - 05:15

‘Serenity, freedom from disease, joy and long life, the happiness of an emperor, prosperity; these the patient person receives while continuing in cyclic existence.

Padmavajra’s sixth talk on the Bodhicaryavatara explores Shantideva’s thorough exploration of the perfection of patience. In this chapter, Shantideva brings our attention to the seriousness of the faults of hatred and anger.

He shows how such states of mind arise and gives a number of ways in which...