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FBA Podcast: The Rise of the Asuras and the Sword of Wisdom

By Zac on Sat, 3 Dec, 2022 - 06:00

Vajragupta (m) offers a Buddhist myth of the asuras, the Titan realm on the Wheel of Life, as a way of seeing and understanding the social and political times we are living through. In this myth, the Buddha appears in the realm of the asuras holding a sword. What does that symbolize? Vajragupta suggests it can be seen as a sword of fearlessness, a sword of truth and wisdom, a sword of justice, and the sword of the...

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Dharmabyte: Fearlessness is a Great Virtue

By Zac on Mon, 3 Oct, 2022 - 06:00

In this talk, Khemabandhu takes us on a journey into the terrifying cremation grounds which Padmasambhava deliberately sought out. The facing of our deepest fears presents us with and incredible opportunity for spiritual development, but how do we summon up the courage necessary to do so?

This talk was given during a young men’s retreat held at Padmaloka as part of the series Entering the Realm of the Guru, 2022.
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Dharmabyte: Angulimala and the Buddha

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 1 Apr, 2021 - 06:00

“Absolute fearlessness is synonymous with Enlightenment.” - Sangharakshita

Here Aryadhi introduces Amoghasiddhi, the green Buddha of the North, through the Buddha’s quality of fearlessness as illustrated by the story of Angulimala.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Amoghasiddhi - Journey Into Fearlessness given at Norwich Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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Letting Go Of Fear

By Centre Team on Tue, 18 Aug, 2020 - 18:20

Letting Go Of Fear

By Centre Team on Tue, 18 Aug, 2020 - 18:20

The Buddha was said to be completely fearless. What does that mean for us?

We all experience fear at times. And fear has its uses! It can spur us into action and help us avoid danger. But fear can also imprison us and paralyze us. It can stop us from leading the life we want. 

It’s a scary world sometimes. So how can we become fearless ourselves?

This is a beautiful animated film by Aryajit about how to face our fears and...

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Dharmabyte: Stepping into the Full Nature of Impermanence

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 13 Aug, 2020 - 14:00

Paramananda introduces Vajrapani and his connection to energy, specifically looking at impermanence and fearlessness when coming into relationship with death.

From the talk entitled Vajrapani and Led Energy Meditation given at West London Buddhist Centre, 2015.

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Dharmabyte: Fearlessness in the Face of Hopelessness

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 May, 2020 - 14:00

Candraprabha, current Chair of Tiratanaloka Retreat Centre, offers her reflections on different aspects of compassion. From the talk entitled Green Tara, she who embodies the quintessence of compassion. In good humor she reveals much about her own practice of cultivating fearlessness and courage in the face of hopelessness.

 Given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre as part of the series Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, 2019.

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Going for Refuge in a Time of Fear - New Talk from Padmavajra

By Prajnahridaya on Thu, 19 Mar, 2020 - 16:10

Going for Refuge in a Time of Fear - New Talk from Padmavajra

By Prajnahridaya on Thu, 19 Mar, 2020 - 16:10

Padmavajra gives a talk on how to Go for Refuge in times of adversity and fear.

Given the situation of the world today, with threat of sickness and great uncertainty, how do we practise as Buddhists? How do we continue to deepen our practice of loving kindness, of awareness? What is the real response to the situation we find ourselves in today?

The talk was recorded on the 18th March 2020 in the Padmaloka Shrine Room, with an audience of the Padmaloka community.

Karuna Fundraisers
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Transformation through Sangha

By Sanghamani on Wed, 4 Mar, 2020 - 15:50

Here is the talk I gave from last years International Gathering.

On the theme of The Alchemy of the Dharma, I was asked to talk about the practice of Sangha and how we can transform ourselves in order to transform our communities. I talk about my work on Karuna appeals.

“As a fundraiser at the cutting edge of the practice of connection – trying to forge a sense of mutually vital relationship with strangers (who are not necessarily pleased to find you at their door!)...

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Triratna International Council

Buddhist Voices: Abhayadana - Giving the Gift of Fearlessness to Women in India

By Candradasa on Mon, 9 Sep, 2019 - 13:01

A great conversation with the quietly brilliant Abhayadana about her Buddhist work and practice in India. Her name means ‘Giver of Fearlessness’ - and this is something she has dedicated her life to, helping support and free women in her community from the stigma of social caste and the violence that often goes with it.

We hear about her personal approach via meditation and reflection on the Buddhist figure of Kshitigarbha (Jizo) who descends into hell realms to liberate suffering beings. And...

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Dharmabyte: The Gift of Fearlessness

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Apr, 2018 - 16:10

Fear is the great modern disease. Helping to create the conditions of fearlessness is one of the greatest gifts we can give.

This FBA Dharmabyte podcast is entitled”The Gift of Fearlessness” by Sangharakshita from the talk Altruism and Individualism in the Spiritual Life given in 1969 as part of the series Aspects of the Bodhisattva Ideal.

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