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Under the Bodhi Tree (FBA Podcast)

By Centre Team on Sat, 25 May, 2024 - 11:00

On a warm spring day, under the overhanging branches of the Sycamore tree in the Buddhist Centre garden, Parami richly evokes Gautama’s quest, realisation, and their relevance for today’s world. This talk was given on Buddha Day at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 2010.


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Dharmabytes: The Present Moment is our Joy

By Centre Team on Mon, 29 Jan, 2024 - 11:00

Dhivan moves through an exploration of joy, in both its mundane and grander manifestations. As he does so, he recalls the Buddha’s realization that joy and happiness arise when our life coalesces around our deepest values, often connected with relaxing in meditation. This is what may lead to Awakening for any and all of us…

From the talk In the Cool Shade of the Tree: Planting the Seed of Joy In Our Meditation Practice

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Reverencing the Buddha At the Place of His Enlightenment by Purna

By Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 7 Feb, 2018 - 07:36

As his contribution to evoking the “lion’s roar” of the Buddha, Purna talks about myth and the importance of reverence in any spiritual life, regardless of temperament. We are given a faith-centered tour of the seven traditional spots around the Bodhi tree marking different aspects of the Buddha’s Enlightenment experience. And Purna enjoins us to “release faith” by following in the Buddha’s footsteps and dropping our rigid self view…

Recorded at Bodhgaya, India, 2018.

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