By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 19 Sep, 2019 - 15:07
A series of talks from the 2019 Triratna International Council, with the whole event set in the context of the Council considering deeply and studying the Dharma together.
This year’s theme was major elements from the Dharma biography of Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder, which are of wider relevance to anyone endeavouring to lead a Buddhist life. The four areas explored are:
This week’s FBA Podcast is a talk by Padmavajra entitled ‘The Bodhicitta - A supra-personal spiritual force’. This is the second in a series of five talks given on a Going for Refuge retreat at Padmaloka called Living From The Bodhicitta.
Padmavajra explores some aspects of Sangharakshita’s insights into the Bodhicitta, as well as how we might live a life devoted to living from the Bodhicitta.
Our FBA Dharmabyte is by Sanghanistha, entitled ‘Peaceful Vajrapani’. From the imaginative yet practical talk entitled ‘Vajrapani’ given during the 2016 ‘Cosmic Going for Refuge Tree’ retreat at Padmaloka.
Vajratara presents the work of Dr Ambedkar from a new angle - looking at how he inspired Sangharakshitas life and work.
There is an alchemy that happens when the inspiration of the Buddha, Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita come together.
Dr Ambedkar showed how change can be achieved by spiritual means. He demonstrated how the Dhamma can be force for the transformation of society, inspiring Sangharakshita’s own Dharma Revolution in the West.
More than his work, Dr Ambedkar’s energy and strong feeling, and the emotions of his followers,...
On Tuesday 14 May, Padmavajra visited the Norwich Buddhist Centre on Sangha Night to launch the theme for the coming weeks: The Refuge Tree. He introduced the Triratna Tree of Refuge and Respect, beginning by evoking the central figure of the Tree, the Buddha, and the experience Going for Refuge for the early Sangha. He then goes onto describing the entire Tree and the Going for Refuge and Prostration practice. Evenings that followed included talks on Dhardo Rimpoche and Prajnaparamita,...