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...
Welcome to Day 5 of our Twelve Days of FBA Fundraiser! For our main offering today we have two full-length talks by Dharmacharinis Vajratara and Vajrasara on the topic of the Buddha’s life. Like so many of the speakers in our archive, these two women demonstrate both their knowledge of the Dharma and their immense capacity to make it relevant to our modern life in these talks.
In this inspiring talk, Shraddhadhi, a Rosen-therapist and physio, shares her own journey of re-embodiment. Weaving in stories of Mara’s attack on the Buddha, she explains why a deepening awareness of the body is essential to Dharma practice, and how wisdom is found by dropping our habitual negative storylines and letting go into the deeper energies of the body.
A talk given at the Norwich Sangha’s Buddha Weekend camping retreat, May 2015.
This week’s FBA Podcastis 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.
Today’s FBA Dharmabyteis brought to us by Vajratara, entitled “Reality’s Unfolded, What’s Next?.”Vajratara condenses nearly 50 years of the Buddha’s life, using stories from the Pali Canon to show how the Buddha built a spiritual community that lasts to this day. Transcending the conflict between the desire to withdraw and the desire to engage, the Buddha wanders northern India out of compassion,...
Just how does one explain the taste of a mango? Vadanya gives us today’s FBA Dharmabyteentitled“Myth Evoking Inner Reality”. Here, Vadanya illustrates just how rich myth and symbols are to elucidate the inner reality of the Buddha’s experience. From the talk entitled, “Brahmas Request”, given as part of a series of talks on Stories and Symbols at Sheffield Buddhist Centre...
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 Podcastthis 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.’