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Death and the only Beauty that lasts

Posted by prasadachitta on Mon, 24 Apr, 2017 - 15:09

Death and the only Beauty that lasts

Posted by prasadachitta on Mon, 24 Apr, 2017 - 15:09

An interview with Siddhisambhava during her visit to the San Francisco Buddhist Center. 

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This is wonderful - thank you for making it. I’ll get it into our TBC posts later this week :)

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Mindfulness and the Creative Disruption of Bias

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 27 Jul, 2016 - 00:00
Viveka exploring the theme of racism from the perspective of the Dharma and what the Buddha had to say about complex conditionality. A timely look at understanding - and ultimately undoing - the patterns that lead to prejudice and bias, of all kinds. Specifically, this talk investigates: - Opening to the inter-personal, organizational, and societal conditioning that perpetuates racial bias. - Understanding 'implicit bias', which is how thoughts, feelings, emotions, and actions are influenced (largely unconsciously) by exposure to stereotypes and fears about targeted social groups. - How can the mechanics of 'implicit' bias be disrupted by the power of mindfulness? Talk given at San Francisco Buddhist Center, June 2016. thebuddhistcentre.com/sanfrancisco
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The Mind Precepts

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 26 Apr, 2016 - 00:00
Vimalasara explores the mind precepts and the importance of reciting the "negative" forms of the precepts in English as part of the Women's GFR Ethics Retreat at Jikoji, San Francisco, 2016.
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Ethical Speech

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 26 Apr, 2016 - 00:00
Tejavani gives a succinct outline of the speech precepts as part of the Women's GFR Ethics Retreat at Jikoji, San Francisco, 2016.
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Cancer and the Preciousness of Life

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 23 Oct, 2012 - 00:00
After eight months of treatment for metastatic cancer in her pelvis and lungs, Suvarnaprabha offers a some reflections about how this deep experience of impermanence has positively influenced her life, practice, and attitude. Followed by questions and comments. The talk was given at the Gay Buddhist Fellowship, an ecumenical gathering of gay Buddhist men in San Francisco.
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Dr Ambedkar's Conversion

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 14 Oct, 2009 - 00:00
Maitrivir-Nagarjuna's excellent talk recorded for the San Francisco sangha's celebration of the anniversary of the great mass conversion initiated by Dr. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, the great leader of the Dalit community of Indian Buddhists. It is a pretty comprehensive oveview of why Dr. Ambdekar converted to Buddhism, the significance of the anniversary itself, and Ambedkar's vision of 'prabuddha bharat': Enlightened India, and, in fact, an Enlightened world.

Talk given in 2009
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The Three Lakshanas

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 23 Oct, 2008 - 00:00
From a series of talks on sangha night at the San Francisco Buddhist center. With musical examples!
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Reverence as a Path

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 3 Oct, 2008 - 00:00
What do we revere? Is reverence a Buddhist practice? When we bow, does it mean we are unworthy?

This talk explores "the problem of how to translate knowing into being"- the function and meaning of reverence in general and bowing in particular; introduces the Three Jewels of Buddhism and the Threefold Puja; discusses religion, the rational mind, and the dangers and fetters of reverence.

With quotations by Urgyen Sangharakshita, Lama Suyra Das, and Shunryu Suzuki.
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What is the Sangha?

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 2 Oct, 2008 - 00:00
Here's a wee jewel from San Francisco - an introduction to the idea of spiritual community in Buddhism. Suvarnaprabha is a thoroughly delightful guide as she explores her subject with a depth of feeling that comes startling through at times. There are also plenty of laughs here - it's a human and grounded presentation of one of the Dharma's best kept secrets, one of its greatest potential gifts to the West.

Talk given at San Francisco Buddhist Center, St. Valentine's Day 2007
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Going for Refuge

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 2 Oct, 2008 - 00:00
As part of a whole year at San Francisco Buddhist Center dedicated to the theme of 'Going for Refuge', we have this talk from Viveka. It's a personable and wide-ranging look at one of the most important aspects of Buddhist practice, whose significance is upheld in every tradition. What is it to look to the 'Three Jewels' as a response to our dissatisfaction? A thoughful exploration, taking in traditional Dharma approaches and contemporary counter-cultural art forms and ways of living...

Please note that some small noise artefacts can be heard occasionally on this talk due to a poor original recording.

Talk given at San Francsisco Buddhist Center, 2006
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