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Dharmabyte: What is a Committed Buddhist?

By Centre Team on Thu, 25 Feb, 2016 - 11:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte speaks here on the challenge of building a Buddhist movement. In “What is a Committed Buddhist?” he discusses the need for Buddhist movements to be run only by committed Buddhists and who actually practice the Buddha’s teachings, not by those who merely have an intellectual interest. But how can one know who is a committed Buddhist?

From the talk “Commitment and Spiritual Community”, part of a series entitled ...

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FBA Podcast: Commitment is Key

By Centre Team on Mon, 22 Feb, 2016 - 18:21

Part of a series from Cambridge Buddhist Centre on the Six Distinctive Emphases of the Triratna Buddhist Community, today’s FBA Podcast from Aryajaya is entitled “Commitment is Key”. Here she discusses Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels, a thread that runs through all Buddhist traditions but which is drawn out strongly as a central principle in the Triratna tradition.

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Dharmabyte: The Act of Making a Refuge

By Rijupatha on Sun, 22 Nov, 2015 - 22:24

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is entitled “The Act of Making a Refuge”, an excerpt from the talk “The Search For Refuge” by Padmavajra. At the time of the Buddha, life was unsafe, people sought refuge in sacred groves, natural shrines and blessed trees to seek protection from the dangers in the world. Explaining the three levels of Dukkha, Padmavajra gives us a clear pathway to understanding the movement within us to make...

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Parami's Perspectives No. 3 - South Pacific Retreat

By parami on Mon, 5 Oct, 2015 - 23:19

Parami chats with Kate and Cynthia at the end of the ordination training retreat at Vijayaloka Retreat Centre in Australia. Great to hear inspiring tales from the outback as women deepen their friendships and Buddhist practice together… 

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FBA Podcast: The Triratna Emphasis On Going For Refuge

By Rijupatha on Sat, 26 Sep, 2015 - 11:00

In this week’s FBA Podcast, Dhammarati gives an excellent talk on one of the Six Emphases of the Triratna Buddhist Community with “The Triratna Emphasis on Going for Refuge”.

In this talk Dhammarati explores Going for Refuge and its central emphasis in the Triratna Buddhist Order, bringing in the story of his own spiritual journey as an example of finding one’s unique response. He also looks to historical sources to identify some of the...

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Dharmabyte: Understanding Going for Refuge

By Rijupatha on Thu, 24 Sep, 2015 - 11:00

Viveka gives a great introduction to the meaning of Going for Refuge in today’s FBA Dharmabyte entitled “Understanding Going for Refuge”, continuing our exploration of the Six Emphases of Triratna. From the talk “Going for Refuge”, she speaks to the question of what it is to look to the ‘Three Jewels’ as a response to our dissatisfaction.

Talk given at San Francisco Buddhist Center, 2006

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Dharmabyte: Entering Into A Life in the Dharma

By Rijupatha on Wed, 15 Apr, 2015 - 22:12

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Our FBA Dharmabyte today is by Saddhaloka, the new chair of the College of Public Preceptors. Much easier said then done, “Entering Into a Life in the Dharma” begins with a strong heartfelt response, a feeling of ‘coming home’ and is challenged by our many distractions, confusions and the pressures of our life. We keep forgetting what is most important. From the ...

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Dharmabyte: Stories to Orientate our Psyche

By Rijupatha on Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 - 09:50
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Stories to Orientate our Psyche, Ratnaghosha shares how stories are the primary way in which the imagination orients our psyche. Listen to Ratnaghosha’s telling of this most famous story in the life of the Buddha – his going forth. This talk was given to launch the new Sangha Night at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre...
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Dharmabyte: Going Forth as Skilled Action

By Rijupatha on Mon, 16 Mar, 2015 - 10:00
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Going Forth as Skilled Action, Maitreyabandhu adds a liveliness and concreteness to the theme of going forth. From the talk “Positive Emotion – Skilled Action” given during a 4-day retreat in May 2013, at Dharmagiri retreatcenter, Sweden. Maitreyabandhu gave four seminars on ‘The five great stages of spiritual life’, as...
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Vajra Bell - Autumn 2013

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2013

By Rijupatha on Mon, 7 Oct, 2013 - 21:58In this issue of the Vajra Bell Newsletter:

“What Does Going for Refuge Mean to You?” – Vajra Bell asks sangha members to discuss their relationship with the Three Jewels

“Sadhana Practice in the Triratna Order” – by Kavyadrishti

Updates from North American Triratna Buddhist Centers

Upcoming Retreats and Classes at Aryaloka and beyond

“The Light of the Buddha Behind Bars” – Report from the Concord Prison Sangha by...