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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Amalavajra and Jayaraja

By Satyalila on Wed, 26 Sep, 2018 - 19:15

It’s a practice for the fundraiser and it’s a practice for the potential donor… a sort-of cremation ground in the Padmasambhava sense.
Amalavajra
 

It’s kind-of like I’m definitely feeling like I’m Santa Claus…
Jayaraja

Amalavajra’s Annals

In 1968 I was not even a gleam in my Dad’s eye, because he wasn’t to meet my Mum for another two years, on a ferry to a twenty-something villa holiday in Sicily.

In 1978 I was five years old and had spent half my life...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Twelve Days of FBA - Day 5

By Rijupatha on Wed, 30 Dec, 2015 - 11:00

Welcome to Day 5 of our Twelve Days of FBA Fundraiser! For our main offering today we have two full-length talks by Dharmacharinis Vajratara and Vajrasara on the topic of the Buddha’s life. Like so many of the speakers in our archive, these two women demonstrate both their knowledge of the Dharma and their immense capacity to make it relevant to our modern life in these talks.

Vajratara’s talk, “An Overview of the Life of the Buddha”, starts us off with...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Twelve Days of FBA - Day 3

By Rijupatha on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 11:00

It’s the Third Day of FBA, and we give to you a fantastic collection of led meditations available on Free Buddhist Audio - perfect for your practice on the cushion!

Our main track today is an excellent introduction and lead-through of the Mindfulness of Breathing practice by Kamalashila. This track has its home on our Free Buddhist Audio space on Soundcloud, and is excerpted from this year’s online Urban Retreat.

Other Great Meditation Lead-Throughs and Resources Available from FBA:

Mindfulness...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Twelve Days of FBA - Day 2: Introductory Buddhism

By Rijupatha on Sun, 27 Dec, 2015 - 11:00

For the second day of our Twelve Days of FBA end-of-year fundraising event we’re highlighting the rich introductory resources we have available in our audio archive. One of the great things about Free Buddhist Audio is its wide reach around the world, offering the Dharma to people in places where there may not be a Buddhist centre or even many Buddhists! For some, this is an invaluable way of connecting with and learning about Buddhism that they wouldn’t be able...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Karuna Trust Women's Appeal

By parami on Sat, 25 Apr, 2015 - 10:29

Parami visits the women who are working on the Karuna appeal in London and discovers why it is a transformative experience.

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Vajra Bell
Vajra Bell

Vajra Bell - Spring 2013

Vajra Bell - Spring 2013

By Rijupatha on Wed, 19 Jun, 2013 - 19:17In this issue of the Vajra Bell newsletter:

• What Does “Engaged Buddhism” Mean to You?
• Sangha updates from the U.S. and Canada
• Meditation Marathon fundraising event kicks off in June
• Upcoming retreats at Aryaloka
• Reflections on Nonviolent Communication
• Men’s Retreat Planned
• “Being Prepared for Teaching” by Narottama
• Starting Out as a Vegetarian
• Arts events & sangha poetry
• Movie Review: “The U.S. vs. John Lennon
• Going...
Aryaloka Buddhist Center
Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Vajra Bell - Spring 2013

Vajra Bell - Spring 2013

By Rijupatha on Sat, 30 Mar, 2013 - 00:42In this issue of the Vajra Bell newsletter:

• What Does “Engaged Buddhism” Mean to You?
• Sangha updates from the U.S. and Canada
• Meditation Marathon fundraising event kicks off in June
• Upcoming retreats at Aryaloka
• Reflections on Nonviolent Communication
• Men’s Retreat Planned
• “Being Prepared for Teaching” by Narottama
• Starting Out as a Vegetarian
• Arts events & sangha poetry
• Movie Review: “The U.S. vs. John Lennon
• Going...