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Dharmabyte: The Buddha Appeared at Just the Right Time

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 8 Jun, 2020 - 14:00

In this talk Shakyapada introduces the Buddha as a historical figure living in inspiring and uncertain times. He explores the culture and environment through which the Buddha travelled as he was teaching the Dharma and how his teachings were revolutionary.

From the talk Spiritual Fire In the Ganges Valley given at the Croydon Buddhist Centre in March 2018 as part of our regular Saturday morning Sangha class.

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Buddhist Film Nights in Hastings

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 4 Mar, 2020 - 11:00

Buddhist Film Nights in Hastings

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 4 Mar, 2020 - 11:00

Chris McKenna is a mitra practicing with the Hastings sangha on the south coast of England. Five years ago, after discussion with friends, Chris approached the local independent cinema - The Electric Palace - about the possibility of showing regular screenings of films that would be of interest to the local Buddhist community.
 
Initially the cinema was reluctant and asked if he could guarantee that twenty five of the fifty seats would be filled. Obviously he couldn’t...

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Dharmabyte: Be More Than Your Culture

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 23 May, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called Be More Than Your Culture by Maitreyabandhu.

How do we make the most of life? Buddhism is a non-theistic, practical path of human growth and fulfilment. This series includes highlights from the eight-week course that leads participants step by step along the Buddhist path from mindfulness and emotional strength to receptivity, spiritual death and rebirth. And, as you can see from the talks, Maitreyabandhu always comes back to the here...

Dublin Buddhist Centre
Dublin Buddhist Centre

Evolution of a Pacifist - Sean O'Casey and Buddhism

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 4 Oct, 2018 - 20:13

From the glorification of violent struggle in ‘The Shadow of a Gunman’ through the rest of his Irish trilogy, Dublin playwright Sean O’Casey demonstrated the futility of violence to achieve political aims. Eventually in ‘The Silver Tassie’, set partially in the trenches of WW1, he espoused a pacifist message of the utter futility of war.

Maitrikaya explores how O’Casey believed in the solidarity of the entire human race over narrow national interests and how, though...

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Dharmabyte: Broken Images

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 28 May, 2018 - 17:07

This Dharmabyte podcast is from Sangharakshita, entitled: Broken Images, an excerpt from the talk The Journey to Il Convento.

The journey symbolises a pilgrimage through the ruins and broken images of Christian civilisation and culture, progressing through a world of archetypal forms, and potentially taking us to the very threshold of Enlightenment.

N.B. A few words missing. Talk given in 1984. 

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London Buddhist Centre

'Just Then Or Not At All'

By Singhamanas on Fri, 13 Jan, 2017 - 11:29

'Just Then Or Not At All'

By Singhamanas on Fri, 13 Jan, 2017 - 11:29

Fifty years ago this April, Sangharakshita founded a new Buddhist movement that was to change the lives of thousands of people. What fostered such unlikely success? Singhamanas on a unique point in history

We already know the story of the Swinging Sixties: LSD, the CND, Beats, Beatles and baby-boomers. Maybe we’re even familiar with the story of Sangharakshita, the founder of the community that the London Buddhist Centre is a part of: the young British signalman going AWOL after...

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Dharmabyte: Buddhism and Culture

By Rijupatha on Wed, 1 Apr, 2015 - 20:44

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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Buddhism and Culture”, Sangharakshita illustrates how it is only possible to change the world fundamentally when we are receptive to the influence of higher spiritual dimensions. From the talk of the same name, “Buddhism and Culture”, given in 1976 as part of the series “Transformation of Life and...

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Dharmabyte: Sangha as Alternative Culture

By Rijupatha on Wed, 3 Dec, 2014 - 20:06
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, we present an excellent talk from Young Peoples Facilitator Kara Moses entitled “Sangha as Alternative Culture”. Kara talks about why industrialised Capitalist society presents us with particularly challenging conditions for Buddhist practise, and how the Sangha provides a radical positive alternative.