By Christine on Sun, 9 Nov, 2014 - 14:01I rejoice with delight in the Karaniya Metta Kula!
Formerly the Buddhism and Ecology group, the Metta Kula is a shelter of friendships, in which sangha members can come together to discuss difficult topics of contemporary politics, socio-economic injustices, and concern for the environment and other beings. For modern Buddhists, tremendous opportunities for growth, altruism and sangha building can be found in responding creatively to the environmental crisis.
As a shelter in which individuals are supported to face...
By Rijupatha on Fri, 11 Apr, 2014 - 15:15Two lovely new talks are now available on Free Buddhist Audio that reflect on the inspiration, friendship, and bond between teacher and student in the spiritual life.
Vandanajyoti speaks about her relationship with Sangharakshita and the deep meaning it has had for her. And Nagabodhi remembers his time with Dhardo Rinpoche in Kalimpong, speaking about what he learned from being in the presence of his teacher’s teacher and friend.
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!
By viriyalila on Thu, 6 Feb, 2014 - 16:13This past month we’ve been reflecting on some distinctive Triratna traits with our weekly FBA Podcasts and twice-weekly Dharmabytes. With talks from practitioners speaking about their work in Buddhist Centers, team-based right livelihood businesses, and as communicators of the Dharma through facilitating study, leading retreats and just being friends to one another!
The friendship aspect in our community is crucial in that we aspire to engage with each other in ways that...
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is titled The Voice That Says ‘Be Generous’ by Vajratara. To have friends, we need to learn to be a friend. Friendship is an active practice, not to be left to chance. In this excerpt from the talk “How to Be a Friend” Vajratara points out the a friend reminds us of our own ethical values.