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FBA Podcast: The Power of the Archetypal Realm

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 7 Jul, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Podcast is a talk by Vajratara entitled ‘The Power of the Archetypal Realm’ given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre on 29th May 2007 as part of a series of talks on Buddhist Symbols.

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Dharmabyte: Metaphors and Archetypes

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 5 Jul, 2018 - 12:15

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Metaphors and Archetypes’ from the talk Archetypal Symbolism, Part 2 by Danadasa.

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,...

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FBA Podcast: Buddhism and the Language of Myth

By Rijupatha on Sat, 4 Jul, 2015 - 11:00

This week’s FBA Podcast entitled “Buddhism and the Language of Myth” is part of the series “Ritual and Devotion in Buddhism” by Sangharakshita. Buddhism is the most rational of religions. But it appeals no less to the heart than to the head, using the language of myth to do so. Examples are four ‘myths’ from the Buddha’s biography, here correlated with four of Jung’s archetypes.

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Dharmabyte: Bhaisajyaraja - The Healing Aspect of Buddhahood

By Rijupatha on Wed, 2 Jul, 2014 - 18:34
Our FBA Dharmabyte today, “Bhaisajyaraja: The Healing Aspect of Buddhahood,” is an excerpt from “The Archetype of the Divine Healer”, identifiable in Egyptian and Greek myths, also appears in the White Lotus Sutra as both the Medicine Buddha and the Good Physician.

Talk given in 1971 as part of the series “Parables, Myths and Symbols of Mahayana Buddhism in the White Lotus Sutra”.

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Dharmabyte: How does Buddhism speak to us?

By Rijupatha on Mon, 16 Jun, 2014 - 20:00
Our FBA Dharmabyte today is an extract from the talk “Buddhism and the Language of Myth” where Sangharakshita explores the question: “How Does Buddhism Speak to us?”. Buddhism is the most rational of religions. But it appeals no less to the heart than to the head, using the language of myth to do so.

This talk is part of the series Ritual and Devotion in Buddhism.

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The Hero With A Thousand Faces: A Multimedia Event

By Candradasa on Wed, 26 Feb, 2014 - 17:05

The Hero With A Thousand Faces: A Multimedia Event

By Candradasa on Wed, 26 Feb, 2014 - 17:05The second of our experimental videos today comes from Sam Farquharson, also in the UK. He describes the day event as “Original multi-media theatre to explore the mythic in your life.” This piece written/directed by Sam, in collaboration with writers, film-makers, actors, and musicians associated with the Triratna Buddhist movement, is the creation of a modern day myth set in Bethnal Green, in which the archetypal is exposed in our everyday world.

It will take place at the...
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Dayanandi's Talk "The Symbolism of Tara" Digitized by Volunteers

By Rijupatha on Wed, 21 Aug, 2013 - 17:42
Happy news for the Dharmachackra Archive! An old cassette copy of Dayanandi’s talk “The Symbolism of Tara,” one of the many talks not yet digitized and online at Free Buddhist Audio, was discovered by a mitra at Dharmagiri Retreat Centre in Sweden. Realizing it was not yet online, he teamed up with Michael Meinild Nielsen to digitize the audio for the archive and sent it to us.

The audio includes a talk and a beautiful invocation given at Taraloka...
The 2012 Triratna International Retreat
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Seeking the Buddha Through Symbol, Myth and Archetype by Dhammadinna

Seeking the Buddha Through Symbol, Myth and Archetype by Dhammadinna

By Candradasa on Sat, 2 Jun, 2012 - 15:16A jewel of a talk from Dhammadinna on how to cultivate a practice of reflection on the qualities of the Buddha that is relevant to your life experience, and your own culture. Taking as her theme, ‘Re-imagining the Buddha’, she opens up several key areas for us to contemplate - not least the practice of ‘waiting’ to let the images come to us.

This talk closes with a marvellous evocation of ‘felt presence’ (so key to any...