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Dharmabyte: Always be Friendly

By Zac on Mon, 10 Jan, 2022 - 06:00

With a balance of down-to-earth humour and uncompromising vision, Vajratara encourages us to be open to others, to always be friendly, even when we cannot be happy. 

From the forthright and passionate talk entitled Chetul Sangye Dorje about his giving of the Green Tara practice to Sangharakshita given at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2007.

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FBA Podcast: Conflict and Crisis

By Zac on Sat, 8 Jan, 2022 - 06:00

Suryagupta explores crisis and conflict in the life of the Buddha and what we can learn when responding to conflict in our own lives.

Talk given at the London Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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Dharmabyte: Happiness and Joy: Mudita

By Zac on Thu, 6 Jan, 2022 - 06:00

We all need to find emotional equivalents to our intellectual understandings if our spiritual practice is to progress. Here Sangharakshita talks about how joy and happiness are characteristic Buddhist emotions that we seem to be missing out on. Mudita, the happiness we feel in other people’s good fortune, can be cultivated through practice.

From the talk entitled Reason and Emotion in the Spiritual Life: Right Resolve, outlining the positive emotions emphasized in Buddhism. Talk given in 1968...

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Dharmabyte: Altruistic Joy

By Zac on Mon, 3 Jan, 2022 - 01:00

If our metta is strong enough, it will become mudita, altruistic joy for others. Concise and essential, Satyaraja draws out practical and profound aspects of the four Brahmaviharas, considering them as both meditation practices and as realms that we can occupy.

From the talk entitled Mudita, part of the series Brahmaviharas and the Awakening of the Bodhi Mind, Padmaloka Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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FBA Podcast: The Alchemical Buddha

By Zac on Sat, 1 Jan, 2022 - 01:00

Satyapara leads us in an evocation of the alchemical Buddha drawing out the mythic dimension through receptivity and imagination.

Talk given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2018.

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FBA Dharma Story Hour Presents: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

By Zac on Wed, 29 Dec, 2021 - 18:20

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North London Buddhist Centre
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Five Buddhist Tools for Life in a Challenging World

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 17 Apr, 2020 - 10:04

Five Buddhist Tools for Life in a Challenging World

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 17 Apr, 2020 - 10:04

Buddhism and meditation course with Anandavajra.

11:00-13:00 online, five Saturday mornings from 25 April. Book here (there is a charge).

With so much more adversity and suffering in the world right now, how should we best respond? What are the qualities we most need to develop at this time? Maybe we are needing to find ways to be more active in the world, to go deeper in ourselves.., or both? 

In this course we’ll be exploring the five key qualities that we...

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Working Together - FutureDharma and India Dhamma Trust

By Liz_Bassett on Thu, 16 Apr, 2020 - 12:06

Working Together - FutureDharma and India Dhamma Trust

By Liz_Bassett on Thu, 16 Apr, 2020 - 12:06

We’ve got some exciting news to share. We’re going to be working a lot more closely with India Dhamma Trust. 

With the world in lockdown, no-one is unaffected. In India conditions are hard. Food is difficult to come by and expensive. Many people don’t have homes or sanitation. People that do have homes often live with many family members sharing a small space. There is mass migration with migrant workers returning to their home villages. The sangha in India are responding to the needs...

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Truthfulness As a Teacher - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat, Day Two

By kusaladevi on Sat, 4 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

Truthfulness As a Teacher - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat, Day Two

By kusaladevi on Sat, 4 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

Truthfulness has always been very important to me. It’s something which I valued long before I came across the Dharma. So I was quite struck when Vajragupta suggested the opportunity to practice truthfulness when the winds of Praise and Blame are blowing. Praise and Blame are the Worldly winds I notice most in my experience, or perhaps the ones I am blown about by most strongly.

So I started to reflect on this - how might truthfulness help me when...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Dharma Day – Sound and Vision | Mantra | Art | Ritual

By viriyalila on Sat, 29 Jun, 2019 - 14:09

Dharma Day – Sound and Vision | Mantra | Art | Ritual

By viriyalila on Sat, 29 Jun, 2019 - 14:09

Join us at Aryaloka Buddhist Center for an epic ritual celebration of the Buddha’s Teaching, Saturday, July 13, 1-5 pm.

In the morning, there will be opportunity to participate in one of two art workshops to come together creatively in community: Mantra Chanting with Sunada or Portable Shrine Making with Maryellen, both running from 9-1 pm. We will bridge the day with a shared potluck meal together, from 1-2:30 pm.

Please bring a vegetarian meal to share. Families with kids welcome!

Schedule:

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