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Vishvapani on Getting a Sense of the Buddha

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 16:34

Vishvapani on Getting a Sense of the Buddha

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 16:34

Gautama Buddha: The Life and Teachings of the Awakened One weaves ancient sources and modern understanding into an insightful and thought-provoking biography. In an interview with Hannah Atkinson, author Vishvapani discusses how his research into the Discourses provided him with a strong sense of the Buddha.

Gautama Buddha is an incredibly full and rich account of the Buddha’s life and teachings. I think you wrote it over a period of three years?

Yes, and it was by far the hardest...

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Ratnaguna - Three Talks On The Pureland

By Centre Team on Wed, 13 Jan, 2016 - 00:09

Ratnaguna - Three Talks On The Pureland

By Centre Team on Wed, 13 Jan, 2016 - 00:09

A new three-part series from Ratnaguna introduces the Pureland texts as a practice in themselves, and discusses their relationship to Sangharakshita’s core teachings. 

In the first talk Ratnaguna takes us on an excellent exploration of imagination itself, essential for understanding the sutras on their own terms. The second talk discusses how the texts hint at what Sangharakshita calls the supra-personal force of the Bodhichitta. The third talk is on the importance of sangha in the sutras and its relevance...

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FBA Podcast: Buddha Day Talk

By Rijupatha on Sat, 9 May, 2015 - 11:00

FBA Podcast: Buddha Day Talk

By Rijupatha on Sat, 9 May, 2015 - 11:00

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This week’s FBA Podcast is a talk from Parami on “Buddha Day (2012)”. Celebrating the Buddha’s Enlightenment on the full moon day in May, Parami delivers an inspiring talk marking this occasion at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre.

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FBA Podcast: The Voice of the Buddha

By Rijupatha on Thu, 7 May, 2015 - 18:02

FBA Podcast: The Voice of the Buddha

By Rijupatha on Thu, 7 May, 2015 - 18:02

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We’ve all read the words of the Buddha – but what did he SOUND like? What might it have been like to actually hear him…? In our FBA Podcast this week, Ratnaguna gives us a beautifully imaginative and well-researched evovation of the Buddha entitled “The Voice of the Buddha”.

Talk given on the 2012 Triratna International Retreat, under the overall theme ‘Imagining the Buddha.’

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FBA Podcast: Death and the Self, and the Buddha’s Unanswered Questions

By Rijupatha on Wed, 18 Feb, 2015 - 15:00

FBA Podcast: Death and the Self, and the Buddha’s Unanswered Questions

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Our FBA Podcast this week is entitled “Death and the Self, and the Buddha’s Unanswered Questions”. Here Vaddhaka delves into the Buddha’s unanswered questions; questions that Vacchagotta, Malunkyaputta and others asked him. Among them: ‘What happens to a Buddha after death?’ And what happens at our own death; what did the Buddha really say; and why did...
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FBA Podcast: Understanding Money, Understanding Ourselves

By Rijupatha on Tue, 27 Jan, 2015 - 02:10

FBA Podcast: Understanding Money, Understanding Ourselves

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In this wide-ranging FBA Podcast entitled “Understanding Money, Understanding Ourselves”, Siddhisambhava encourages us to talk about money more and suggests reasons why we often find that so hard to do. She outlines the Buddha’s approach to money and encourages us become clearer and more confident in it.
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Buddhanussati: What Would the Buddha Do Now?

By Rijupatha on Wed, 2 Jul, 2014 - 17:33

Buddhanussati: What Would the Buddha Do Now?

By Rijupatha on Wed, 2 Jul, 2014 - 17:33We are pleased to share a talk by Parami for our FBA Podcast today, “Buddhanussati: What Would the Buddha Do Now?” given at Manchester Buddhist Centre on 12th January 2009.

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FBA podcast: Heart of Darkness

By Rijupatha on Sat, 17 May, 2014 - 15:08

FBA podcast: Heart of Darkness

By Rijupatha on Sat, 17 May, 2014 - 15:08In celebration of the Buddha’s Enlightenment, our FBA Podcast today is titled “Heart of Darkness” from the London Buddhist Centre’s Buddha Day Festival a few years back. Inspiring stuff, despite it’s title! An honest, heartfelt talk from the author of “Meaning in Life,” Sarvananda.

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The Buddha's two gifts to the world

By Viryabodhi on Wed, 14 May, 2014 - 19:19

The Buddha's two gifts to the world

By Viryabodhi on Wed, 14 May, 2014 - 19:19A public talk by Ratnaguna at SENSUS, kl 18.00 – 20.00, Medborgarpatsen, 15 May of Buddha Week.
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Today's Dharmabyte podcast: "Neither God nor Man" by Sangharakshita

By Rijupatha on Thu, 2 Aug, 2012 - 14:50

Today's Dharmabyte podcast: "Neither God nor Man" by Sangharakshita

By Rijupatha on Thu, 2 Aug, 2012 - 14:50Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Neither God Nor Man” is brought to us by Sangharakshita, founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community. After an account of the Buddha’s life, Sangharakshita asks how, if at all, such a man can be defined or categorised. The full talk, “Who is the Buddha?” is part of the series Introducing the “Three Jewels of Buddhism” given in 1968.

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