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

By Sadayasihi 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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One Thing You Can Do to Help Tackle Climate Change

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Jun, 2018 - 15:32

One Thing You Can Do to Help Tackle Climate Change

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Jun, 2018 - 15:32

It’s Buddhist Action Month, and you may well be reflecting on the choices you make and the impact they have on the world around you. It is clear that humanity is facing into an unprecedented situation of human caused global warming, and, without taking adequate and immediate action, runaway climate change is imminent- which would ultimately make most of our planet uninhabitable for humans. So far, so alarming. What is one to do in such a situation?

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Dharmabyte: Patience

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 30 May, 2018 - 16:05

This Dharmabyte podcast is called Patience by Bodhilila. A clear, practical and accessible talk on the third of the Bodhisattva perfections, Ksanti (patience or forbearance).

Talk given at the West London Buddhist Centre Sangha evening, March 2012.

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Dharmabyte: The Bodhisattva Vision

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 28 May, 2018 - 16:50

This Dharmabyte podcast is an excerpt from The Bodhisattva Vision.

Visuddhimati launches the Triratna Urban Retreat on the theme of the greater mandala of uselessness - a teaching Sangharakshita has given us in 1976 derived from the Ratnagunasamcayagatha Sutra of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras. 

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Dharmabyte: Twentieth Century Bodhisattva

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 14 May, 2018 - 14:22

This Dharmabyte podcast is brought to you by Dayajoti. ‘Twentieth Century Bodhisattva’ is an excerpt from the Introduction to Buddhist Action Month 2016 in Bristol, England.

Dayajoti focuses on three aspects of transforming the world: direct action; creating alternatives; and a shift in consciousness. 

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Dharmabyte: Daring to Look In the Mirror

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 14 May, 2018 - 12:38

In this Dharmabyte podcast, ‘Daring to Look In the Mirror’, Satyalila offers a talk for theme of the European Women’s Convention which was “The Bodhisattva’s Reply: Triratna Paths to Insight.”

Talk given August 27th 2014, Adhisthana.

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Dharmabyte: The Gift of Fearlessness

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Apr, 2018 - 16:10

Fear is the great modern disease. Helping to create the conditions of fearlessness is one of the greatest gifts we can give.

This FBA Dharmabyte podcast is entitled”The Gift of Fearlessness” by Sangharakshita from the talk Altruism and Individualism in the Spiritual Life given in 1969 as part of the series Aspects of the Bodhisattva Ideal.

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Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Mahayana Buddhism, A Six-Week Course (Achala)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 21:36

Here you can download handouts for a six-week course introducing the various schools of Mahayana Buddhism. The handouts were provided by Achala from New Zealand. Please note that Achala says they all need further improvement! 

This is what Achala said about his intentions when designing this course:

I tried to construct a course such that it:

  • covers what an average human being needs to effectively practice Buddhism.
     
  • doesn’t not have a scholastic bent (so a few Pali/Sanskrit terms seemed reasonable but not so many as
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