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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 12: 'Fields of Creativity' by Sangharakshita

By Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 6 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 12: 'Fields of Creativity' by Sangharakshita

By Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 6 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

And for our last day of the Twelve Days of FBA we are delighted to have Ratnaghosha recommend a late talk by Sangharakshita entitled ’Fields of Creativity’

Ratnaghosha was the host on the occasion of this recording when Sangharakshita returned to London to launch the final volume of his memoirs, ‘Moving Against the Stream’. From Yogi Chen to Beowulf, Aristotle to William Blake, this is a sparkling evocation of the crucial role of creativity in any Dharma...

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Dharmabyte: Nourishment and Encouragement

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

In the Dhaniya Sutta, the questions arise: ‘how do we move in this world with a freedom to be creative?’ and ‘how often do we follow the addictive tendency?’ Saddhanandi looks at vertical and horizontal nourishment as she explores these questions.

Excerpted from the talk The Dhaniya Sutta - Freedom to be Creative, part of the series Evoking Shakyamuni  given at Adhisthana, 2020.

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Dharmabyte: Wisdom is Seeing with the Eye of Appreciation

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 14:00

Nirvana is described as great bliss, that arises when grasping at self and other has vanished. A stream of uninterrupted creative activity, the Buddha is the supreme example of this. Here Padmavajra offers a deep dive into the Dhammapada, verses 277-279, on impermanence, dukkha and insubstantiality.

From the talk entitled Seeing with Insight - Dhammapada Verses 277 to 279 which is part of the series The Dhammapada - the Buddha’s Way of Truth given at ...

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Dharmabyte: Our Relationship with Art

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 22 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is by Taradasa called Our Relationship with Arts.

This talk asks us to look, and look again, at our relationship to the fine arts. Whether it’s music, painting, sculpture, performance - whatever we respond to in the Arts, Taradasa shows how we can approach it as spiritual practice. Excerpted from the talk entitled Buddhism and the Arts.

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Dharmabyte: Trusting the Process

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 18 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is by Varasahaya called Trusting the Process.

Drawing on her experience as a poet, Varasahaya discusses creativity, imagination, and the writing process as a spiritual practice. She reads some of her poems, and explains the process by which they came to birth, and what she learnt about letting go of self as she grappled with writing.

An excellent and very accessible talk given to Sangha night at the West London Buddhist Centre. Taken...

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Dharmabyte: A Creative Response

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 15 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is by the lovely Satyalila called A Creative Response.

Taken from the full talk, Imagination, the Buddha & Us offering a practical and personal perspective on why Sangharakshita has taught that imagination is a vital ingredient in the spiritual life. Full of examples and poetry, the talk invites listeners to recognise - and harness - the great power of the imagination which is in all of us, whether...

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Dharmabyte: Blake's Idea of the "Devouring" Aspect of Mind

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 10:56

Sangharakshita reflects on William Blake’s concept of the “devouring” aspect of mind and how it relates to the chain of conditionality in today’s FBA Dharmabyte entitled ‘Blake’s Idea of the ‘Devouring’ Aspect of Mind’.

From the talk entitled, “Fields of Creativity” given in 2001.

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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
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Meditation & Art Workshop Saturday July 30, 2016

By shraddhavani on Tue, 19 Jul, 2016 - 21:05

Meditation & Art Workshop Saturday July 30, 2016

By shraddhavani on Tue, 19 Jul, 2016 - 21:05

Come to the Button Factory, 855 Islington St., Studio 321 and join us in exploring some of the connections between creativity, music and meditation. We will see how opening to a new experience of concentration and awareness can help unlock our creative potential. Hosted by Narottama & friends.

All are welcome and no experience with art or meditation is needed.

Registration is free - register now to let us know you will attend

Offered by donation; suggested donation $20

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Dharmabyte: How is the Buddha Land Relevant to Us?

By Rijupatha on Thu, 26 Feb, 2015 - 17:00
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is an excerpt from the talk “Building the Buddha Land” by Sangharakshita. In this excerpt he answers the question, “How Is the Buddha Land Relevant to Us?”, using the sphere of creativity and the arts as an example. Part of the series “The Inconceivable Emancipation – Themes from...