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Dharmabyte: Ambedkar - A True Hero

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 21 Mar, 2019 - 13:00

Ambedkar: A True Hero, is excerpted from the talk Radical Buddhism - Changing the Myth of Society by Vajratara about Dr Ambedkar and his relevance to the Western Buddhists.

In a culture of unprecedented freedom, Vajratara asks how we choose which path to follow? This was the question facing Dr Ambedkar who had a burning issue to solve - untouchability. Vajratara introduces Dr Ambedkar by showing his methods of solving this problem, and how he came to realise more than...

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Dharmabyte: Into the Depths

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 7 Jan, 2019 - 11:00

What needs to be seen and known in our experience of suffering in order for it to lead to freedom and compassion? Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is called Into the Depths from the talk Insight Into Dukkha by Dayajoti.

Number eight in a series of talks from a 12-day Metta and Insight Retreat at Taraloka, 2015.

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Abhaya On Beauty and The Imagination as Ways to Liberation - New Podcast

By Centre Team on Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 - 14:51

A deep-dive of a conversation between Abhaya and Satyalila, framing the practice of the Dharma as a path towards beauty, letting go, and liberation of the heart and mind. 

Abhaya speaks frankly about the very early days of the FWBO (now Triratna) and how his understanding of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s systematic approach has evolved alongside his personal connection to his teacher and friend. We also hear how his early inspiration around the Tibetan text translated as ‘Self Liberation Through Seeing with Naked...

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Dharmabyte: One Big Mistake

By Rijupatha on Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 20:32
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte,“One Big Mistake”, Padmakumara gives us much to consider in the areas of existential suffering, incompleteness, and the wrong view that external things can be relied on for happiness. From the talk “I Read the News Today, Oh Boy” – A talk on real practice in the sometimes painfully real world…...
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FBA Podcast: Radical Change – Learning to Be Free

By Rijupatha on Tue, 30 Sep, 2014 - 18:46

FBA Podcast: Radical Change – Learning to Be Free

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This week’s FBA Podcast, “Radical Change – Learning to Be Free ,” is a talk by Sona given at the Manchester Buddhist Centre in April 2012. He explores how we can make real, even radical, changes to our lives through waking up to life with awareness.

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Dharmabyte: Three Propositions

By Rijupatha on Tue, 30 Sep, 2014 - 18:31
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Our FBA Dharmabyte today is entitled: “Three Propositions.’” Candradasa presents the Buddha’s three basic propositions: the nature of reality; how we see things and suffering; and transforming yourself. From “Religion Without God, Part 1 – A Radical Community of Values” - the first talk in a four-part series looking at how you can have...
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Dharmabyte: "The Dakini, the ‘Lady of Space’"

By Rijupatha on Tue, 23 Sep, 2014 - 16:32
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “The Dakini, the ‘Lady of Space,’” Sangharakshita evokes the image of space, the sky, infinite, deep blue, and perfectly pure and introduces us to the Dakini, a strong symbol of freedom.

A Dharma jewel within a Dharma jewel: from the talk “The Taste of Freedom” given in 1979. Just...
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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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Dharmabyte: The Nature of Other

By Rijupatha on Thu, 10 Apr, 2014 - 15:57
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte titled “The Nature of Other” is an excerpt from the aptly named talk, “Awareness is Revolutionary“, by Vajratara. Given on a Young Womens’ Weekend retreat this talk explores Sangharakshita’s aphorism ‘Awareness is Revolutionary’. Exploring the revolution that greater awareness can bring to our lives:greater freedom, perspective and choice!

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