It may not be fashionable to speak of visions and angels, but Ananda goes there by looking more deeply at our everyday experiences. Our FBA Dharmabyte today, a true gem, is called “Seeing Stars”. It’s a short talk by Ananda in the session ‘Intensity of engagement with the Dharma life’, given on the European Order Gathering at Wymondham College, August 10, 2013.
The Theme of the gathering was ‘Karma niyama in the service of the Dharma niyama’.
Our FBA Dharmabyte today is entitled: “Three Facets of Imagination,” an excerpt from the beginning of a two-part series by Maitreyabandhu called “A Further Reach – Imagination and the Radical.” Drawing on his experience as an artist, poet and Buddhist practitioner, in these two improvised talks Maitreyabandhu shares his reflections on the role of the imagination on...
By Rijupatha on Sat, 17 May, 2014 - 15:08In celebration of the Buddha’s Enlightenment, our FBA Podcast today is titled “Heart of Darkness” from the London Buddhist Centre’s Buddha Day Festival a few years back. Inspiring stuff, despite it’s title! An honest, heartfelt talk from the author of “Meaning in Life,” Sarvananda.
By Rijupatha on Sun, 30 Mar, 2014 - 20:58Our FBA Podcast this week, “Bhante – Poetry, Myth And Imagination,” is a talk by Dhammadinna given on the Rainy Season Retreat at Manchester Buddhist Centre on Wednesday 19th February 2014. Dhammadinna speaks about Sangharakshita and his emphasis on Imagination as a key to the spiritual life.
In our FBA Dharmabyte today, “Illumined Imagination,” Maitreyabandhu shares anecdotes from his experience to draw out spiritual principles coming through ordinary experience. The full talk is about Avalokitesvara and was given on the LBC’s Winter Retreat at Sibford, Oxfordshire in December 2010.
By Rijupatha on Sat, 22 Mar, 2014 - 20:27In our FBA Podcast this week, “Make It So – Imagining The Buddha,” Suriyavamsa looks at the role of imagination in the way we shape our everyday world and how we can use this to bring the Buddha to life in our spiritual practice.
In the Pali scriptures, do we have a word for ‘imagination?” In Monday’s FBA Dharmabyte, Sangharakshita offers his thoughts in “The Divine Eye as Vertical Imagination.” Vertical imagination is a creative force, enabling us to rise above ourselves. Quoting William Blake seeing the host of heavenly spirits in the sun, we are called to evoke the power of our imaginative faculty. This is an excerpt from the book launch of Living Ethically, available at ...
By Rijupatha on Wed, 19 Jun, 2013 - 19:15In this issue:
* Embracing Myth & Imagination: A recovering Catholic learns to trust intuition, imagination, and Buddhas in all colors * Aryaloka Council December meeting and Year in Review * Sangha updates from Aryaloka, Nagaloka, Portsmouth, and Vancouver * Movie Review: Children of the Pyre * Buddhism and the Environmental Movement: How two efforts - inner and outer - to benefit all beings could benefit each other * Three perspectives on the first Pan-American Womens’ GFR...