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Dharmabyte: Conducing to Cohesion

By Zac on Mon, 24 Jan, 2022 - 06:00

Vishangka explores the joys and challenges that arise in a spiritual community. Here we hear the retelling of the Culagosinga Sutta and the importance of cultivating skillfulness in actions of body, speech and mind.  

Excerpted from the talk Blending like Milk and Water: Sangha In the Buddha’s Time given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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FBA Podcast: The Nature of Friendship

By Zac on Sat, 22 Jan, 2022 - 06:00

Narottama delights with a very poetic and personal talk about how friendship is vital to our happiness and spiritual development as human beings.

Talk given at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, 2010.

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Dharmabyte: Always be Friendly

By Zac on Mon, 10 Jan, 2022 - 06:00

With a balance of down-to-earth humour and uncompromising vision, Vajratara encourages us to be open to others, to always be friendly, even when we cannot be happy. 

From the forthright and passionate talk entitled Chetul Sangye Dorje about his giving of the Green Tara practice to Sangharakshita given at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2007.

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FBA Dharma Story Hour Presents: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

By Zac on Wed, 29 Dec, 2021 - 18:20

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Re-Watch the Best of International Sangha Day 2021

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 7 Dec, 2021 - 17:43

Re-Watch the Best of International Sangha Day 2021

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 7 Dec, 2021 - 17:43

International Sangha Day 2021: “May Our Communication Be Sangha”

Sangha, spiritual community, can be described as a network of friendships based on what’s of most value. In the company of those committed to the Buddha’s teachings – past and present – we can express and deepen metta, loving-kindness, in our deeds, words and thoughts.

This year’s International Sangha Day celebration focused on communication because communication is a crucial part of the practice and development of Sangha. At its worst, communication can cause conflict...

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25% off selected paperbacks for Sangha Day

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 15 Nov, 2021 - 11:55

25% off selected paperbacks for Sangha Day

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 15 Nov, 2021 - 11:55

As you may know, Sunday 21st November is International Sangha Day. To celebrate, we’re offering 25% off five paperbacks on the themes of friendship, communication and the spiritual community. The discounts will end on 6th December.

What is the Sangha? The Nature of Spiritual Community by Sangharakshita

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In Buddhism, the sangha is the free association of developing individuals choosing to help each other along the path. In What is the Sangha? Sangharakshita suggests that to explore the nature of spiritual community is also to examine...

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College of Public Preceptors

Eight Guidelines | Spiritual Friendship

By akasajoti on Mon, 13 Sep, 2021 - 11:21

Eight Guidelines | Spiritual Friendship

By akasajoti on Mon, 13 Sep, 2021 - 11:21

Subhadramati and Vajrashura, from London (UK) and Dublin (Ireland), reflect on the practice of spiritual friendship and the value of community, in the fifth in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training.

The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the Preceptors’...

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Dharmabyte: Sangha is Togetherness

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 6 May, 2021 - 06:00

Munisha talks about insights gained from traveling in her early life, including realizing she didn’t know how to get along well with others. Some years later, she discovered the Triratna Buddhist Community where friendship is a basic organizing principle around which everything is based.

From the talk entitled A Life in the Sangha given on Zoom to the Stockholm Sangha to celebrate Sangha Day, in the context of the Covid 19 pandemic, November 2020.

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Duty and Delight | Hidden Gems

By Caroline I P on Sat, 24 Apr, 2021 - 10:14

Duty and Delight | Hidden Gems

By Caroline I P on Sat, 24 Apr, 2021 - 10:14

What does it mean to really beleive that friendship is the whole of the spiritual life? How will that change how we act?

Being willing to help each other is part of the central enterprise of the spiritual life - to grow. By being with people who we are not hiding anything from, it can connect us to ourselves more, and point us toward the wonder and mystery of what it is to be a human being.

Dhammarati and Saddhaloka discuss some of the jewels to be found in this study material for the online...

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FBA Podcast: Moving Through Fear Into Love

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 6 Feb, 2021 - 06:50

In this talk, Satyakirti explores a set of ways through which we can work with fear in our practice, particularly through love and friendship. Using the Angulimala Sutta as an example, he explains how even the greatest fears can be overcome, and how a Buddha is entirely free from fear.

Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre in December 2019 as part of the Sub35s ‘Fearless Love’ retreat.

This talk is part of the series ...

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