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Dharmabyte: Sangha as Bodhicitta Practice

By Rijupatha on Tue, 27 Jan, 2015 - 03:55
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Sangha as Bodhicitta Practice”, Vajratara suggests that of the Bodhicitta practises we might take up – the puja or the various reflections on the suffering of beings – the most useful and effective Bodhichitta practice is the practice of sangha, of spiritual community. Now there’s a thought! From the talk, “Generating Bodhi...
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Dharmabyte: What is Wrong Livelihood?

By Rijupatha on Mon, 26 Jan, 2015 - 21:16
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte entitled “What is Wrong Livelihood?”, is excerpted from a 1968 talk by Sangharakshita, “The Ideal Society: Right Livelihood”. Here he discusses what could be considered wrong livelihood, based on the Buddha’s teachings in the scriptures...
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Dharmabyte: The Buddha Prevents a War

By Rijupatha on Thu, 11 Dec, 2014 - 13:16
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Sangharakshita recounts for us in today’s FBA Dharmabyte the Rohini incident in which “The Buddha Prevents a War”. The Buddha’s lone voice of sanity in this story is a wonderful template for us to work from when considering realistic courses of action in the modern world to promote peace and end warfare. Excerpted from the talk ...
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Dharmabyte: Face To Face With Reality

By Rijupatha on Mon, 19 May, 2014 - 14:59
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte we bring you “Face To Face With Reality.” Vadanya draws on the Pali Canon and The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy to explore how coming face to face with reality is liberating and expansive – but also very uncomfortable for our habitual small self. Our Dharmabyte is just the beginning of the talk, for the rest: “Face to Face with Reality”.

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Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

Shakyamuni Mantra

By Vimalasara on Tue, 19 Nov, 2013 - 06:41
Day 3 is the Shakyamuni mantra. Shakyamuni is the name of the historical Buddha, Gautama, who lived in northern India two and half thousand years ago. He was a human being, like us, who through his own efforts gained a state of complete freedom called Awakening or Enlightenment. When we chant the Shakyamuni mantra we can bring to mind the Buddha’s wisdom and compassion. We can reflect that just as he found freedom, so can we. The mantra is chanted...
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Full Moon Puja - Last Vandana

By Munisha on Wed, 27 Feb, 2013 - 16:59
Here’s a rather lovely chanting of the Dhammapalam Gatha, also known as the Last Vandana, led by Parami after the Full Moon Puja under the Bodhi Tree…
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Seeking The Buddha In History by Vishvapani

Seeking The Buddha In History by Vishvapani

By Candradasa on Sat, 2 Jun, 2012 - 16:18In this talk given to the Triratna Buddhist Order International Convention, 2011, Vishvapani explores and re-imagines the life and teachings of the Buddha as they have come to us through stories about him and the ancient texts that enshrine his teaching.

If you think you know the Buddha, think again!
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Seeking the Buddha Through Symbol, Myth and Archetype by Dhammadinna

Seeking the Buddha Through Symbol, Myth and Archetype by Dhammadinna

By Candradasa on Sat, 2 Jun, 2012 - 15:16A jewel of a talk from Dhammadinna on how to cultivate a practice of reflection on the qualities of the Buddha that is relevant to your life experience, and your own culture. Taking as her theme, ‘Re-imagining the Buddha’, she opens up several key areas for us to contemplate - not least the practice of ‘waiting’ to let the images come to us.

This talk closes with a marvellous evocation of ‘felt presence’ (so key to any...
The 2012 Triratna International Retreat
The 2012 Triratna International Retreat

Re-imagining the Buddha by Subhuti (with Sangharakshita)

By Candradasa on Sat, 2 Jun, 2012 - 14:38
Here’s the original pdf version of the paper by Subhuti following his conversations with Sangharakshita.
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How do YOU imagine the Buddha...?

By Candradasa on Thu, 31 May, 2012 - 20:13
Lokabandhu (“pretending to be a journalist”) wandering amongst the 70 or so folk who have arrived early to help set up the retreat. The first of many such forays one suspects…!

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