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FBA Podcast: The Transforming Power of Conflict

By Centre Team on Sat, 3 Feb, 2024 - 11:00

Jnanasiddhi gave an inspiring and practical talk sharing her extensive understanding and experience of peace making. She illustrated different approaches of peacemaking in relation to the five aspects of the spiritual path. And focused on how we can create the conditions within ourselves - through our practice - to contribute to harmony with others. This talk was given at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 2023.

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FBA Podcast: In the Footsteps of the Buddha - A Noble Path

By Centre Team on Sat, 13 Jan, 2024 - 11:00

Dharmashalin gives the first of a two-part talk on the first two of the 4 Noble Truths, evoking the miraculous communication of the Buddha’s dharma. Talk given as part of Dharma Day 2023 at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre and marking the 25th anniversary of the opening of the current centre.

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FBA Podcast: The Elusive Dakini

By Centre Team on Sat, 23 Dec, 2023 - 11:00

Don’t listen to this talk if you want a straightforward explanation of what a dakini may or may not be. In fact, what is prompting you to listen to a talk on the dakini in the first place? Vidyadaka talks around the theme in this rousing exploration of the dakini, the gestalt and the artist. Given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2022, as part of the series The Secret Refuges.

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Communication, Friendship & Ordination - Autism & the Triratna Buddhist Community: Part Three

By Centre Team on Sat, 17 Jun, 2023 - 13:25

Communication, Friendship & Ordination - Autism & the Triratna Buddhist Community: Part Three

By Centre Team on Sat, 17 Jun, 2023 - 13:25

Continuing our series of conversations on the subject of autism within The Triratna Buddhist Community, we rejoin Ratnaguna and Prajnanandi for another episode, focusing this time on communication and the development of friendship.

With so much emphasis in our community on the importance of establishing deep spiritual friendships, Prajnanandi shares her experience of how building such relationships can present significant challenges for someone who is neurodiverse.

We also discuss the ordination process within the Triratna Buddhist Community and unpack why many neurodiverse practitioners may...

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Dharmabytes: Communication Exercises

By Zac on Mon, 17 Apr, 2023 - 06:00

Mahamati recollects some of the teachings of our founder Urgyen Sangharakshita as part of the celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the founding of Padmaloka. Excerpted from The Meaning of Spiritual Community Revisited, given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2016

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Dharmabytes: The Essence of Bodhicitta

By Zac on Mon, 6 Feb, 2023 - 06:00

Padmavajra shares a story of meeting on the basis of Bodhicitta arising between people. He tells us how Shantideva takes to heart, ever more firmly, the Bodhicitta, through his lavish performance of puja and a searing confession of faults. 

Giving Ourselves Completely to the Buddhas - Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 2 as part of the series Shantideva’s Bodhicaryavatara given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2020.

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Sanghadhara (Highlights)

By Zac on Tue, 8 Nov, 2022 - 15:51

“Every day I need to communicate, every day get into communication with people… Within that, holding lightly to my own views and sometimes just letting it go and ‘not taking myself so seriously. So that’s an area of explicit practice for me.”

Sanghadhara’s Annals:

In 1968 I was… still in Deva reals of my previous life

In 1978 I was… fading away from lower devalokas

In 1988 I was… born in this human body that year on the 25th of March, right in the centre of Mexico...

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Dharmabyte: What Is Alive In Your Heart

By Zac on Thu, 27 Oct, 2022 - 06:00

Jayaraja’s take on the connection between traditional Dharma practice and non-violent communication as taught by Marshall Rosenberg. From the talk Buddhism and Non-Violent Communication (NVC) given at the Triratna [Western] Buddhist Order Convention, 2005.

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FBA Podcast: We Are Born of Our Actions - Dancing with the Law of Karma

By Zac on Sat, 22 Oct, 2022 - 06:00

Through recounting the story of the Buddha’s Enlightenment and his subsequent communication about it, Ratnadeva traces the significance and depth of the Buddha’s teaching of karma, as well as addressing the complexities and common misconceptions that can often arise when we approach the topic.

This talk was given at Buddhafield, as part of the series Seeds of the Heart: Talks from the Dharma Parlour, 2022.

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