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Our New Sunday Series to Start 2019 –– Visions of the Path

By shraddhavani on Wed, 9 Jan, 2019 - 01:10

Our New Sunday Series to Start 2019 –– Visions of the Path

By shraddhavani on Wed, 9 Jan, 2019 - 01:10

Sundays January 6 - February 10, 9.30am-12pm 

Over the course of 2019 at PBC, we will be exploring the The Myth of the Path from different perspectives, both in our weekly Sunday program and in our week-night courses. 

We begin with a six-week series, Visions of the Path, in which we will hear from various Dharma-farers about their spiritual pathways and approaches to practice. What are the core themes and myths that guide them, and how do those myths inspire and work out in the day-to-day? As...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Into Spring: Towards New Life in the Mind

By shraddhavani on Fri, 9 Mar, 2018 - 15:08

Into Spring: Towards New Life in the Mind

By shraddhavani on Fri, 9 Mar, 2018 - 15:08

Our new series: Sundays in March and April, 9.30am-12pm 
Passing from one season to the next, we are reminded of the constancy of change. The freshening and new growth of springtime connects us with the positive, potentially joyous, aspects of this reality. From now through April, as we witness the reawakening of the natural world around us, we will explore seven qualities of an awakened mind:

  • mindfulness 
  • self-reflection 
  • energy 
  • joy 
  • tranquility 
  • clear awareness 
  • equanimity.

Where do we already experience them in our lives and how can we cultivate them...

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FBA Podcast: Buddha Day Talk

By Rijupatha on Sat, 9 May, 2015 - 11:00

FBA Podcast: Buddha Day Talk

By Rijupatha on Sat, 9 May, 2015 - 11:00

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This week’s FBA Podcast is a talk from Parami on “Buddha Day (2012)”. Celebrating the Buddha’s Enlightenment on the full moon day in May, Parami delivers an inspiring talk marking this occasion at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre....

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FBA Podcast: Eros and Beauty – Beauty As Refuge

By Rijupatha on Sun, 5 Apr, 2015 - 14:39

FBA Podcast: Eros and Beauty – Beauty As Refuge

By Rijupatha on Sun, 5 Apr, 2015 - 14:39

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In this week’s FBA Podcast“Eros and Beauty – Beauty As Refuge,” Subhadramati continues the series exploring the place of Eros and Beauty in the Buddhist life by drawing out the experience of poetry and connecting with strangers. 26th January 2015, London Buddhist Centre....

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Dharmabyte's Classics

By viriyalila on Fri, 7 Sep, 2012 - 18:46

Dharmabyte's Classics

By viriyalila on Fri, 7 Sep, 2012 - 18:46This week we’ve got two Dharmabyte’s Classics from our vast archive of talks available for free online…

The Parable of the Raft
Amidst the complexity of Buddhist teachings, we can discern a distinctive essence lying behind the various historical forms which developed to convey the Buddha’s oral message. In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Parable of the Raft” Sangharakshita describes the essence of Buddhism: the parable of the raft and the advice to Mahaprajapati...