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Dharmabyte: Communication Problems

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 27 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

The Buddha’s lone voice of sanity once prevented a war. Modern warfare is on a far larger scale, and could involve nuclear weapons. As we are faced with a choice between world peace and eventual disaster, Sangharakshita discusses realistic courses of action for peace activists and others.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Buddhism, World Peace, and Nuclear War given in 1984.

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FBA Podcast: Buddhism and Peace

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 25 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

What is peace? And what does peace mean for Buddhists? Is it just the absence of war and conflict; guns and screaming? Or is it also the deep silence that arises when the mind and heart are in harmony - a positive state of mind that can be cultivated both personally and collectively, where good and evil don’t exist as concepts? Parami explores these questions and more with great compassion and wisdom.

Given by at ...

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Dharmabyte: Diamond Thunderbolt Way

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 5 Mar, 2020 - 14:00

Candradasa takes a personal look at aspects of magic in the East and West, considering its place in Buddhist history and practice and also its meeting with Christianity at the time of the Renaissance. What emerges is a picture of how magic defined in various ways can be a powerful metaphor for the everyday work of Buddhist meditation and ethical practice - with the enchantment of love and wisdom fused the only one we need. The Buddha is the...

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FBA Podcast: From Literal to Liberated Mind

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 19 Oct, 2019 - 14:00

In this talk, Sarvananda looks at how our engagement with the arts can help us move from literal mindedness to an imaginative engagement with Buddhist myth and symbol.

Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre during the 2019 East Anglian Men’s Retreat.

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Dharmabyte: Making the darkness conscious: three ways of engaging

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 10 Oct, 2019 - 14:00

Suryadarshini takes us into the forest to meet our shadows, drawing on traditional Buddhist sources and popular cultural references. Her personal approach to the Dharma accesses its universal aspects, and she navigates the darker parts of our experience with curiosity and kindness.

From the talk Shadows in the Forest given at Norwich Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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Jyotika - Leonard Cohen: Troubadour, Psychonaut, Buddhist Monk (Culture Night 2019)

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 26 Sep, 2019 - 16:58

Leonard Cohen’s musical genius was intimately connected with his spiritual life, which was deeply influenced by Buddhism. In this talk Jyotika looks at how Buddhism and the philosophies of the East helped shape some of the finest songs ever written in the English language.

Talk given during Culture Night 2019 at the Dublin Buddhist Centre.

Note: During the talk Jyotika played the following songs: ‘Suzanne’, ’ Hallelujah’, ‘Anthem’ and ‘Avalanche’. For copyright reasons these songs are not included in this...

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Dharmabyte: A Set of Wonders

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 15 Jul, 2019 - 09:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is by Suryagupta, the new chair of the London Buddhist Centre. Entitled A Set of Wonders this excerpt is from the talk 40 Years of the LBC: Looking Back and Looking Forward on what Buddhism has to offer to individuals, communities and the world at large.

Given at London Buddhist Centre on the occasion of their 40th anniversary, June 2018.

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FBA Podcast: The Lion's Roar Of Doctor Ambedkar

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 6 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Podcast this week is a rousing, uncompromisingly radical talk from Maitriveer-Nagarjuna entitled The Lion’s Roar Of Doctor Ambedkar (with translation in Hindi).

Taking up the theme of the Convention, the great “Lion’s Roar” of the Buddha, Maitriveer-Nagarjuna evokes the fire that drove Doctor Bhimrao Ambedkar to work tirelessly on behalf of the so-called Dalit “Untouchable” people in order to free them from the evils of the Hindu caste system. He reframes Doctor Ambedkar as a...

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Dharmabyte: Buddhist Revival in India

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 4 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

Maitrivir-Nagarjuna gives us today’s FBA Dharmabyte: Buddhist Revival in India. This excellent talk was recorded for the San Francisco sangha’s celebration of the anniversary of the great mass conversion initiated by Dr. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, the great leader of the Dalit community of Indian Buddhists. It is a pretty comprehensive overview of why Dr. Ambdekar converted to Buddhism, the significance of the anniversary itself, and Ambedkar’s vision of ‘prabuddha bharat’: Enlightened India, and, in fact,...

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FBA Podcast: The 4 Gifts

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 9 Mar, 2019 - 14:00

All bona fide Buddhism is Activism. We want to make the world better right? The issue is energy; how can we cultivate energy in pursuit of the good.

In this week’s FBA Podcast, entitled The 4 Gifts, Padmavajra considers 5 fundamental aspects of Virya - known as Energy for Enlightenment.

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