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FBA Podcast: Buddha Day Talk

By Rijupatha on Sat, 9 May, 2015 - 11:00

FBA Podcast: Buddha Day Talk

By Rijupatha on Sat, 9 May, 2015 - 11:00

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This week’s FBA Podcast is 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....

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Dharmabyte: Reality's Unfolded, What's Next?

By Rijupatha on Thu, 7 May, 2015 - 18:14

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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is 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,...

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Dharmabyte: Myth Evoking Inner Reality

By Rijupatha on Thu, 7 May, 2015 - 18:09

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Just how does one explain the taste of a mango? Vadanya gives us today’s FBA Dharmabyte entitled “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...

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FBA Podcast: The Voice of the Buddha

By Rijupatha on Thu, 7 May, 2015 - 18:02

FBA Podcast: The Voice of the Buddha

By Rijupatha on Thu, 7 May, 2015 - 18:02

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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 Podcast this 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.’...

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Dharmabyte: Stories from the Pali Canon

By Rijupatha on Thu, 30 Apr, 2015 - 11:00

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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Stories from the Pali Canon,” Saddhaloka talks about the tradition of storytelling in Buddhism, and recounts some of his own favourites. His obvious love of the tales comes shining through – sit back and enjoy…Saddhaloka is the author of a book of re-tellings of stories from the Pali Canon, the oldest collection of texts about the life and teachings...

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Dharmabyte: Six Objects of Worship

By Rijupatha on Mon, 27 Apr, 2015 - 10:50

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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte“Six Objects of Worship,” Sangharakshita explains the the first three of six garavas: Satta, Dharma, Sangha. From the talk, “Discerning the Buddha”, given in 1986. In trying to discern the Buddha, we are trying to discern the highest kind of being: an Enlightened One. The Buddha, it seems, considered that the Dharma – the truth – is...

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FBA Podcast: Death and the Self, and the Buddha’s Unanswered Questions

By Rijupatha on Wed, 18 Feb, 2015 - 15:00

FBA Podcast: Death and the Self, and the Buddha’s Unanswered Questions

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Our FBA Podcast this week is entitled “Death and the Self, and the Buddha’s Unanswered Questions”. Here Vaddhaka delves into the Buddha’s unanswered questions; questions that Vacchagotta, Malunkyaputta and others asked him. Among them: ‘What happens to a Buddha after death?’ And what happens at our own death; what did the Buddha really say; and why did...
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Going Beyond - a talk for Parinirvana day

By Bodhidasa on Tue, 17 Feb, 2015 - 02:59
Here is the talk given at the Sydney Buddhist Centre’s Parinirvana day event. It explores four moments from the last days of the Buddha’s life and draws out some reflections that make this festival day more than just about the death of the Buddha.
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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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FBA Podcast: Understanding Money, Understanding Ourselves

By Rijupatha on Tue, 27 Jan, 2015 - 02:10

FBA Podcast: Understanding Money, Understanding Ourselves

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In this wide-ranging FBA Podcast entitled “Understanding Money, Understanding Ourselves”, Siddhisambhava encourages us to talk about money more and suggests reasons why we often find that so hard to do. She outlines the Buddha’s approach to money and encourages us become clearer and more confident in it...

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