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Dharmabyte: Concepts - A Map of Reality

By Rijupatha on Mon, 9 Nov, 2015 - 11:00

Transcendental insight is free of intellectual thought, but it doesn’t just arise out of nowhere. Nobody can tell you the difference between theory and direct experience – you just know it. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, from Yashobodhi, is entitled “Concepts: A Map of Reality”, an excerpt from the talk “Inquisitive Mind, Thinking and Awakening”.

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FBA Podcast: Mind Over Matter

By Rijupatha on Sat, 7 Nov, 2015 - 13:41

This week’s FBA Podcast features Jnanavaca in a talk entitled “Mind Over Matter”. Most people think of science as insisting that only dead matter really exists as a substrate of everything in the universe, and that mind is something that does not have the same reality as matter. However modern physics shows that matter itself is not made up of definite things, and that it may even be influenced by being observed by...

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Dharmabyte: Imagining a New Sort of Consciousness

By Rijupatha on Sat, 7 Nov, 2015 - 13:36

Sometimes we can’t imagine an adult consciousness. What you are doing when you sit down to meditate to foster, to reveal to yourself a greater consciousness. Sometimes children have a sense of this greater consciousness, remembering back can help us tap into our aims as meditators. Your child consciousness naturally relates to the world as if it relates to you. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is entitled “Imagining a New Sort of Consciousness”, an excerpt...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Prasadachitta - Whirlpools and Clear Water

By Candradasa on Fri, 30 Oct, 2015 - 23:59

Prasadachitta’s talk is like a beautiful stillness amid the whirl of a full Order Convention. His conversational style gradually brings forth the depth of reflection behind it. And the integrity of his personal practice bubbles easily to the surface when, with humility and good humour, he shares his own experience of working across two very human tendencies that have a bearing on friendship. 

His evocation of the river - now full of whirlpools as it flows through the ‘Neurotaloka’, now becalmed as...

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Buddhist Voices - Danadasa & Prasadachitta on San Francisco, Consciousness, and Friendship

By Candradasa on Wed, 28 Oct, 2015 - 22:53

We continue to celebrate the diversity of those attending the 2015 Triratna Buddhist Order Pan-American Convention in Mexico with two close friends from San Francisco. The theme of the Convention is friendship itself as a whole path of practice, and this is a pleasing ramble with two Californians taking in topics as diverse as the tech boom in San Francisco, the nature of interpretative understanding, and how beautiful it is to sit in a garden as part of a Buddhist...

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FBA Podcast: The Buddha, The Bodhicitta and Bhante

By Rijupatha on Sat, 14 Mar, 2015 - 10:00

FBA Podcast: The Buddha, The Bodhicitta and Bhante

By Rijupatha on Sat, 14 Mar, 2015 - 10:00Subscribe to the FBA Podcast

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This week’s FBA Podcast is a gem from Vajratara entitled: “The Buddha, The Bodhicitta and Bhante.” Vajratara introduces the Bodhicitta in an easily accessible format: what, why and how. She starts with the symbolism of the Buddha’s own Bodhisattva vow at the time of Dipankara, the previous Buddha. She also draws out Sangharakshita s unique understanding of...
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Rebirth and Consciousness

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Mon, 24 Mar, 2014 - 11:50

Rebirth and Consciousness

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Mon, 24 Mar, 2014 - 11:50Here is another ‘editor’s opinion’ piece. How should Western Buddhists relate to the Buddhist teachings of rebirth? This is a difficult topic, and while some people hold to the traditional views about rebirth, others, like me, are more agnostic. In this piece, however, I try to clarify the question of whether ‘rebirth’, even in the traditional sense, involves the continuity of consciousness. I say no… Of course there are other views on this whole matter, and you can ‘respond’ to...

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