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Dharmabyte: Downwards and Backwards

By Rijupatha on Tue, 27 Jan, 2015 - 02:38
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Downwards and Backwards,” Maitridevi shares the myth of Persephone as pathway of moving backwards and downwards into the depths of one’s being. From the talk, “The Tender Gravity of Kindness” that explores how this myth can influence our practice of the metta bhavana.
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Dharmabyte: What Money Can't Buy

By Rijupatha on Mon, 26 Jan, 2015 - 21:28
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, entitled “What Money Can’t Buy”, Vaddhaka has a close look at the nature of capitalism’s economic theory. How are we as buddhists supposed to engage with an economic system that arguably elevates egoistic craving into the position of a high virtue?
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Dharmabyte: What is Wrong Livelihood?

By Rijupatha on Mon, 26 Jan, 2015 - 21:16
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte entitled “What is Wrong Livelihood?”, is excerpted from a 1968 talk by Sangharakshita, “The Ideal Society: Right Livelihood”. Here he discusses what could be considered wrong livelihood, based on the Buddha’s teachings in the scriptures.
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Dharmabyte: The Spirit of Cooperative Work

By Rijupatha on Wed, 21 Jan, 2015 - 15:41
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, entitled “The Spirit of Cooperative Work”, Parami looks at Sangharakshita’s encouragement of cooperative work and Team-Based Right Livelihood businesses, examining the history of these types of businesses in the Triratna Buddhist Community as well as how we can keep the energy and momentum behind them alive.
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Dharmabyte: Four Essential Features of Right Livelihood

By Rijupatha on Wed, 21 Jan, 2015 - 15:20
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte Sangharakshita lays out the “Four Essential Features of Right Livelihood”, particularly the team-based Right Livelihoods that are a distinct emphasis of the Triratna Buddhist Community. This excerpt is from a lovely 2001 talk by Sangharakshita that is well worth revisiting often, entitled “The Six Distinctive Emphases of the FWBO.
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Dharmabyte: Medical Work in India as Dhamma Practice

By Rijupatha on Wed, 21 Jan, 2015 - 14:51
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As part of a series on Right Livelihood, today’s FBA Dharmabyte entitled “Medical Work in India as Dhamma Practice” features Karunaprabha, an Indian Order Member, who tells the story of how her medical work in the slums of Pune led to her becoming a Buddhist.
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Dharmabyte: Altruistic Activity as Insight Practice

By Rijupatha on Tue, 30 Dec, 2014 - 14:51
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte entitled “Altruistic Activity as Insight Practice” draws from an evening of discussion with Sangharakshita in which he was asked to discuss whether one could see altruistic activity as a support for insight in light of the illness of the world.
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Dharmabyte: Supports to Insight

By Rijupatha on Fri, 26 Dec, 2014 - 22:25
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Karunagita gives today’s FBA Dharmabyte entitled “Supports to Insight”. Given at the European Women’s Convention at Adhisthana, one of a series of talks on the topic “The Bodhisattva’s Reply: Triratna Paths to Insight”.
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Dharmabyte: Transcending Paradigms

By Rijupatha on Mon, 22 Dec, 2014 - 17:17
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Continuing our exploration of Insight, today’s FBA Dharmabyte is one from Khemasuri on “Transcending Paradigms”. Given at the European Women’s Convention at Adhisthana, one of a series of talks on the topic “The Bodhisattva’s Reply: Triratna Paths to Insight”.
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Dharmabyte: Living Dharma in South Africa

By Rijupatha on Thu, 18 Dec, 2014 - 13:15
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Another talk in our exploration of Insight, today’s FBA Dharmabyte from Dhammamegha entitled “Living Dharma in South Africa” was the second talk in a panel called “Spreading the Dharma as a Path to Insight”, given at the European Combined Order Convention held at Wymondham College on 23 August 2014.

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