College of Public Preceptors
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Initiation into a New Life - Revised Version November 2018

By jyotika on Fri, 30 Nov, 2018 - 11:45

This post contains the final version of Initiation into a New Life. 

The introductory notes, written by Subhuti, give an explanation as to the necessity for this iteration.

With metta,
Assistant to the College of Public Preceptors

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Dharmabyte: What is a Committed Buddhist?

By Centre Team on Thu, 25 Feb, 2016 - 11:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte speaks here on the challenge of building a Buddhist movement. In “What is a Committed Buddhist?” he discusses the need for Buddhist movements to be run only by committed Buddhists and who actually practice the Buddha’s teachings, not by those who merely have an intellectual interest. But how can one know who is a committed Buddhist?

From the talk “Commitment and Spiritual Community”, part of a series entitled ...

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Dharmabyte: Mind and the Nature of Commitment

By Centre Team on Mon, 22 Feb, 2016 - 18:27

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte features Dhammarati on the topic of Going for Refuge. In “Mind and the Nature of Commitment” he talks about setting the mind to purified intention and making correction after failure – crucial aspects in cultivating a committed Buddhist practice.

From the talk “A System of Training”.

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FBA Podcast: Commitment is Key

By Centre Team on Mon, 22 Feb, 2016 - 18:21

Part of a series from Cambridge Buddhist Centre on the Six Distinctive Emphases of the Triratna Buddhist Community, today’s FBA Podcast from Aryajaya is entitled “Commitment is Key”. Here she discusses Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels, a thread that runs through all Buddhist traditions but which is drawn out strongly as a central principle in the Triratna tradition.

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Dharmabyte: Not Just a Matter of Recitation

By Rijupatha on Mon, 17 Aug, 2015 - 18:18

The essential act that makes one a Buddhist is Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels: the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. Then one’s life begins to centre on spiritual, not mundane values. Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called “Not Just a Matter of Recitation” by Sangharakshita from the talk “Going for Refuge” given in 1965. This talk is part of the series “The Meaning of Conversion in Buddhism”.