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Dharmabyte: An Encounter With Padmasambhava in Darjeeling

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 29 Nov, 2018 - 13:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a recollection from Sangharakshita called An Encounter with Padmasambhava in Darjeeling. Padmasambhava, often known as the ‘Second Buddha’, is famous for converting the demons of Tibet. In this lecture we are given a brief biography of Padmasambhava and an outline of the progressive Nyingmapa practices attributed to him.

N.B. Poor original recording. From the talk Padmasambhava: Tantric Guru of Tibet, given in 1972.

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Dharmabyte: Nothing to Fear

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Nov, 2018 - 13:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is all about Nothing to Fear. Vajrasara explores the life and teachings of the Buddha as they’ve come down through the stories of the tradition. From the talk Tales of a Free Spirit - 45 Years of the Buddha’s Life, given in 2006.

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FBA Podcast: The Disappearing Buddha

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 24 Nov, 2018 - 13:00

Our FBA Podcast this week is entitled The Disappearing Buddha by Sangharakshita. The Buddha adopted the appearance and speech of his different audiences, and gave discourses on the Dharma which instructed, inspired, fired, and delighted. Then he would just disappear and leave them wondering, ‘Who is the Buddha?’ Talk given in 1994.

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Dharmabyte: Heroic Warrior

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 22 Nov, 2018 - 13:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, is called Heroic Warrior from the talk Shakyamuni Buddha given by Maitreyaraja during the 2016 ‘Cosmic Going for Refuge Tree’ retreat at Padmaloka.

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FBA Podcast: Bright Blue Sky, Deep Blue Sea

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 17 Nov, 2018 - 12:00

Our FBA Podcast this week is called Bright Blue Sky, Deep Blue Sea by Suryadarshini. Amitabha is one of the most well-known archetypal Buddhas, whose qualities of love and compassion attract myriad practitioners and devotees.

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Dharmabyte: Bathed in Light and Love

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 15 Nov, 2018 - 12:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called Bathed in Light and Love by Ghosaka. From a contemplative talk entitled Amitabha: Pouring Forth From Stillness on the red Buddha of the west. Meditation, the setting sun, the Great Love, the heart in its proper place… Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, Winter Retreat 2001

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Turning Arrows into Flowers: The International Practice Week 2018

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 1 Aug, 2018 - 12:06

Turning Arrows into Flowers: The International Practice Week 2018

By Sadayasihi 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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Dharmabyte: The Complete Embodiment of Love

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Jul, 2018 - 12:13

This FBA Dharmabyte podcast is called ‘The Complete Embodiment of Love’ by Subhadramati.

We can see how the Buddha is the embodiment of love in the stories of the Pali Canon. He is completely responsive in an appropriate way to the situation and people at hand.

From the talk entitled, ‘Who is the Buddha’, given on the LBC Winter Retreat, 2015.

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Dharmabyte: The Buddha and Reality

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 12 Jun, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte is entitled ‘The Buddha and Reality’ from the talk ‘The Buddha, God, and Reality’ by Sangharakshita.

Having considered Buddhism (in ‘The Buddha - Man or Superman’ and ‘Evolution: Lower and Higher’) in terms of process in time, and the Buddha himself as a historical figure, Sangharakshita now uses stories and quotations from the scriptures to show that the Buddha and reality are ultimately outside time. Talk given in 1966.

This talk is...

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Dharmabyte: Knowing the Dangers, Seeking the Noble

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

This FBA Dharmabyte podcast is entitled “Knowing the Dangers, Seeking the Noble” by Dhivan.

Here, Dhivan draws out some of the continuing significance of the story of the noble quest, as a kind of blueprint for the model of the Dharma life as heroic self-development.

From the talk The Buddha’s Noble Quest given at a Sangha evening at Bristol Buddhist Centre.

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