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FBA Podcast: Dwelling In the Presence of the Buddha

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 28 Nov, 2020 - 06:00

Subhuti considers the significance of Sangha day falling on the cusp of winter, and the importance of the seasons in human life. He recalls the genesis of Sangha day from the time of the Buddha, and considers it’s relevance for us here in the 21st century.

Ultimately Subhuti focus on the Sangha jewels itself; its vital importance for the individual practitioner and as a real sign of hope for this world.

Talk given for the Sangha Day Celebration at ...

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FBA Podcast: Visibility

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 14 Nov, 2020 - 05:10

Kuladharini explores what it’s like to be an example of the fourth sight in the world, to be a visible embodiment of dharma practice. Using the metaphors of the begging bowl, robes and shaved head she shares three ways in which she has gone forth as a visible example of a dharma farer.

Talk given at Glasgow Buddhist Centre, 2009.

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Dharmabyte: Long Ago in Ancient India

By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 12 Oct, 2020 - 05:10

Padmavajra tells the tale of Bahiya of the Bark Cloth demonstrate his ability to instantly wake others up to Reality. The Buddha was the first of the Mahasiddhas, or Great Perfected Ones. In the sixth century a new kind of Buddhist practitioner appears, picking up on these aspects of the teachings of the Buddha and opening up a new universe of myth, symbol and imagination.

From the talk entitled The Buddha and the Mahasiddhas, part of the eight-part...

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This week's free eBook and how to qualify for free shipping

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 15:30

This week's free eBook and how to qualify for free shipping

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 15:30

The image of the Buddha, cross-legged and meditating, has permeated modern western culture, and can now be found almost everywhere, from Instagram to the garden centre. But who was the Buddha? In this week’s free eBook, Who is the Buddha? Sangharakshita views the Buddha from three perspectives: as a historical figure, a warrior prince searching for the truth; as the pinnacle of human evolution; and as an archetype in the context of both time and eternity.

Who is the Buddha? is a concise yet far-reaching...

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This week's offers from Windhorse Publications

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 15:30

This week's offers from Windhorse Publications

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 15:30

This week I’ve not only got news about free eBooks from Windhorse Publications, but also about how to quality for free shipping when you buy books from us.

In this week’s free eBook, Who is the Buddha?, Sangharakshita views the Buddha from three perspectives: as a historical figure, a warrior prince searching for the truth; as the pinnacle of human evolution; and as an archetype in the context of both time and eternity.

If you haven’t yet downloaded last week’s free eBook, What is the Sangha?,...

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Dharmabyte: Receptivity and Transformation

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 14:00

Mahasraddha  shares how his relationship with the Buddha has been central to his life. Are we open to the teachings of the Buddha? What impact does impermanence have on your life? What does transformation look like in your life?

From the talk entitled Spiritual Death given at Manchester Buddhist Centre as part of the Urban Retreat, February 2020.

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Dharmabyte: Kindly Dialogue

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

Vishvapani gave a series of talks in 2011 to promote his book Gautama Buddha: The Life and Teachings of the Awakened One (Quercus, 2011).

Here we have a glimpse into the Buddha’s ability to dialogue with kindness and curiosity as he radiated a force field of loving kindness in a society full of debate and discourse. Rather than getting involved in a tit-for-tat argument, the Buddha tried to understand how others think and what is of value to them. 

From the talk entitled...

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FBA Podcast: The Buddha; Just a Kind Old Man...

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 18 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

How do we relate to the Buddha? Sangharakshita has emphasised the importance of connecting with him as a historical figure. Through personal example and stories Dharmashalin asks the question, do we even see the Buddha as a kind old man? Maybe that would be a good start…

Talk given at Birmingham Buddhist Centre (UK), 2014.

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The Buddha’s begging bowl with Dhammamegha

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:24

The Buddha’s begging bowl with Dhammamegha

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:24

Women’s class with the North London Centre

This Saturday, 11 July, 14:00-15:30
The Buddha’s begging bowl. 
Join Zoom Meeting here.
A talk by Dhammamegha on the theme of ‘holding to nothing whatever’, with meditation, discussion and ritual. All women are welcome.
Suggested donation £10. Donate via PayPal here.

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