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At Home with the Elements: a golden thread through February

From Buddhafield on Fri, 15 Jan, 2021 - 15:07

At Home with the Elements: a golden thread through February

From Buddhafield on Fri, 15 Jan, 2021 - 15:07

Come and join Buddhafield for our big winter event! A spacious, month-long journey through the Six Elements of earth, water, fire, air, space and consciousness.  We will meet them in our daily lives, wherever we find ourselves.  You can dip in as much or as little as you’d like. 

There’s a wonderful programme of meditation; bodywork; dharma and other talks; workshops, poetry, music and dance.  Regular emails to participants and a Facebook Event page. 

This event...

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Srimala's Poetry Book Launch

Wed, 6 Jan, 2021 - 16:42

Srimala's Poetry Book Launch

Wed, 6 Jan, 2021 - 16:42

Srimala, author of Breaking Free – glimpses of a Buddhist life, is offering further glimpses in a collection of poems – No Toast, No Marmalade.

Srimala is one of our first Public Preceptors. She is now more or less retired, although still working in India to support the appointment of women Public Preceptors there. For the past 16 years she has been living at Maes Gwyn in Wales, from where most of the poems were written.

The book will be launched on the...

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 12: 'Fields of Creativity' by Sangharakshita

From Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 6 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 12: 'Fields of Creativity' by Sangharakshita

From Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 6 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

And for our last day of the Twelve Days of FBA we are delighted to have Ratnaghosha recommend a late talk by Sangharakshita entitled ’Fields of Creativity’

Ratnaghosha was the host on the occasion of this recording when Sangharakshita returned to London to launch the final volume of his memoirs, ‘Moving Against the Stream’. From Yogi Chen to Beowulf, Aristotle to William Blake, this is a sparkling evocation of the crucial role of creativity in any Dharma...

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 11: 'Virya and the Windhorse' by Parami

From Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 5 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 11: 'Virya and the Windhorse' by Parami

From Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 5 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

On Day 11 we welcome Shraddhavani, who joined the Dharmachakra Board of Trustees just over a year ago. 

Initially dismayed that her favourite talk had already been selected by another team member, a further look through the many speakers who inspire her surfaced a beautiful talk given in 2020 by Parami on the mythical creature, the ‘windhorse’…

Enjoy ‘Virya and the Windhorse’ – and become a Friend of Free Buddhist Audio today!

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 10: 'Padmasambhava' by Sangharakshita

From Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 4 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 10: 'Padmasambhava' by Sangharakshita

From Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 4 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

On Day 10 Parami recommends a scintillating title by Sangharakshita entitled simply Padmasambhava. Originally unreleased (because it was given off-the-cuff after Sangharakshita lost his notes!), this inspired talk sees Triratna’s founder intrigued by the Great Guru’s ability to transform the demons of the world, especially in the West. 

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Parami, herself a brilliant speaker, shares her great love of FBA and Dharmachakra, both which have benefitted greatly from her...

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 9: 'Body Scan Including the Three Spheres and Diaphragms' by Vidyamala

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 3 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 9: 'Body Scan Including the Three Spheres and Diaphragms' by Vidyamala

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 3 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

Today Laura Horwood-Benton, supporter and social media design consultant with the Dharmachakra team, spotlights a practice-based gem by Vidyamala, the founder of Breathworks: Body Scan Including the Three Spheres and Diaphragms

Vidyamala’s pioneering work in the field of mindfulness for chronic pain has helped transform many people’s lives. Speaking from personal experience, Laura shares how she has benefited from access to these kinds of practice resources. 

Become a Friend of FBA today! 

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 8: 'Evolution or Extinction: Current World Problems’ by Sangharakshita

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 2 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 8: 'Evolution or Extinction: Current World Problems’ by Sangharakshita

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 2 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

And today’s jewel in our Twelve Days of FBA celebration is selected by Sanghadhara, the most recent addition to the Dharmachakra team, who joined us in 2020 to bring his prodigious video skills to the project; helping us reach even more people on the fast-changing web!

Sanghadhara offers a classic talk by Sangharakshita entitled ‘Evolution or Extinction: Current World Problems’, given in 1971 and still deeply relevant today, 50 years later. This talk has been curated into a series...

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 7: 'Great Compassion Penetrates into the Marrow of the Bones' by Dhammadinna

From Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 1 Jan, 2021 - 14:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 7: 'Great Compassion Penetrates into the Marrow of the Bones' by Dhammadinna

From Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 1 Jan, 2021 - 14:00

For the seventh day, Dassini, a long-time supporter of Free Buddhist Audio who has served as a trustee for more than a decade with a steady, heartfelt commitment, recommends a talk by Dhammadinna.

The is a timeless message from the depths: ‘Great Compassion Penetrates into the Marrow of the Bones’. What a title! What a talk! 

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 5: 'Guided Mindfulness of Breathing Practice' by Kamalashila

From Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 30 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 5: 'Guided Mindfulness of Breathing Practice' by Kamalashila

From Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 30 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

For the Fifth Day of our Twelve Days of FBA, Aryaketu enthuses about the impact of Free Buddhist Audio on his practice life in India. We invited him to recommend a recording that he feels has also played a significant role in the lives of many of our sangha and beyond in the birthplace of the Buddha.

Aryaketu’s offering is one of the most influential in our archive, The Mindfulness of Breathing meditation lead-through by Kamalashila based on his...

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 4: 'The More They Beat Us, The Louder We Sang – The Perfection of Patience' by Padmavajra

From Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 29 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 4: 'The More They Beat Us, The Louder We Sang – The Perfection of Patience' by Padmavajra

From Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 29 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

And today’s talk in our Twelve Days of FBA celebration is selected by Sadhayasihi, who wears many hats in the Dharmachakra team, contributing to both Free Buddhist Audio and The Buddhist Centre Online on social media, podcasts, and our live events and Home Retreats. 

Sadayasihi was deeply inspired by a talk by Padmavajra on Ksanti – Patience, from the Bodhicaryavatara Series, entitled ‘The More They Beat Us, The Louder We Sang – The Perfection of...