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not mere luxuries

By jvalamalini on Tue, 17 Mar, 2015 - 14:33
Compassion and love are not mere luxuries.As the source both of inner and external peace, they are fundamental to the continued survival of our species
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Dharmabyte: Death Has 10,000 Doors

By Rijupatha on Wed, 18 Feb, 2015 - 14:55
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, is from the rather fabulous talk “Death and the Buddhist” by Danavira. We’ve titled this “Death Has 10,000 Doors”. Danavira is one of the best speakers we know – he is very funny, can do poetic and profound, tends to the chaotic in his style, and has a particular genius for...
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FBA Podcast: The Mystery of Exchanging Self and Other

By Rijupatha on Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 18:14

FBA Podcast: The Mystery of Exchanging Self and Other

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Our FBA Podcast this week is entitled “The Mystery of Exchanging Self and Other”. This is the fifth in a series of six talks given by Padmavajra, based on verses from Shantideva’s ‘Guide to The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’, otherwise known as ‘The Bodhicaryavatara’.

Talks given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, on the Winter Retreat,...
Sydney Buddhist Centre
Sydney Buddhist Centre

ACT for stillness

By Bodhidasa on Mon, 22 Dec, 2014 - 21:49

ACT for stillness

By Bodhidasa on Mon, 22 Dec, 2014 - 21:49The Active Compassion Team (ACT) held its first public spaces meditation session last Friday at the busy Newtown Train Station concourse.

Inspired by the actions of members of the Cambridge Buddhist Centre and a general sense of taking the Dharma into the world, the team intends to hold regular public meditations and invite those so interested to join in. There are further plans to expand the team’s activities into more diverse areas such as assisting with food banks...
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FBA Podcast: Meeting the Suffering of the World

By Rijupatha on Tue, 16 Dec, 2014 - 13:46

FBA Podcast: Meeting the Suffering of the World

By Rijupatha on Tue, 16 Dec, 2014 - 13:46Subscribe to the FBA Podcast

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This week’s FBA Podcast entitled “Meeting the Suffering of the World”, by Maitrisara, was the last in a series of talks at Dharmapala College celebrating “40 Years of the New Society”. Here Maitrisara takes on the topic of compassion in action...
Norwich Buddhist Centre
Norwich Buddhist Centre

Singhamati on The Brahma Viharas

By Suryadarshini on Thu, 21 Aug, 2014 - 10:54

Singhamati on The Brahma Viharas

By Suryadarshini on Thu, 21 Aug, 2014 - 10:54Singhamati, a young Order member living in Birmingham, visits the Norwich Buddhist Centre for a weekend sleepover retreat on the Brahma Viharas.
Norwich Young Buddhists
Norwich Young Buddhists

The Brahma Viharas - a talk by Singhamati

By Maitrisingha on Wed, 20 Aug, 2014 - 17:50

The Brahma Viharas - a talk by Singhamati

By Maitrisingha on Wed, 20 Aug, 2014 - 17:50A 50 minute talk given on the Norwich Young Buddhists August retreat at Norwich Buddhist Centre.

Singhamati introduces the 4 Brahma Viharas:

1.Metta (loving-kindness) 2.Karuna (compassion) 3.Mudita (gladness) 4.Uppeksha (equanimity)

Be sure to watch in HD! (click on the cog, then quality, then HD)

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Dharmabyte - Pointing to Something Real

By Rijupatha on Thu, 6 Mar, 2014 - 17:31
Our FBA Dharmabyte today, “Pointing to something Real,” is the beginning of the audio talk “Launch of the LBC Year of Dharmic Receptivity” by Jnanavaca. In true form, Jnanavaca delivers.

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Avalokitesvara Mantra (Live at the ECA)

By Candradasa on Thu, 9 Jan, 2014 - 12:57
A rousing recording of the Avalokitesvara Mantra from the first Triratna European Chairs Assembly of the new year. The harmony is led by Amalamati from Valencia.

Avalokitesvara is the Bodhisattva of compassion, and his thousand-armed form is the symbol for the Triratna Buddhist Order at work in the world.

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