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Dayanandi Reflects on "The Symbolism of Tara"

By Rijupatha on Thu, 26 Sep, 2013 - 17:09

Dayanandi Reflects on "The Symbolism of Tara"

By Rijupatha on Thu, 26 Sep, 2013 - 17:09We recently reported that an old cassette copy of Dayanandi’s talk “The Symbolism of Tara,” one of the many talks not yet digitized and online at Free Buddhist Audio, was discovered by a mitra at Dharmagiri Retreat Centre in Sweden. The audio includes a talk and a beautiful invocation given at Taraloka - important both as a historic record of Taraloka and as one of the earliest talks given by a female Order member. Realizing it was...
Triratna Anywhere
Triratna Anywhere

Tuning in to Triratna Dharma talks

By lokabandhu on Fri, 14 Jun, 2013 - 09:52

Tuning in to Triratna Dharma talks

By lokabandhu on Fri, 14 Jun, 2013 - 09:52The Triratna Buddhist Community has a fabulous on-line library of audio Dharma talks hosted at Free Buddhist Audio. They have well over 1,000 talks from Buddhist centres around the world. But if that’s a bit overwhelming (where exactly should you start?!) they also run two weekly Podcasts - FBA Talks and Dharmabytes. The first is a recommended talk chosen by the FBA team; the second,...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Interview: The Making of FBA

By Rijupatha on Fri, 29 Mar, 2013 - 21:18
In this fun and informal set of interview segments with Candradasa we get a front seat to the history and behind-the-scenes development of Free Buddhist Audio - from its origins as the Dharmachakra Tapes up to the present moment as an invaluable Dharma resource for thousands of Buddhist practitioners around the world.

As Dharmachakra and Free Buddhist Audio now move into a new era (and new projects with The Buddhist Centre Online), he also discusses how sangha, dharma practice,...
Triratna News
Triratna News

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...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

The Early Days of Dharmachakra: A Conversation with Ananda

By Candradasa on Thu, 30 Aug, 2012 - 23:25
Extracts from a delightful conversation between Viriyalila and Ananda, the founder of Dharmachakra Tapes (the old name for Free Buddhist Audio). A published poet who was ordained in the Triratna Buddhist Order (then the Western Buddhist Order) in 1968, Ananda was one of the first people to make audio recordings of Sangharakshita as early as 1966. I was interested in hearing stories about these early days of Dharmachakra and the conversation included some thoughts on the nature of communication, Ananda’s...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhafield Festival talks and photos now online

By lokabandhu on Wed, 25 Jul, 2012 - 08:52

Buddhafield Festival talks and photos now online

By lokabandhu on Wed, 25 Jul, 2012 - 08:52A week ago saw the end of the muddiest-ever the Buddhafield Festival - but rave reviews from many of the 2,900 festival-goers. We’ve been digging out some of the best photos we’ve found, and posting onto Free Buddhist Audio a selection of the many talks given in the Dharma Parlour. There’s more to come - including the video versions - so watch this space! Some great photos of the Festival can be seen on Flickr or...
Triratna News
Triratna News

This Dharma Day let's turn the Wheel of the Dharma together!

By lokabandhu on Mon, 25 Jun, 2012 - 06:18

This Dharma Day let's turn the Wheel of the Dharma together!

By lokabandhu on Mon, 25 Jun, 2012 - 06:18Dharmachakra (‘The Wheel of the Dharma’) is the name of the charity behind Triratna’s Free Buddhist Audio service. And at the full moon in July Buddhists around the world will celebrate ‘Dharmachakra Day’, the festival day that marks Buddha’s first teaching…

So this summer, let’s all work together to turn the Wheel the Dharma!

Listen to ‘The Word of the Buddha’ to learn more about why we celebrate Dharmachakra Day. In this great talk...
Magnifying glass over Dharmachakra cassette
Dharma Tape History Detectives

Worldly Winds snippet

By marysalome on Mon, 11 Jun, 2012 - 01:30
This goes along with the blog post I just published. Now that I have a better sense of the interface I realize I could’ve put the blog post here. Oh, well! So the wind blows. The point of this file is to demonstrate the state of the original recording, so prepare yourself for a lot of hiss and very little voice.
File NameSize
wind-snippet.mp33.43 MB
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

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)

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

discover the dharma a thousand times

By viriyalila on Mon, 4 Jun, 2012 - 03:24
We created a new poster for 2012: “discover the dharma a thousand times”

Bringing together a number of images we use alongside our talks to highlight all we have to offer: dharma talks, audio-books, podcasts, study resources, online community, local projects, ethics, meditation, buddhist wisdom, the arts


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