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FBA Podcast: Imagining The Earth

By Zac on Sat, 14 May, 2022 - 06:00

This talk, dedicated to the Cedar Tree outside Adhisthana, is a tribute to the Earth. Drawing out connections of Buddhism with Nature, Maitridevi explores the question about how Buddhism flourishes and thrives in a new culture. This is the first of two talks given on the Women’s Area Order Weekend - A Love Song to the Earth - held at Adhisthana, March 2022.

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Dharmabyte: All The Things That Hold Us Back

By Zac on Thu, 12 May, 2022 - 06:00

Viryanaga recounts the myth of the Buddha’s Victory over Mara, drawing out the experiential aspects of the Buddha’s Enlightenment. Excerpted from the talk The Great Victory given at a mixed Sub35 event held at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2017.

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Dharmabyte: What Is Deeply True

By Zac on Mon, 9 May, 2022 - 06:00

When the Buddha finally sat down under the Bodhi tree and saw deeply into the nature of things, what had brought him to that point? And what happened next? Vishvapani focusses in on the Buddha’s experience after Enlightenment, bringing his nuanced, perceptive reading to the words the Buddha himself is said to have employed in order to best evoke his experiences as he struggled to give voice to them. 

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FBA Podcast: What The World Needs Now - An International Community And A Transcendental Vision

By Zac on Sat, 7 May, 2022 - 06:00

Subhuti offers a brilliantly evocative and personal call to connection, across all boundaries and conditionings. *** What the World Needs Now: Triratna’s Gift is a day celebrating our Dharma community’s contribution to the world. A vision of truth, communicated in a culture of kalyana mitrata (beautiful friendship) for the benefit of all.

For more inspiring Dharma from the day + access to live events year round on Buddhism, meditation, mindfulness and culture, visit:

thebuddhistcentre.com/triratna-gift

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Dharmabyte: All Human Beings Are In Us

By Zac on Thu, 5 May, 2022 - 06:00

We are all human beings, all human beings are in us. Subhuti offers a brilliantly evocative and personal call to connection, across all boundaries and conditionings. In order to be deeply challenged, in order to transcend our self view, we need to go for refuge with people different from ourselves.

Excerpted from the talk What the World Needs Now: Triratna’s Gift, An International Community and A Transcendental Vision given on Triratna Day, April...

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Dharmabyte: Grace Waves Of The Buddha

By Zac on Mon, 2 May, 2022 - 06:00

Enlightened beings exemplify unconditional, unlimited love – something we as unenlightened beings can emulate and draw inspiration from to transform our relationships, self and world.

Excerpted from the talk entitled The Good Friend given by Sudrishti on Buddha Day at Sydney Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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Dharmabyte: The Beauty of Friendship

By Zac on Mon, 18 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

Jvalamalini evokes the meaning of kalyana mitrata, beautiful friendship, as one of the Six Distinctive Emphases of Triratna. From the talk entitled What Is Spiritual Friendship given at Bristol Buddhist Centre, 2015.

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Peacock Plumes in Southampton - Introducing The Amitabha Project

By Centre Team on Tue, 1 Mar, 2022 - 12:00

Peacock Plumes in Southampton - Introducing The Amitabha Project

By Centre Team on Tue, 1 Mar, 2022 - 12:00

Since opening the centre in the converted premises of the old Plume of Feathers pub in the St Mary’s district four years ago, The Southampton Buddhist Center has been through a period of what feels like an incubation of new sangha lives. During the Covid pandemic, 20 people have had their mitra ceremonies. There have been two local ordinations and numerous ordination requests.

Now that the lockdowns have eased, these lives are interacting together in a range of endeavors that...

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Dharmabyte: Apologies and Forgiveness

By Zac on Thu, 27 Jan, 2022 - 06:00

Our friendships with one another rely on apologies and forgiveness. In a talk describing the characteristics of the True Individual, a teaching from Sangharakshita, Subhadramati describes how the act of apology and forgiveness have the capacity to completely transform a friendship. 

From the talk entitled The True Individual given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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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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