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Dharmabyte: Life is a Gift

By Rijupatha on Tue, 16 Dec, 2014 - 15:07
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Amalasiri gives a lovely talk entitled “Life is a Gift – Triratna in Barcelona”, beginning a series of podcasts from now to the end of the year exploring the topic of insight. This talk was given at the European Combined Order Convention, the theme of which was “The Bodhisattva’s Reply: Triratna Paths to Insight”.
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Dharmabyte: The Buddha Prevents a War

By Rijupatha on Thu, 11 Dec, 2014 - 13:16
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Sangharakshita recounts for us in today’s FBA Dharmabyte the Rohini incident in which “The Buddha Prevents a War”. The Buddha’s lone voice of sanity in this story is a wonderful template for us to work from when considering realistic courses of action in the modern world to promote peace and end warfare. Excerpted from the talk ...
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Dharmabyte: Buddhism and Activism

By Rijupatha on Mon, 8 Dec, 2014 - 21:55
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte Lokabandhu speaks on the topic of “Buddhism and Activism”, describing how becoming an active force for good in the world through direct social engagement is an integral part of Buddhist practice. Part of the longer talk “Buddhism, Social Engagement, and Non-Violent Direct Action” given in the Dharma Parlour at the...
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Dharmabyte: Introducing Eco Dharma

By Rijupatha on Mon, 8 Dec, 2014 - 21:32
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte Amalaketu talks about Eco Dharma at Colchester Buddhist Centre’s Sangha Night series on Engaged Buddhism. Entitled “Introducing Eco Dharma”, he maps out the possible Buddhist response to the environmental crisis.
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Dharmabyte: Sangha as Alternative Culture

By Rijupatha on Wed, 3 Dec, 2014 - 20:06
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, we present an excellent talk from Young Peoples Facilitator Kara Moses entitled “Sangha as Alternative Culture”. Kara talks about why industrialised Capitalist society presents us with particularly challenging conditions for Buddhist practise, and how the Sangha provides a radical positive alternative.
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Dharmabyte: Lalitaratna Rejoices in Bhante

By Rijupatha on Wed, 3 Dec, 2014 - 19:41
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, we complete our series on Sangharakshita, his life and his friendships with “Lalitaratna Rejoices in Bhante”. This talk is another in a set recorded during a celebration of Sangharakshita’s birthday in 2010, featuring the lively and humorous reminiscences of Lalitaratna.
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Dharmabyte: Paramachitta Rejoices in Bhante

By Rijupatha on Thu, 20 Nov, 2014 - 14:53
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Paramachitta Rejoices in Bhante”, Paramachitta reflects on the positive qualities of her honored teacher, Sangharakshita, on the occasion of his birthday in 2010.
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Dharmabyte: Recollections of Going Forth

By Rijupatha on Mon, 17 Nov, 2014 - 18:56
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Recollections of Going Forth”, Sangharakshita reflects back on his time in India, early in his spiritual career, when he made the decision to go forth into homelessness, pursue the Buddhist path and follow in the Buddha’s footsteps. From the longer talk “Reflections and Recollections on My Going Forth”.
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Dharmabyte: Sangharakshita and Triratna

By Rijupatha on Thu, 13 Nov, 2014 - 16:32
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Dharmashalin returns in today’s FBA Dharmabyte with part two of his overview of the spiritual life of Sangharakshita. In “Sangharakshita and Triratna,” we continue the story principally through the development of Triratna from a dream to an international Buddhist community.
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Dharmabyte: Sangharakshita: The Early Years

By Rijupatha on Mon, 10 Nov, 2014 - 15:57
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Sangharakshita: The Early Years,” Dharmashalin gives us an overview of Sangharakshita’s early life and spiritual path before founding the Triratna Buddhist Community. A great primer for those wanting to know a bit more back-story about our teacher.

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