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FBA Podcast: The Loveliest Bodhisattvas

By Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 3 Oct, 2020 - 05:34

In this talk, Padmavajra explores the Altruistic dimension of Going for Refuge - The Bodhisattva Ideal - through Bhante’s poem ‘The Guardian Wall’.

He particularly explores the line in the poem: ‘The loveliest Bodhisattvas are the anonymous’ and what this means for somebody aspiring to practice the great ideal of the Bodhisattva.

Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre during the ‘Bodhisattva Ideal’ retreat in January 2020.

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FBA Podcast: Compassion In a Chaotic and Dangerous World

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 26 Sep, 2020 - 14:00

Saddharaja explores self-sacrifice as a component of the Bodhisattva Ideal  introduces Chapter 18 The Chapter on the Tigress. He goes on to explore compassion and altruism, and how we can develop these by letting go of attachment and hatred, and thereby gaining true freedom.

The third of four talks given during the Open Retreat at Padmaloka Retreat Centre in October 2019.

This talk is part of the series The Sutra of Golden Light.

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This weeks eBook give away

By dhammamegha on Mon, 27 Apr, 2020 - 14:22

This weeks eBook give away

By dhammamegha on Mon, 27 Apr, 2020 - 14:22

This week we’re giving away The Buddha on Wall Street by Vaddhaka in our Free the Dharma Campaign. You can download it here until the 11th of May. 

The lockdown is having a huge impact on economies at all levels – households, businesses, countries. The future is uncertain. While it has does economic damage, it also relieves the pressures on the environment, and perhaps to some of us too.  

There is no better guide to thinking through what Buddhism can offer to our common and economic life than this...

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Dharmabyte: Our Next Teacher

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 6 May, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called Our Next Teacher by Ratnaprabha.

In the full talk entitled The Great Way, Ratnaprabha tells the Zen story of the maiden in the mud, explains the attitude of the Mahayana, the Bodhisattva, altruism and how Mahayana is not a school of Buddhism. He finishes with the grand vision of Vairocana’s tower from the Gandavyuha Sutra.

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Dharmabyte: The Gift of Fearlessness

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Apr, 2018 - 16:10

Fear is the great modern disease. Helping to create the conditions of fearlessness is one of the greatest gifts we can give.

This FBA Dharmabyte podcast is entitled”The Gift of Fearlessness” by Sangharakshita from the talk Altruism and Individualism in the Spiritual Life given in 1969 as part of the series Aspects of the Bodhisattva Ideal.

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Dharmabyte: Altruistic Activity as Insight Practice

By Rijupatha on Tue, 30 Dec, 2014 - 14:51
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte entitled “Altruistic Activity as Insight Practice” draws from an evening of discussion with Sangharakshita in which he was asked to discuss whether one could see altruistic activity as a support for insight in light of the illness of the world.
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FBA Podcast: Altruism, Actually – Getting Out and Doing It

By Rijupatha on Mon, 28 Jul, 2014 - 15:37

FBA Podcast: Altruism, Actually – Getting Out and Doing It

By Rijupatha on Mon, 28 Jul, 2014 - 15:37We are pleased to share the three keynote talks from last month’s International Retreat. Our third FBA Podcast in the series is “Altruism, Actually – Getting Out and Doing It”. Mokshini introduces us to Buddhist Action Month and asks us to consider how our actions have consequences and how we practise the precepts as consumers.

Talk given at the Triratna International Retreat 2014 held at Adhisthana on 26th May 2014.

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BAM at Triratna Exeter Group – a celebration of altruism in the Sangha

By Nandavajra on Thu, 19 Jun, 2014 - 13:01

BAM at Triratna Exeter Group – a celebration of altruism in the Sangha

By Nandavajra on Thu, 19 Jun, 2014 - 13:01In an enlightening, inspiring and moving Sangha evening members of the group shared the place of altruism in their life and practice. Colin, a former member of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, and a very long-standing vegetarian (on altruistic grounds) talked of his voluntary work as an advocate for trade union members experiencing financial hardship and helping them to apply to benevolent funds. Emma, working at a Centre for adults with various, and sometimes profound, disabilities, shared the satisfaction,...