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Become One Person, Become No Person - Perfect Samadhi

Tue, 15 Sep, 2020 - 01:00
Budcast talk, Saturday 8 August 2020. Nandaraja explains how Perfect Samadhi (meditation, or better, unification of mind) completes the Buddha's 8-fold Path. "Samadhi is a higher state of consciousness that is not fettered by concepts, ideas or language. All the previous seven limbs of the Eightfold Path come together, and Perfect Samadhi is both supported by and supports them, integrating them into a holistic system of interconnectedness that dissolves clinging and yields a renunciation of the roots of suffering."
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This Precious Opportunity

Tue, 15 Sep, 2020 - 01:00
The first of a series on the 4 reminders, given live at the North London Buddhist Centre, 12 Sept 2020. 1. Our life as a human being is a precious opportunity. 2. Everything changes, and death is inevitable, so don’t lose your opportunities. 3. You do make a difference, the way you live and act now will change the future for yourself and for the world. 4. Ordinary habitual or self-centred life is a trial for everyone, so live a meaningful life, take your opportunities, make a difference! Everyone can liberate themselves. What is so special about human awareness, and what particular advantages make it 'precious'? Ratnaprabha shows how we can see the huge value of what life is offering right now, and take this opportunity to commit to practice.
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Going Forth In the Footsteps of the Buddha

Wed, 22 May, 2019 - 01:00
Before the Enlightenment, the Buddha "went forth" from his secure home into the unknown. Did he go forth in other ways too? How can we go forth; what from? What to? A short talk to mark the Buddha Day festival, followed by reflection.
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Needing Nothing

Mon, 8 Oct, 2018 - 01:00
In the first of a series of three podcasts entitled The World is Burning, Ratnaprabha explains why craving is such a fundamental issue for Buddhists, how it relates to both desire and clinging, why it causes us problems, and how to deal with it.
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Dhammapada - Following the Trackless One

Sun, 5 Aug, 2018 - 01:00
In this Dharma Day talk at North London Buddhist Centre in July 2018, Ratnaprabha focusses on the Dhammapada and looks at the text, its history and key ideas. The talk was followed by a question and answer session not included in this recording.
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After the Enlightenment

Sun, 20 May, 2018 - 01:00
This powerful Buddha Day talk from Parami focusses on the seven weeks after the Buddha's enlightenment and draws out the relevance for us today. Given on Buddha Day at North London Buddhist Centre, May 2018.
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For the Benefit of All Beings, I Accept This Ordination

Thu, 12 Apr, 2018 - 01:00
Dhammagita reflects on the fourth ordination vow, 'For the benefit of all beings, I accept this ordination'. Given during a London regional Order day to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Triratna Buddhist Order, 8th April 2018.
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For the Attainment of Enlightenment, I Accept This Ordination

Thu, 12 Apr, 2018 - 01:00
Devamitra reflects on the third ordination vow, 'For the attainment of Enlightenment, I accept this ordination'. Given during a London regional Order day to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Triratna Buddhist Order, 8th April 2018.
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In Harmony with Friends and Brethren I Accept This Ordination

Thu, 12 Apr, 2018 - 01:00
Maitrinara reflects on the second ordination vow, 'In harmony with friends and brethren I accept this ordination'. Given during a London regional Order day to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Triratna Buddhist Order, 8th April 2018.
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With Loyalty to My Teachers I Accept This Ordination

Thu, 12 Apr, 2018 - 01:00
Maitrisambhava reflects on the first ordination vow, 'With loyalty to my teachers I accept this ordination'. Given during a London regional Order day to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Triratna Buddhist Order, 8th April 2018.