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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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…