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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...

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Transforming Self and World Part 2: Buddhist Politics

Tue, 21 Jul, 2020 - 01:00
Part 2 of talk given by Akuppa to the June online gathering of the Triratna Buddhist Community in Scotland. Here he examines the relationship between the notion of self and society. He asks how do we engage with the collective life of the society we are part of. Using the examples of the Buddha, Dr Ambedkar, and Sangharakshita as to how we might do that.
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Transforming Self and World Part 1: The Luminous Mind

Tue, 21 Jul, 2020 - 01:00
Part 1 of two talks given by Akuppa to the Triratna Buddhist Community in Scotland online gathering in June 2020. Here he explores the story of who you are and how you come to create the story of you. We need a different story. Living from a truer story of our luminosity and what happens when we come together on the basis of our luminous mind/heart.
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Transforming Self and World Part 2: Buddhist Politics

Tue, 21 Jul, 2020 - 00:00
Part 2 of talk given by Akuppa to the June online gathering of the Triratna Buddhist Community in Scotland. Here he examines the relationship between the notion of self and society. He asks how do we engage with the collective life of the society we are part of. Using the examples of the Buddha, Dr Ambedkar, and Sangharakshita as to how we might do that.
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Free Buddhist Audio

Transforming Self and World Part 1: The Luminous Mind

Tue, 21 Jul, 2020 - 00:00
Part 1 of two talks given by Akuppa to the Triratna Buddhist Community in Scotland online gathering in June 2020. Here he explores the story of who you are and how you come to create the story of you. We need a different story. Living from a truer story of our luminosity and what happens when we come together on the basis of our luminous mind/heart.
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Reflections from Ratnavandana - Being Divine Online Home Retreat: Day 7

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 09:05

As we come towards the end of our Being Divine Online home retreat it is my great pleasure today to share with you some further reflections from Ratnavandana on this theme.

She beautifully evokes where and how she is currently spending this time of lockdown in rural Wales, UK, and shares how the Brahma Viharas have been helping her at this strange and difficult time. What she gives us is her deep confidence in these practices and a rich tapestry...

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Suryagita and the Dharma Singers: Music from Presidential Handover

Wed, 4 Mar, 2020 - 12:18

For some years now the Wellington Buddhist Centre has been blessed to have Suryagita in our Sangha. She has a beautiful voice and extraordinary musical ability which we have benefitted greatly from in every mantra she has ever been present for. But that’s not all!

On special occasions Suryagita has got together with other talented members of our sangha and offered song. Songs of welcome, songs of blessing, songs of appreciation, songs of celebration and songs of joy.

In the last year, we have...

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Dharmabyte: The Dharma in Dickens

From Free Buddhist Audio on 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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Responding to the Burning World

From Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 - 13:19

In July 2019 Satyalila gave a series of three talks in Bristol - ‘Responding to the Burning World’. Each talk takes a classic Buddhist parable or sutta as its starting point - the Burning House, the Raincloud and the Two Arrows and explores how these Dharma teachings can help us to develop the resilience to respond creatively to the world as we find it today. 

Weaving poetry with classic Dharma teachings, each talk concludes with a brief exploration of six...

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Jyotika - Leonard Cohen: Troubadour, Psychonaut, Buddhist Monk (Culture Night 2019)

From Dublin Buddhist Centre on Thu, 26 Sep, 2019 - 16:58

Leonard Cohen’s musical genius was intimately connected with his spiritual life, which was deeply influenced by Buddhism. In this talk Jyotika looks at how Buddhism and the philosophies of the East helped shape some of the finest songs ever written in the English language.

Talk given during Culture Night 2019 at the Dublin Buddhist Centre.

Note: During the talk Jyotika played the following songs: ‘Suzanne’, ’ Hallelujah’, ‘Anthem’ and ‘Avalanche’. For copyright reasons these songs are not included in this...