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Dharmabyte: A Dharma That Includes Passion and Beauty

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 - 14:00

How can we have a whole life of value and of meaning?

Subhadramati explores the essential integration of arts and asceticism that Sangharakshita struggled to find in his early years as a monk.

From the talk Beauty and Discipline, part of a series for Dharma Night focusing on Urgyen Sangharakshita’s unique contribution to Buddhism. London Buddhist Centre, 2015.

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An Offering From the Goddess Of The Spring

By dh sthanashraddha on Sat, 2 Jun, 2018 - 08:16

An Offering From the Goddess Of The Spring

By dh sthanashraddha on Sat, 2 Jun, 2018 - 08:16

2.30am alarm is ringing! Why is my alarm going off at this time of the night!! Ah yes I remember. So I crawl out of bed stagger around and remember to pack matches and jam jar candles. Along with jars of popping corn, oats and soya milk. Some white flowers from the garden and a swan feather and a white peacock feather. I remember to pack the incense but later recall I didn’t pack any charcoal discs…

After...

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Buddha Day Offerings From The Goddess of the Spring

By Candradasa on Sat, 2 Jun, 2018 - 08:10

To mark the great festival of Buddha Day (Wesak), when we celebrate the Enlightenment and its opening up of the path that leads to the end of suffering, here’s a wonderful mythologically minded conversation with Sthanashraddha, self-confessed ritualist and all-round lover of beauty and of the Dharma as an aesthetic choice in itself.

Sthanashraddha’s considerable elegance of being and of mind comes through beautifully as we hear his magical tale of a dawn adventure to meet the goddess of the Malvern springs...

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Abhaya On Beauty and The Imagination as Ways to Liberation - New Podcast

By Centre Team on Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 - 14:51

A deep-dive of a conversation between Abhaya and Satyalila, framing the practice of the Dharma as a path towards beauty, letting go, and liberation of the heart and mind. 

Abhaya speaks frankly about the very early days of the FWBO (now Triratna) and how his understanding of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s systematic approach has evolved alongside his personal connection to his teacher and friend. We also hear how his early inspiration around the Tibetan text translated as ‘Self Liberation Through Seeing with Naked...

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Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching: Imagination, Beauty, and Ritual in the Spiritual Life - course, (Padmavajri)

By mokshini on Mon, 28 Nov, 2016 - 13:13

Imagination, Beauty and Ritual (Padmavajri, 8 weeks)

This course over eight weeks on The Place of Imagination, Beauty, and Ritual in the Spiritual Life was provided by Padmavajri from the Brighton Buddhist Centre.

Padmavajri says: “I led two groups on this. The course was aimed at any Mitras and it turned out I had a group of experienced Mitras, and a group of newer Mitras (one or two years old). … The two groups here loved it, enjoyed it, were challenged by it, and also were...

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Vajra Bell - Spring 2015

Vajra Bell - Spring 2015

By Rijupatha on Sun, 26 Apr, 2015 - 16:55

In this issue of the Vajra Bell Newsletter:

Meeting Bhante: Connecting with Our Teacher and Founder Sangharakshita

“Seeking Beauty: A Gateway to Freedom” – by Narottama

“Reflections on the Ninth Precept” – by Tom Gaillard

“Purification of a Stupa – Visit and Dedication with Dhardo Tulku Rinpoche” – by Barry Timmerman

Updates from the new Spiritual Vitality Council and Board of Directors of Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Sangha Notes from Aryaloka, Nagaloka, San...

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Dharmabyte: Seeing Beauty in Nature

By Rijupatha on Thu, 9 Apr, 2015 - 10:50

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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Seeing Beauty in Nature”, Jnanavaca continues the seminar series exploring Eros and Beauty, drawing inspiration from Keats on the ascent of beauty. From the talk “Eros and Beauty – Jnanavaca On Fire” given at the London Buddhist Center, 9th March 2015....

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Dharmabyte: The Perfectly Enlightened Mind

By Rijupatha on Mon, 6 Apr, 2015 - 10:50

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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “The Perfectly Enlightened Mind”, Padmavajra offers a beautiful reading of the opening verses of Bodhicaravatara – the Entry of the Way into Enlightenment, by Shantideva. The Bodhicitta is one of those terms that you need to get a feeling for – translating it as ‘the enlightened mind’ doesn’t quite do it justice. From the...

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