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Dharmabyte: Two Great Shifts in One’s Being

By Rijupatha on Thu, 30 Oct, 2014 - 14:31
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Two Great Shifts in One’s Being,” Vajratara shares her thoughts on going forth, leaving behind ones old habits, and going for refuge towards what is real, what is possible, what is beautiful – the goal of the spiritual life. From the talk “The Bodhicaryavatara” given at Sangha Night, Sheffield Buddhist...
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Dharmabyte: The Bodhisattva and Evolution

By Rijupatha on Tue, 28 Oct, 2014 - 00:58
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “The Bodhisattva and Evolution,” Sangharakshita introduces the figure of the Bodhisattva, who embodies the principle of perpetual self-transcendence. This is an excerpt from the talk, “The Bodhisattva Principle”.
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FBA Podcast: Altruism, Actually – Getting Out and Doing It

By Rijupatha on Mon, 28 Jul, 2014 - 15:37

FBA Podcast: Altruism, Actually – Getting Out and Doing It

By Rijupatha on Mon, 28 Jul, 2014 - 15:37We are pleased to share the three keynote talks from last month’s International Retreat. Our third FBA Podcast in the series is “Altruism, Actually – Getting Out and Doing It”. Mokshini introduces us to Buddhist Action Month and asks us to consider how our actions have consequences and how we practise the precepts as consumers.

Talk given at the Triratna International Retreat 2014 held at Adhisthana on 26th May 2014.

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FBA Podcast: The Bodhisattva's Reply

By Rijupatha on Sat, 5 Jul, 2014 - 18:05

FBA Podcast: The Bodhisattva's Reply

By Rijupatha on Sat, 5 Jul, 2014 - 18:05We are pleased to share the three keynote talks from last month’s International Retreat. Our first FBA Podcast in the series is “The Bodhisattvas Reply”. Inspired by a poem from Sangharakshita entitled The Bodhisattvas Reply, Vajragupta outlines ways in which Western religious groups have historically approached engagement with social issues. Vajragupta suggests three ways in which we can work together to transform ourselves and so create a better world.

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International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

The Bodhisattva's Reply - by Vajragupta

By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 26 May, 2014 - 01:25
Vajragupta’s keynote talk form the first full day of the retreat.

Inspired by Sangharakshita’s poem “The Bodhisattva’s Reply”, Vajragupta outlines ways in which Western religious groups have historically approached engaged with social issues. Vajragupta suggests three ways in which we can work together to transform ourselves and so create a better world.

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Vajrapani: The Power Aspect

By viriyalila on Wed, 18 Dec, 2013 - 17:14
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte Vajrapani: The Power Aspect is an excerpt from “The Bodhisattva Hierarchy” by Sangharakshita. After a full explanation of the importance of being receptive to those more developed than ourselves, we are introduced to the ten stages (bhumis) of the Bodhisattva path and to the four principal types of Bodhisattva who embody this path. Here we meet: Vajrapani...
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The Bodhisattva Tara

By viriyalila on Tue, 3 Dec, 2013 - 00:47
The month of December will be filled with the spirit, love and symbolism of Bodhisattva’s. We had our first meeting with Tara in Saturday’s podcast by Vajratara titled “Mindfulness: The Great Love”. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a further tribute to “The Bodhisattva Tara” by Kamalashila. From a series about the final mantras of the sevenfold puja, Kamalashila talks about the birth and significance of this bodhisattva...
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Padmavajra on the 'Buddhafield' in Buddhist Mahayana Tradition

By Candradasa on Sun, 19 May, 2013 - 18:59
If you wonder why Buddhafield is called that, we thought you might like a little bit of the deep Dharma behind the name!

Here are some extracts from Padmavajra’s classic talk series from 2004 on the Diamond Sutra in which he looks at the Buddhist Mahayana tradition of the creation of Buddhafields as part of the Bodhisattva’s activity.

These are taken from talks 3 and 8. Listen to the whole series

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