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Turning Arrows into Flowers: The International Practice Week 2018

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 1 Aug, 2018 - 12:06

Turning Arrows into Flowers: The International Practice Week 2018

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 1 Aug, 2018 - 12:06

The International Practice week will take place from the 22nd to 29th September. It will be a world-wide practice week, including all Centres and Triratna Practice Groups wherever they are, on the theme of ‘Turning Arrows into Flowers’, inspired by Subhuti’s teaching on the 2017 Order retreat at Bodhgaya.

The image that sums up and symbolises the theme of this urban retreat is that of the Buddha on the cusp of his Enlightenment, at the point when Mara attacks him with all he’s got …… but the Buddha...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: An Army of Compassion

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 12 Jul, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte, An Army of Compassion, is an excerpt from the talk Compassion Embodied by Vajratara.

The Bodhicitta is about the spiritual community, the sangha, because it is only when we work together that we can make an infinite sphere of influence and concern for the suffering of the world.

The Jewel that Arises 
The Priceless Treasure 
The Elixir of Life 
The Supreme Medicine 
The Tree of Shelter 
The Feast of Happiness 
The Rising
...

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FBA Podcast: The Bodhicitta - A supra-personal spiritual force

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 30 Jun, 2018 - 14:54

This week’s FBA Podcast is a talk by Padmavajra entitled ‘The Bodhicitta - A supra-personal spiritual force’. This is the second in a series of five talks given on a Going for Refuge retreat at Padmaloka called Living From The Bodhicitta.

Padmavajra explores some aspects of Sangharakshita’s insights into the Bodhicitta, as well as how we might live a life devoted to living from the Bodhicitta.

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Dharmabyte: Enlightenment is Possible

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 19 Apr, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Enlightenment Is Possible’ by Saddhanandi from the talk Reflecting On the Life of the Buddha.

This is the first of four talks exploring Vasubandhu’s Four Factors. In his treatise Generating Bodhi Resolve, Vasubandhu describes them as able to generate the resolve to cultivate and accumulate the bases for the Arising of the Bodhicitta. You can find out more about them in Sangharakshita’s books The Meaning of Conversion in Buddhism...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Opening Up and Letting Go

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 18 Apr, 2018 - 16:32

In this Dharmabyte podcast, “Opening Up and Letting Go”, Yashobodhi talks about her personal connection to the tonglen practice and the seven point mind training and about practising tonglen in the moment. 

From the talk ‘Remembering the Bodhichitta In Everyday Life’ given on a retreat in Taraloka.

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Dharmabyte: Conditions For Generating Bodhi Resolve

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 16 Apr, 2018 - 14:45

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Conditions For Generating Bodhi Resolve’ from the talk Vasubandhu’s Treatise on Generating Bodhi Resolve given at the London Buddhist Centre, September 2009.

In this talk Kulaprabha introduces us to a work of his dealing with the conditions necessary for the arising of the Bodhicitta - here translated as Bodhi Resolve. In particular, she compares and contrasts Vasubandhu’s Four Factors as they are described in this text with Sangharakshita’s description and evocation of...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Living in Harmony With the Truth

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 28 Feb, 2018 - 19:41

In this FBA Dharmabyte, we hear from Parami, our international Order Convenor, about how dukkha is not living in harmony with truth of conditioned existence and how it is metta that is the volitional response to interconnectedness.

‘Living in Harmony With Truth’ is from the talk “The Awakening Heart” the first talk in the series of the same name.  It touches on aspects of Sangharakshita’s ‘system of meditation’, and most specifically the area of positive emotion.

Parami is an...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Eight Verses for Training the Mind - A Series from the International Council 2018

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio to Community Highlights on Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 19:11

As part of the 2018 International Council we’re studying the mind training verses. We’ll be adding more each day (as the rural internet allows!).

First up we have Dhammarati’s excellent overview of the text, followed by Saddhaloka’s look at the first two verses. We then have Ratnadharini’s inspiring, down-to-earth consideration at verses 4-6. Parami explores the final 2 verses for us in the light of Bodhicitta practice and tonglen. And the series is rounded off by Viveka looking at the final verse as a...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Goodbye from Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Posted by akasajoti to Adhisthana on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 19:00

Goodbye from Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Posted by akasajoti to Adhisthana on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 19:00

This is the last post from the week’s retreat on Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata. Thank you for following! It’s been very satisfying to know that we’re reaching some more people around the world and sharing some glimpses and content from what’s happening at Adhisthana. 

You can find all of the posts and presentations from the week here.

We’ll be doing the same again from the Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana retreat later on in the year; and...

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