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FBA Podcast: Live United

By Zac on Sat, 30 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Spiritual Friendship in Action

Vidyadaka speaks here on the second part Dhardo Rimpoche’s motto ‘Cherish the Doctrine, Live United, Radiate Love’ by exploring how we actually do this and drawing out deeper aspects of its meaning. Firstly, we need to live united with ourselves, then learn to live united with others, with our teachers and with reality.
Covering themes such as the true individual, spiritual friendship, vertical communication, and renunciation, this talk was given at ...

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Dharmabyte: Community Sangha is Vital

By Zac on Mon, 25 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Going Beyond Duality

How do we go beyond the duality of subject and object, self and other, to experience the true nature of reality? Jnanavaca shares how the practice of sangha is vital in making spiritual progress.

From the talk What Is Sangha & Kalyana Mitrata? Given at London Buddhist Centre as part of the series The Bi-Tendential Value of Being & The Greater Mandala, 2019.

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Dharmabyte: Viewing Each Other with Kindly Eyes

By Zac on Wed, 20 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Culagosingha Sutta

Kalyanavaca shares the story of three monks living in harmony with each other, like milk and water blended together.

From the talk entitled Kalyana Mitra given at London Buddhist Centre, 2014.

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Re-Watch the Best of International Sangha Day 2021

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 7 Dec, 2021 - 17:43

Re-Watch the Best of International Sangha Day 2021

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 7 Dec, 2021 - 17:43

International Sangha Day 2021: “May Our Communication Be Sangha”

Sangha, spiritual community, can be described as a network of friendships based on what’s of most value. In the company of those committed to the Buddha’s teachings – past and present – we can express and deepen metta, loving-kindness, in our deeds, words and thoughts.

This year’s International Sangha Day celebration focused on communication because communication is a crucial part of the practice and development of Sangha. At its worst, communication can cause conflict...

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Dharmabyte: Seeing Our Teachers as Ordinary Human Beings

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 2 Dec, 2021 - 06:00

Vidyadaka talks about his spiritual teachers as offering the Dharma in an ordinary, straightforward way. 

Spiritual friendship is not an added-on part of Going for Refuge, nor is it the Buddhist equivalent to having some mates - rather it is of the essence of the spiritual life and a vital means of communication, emotional development, and meaning - not to mention challenge and enjoyment. But how do we do it and what does it look like?


From the talk entitled...

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25% off selected paperbacks for Sangha Day

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 15 Nov, 2021 - 11:55

25% off selected paperbacks for Sangha Day

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 15 Nov, 2021 - 11:55

As you may know, Sunday 21st November is International Sangha Day. To celebrate, we’re offering 25% off five paperbacks on the themes of friendship, communication and the spiritual community. The discounts will end on 6th December.

What is the Sangha? The Nature of Spiritual Community by Sangharakshita

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In Buddhism, the sangha is the free association of developing individuals choosing to help each other along the path. In What is the Sangha? Sangharakshita suggests that to explore the nature of spiritual community is also to examine...

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International Sangha Day: May Our Communication Be Sangha

By Centre Team on Fri, 10 Sep, 2021 - 20:51

International Sangha Day: May Our Communication Be Sangha

By Centre Team on Fri, 10 Sep, 2021 - 20:51

Sunday November 21
Sangha, spiritual community, can be described as a network of friendships based on what’s of most value. In the company of those committed to the Buddha’s teachings – past and present – we can express and deepen metta, loving-kindness, in our deeds, words and thoughts.

This year’s International Sangha Day celebration focuses on communication because communication is a crucial part of the practice and development of Sangha. At its worst, communication can cause conflict and confusion, polarisation and the...

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Dharmabyte: Reflecting on your Speech

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

Introducing the speech precepts, Bodhilila explains the Buddha’s advice on how to communicate effectively. How do you decide when and how to speak, using criteria of helpfulness, truthfulness, and whether or not it is pleasant to hear?

From the talk entitled The Buddha’s Speech given at West London Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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Dharmabyte: Going Forth in Speech

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 22 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

Marking the 50th anniversary of his own ‘Going Forth’ in India, Sangharakshita offers us his thoughts on the significance this adventure had for him and reflects on its relation to the Buddha’s search for Truth - with particular regard to actions of body, speech, and mind.

From the talk Reflections on Going Forth, 1997.

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