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FBA Podcast: Breaking the Bonds of Selfhood

By Rijupatha on Sun, 26 Jul, 2015 - 03:44

This week’s FBA Podcast is “Breaking the Bonds of Selfhood Through Serving the Dhamma (with translation in Hindi)” by Parami. Here is a strong, beautiful talk by Parami from the final day of the Triratna Buddhist Order’s International Convention 2013 in India, bringing us back to the task in hand as members of the Order and as Buddhists: engaging with breaking the fetters and weakening the hold that self-clinging exerts upon our minds and our ways of...

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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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FBA Podcast: The Buddha, The Bodhicitta and Bhante

By Rijupatha on Sat, 14 Mar, 2015 - 10:00

FBA Podcast: The Buddha, The Bodhicitta and Bhante

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This week’s FBA Podcast is a gem from Vajratara entitled: “The Buddha, The Bodhicitta and Bhante.” Vajratara introduces the Bodhicitta in an easily accessible format: what, why and how. She starts with the symbolism of the Buddha’s own Bodhisattva vow at the time of Dipankara, the previous Buddha. She also draws out Sangharakshita s unique understanding of...
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FBA Podcast: Bodhicitta and Spiritual Death

By Rijupatha on Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 20:45

FBA Podcast: Bodhicitta and Spiritual Death

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Our FBA Podcast this week is entitled “Bodhicitta and Spiritual Death” by Vijayamala, a talk given as part of the Understanding, Exploring and Realising Spiritual Death retreat, led by Kamalashila and Vijayamala, at Adhisthana Dec 2014.
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FBA Podcast: The Mystery of Exchanging Self and Other

By Rijupatha on Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 18:14

FBA Podcast: The Mystery of Exchanging Self and Other

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Our FBA Podcast this week is entitled “The Mystery of Exchanging Self and Other”. This is the fifth in a series of six talks given by Padmavajra, based on verses from Shantideva’s ‘Guide to The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’, otherwise known as ‘The Bodhicaryavatara’.

Talks given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, on the Winter Retreat,...
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Dharmabyte: Sangha as Bodhicitta Practice

By Rijupatha on Tue, 27 Jan, 2015 - 03:55
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Sangha as Bodhicitta Practice”, Vajratara suggests that of the Bodhicitta practises we might take up – the puja or the various reflections on the suffering of beings – the most useful and effective Bodhichitta practice is the practice of sangha, of spiritual community. Now there’s a thought! From the talk, “Generating Bodhi...
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Dharmabyte: A Society Inspired by Bodhicitta

By Rijupatha on Thu, 10 Jul, 2014 - 17:56
Our FBA Dharmabyte today is titled “A Society Inspired by Bodhicitta” by Sangharakshita. We hear of Queen Vaydevi and the series of sixteen meditations as illustration to create a spiritual community without the use of the ‘power mode’ in interacting with each other. This contrasts strongly with ordinary ‘groups’, where relationships are often based on authority, sometimes the authority of a personal God.

From the talk “Authority and the...
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FBA Podcast: Women Elders of the Triratna Buddhist Community – Parami

By Rijupatha on Sat, 26 Apr, 2014 - 19:04

FBA Podcast: Women Elders of the Triratna Buddhist Community – Parami

By Rijupatha on Sat, 26 Apr, 2014 - 19:04In this week’s FBA Podcast we hear from Parami in the LBC series: “Women Elders of the Triratna Buddhist Community” Parami, ordained in 1980, and one of our International Order Conveners, gives a talk about her spiritual life.

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FBA Podcast: Remembering the Bodhichitta In Everyday Life

By Rijupatha on Mon, 7 Apr, 2014 - 15:06

FBA Podcast: Remembering the Bodhichitta In Everyday Life

By Rijupatha on Mon, 7 Apr, 2014 - 15:06Our FBA Podcast this week, “Remembering the Bodhichitta In Everyday Life,” is a talk from the recent Tonglen Retreat for Triratna Order Members by Yashobodhi. In this dynamic talk, Yashobodhi shares her personal connection to the tonglen practice, the seven point mind training and about practising tonglen in each moment.

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Dharmabyte: Introduction to Tonglen Retreat

By Rijupatha on Wed, 2 Apr, 2014 - 21:26
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte “Introduction to Tonglen Retreat” Saddhanandi beautifully and skilfully presents her vision for the Tonglen retreat held in March 2014 at Taraloka. We’ve been posting all week from this Triratna Order Retreat and are pleased to share this ‘offering to the world’.

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