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FBA Podcast: The 4 Gifts

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 9 Mar, 2019 - 14:00

All bona fide Buddhism is Activism. We want to make the world better right? The issue is energy; how can we cultivate energy in pursuit of the good.

In this week’s FBA Podcast, entitled The 4 Gifts, Padmavajra considers 5 fundamental aspects of Virya - known as Energy for Enlightenment.

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Dharmabyte: The Sevenfold Puja

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 13 Dec, 2018 - 13:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a full description of The Sevenfold Puja. From the talk entitled Poetry and Devotion in Buddhism: the Sevenfold Puja by Sangarakshita. The central problem of spiritual life is the mobilisation of our emotional energies, so that what we know can be put into practice. Energies may be blocked, wasted or too coarse, and the Buddhist puja takes us through a series of devotional moods to help liberate them.

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FBA Podcast: Vajrapani - Energy Unlimited

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 12:00

Our FBA Podcast this week is a cracking and wonderfully detailed talk called Vajrapani - Energy Unlimited by Vessantara, author of ‘Meeting the Buddhas’. He is the ideal person to introduce us to the complex and fascinating Tantric figure of Vajrapani - ‘Lord of Secrets’, embodiment of ”virya’ (Energy in Pursuit of the Good). Vessantara’s style is familiar and well-earthed, and therefore eminently well suited to material that bristles with electricity and is...

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Dharmabyte: Emotion in the Spiritual Life

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 28 May, 2018 - 17:02

This Dharmabyte podcast is from our Triratna Buddhist Community founder, Sangharakshita, entitled: Emotion in the Spiritual Life.

The central problem of spiritual life is the mobilisation of our emotional energies, so that what we know can be put into practice. Energies may be blocked, wasted or too coarse, and the Buddhist puja takes us through a series of devotional moods to help liberate them.

The full talk, Poetry and Devotion...

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Berlin Young Buddhists - Neue Workshopreihe / New Workshop Series

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 2 Feb, 2016 - 14:31

Berlin Young Buddhists - Neue Workshopreihe / New Workshop Series

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 2 Feb, 2016 - 14:31

NEUE WORKSHOPREIHE: MITGEFÜHLWEISHEITENERGIE

In dieser Workshopreihe wollen wir das Ziel des Buddhismus – Erleuchtung – näher untersuchen. Erleuchtung hat viele Namen, darunter Erwachen, Erkennen, Sehen wie die Dinge sind, Nirwana, etc.

In unseren Treffen wollen wir die drei Kernqualitäten der Erleuchtungserfahrung untersuchen, Mitgefühl, Weisheit und Energie. Wir werden im gemeinsamen Austausch und in Workshops untersuchen, was Erleuchtung, bzw. Mitgefühl, Weisheit und Energie für uns bedeutet, wo wir in unserer Erfahrung...

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Dharmabyte: The Spirit of Cooperative Work

By Rijupatha on Wed, 21 Jan, 2015 - 15:41
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, entitled “The Spirit of Cooperative Work”, Parami looks at Sangharakshita’s encouragement of cooperative work and Team-Based Right Livelihood businesses, examining the history of these types of businesses in the Triratna Buddhist Community as well as how we can keep the energy and momentum behind them alive...
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Dharmabytes Podcast #382 - 'Padmasambhava at Work' by Parami

By Candradasa on Tue, 16 Sep, 2014 - 20:21
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Find magic and ritual in today’s FBA Dharmabyte, ‘Padmasambhava at Work’. Parami shares what it’s like ordaining someone – a channel to the transcendental. She talks about her personal link with Sangharakshita and the birth story of Padmasambhava and his taking Buddhism to Tibet – the marriage of cognition, feeling and emotion. From the talk ‘Energy At Its Most Abundant’ by...
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Vajrapani: The Dharma Protector

By viriyalila on Sat, 21 Dec, 2013 - 15:43

Vajrapani: The Dharma Protector

By viriyalila on Sat, 21 Dec, 2013 - 15:43In this week’s FBA Podcast “Vajrapani: The Dharma Protector,” Vadanya introduces us to this Bodhisattva of Energy given as part of a series of talks on Stories and Symbols at Sheffield Buddhist Centre on 3rd July 2007.
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The Diamond Sutra as Zen Master

By viriyalila on Fri, 20 Dec, 2013 - 15:05
Continuing with our Bodhisattva theme, our next FBA Dharmabyte this week is called “The Diamond Sutra as Zen Master.” Listen to Abhaya in an an intriguing discussion of the sutra as Vajrapani and as a zen master. From the talk “The Diamond Sutra” where Abhaya leads us on the crazy paving path through the profoundly paradoxical – a text guaranteed to turn your world upside-down. Some very funny parts to this talk – and some...

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