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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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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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FBA Podcast: Spiritual Death and Radical Transformation

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 11:27

In this rousing talk Maitreyabandhu goes into where Buddhism begins: with ourselves as we are and with the awake Buddha. But we don’t really know either ourselves or the Buddha. He emphasises that we don’t know because we so easily assume we know, or fix or lessen the goal. So what do we do? There are three approaches we need to balance and four things we have to do, to close the gap between the awake Buddha and us who...

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Dharmabyte: Bringing Tara into Being

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 23 Feb, 2018 - 12:11

Prepare to be inspired by this FBA Dharmabyte by Tejasvini called ‘Bringing Tara Into Being’. From the talk entitled ‘Green Tara’ from the Cambridge Buddhist Centre Sangha Night series on the imagination, exploring different Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. 

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A Symposium of Three Talks on the Buddha, Sangharakshita and Triratna

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 16:01

A second series of three great short talks from the women’s wing of the 2018 Order Convention in Bodhgaya, India. This time we hear from inspiring dharmacharinis hailing from the Spanish-speaking world, from North America and from Germany. 

Recorded in February 2018, Bodhgaya. 

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Reverencing the Buddha At the Place of His Enlightenment by Purna

By Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 7 Feb, 2018 - 07:36

As his contribution to evoking the “lion’s roar” of the Buddha, Purna talks about myth and the importance of reverence in any spiritual life, regardless of temperament. We are given a faith-centered tour of the seven traditional spots around the Bodhi tree marking different aspects of the Buddha’s Enlightenment experience. And Purna enjoins us to “release faith” by following in the Buddha’s footsteps and dropping our rigid self view…

Recorded at Bodhgaya, India, 2018.

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