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The Mysterious World of the Flower Ornament Sutra

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 30 May, 2017 - 00:00
Curious about the outlandish and phantasmagorical realms of the Mahayana sutras? Listen as Viradhamma speaks about his relationship with and experience of the infinite realms of the Flower Ornament Sutra. This talk was given at the April 2017 men's ordination training retreat.
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The Thread of All Sorrows

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 30 May, 2017 - 00:00
Prasadachitta explores the realms of the mandala of the 5 Buddhas and their connection to the thread of all sorrows. This talk was given at the April 2017 men's ordination training retreat.
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Archetypal Symbolism, Part 1

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 29 May, 2017 - 00:00
The life story of the Buddha is much more than a historical account – it is a poetic myth full of profound meanings that can resonate with both our conscious minds and our unconscious depths. To fully realize our infinite human potential, we need to harness the power that lies within the vast oceanic depths of our psyches. This talk, which comes in 2 parts, explores the use of the Imagination to broaden our perception of that which is possible.
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Archetypal Symbolism, Part 2

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 29 May, 2017 - 00:00
The life story of the Buddha is much more than a historical account – it is a poetic myth full of profound meanings that can resonate with both our conscious minds and our unconscious depths. To fully realize our infinite human potential, we need to harness the power that lies within the vast oceanic depths of our psyches. This talk, which comes in 2 parts, explores the use of the Imagination to broaden our perception of that which is possible.
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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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Reading: The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women

Posted by marysalome on Sun, 26 Jan, 2014 - 21:31
Editors Zenshin Florence Caplow and Reigetsu Susan Moon, and contributing authors Mushim Ikeda-Nash and Viveka Chen read from this recently published collection of Buddhist stories and koans from women through the ages. Recorded at the San Francisco Buddhist Center, January 25, 2014.
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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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Stage 4b - Lessons From Cancer

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 00:00
Having been in treatment for the last eight months for metastatic cancer in her pelvis and lungs, Suvarnaprabha offers a few informal reflections about how this deep experience of impermanence has influenced her life and practice.
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