Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Contemplating Nature

By Zac on Mon, 18 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Appreciating Natural Beauty We seek happiness, but often we find that our desires and aspirations are in conflict. Sangharakshita implores us to appreciate nature for her own sake.

From the talk Nature, Man, and Enlightenment, part of the series Transformation of Life and World in the Sutra of Golden Light, 1976.

***

Subscribe to our Dharmabytes podcast:  On Apple Podcasts | On Spotify...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: In Beauty May I Walk

By Zac on Sat, 9 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Beauty As the Fourth Laksana

In this talk, Punyamala takes us through the rich mandala of practice we can follow by reflecting on the laksanas. She then describes the path of beauty and how we can move from contemplating mundane beauty to the beauty of the enlightened state.

This talk was given during the Women’s Area Order Weekend at Adhisthana, December 2019.

***

Subscribe to our Free Buddhist Audio podcast:  On Apple Podcasts | ...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Gestures of Metta

By Zac on Wed, 6 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Being Open to the Beautiful

Saddhanandi shares observations on retreat of expressions of metta, kindness, and celebrates the simple beauty of such gestures. From the introduction to meditation entitled Metta and Beauty, the ninth in a series from a 12 day meditation retreat on Metta as a Path to Insight, 2015.

***
Subscribe to our Dharmabytes podcast:  On Apple Podcasts | On Spotify |...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Reimagining the Significance of Breaking

By Zac on Mon, 4 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Allowing Sensitivity + Poignancy 

Maitridevi explores how things that are broken can be given a fresh perspective through their repair and how, through this process, a greater beauty can be revealed. Excerpted from the talk entitled Love and the Beauty of Broken Things given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2018.

***

Subscribe to our Dharmabytes podcast:  On Apple Podcasts | On Spotify | ...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Beauty, Love and the Dharma Life

By Zac on Sat, 2 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

The Life of the Buddha

In this talk, Padmavajra explores the themes of beauty and love in the story of the life of the Buddha. He looks at the importance of nature, the arts, ethics, meditation and friendship in the journey to becoming one with Beauty.

This talk was given at the Mid-Essex Buddhist Centre, 2019.

***

Subscribe to our Free Buddhist Audio podcast:  On Apple Podcasts | ...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Peacock Plumes in Southampton - Introducing The Amitabha Project

By Centre Team on Tue, 1 Mar, 2022 - 12:00

Peacock Plumes in Southampton - Introducing The Amitabha Project

By Centre Team on Tue, 1 Mar, 2022 - 12:00

Since opening the centre in the converted premises of the old Plume of Feathers pub in the St Mary’s district four years ago, The Southampton Buddhist Center has been through a period of what feels like an incubation of new sangha lives. During the Covid pandemic, 20 people have had their mitra ceremonies. There have been two local ordinations and numerous ordination requests.

Now that the lockdowns have eased, these lives are interacting together in a range of endeavors that...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Beauty and Environmental Action (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 41)

By Centre Team on Sat, 17 Jul, 2021 - 17:05

Join us for a deep dive into the relationship between art, aesthetics, the environment, and the inner life of people, objects and houses! In this episode we discuss the current ecological and biodiversity crises with an artist and a poet, asking how an appreciation and fuller understanding of beauty itself can help us take action in our own lives.

Be prepared to have your notions of “the beautiful” challenged and, hopefully, also affirmed as we range with our guests Padmacandra and Vilokini...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Lightning Flashes From the Realm of Pure Beauty

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 19 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

In this talk Padmavajra contemplates Beauty in different areas of Dharma life, including the beauty of people, of ethics, of friendship, community and ‘institutions’, and of wisdom. He also looks at the relationship between metta, formless beauty and the yidam, as well as knowing what beauty really is and ‘the pregnant man’.

This talk was given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre during the Spring Short Order retreat in March 2019.

***
Subscribe to our...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: What is Truly Beautiful

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 17 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

Punyamala describes the path of beauty and how we can move from contemplating mundane beauty to the beauty of the enlightened state and in so doing she leads us into an experience of beauty.

From the talk entitled ‘In Beauty May I Walk’ - Beauty As the Fourth Laksana given during the Women’s Area Order Weekend at Adhisthana, December 2019.

***
Subscribe to our Dharmabytes podcast - bite-sized inspiration three times every week! (Apple Podcasts)
...

Pages