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A Vision of Communication (FBA Podcast)

By Centre Team on Sat, 29 Jun, 2024 - 11:00

What does it take to create a context which allows people to experience meaning? Saddhanandi looks at how sangha is created through meaningful, authentic friendships and communication. The talk includes references to her interviews about poetry with Sangharakshita. This talk was given at Cardiff Buddhist Centre, 2023.

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Taking Friendship Seriously (Dharmabytes Podcast)

By Centre Team on Thu, 27 Jun, 2024 - 11:00

“I believe that it is possible to be friends with any other human being…” In this talk, Maitreyi explores the unique emphasis of friendship with quotes from Sangharakshita. Excerpted from the talk A Celebration of Friendship given at Glasgow Buddhist Centre, 2020.

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Moving Beyond Our Comfort Zone (Dharmabytes Podcast)

By Centre Team on Thu, 20 Jun, 2024 - 11:00

Here Arthapriya draws out our natural impetus to grow and the import of spiritual friendship to create a context for us to develop spiritually. Excerpted from the talk entitled Risking It All - Sangha As Practice given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2014.

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Unobstructed Generosity (Dharmabytes Podcast)

By Centre Team on Thu, 25 Apr, 2024 - 11:00

How do we move towards creating friendships that are less transactional and more transformative? Singhashri speaks on the topic of spiritual friendship, specifically the practice of generosity, and it’s effect on opening the heart. Excerpted from the talk entitled We Are Not Broken. We Are Alive - the Koan of Kalyanamitrata given on an Order weekend at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2013.

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Dharmabytes: Friend to Friend

By Centre Team on Thu, 14 Mar, 2024 - 10:00

Ratnaprabha tells the story of Meghiya, his frustrating attempt to meditate, and the advice the Buddha gives him on the necessity of mentorship, or kalyana mitrata. From the talk Meghiya, Meditation and Mentorship given at West London Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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FBA Podcast: 10 Points For An Awakening Sangha

By Centre Team on Sat, 25 Nov, 2023 - 11:00

Sangha is not just a cosy group of people, it is a context for transformation on the path to Awakening. Singhamati explores 10 points on how we can transform through the practice of sangha. Given in the context of Sangha Day at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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Dharmabytes: Being a Friend

By Centre Team on Tue, 25 Jul, 2023 - 12:25

How do we go beyond the duality of subject and object, self and other, to experience the true nature of reality? Here, Jnanavaca shares personal experiences about the challenges of creating sangha and being a friend.

Excerpted from the talk What Is Sangha & Kalyana Mitrata? given at London Buddhist Centre. 2019.

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Roots In The Earth, Roots In The Sky - Triratna Day Special (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 440)

By Centre Team on Fri, 31 Mar, 2023 - 12:27

We’re delighted to share a special Triratna Day 2023 podcast episode with you, recorded earlier this week and hosted by our friend Jnanadhara. He’s joined by Saddhanandi and Nagabodhi to discuss the upcoming online gathering of the Triratna Buddhist community, which celebrates its founding in April 1967. 

Saddhanandi and Nagabodhi reminisce about past Triratna Day celebrations, recalling the excitement of travelling in large groups from Glasgow to London or Birmingham for the day or weekend. These events were...

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Dharmabyte: Friendship is a Verb

By Zac on Thu, 1 Dec, 2022 - 06:00

Jayaraja describes how we develop a robust sense of self through friendship, through love, through repair, allowing us to fully let go.


From the talk The Fires and the Black River of Loss given at Buddhafield Festival, 2018.
 

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FBA Podcast: The Difference That Makes a Difference

By Zac on Sat, 12 Nov, 2022 - 06:00

Dhammamegha speaks about Sangha as Dharma practice and how spiritual community and friendship with the admirable are part of our heritage in Triratna.

Talk given on the Triratna International Gathering at Adhisthana, 2017.
 

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