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Try the New Free Buddhist Audio for Mobile!

By Candradasa on Fri, 19 Aug, 2022 - 23:30

Try the New Free Buddhist Audio for Mobile!

By Candradasa on Fri, 19 Aug, 2022 - 23:30

FBA 3.0 public preview now available

We are so excited to bring all our friends early access to the new Free Buddhist Audio, now streaming for mobile and all devices!

The community of Free Buddhist Audio users around the world has responded so generously to our post-pandemic appeal for funds to help turn FBA into a mobile-friendly, streaming audio service ready for the next 15 years.

We’d love you to try it out and send your feedback. You...

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Buddhafield 2021: Talks on YouTube - Kiss the Earth

By kusaladevi on Fri, 13 Aug, 2021 - 18:52

Buddhafield 2021: Talks on YouTube - Kiss the Earth

By kusaladevi on Fri, 13 Aug, 2021 - 18:52

In case you missed them, the talks from the Buddhafield “Kiss the Earth” festival are now available to watch on YouTube! 

A wonderful set of talks from Sanghadhara, Saddhanandi, Chittapala, Maitrijyoti, Dhivan, Kusaladevi and Joanna Spence.

The theme of the festival was “Kiss the Earth”. When we connect with the earth, we are also connecting with ourselves and with other beings, recognizing we are part of a greater whole. We can begin to let go of the barriers...

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Kiss the Earth: Buddhafield 2021- the Talks!

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 20:56

Kiss the Earth: Buddhafield 2021- the Talks!

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 20:56

When we connect with the earth, we are also connecting with ourselves and with other beings, recognizing we are part of a greater whole. We can begin to let go of the barriers that separate us from one another

We have learnt this past few years how rapidly things can change, and seen the illusion that humanity is in total control swept away. A more humble, respectful approach is need to rebalance our world, both internally and externally. 

To kiss the earth is to...

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The Inexhaustible Lamp: Support Free Buddhist Audio in 2019!

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 27 Dec, 2018 - 18:43

The Inexhaustible Lamp: Support Free Buddhist Audio in 2019!

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 27 Dec, 2018 - 18:43

“Sisters, there is a door of the Dharma called ‘The Inexhaustible Lamp.’ Practise it! What is it? Sisters, a single lamp may light hundreds of thousands of lamps without itself being diminished.“ 
(From the Vimalakirti Nirdesa)

2018 has been a momentous year for the Triratna Buddhist Community – incorporating the celebration of 50 years of the Order itself (listen to inspiring interviews from our ongoing 50 Years, 50 Voices project); and taking in, of course, the death of our founder, Urgyen Sangharakshita.

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Dharmabytes Podcast #381 - 'What is freedom?' by Sagaraghosa

By Candradasa on Sun, 14 Sep, 2014 - 16:22
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “What is freedom?” Sagaraghosa offers a pithy talk exploring the Buddha’s practical suggestions to find greater freedom in one’s life – genuine freedom that does not rely on external factors to give a sense of freedom.

From the talk, “The Liberated Mind,” third in a series of four talks given at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre in 2011...
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FBA Podcast No.246: Dreams and Rebirth by Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Sun, 14 Sep, 2014 - 16:08

FBA Podcast No.246: Dreams and Rebirth by Sangharakshita

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This week’s FBA Podcast is a quite unusual and unexpectedly intimate talk from Sangharakshita, ‘Dreams and Rebirth’. Given at the wonderful old converted church that is now the resplendent Sheffield Buddhist Centre in the UK. Some lovely, evocative accounts from his personal dreamlife – tales of mediaeval monks! - and a significant and highly personal exploration of...
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Dharmabytes Podcast - The Bardo of Dream by Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Wed, 10 Sep, 2014 - 15:25
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According to Tibetan tradition, in the bardo, an ‘intermediate state’ in the endless round of birth and death, we are free for an instant from that round. The Tibetan book of the Dead (Bardo Thodol) describes six of these opportunities for escape from reactivity. In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “The Bardo of Dream,” Sangharakshita describes the second of the six bardos, the bardo of dreams. From the talk “Psycho-Spiritual Symbolism...
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New series of talks by Subhuti: The Five Aspects of Sangharakshita’s System of Dharma Life

By lokabandhu on Mon, 1 Jul, 2013 - 20:42

New series of talks by Subhuti: The Five Aspects of Sangharakshita’s System of Dharma Life

By lokabandhu on Mon, 1 Jul, 2013 - 20:42Over on Padmaloka’s space on The Buddhist Centre Online there’s a major new series of 8 talks by Subhuti entitled ‘The Five Aspects of Sangharakshita’s System of Dharma Life’, along with a question-and-answer session on the material.

This series was given by Subhuti on a recent ‘System of Practice’ retreat at Padmaloka for men who have asked for Ordination. In these talks, Subhuti delves into the fundamental principles behind ...
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Free Buddhist Audio goes German!

By lokabandhu on Wed, 24 Oct, 2012 - 06:09

Free Buddhist Audio goes German!

By lokabandhu on Wed, 24 Oct, 2012 - 06:09Viriyalila writes from New Hampshire with the latest news from Free Buddhist Audio - Triratna’s popular Dharma talks website, currently averaging 5,000 visitors a months - a figure which looks set to increase with the new German version of the site. She says - “This summer the Free Buddhist Audio team joined forces with Jnanacandra, chairwoman of Triratna’s centre in Essen, Germany, to create a fully functional, fully German version of Free Buddhist Audio.

Our...
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Subject: 1630

By viriyalila on Tue, 5 Jun, 2012 - 14:31

Subject: 1630

By viriyalila on Tue, 5 Jun, 2012 - 14:31Subject: 1630

Useful fact of the day - there are now 1630 talks on the FBA website.

(Courtesy of Samudradaka)