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Podcast - Working in an Online Team: A Buddhist Perspective

By Centre Team on Wed, 30 Oct, 2019 - 17:31

This podcast features the Dharmachakra team - who bring you The Buddhist Centre Online website and platform, Free Buddhist Audio, podcasts like this one, event coverage, technical support and more besides!

As part of an online practice week in August some of this team gathered to talk about the Dharma and how they practice it in the context of their lives - in particular, in a busy, online ‘team-based right livelihood’, working with other Buddhists, bringing in...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Buddha's Decision to Teach

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 3 Jan, 2019 - 11:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is called The Buddha’s Decision to Teach by Parami excerpted from the talk Out of Compassion for the World given at our International Retreat at Taraloka, May 2008.

The Buddha realised full well how hard it was going to be to communicate what he had discovered to other people - to us. He knew that the grip of greed, hatred and delusion is very strong. He could imagine how vexatious it might...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Our True Response

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 10 Dec, 2018 - 13:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is called Our True Response, from the talk entitled Truthful Communication. Amarapuspa explores the topic of truthful communication starting from the idea that the spiritual life consists of speaking the truth. She discusses whether we are capable of speaking the truth and how the responses of our bodies may help us to spot if we are not being truthful.

Amarapuspa also looks at the area of trust in...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Vishvapani on 'Thought for the Day'

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 5 Sep, 2018 - 12:00

Vishvapani on 'Thought for the Day'

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 5 Sep, 2018 - 12:00

Vishvapani is the regular Buddhist contributor to Thought for the Day: a comment on the news from a faith perspective on the main BBC radio news programme.

Here are his recent talks: 

10.1.18 The Skill of Ethics
Education focuses more and more on learning skills. The Buddhist idea of ethics as skilfulness makes a link between ordinary skills and he rely of ethics and spiritual life.
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1.5.18 1968:...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Elder Revealed – Gentleness Prevails

By Rijupatha on Mon, 7 Dec, 2015 - 11:00

We’ve been moved to share an abundant handful of Sangharakshita’s writings and poems over the next few weeks. In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “The Elder Revealed”, an excerpt from his own elegant and moving unpublished story, Sanghrakshita evokes the spiritual efforts of a monk who occupies the ‘Holy Man’s Cave’ above an Indian village at the time of the Buddha. From “The Cave”, read by the author.

Questioning our friends affectionately leaves them...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: An Ever Widening Circle

By Rijupatha on Sun, 22 Nov, 2015 - 22:39

This week’s FBA Podcast features Ratnaghosha in a talk entitled “An Ever Widening Circle”. Given as the key note talk at Sangha Day at the Cambridge Buddhist Center, launching the Year of Spiritual Community for 2014 and laying out a vision for the Sangha.

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Reaching Out – Communicating the Dharma

By Rijupatha on Sat, 11 Jul, 2015 - 05:07

“The dharma changes lives, it has changed our own and it can change others.” This week’s FBA Podcast is a talk by Dharmashalin he called: “Reaching Out – Communicating the Dharma From Our Appreciation, Courage and Conviction.” Buddhism is a communication, the Buddha, gained Awakening and shared his experience with others which has led us to be here today. This is the origins of Outreach, taking the Dharma to others.

“I have started working for the Birmingham Buddhist Centre to do...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Building Sangha

By Rijupatha on Mon, 28 Jul, 2014 - 15:21
Our FBA Dharmabyte today, “Building Sangha,” is by Vajrasara who explores the value of spiritual community, ways to encourage fuller harmony, and the many opportunities in friendship for waking up. From the talk: “Building Sangha, Creating Harmony”.

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Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre

Dhanakosa summer retreat highlights

By Pasadini on Tue, 9 Jul, 2013 - 15:16

Hi there,
Just an update on some of what is on offer this summer up here in the beautiful Balquhidder glen, at Dhanakosa Retreat Centre. 

Tai Chi & Meditation- July 19-26  (introductory level retreat), led by Nagamudra

Dancing the Unknown- August 2-9 (introductory level retreat with movement improvisation and meditation teaching), led by Jayachitta and Paramananda

Skillful Communication- Sept 6-13 (introductory retreat with Non violent Communication and meditation teaching), led by Vajrasara

To book call 01877 384 213, or email info [at] dhanakosa.com

Hope to see you up here soon!

Pasadini