Triratna Resources
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Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Buddhist Wisdom, A Six-Week Course On Symbolic Dharma (Vajrapriya)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 11:29

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The resources include:

  • Notes for the course leader (including learning objectives, guide lines for input and exercises, background information, suggestions for home practice)
  • Exercises, and handouts
  • Overview of the course
  • An overview of the whole of life’s dynamics in symbolic form.
  • The wheel of life – knowing our realm
  • The wheel of life – karma and rebirth
  • The wheel of life – the chain of conditioning, “staying in the gap”
  • The spiral path – to Insight and beyond
  • The mandala of the five Buddhas – Akshobya and Amitabha
  • The mandala of
  • ...
Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Buddhist Wisdom, A Six-Week Course On Doctrinal Dharma (Vajrapriya)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 01:54

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Some core ideas to gain a new perspective on our lives.

  • Views – wrong view, right view, perfect view; qualities of Dharma
  • Conditionality – conditioned co-production as the middle way
  • Facets of conditionality – impermanence, compoundedness, interconnectedness
  • Four Noble Truths
  • Orders of conditionality – reactive and creative; karmic and non-karmic conditionality
  • Wisdom and compassion – altruistic dimension of Buddhism, Bodhisattva ideal
  • Exploring the Wheel of Life, the Spiral Path, and the Mandala of the Five Buddhas.

Week 1: Four Noble Truths
a) Notes for the teacher, including...

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FBA Podcast: Buddhism and the Modern World

By Rijupatha on Sat, 14 Nov, 2015 - 11:00

This week’s FBA Podcast features Vajratara in a talk entitled “Buddhism and the Modern World”. Given on a retreat for young women training for Ordination, Vajratara describes the topical issues of the time and asks what the Buddhist response is. The refugee crisis, the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, the effects of neo liberal capitalism and environmental denigration; all point to a change in the way we see each other and the world. We...

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Dharmabyte: Triratna in the Context of Contemporary Buddhism

By Rijupatha on Mon, 26 Oct, 2015 - 10:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte begins a last week of topics deriving from our ongoing exploration of the Six Emphases of Triratna in a talk entitled “Triratna in the Context of Contemporary Buddhism”, excerpted from the talk “Sangha in the Context of Contemporary Buddhism”.

Parami delivers an excellent talk that reflects on how Triratna’s approach squares up with that of other traditions, and how we might continue to work on our practice of...

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Dharmabyte: Buddhism and Culture

By Rijupatha on Wed, 1 Apr, 2015 - 20:44

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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Buddhism and Culture”, Sangharakshita illustrates how it is only possible to change the world fundamentally when we are receptive to the influence of higher spiritual dimensions. From the talk of the same name, “Buddhism and Culture”, given in 1976 as part of the series “Transformation of Life and...

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The Buddha's Footprint

By Christine on Tue, 17 Feb, 2015 - 19:56
This is a thorough read on the historical role that early Buddhism played to the economic and political development of Asia, from the perspective of environmental impact. It’s not the view that we’re normally taught, and I found it a bit challenging for this reason.

http://www.tricycle.com/special-section/buddhas-footprint
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Dharmabyte: Making the Best Use of Our Time

By Rijupatha on Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 20:23
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Sangharakshita rouses us with today’s FBA Dharmabyte, entitled “Making the Best Use of Our Time – Practice the Dharma!”. From the 1996 talk “Intellect, Emotion, and Will” given at the opening of the Manchester Buddhist Centre.
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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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Dharmabyte: Our Reaction to Suffering

By Rijupatha on Tue, 27 Jan, 2015 - 03:34
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Our Reaction to Suffering”, Kulaprabha offers quite personal reflections on our responses to suffering. From the talk “Contemplating the Suffering of Beings” given at Taraloka.
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Dharmabyte: Hiding the Dharma in Story

By Rijupatha on Tue, 27 Jan, 2015 - 03:03
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Hiding the Dharma in Story,” Vajratara reminds us how life’s inspirations are found in the stories passed on to us. From the talk, “Purna and the Perfumed Chamber – Stories From Early Sanskrit Buddhism”, given on March 2012 UK Women National Order Weekend. The theme of the weekend was...

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