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Dharmabyte: Aligning yourself with the Karma Niyama

By Rijupatha on Mon, 31 Aug, 2015 - 11:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called “Aligning yourself with the Karma Niyama” from the talk “Spiritual Death and Rebirth, a New Perspective On the Dharma Niyama” by Subhuti.

The stages of spiritual death and rebirth are key to the system of meditation, they represent the culimination and fulfilment of the Buddhas vision. During this talk given at Padmaloka Subhuti explains some new elements of Sangharakshitas thinking about how they relate to the Niyamas,...

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Dharmabyte: Overcoming Fear

By Rijupatha on Thu, 27 Aug, 2015 - 11:00

Are we ready to face our own death, and the total transformation it symbolises? Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called “Overcoming Fear” by Sangharakshita. Fear, terror, and heroic virtues: the cremation ground as a symbol of transformation. Talk given in 1971.

From the talk “The Symbolism of the Cremation Ground and the Celestial Maidens”, part of the series “Creative Symbols of the Tantric Path to Enlightenment”.

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FBA Podcast: Death and the Self, and the Buddha’s Unanswered Questions

By Rijupatha on Wed, 18 Feb, 2015 - 15:00

FBA Podcast: Death and the Self, and the Buddha’s Unanswered Questions

By Rijupatha on Wed, 18 Feb, 2015 - 15:00Subscribe to the FBA Podcast

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Our FBA Podcast this week is entitled “Death and the Self, and the Buddha’s Unanswered Questions”. Here Vaddhaka delves into the Buddha’s unanswered questions; questions that Vacchagotta, Malunkyaputta and others asked him. Among them: ‘What happens to a Buddha after death?’ And what happens at our own death; what did the Buddha really say; and why did...
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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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Dharmabyte: The Finite Nature of Life

By Rijupatha on Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 21:15
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “The Finite Nature of Life” is from Paramananda. Beginning the talk with a poem, he explores the importance of coming into relation with suffering, especially regarding our own and others’ death. If we do not take on the finite nature of our lives, we cannot practise effectively.
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FBA Podcast: Bodhicitta and Spiritual Death

By Rijupatha on Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 20:45

FBA Podcast: Bodhicitta and Spiritual Death

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Our FBA Podcast this week is entitled “Bodhicitta and Spiritual Death” by Vijayamala, a talk given as part of the Understanding, Exploring and Realising Spiritual Death retreat, led by Kamalashila and Vijayamala, at Adhisthana Dec 2014.
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Dharmabyte: Making the Best Use of Our Time

By Rijupatha on Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 20:23
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Sangharakshita rouses us with today’s FBA Dharmabyte, entitled “Making the Best Use of Our Time – Practice the Dharma!”. From the 1996 talk “Intellect, Emotion, and Will” given at the opening of the Manchester Buddhist Centre.
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Preparation for the Moment of Death

By viriyalila on Tue, 18 Nov, 2014 - 21:19

Preparation for the Moment of Death

By viriyalila on Tue, 18 Nov, 2014 - 21:19This Preparation for the Moment of Death workshop based on the Bardo Thotrol (The Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo). In the Tibetan tradition there are six bardos or opportunities to become liberated from habitual tendencies; a to become awake or Enlightened. In this workshop we will explore the bardo of the moment before death by means of meditation, exercises and readings. How can we be with ourselves and how can we be others in the dying process?

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Our First Original eBook: A Buddhist Cancer Memoir by Suvarnaprabha (Suvanna Cullen)

By Candradasa on Fri, 17 Oct, 2014 - 19:16

Our First Original eBook: A Buddhist Cancer Memoir by Suvarnaprabha (Suvanna Cullen)

By Candradasa on Fri, 17 Oct, 2014 - 19:16Just over a year ago, our friend Suvarnaprabha passed away in the company of her friends from the San Francisco Buddhist Center. Some readers may recall our coverage of Suvarnaprabha’s last few months in which she generously shared much of her process of dying as a way to encourage people to meet their own mortality in the light of the Dharma.

Suvarnaprabha kept a great blog to document the ups and downs of...

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