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FBA Dharma Story Hour Presents: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

By Zac on Wed, 29 Dec, 2021 - 18:20

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FBA Podcast: Stabilizing the Insight

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 16 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

Nagasiddhi takes us into the mind and heart of the new Buddha after his awakening – as he explores this new territory within, and with other people he encounters setting out on the next stage of his journey into liberation.

Talk given as part of the series ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ during the April 2021 home retreat from Rivendell Retreat Centre hosted by The Buddhist Centre Online.

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Dharmabyte: One Essential Embodied Existence

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 27 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Bodhidasa explores the essence of what the Buddha said it was that he taught illustrated with a personal example of how the Dharma is based around one essential experience.

From the talk entitled A Single Word of Truth given at Sydney Buddhist Center, 2020.

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FBA Podcast: The Best of Truths

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 18 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

The Four Noble Truths contain the whole of the Buddha’s teaching. They set out a clear and direct vision of the true nature of Reality. In this talk, Jnanadhara unfolds the meaning behind these seemingly simple four pithy teachings. With poetry and personal anecdote, he draws us into the immense depth and mystery behind these teachings and shows us a glimpse of what the Buddha was communicating 2,500 years ago. 

Given at the Dublin Buddhist Centre, January 2020.

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Dharmabyte: Paving the Way

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 5 Apr, 2021 - 06:00

Taranita discusses myth and archetype in relation to our lives, our practice, and building relationships with the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Myth & Archetype given at Bristol Buddhist Centre, 2018 as part of a series on Vairocana and Spiritual Regeneration. This talk follows on from the previous talk on the Dhamma Niyama.

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FBA Podcast: Buddha with a Thousand Faces

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 6 Mar, 2021 - 06:00

Imagine being with the Buddha, imagine the emotional effect of being that close to the Buddha. Bodhinaga draws out stories from the life of the Buddha that point to the importance of imagination as we engage with our aspiration for Enlightenment.

This talk is part of the series entitled Faces of Enlightenment given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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FBA Podcast: Sharpening the Image

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 2 Jan, 2021 - 06:27

Here, Ratnaprabha discusses the value of using images and the imagination to become more emotionally involved in practice. Is an image of a Buddha or Bodhisattva used in meditation real or not?

Talk given at West London Buddhist Centre, 2015.

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FBA Podcast: The Buddha Vandana

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 26 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

A self-proclaimed ‘doctrine follower’, Nagasuri challenges herself to speak on the basis of her faith in the Buddha, and does so with moving eloquence. Personal, full of devotion, she shares over 30 years of being in contact with the Buddha and explains how the grace of the Buddha’s blessings has opened her heart time and time again.

Talk given at the Women’s International Order Convention 2011.

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FBA Podcast: Dwelling In the Presence of the Buddha

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 28 Nov, 2020 - 06:00

Subhuti considers the significance of Sangha day falling on the cusp of winter, and the importance of the seasons in human life. He recalls the genesis of Sangha day from the time of the Buddha, and considers it’s relevance for us here in the 21st century.

Ultimately Subhuti focus on the Sangha jewels itself; its vital importance for the individual practitioner and as a real sign of hope for this world.

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FBA Podcast: Visibility

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 14 Nov, 2020 - 05:10

Kuladharini explores what it’s like to be an example of the fourth sight in the world, to be a visible embodiment of dharma practice. Using the metaphors of the begging bowl, robes and shaved head she shares three ways in which she has gone forth as a visible example of a dharma farer.

Talk given at Glasgow Buddhist Centre, 2009.

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