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Dharmabyte: Engaging with the Arts

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 25 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is by Abhayavajra called Engaging with the Arts.

What happens when Buddhist practice meets contemporary western art? Art East presents an evening with Abhayavajra at the London Buddhist Arts Centre, exploring how the Dharma life is expressed in art practice. Interviewed by Maitreyabandhu. Listen to the full talk entitled Painting the Void.

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Podcast - An Update from The Sikkha Project

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 19 Apr, 2019 - 09:20

“The idea is that, at some point, it won’t be a project; it’ll just be more like how we do things”

The Sikkha Project aims to support the development of training within Triratna for every level of experience, to discover and share how the different elements of our system of practice are taught and practiced most effectively, and to create resources and training to fill any gaps.

Here’s a conversation with Dhammamegha, currently co-ordinating this project, explaining its origins, who’s involved and the ‘shopping...

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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: The Caste System In India

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 11 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is about The Caste System In India by Amoghasiddhi, a public preceptor in India, who shares about the influence of Dr. Ambedkar on his life and community.

Listen to the Yashosagar, another public preceptor, on this same occasion The Caste System In India.

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The Sikkha Project

New Sikkha Course now online

By dhammamegha on Fri, 5 Apr, 2019 - 15:16

New Sikkha Course now online

By dhammamegha on Fri, 5 Apr, 2019 - 15:16

A second Sheffield-designed course is now available online for you to use at your centres. Called Vision and Transformation, this six-week course takes relative newcomers through the noble eightfold path through input, discussion, reflection and meditation. The course is designed to follow after the 8 week Radical Dharma course. 

Starting with an emphasis on Vision, it leads though the process of Transformation: emotion, imagination, speech, right livelihood, and effort and attention in meditation. Here you’ll find Vadanya’s introductory videos for each week along with...

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Dharmabyte: Make a Difference - Women in India

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 28 Mar, 2019 - 13:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Make a Difference - Women in India, is excerpted from the talk Triratna Sangha In India and the Work of the India Dharma Trust by Tarahridaya.

This talk was given as part of Manchester Buddhist Centre’s celebration of Dr Ambedkar’s 60th anniversary of his conversion to Buddhism. She provides a personal recount of the transformative nature of the Dharma and the Triratna Buddhist movement witnessed in India.

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FutureDharma
FutureDharma

2018 Annual report now published

By Liz_Bassett on Wed, 27 Mar, 2019 - 15:00

2018 Annual report now published

By Liz_Bassett on Wed, 27 Mar, 2019 - 15:00

“More of the same, reaching more and more people.” Urgyen Sangharakshita

Speaking just a few months before he died, this was Sangharakshita’s ongoing vision for Triratna. FutureDharma exists to help make this beautifully simple vision a vibrant reality.

We set out in 2016 with nine Dharma Priorities, the blessing and support of the College of Public Preceptors, and the fervent belief that members of Triratna love our sangha and want to give other people the opportunity to benefit from it. From the get go we have supported...

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FBA Podcast: The Significance of Dr Ambedkar In the West

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 16 Mar, 2019 - 13:00

In this week’s FBA Podcast Subhuti offers The Significance of Dr Ambedkar In the West.

Speaking during a festival day in 2010 held to celebrate the life of Dr Ambedkar, Subhuti speaks about what significance Dr Ambedkar has outside India.

The main thrust of the talk is a list of three reasons why someone might convert to Buddhism, enumerated by Dr Ambedkar but applied to our situation in the West. Perhaps the most important is Dr Ambedkar’s insights...

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What the London Buddhist Centre (really) is...

By LondonBuddhistCentre on Fri, 18 Jan, 2019 - 11:07

What the London Buddhist Centre (really) is...

By LondonBuddhistCentre on Fri, 18 Jan, 2019 - 11:07

“It’s a lightning rod through which something utterly transcendent can find its way into the world”

Big thanks to Poppie Runa Sköld for our new video about life at the London Buddhist Centre.

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