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Dharmabyte: Living Collectively - Sangha as Teacher

By Rijupatha on Thu, 23 Oct, 2014 - 20:27
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Living Collectively: Sangha as Teacher,” Saddhanandi shares some wisdom from Jack Kornfield on spiritual community and living collectively. She then describes having confidence in the Order and developing Sangha as the authentic teacher. From the talk “Spiritual Transmission and Lineage” a detailed, intimate and heartfelt talk looking at the relationship...
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Dharmabyte: Prajna as Aesthetic Appreciation

By Rijupatha on Mon, 20 Oct, 2014 - 18:40
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Prajna as Aesthetic Appreciation,” Padmavajra offers a little insight into seeing not-self. From the fourth talk in his wonderful series on the Dhammapada, the most popular of early Buddhist texts.
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Dharmabyte: Speaking About the Goal

By Rijupatha on Thu, 16 Oct, 2014 - 16:02
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte we hear from Ratnaghosha from the Men’s Combined Convention in “Speaking About the Goal.” Words and descriptions cannot fully encapsulate transcendental experience. Inspired by verses from Milarepa’s final exhortation from “The Shepherd’s Search for Mind”, which provides a complete path, effortlessly combining devotion and meditation:

Without arrival, he reaches the place of...
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Dharmabyte: Hearing the Cuckoo’s Cry

By Rijupatha on Mon, 13 Oct, 2014 - 18:49
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte we hear from Maitreyabandhu, from the Men’s Combined Convention, in his talk “Hearing the Cuckoo’s Cry.” Reading haiku, Maitreyabandhu brings us to reflect on our shared understanding of the goal of insight and enlightenment.

This is an excerpt from the second talk given on the European Triratna Men’s Convention at Adhisthana on...
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FBA Podcast: Wow! Opening to Insight

By Rijupatha on Mon, 13 Oct, 2014 - 18:38

FBA Podcast: Wow! Opening to Insight

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This week’s FBA Podcast, is another brilliant talk from the European Combined Order Convention. In “Wow! Opening to Insight,” Viveka gives us much to reflect upon in our practice in a world that needs our presence. Are we ready to awaken to all sorts of astonishing things? What do you know from direct experience? What we see...
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Dharmabyte: Acting in Accordance with our Values

By Rijupatha on Thu, 9 Oct, 2014 - 14:58
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Subhadramati shares her insights on ethics in today’s FBA Dharmabyte: “Acting in Accordance with our Values,” an excerpt from a the talk “Ethics As a Path to Insight.” Practicing ethics leads to greater happiness, springs out of our empathy for others, and eventually becomes free of any notion of self and other. Given on August 30 2014...
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FBA Podcast: Singing the Song of the Order

By Rijupatha on Mon, 6 Oct, 2014 - 18:07

FBA Podcast: Singing the Song of the Order

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This week’s FBA Podcast, is entitled “Singing the Song of the Order,” by Jnanacandra. One of two talks on more devotional approaches to Insight, given at the European Combined Order Convention held at Wymondham College on 24 August 2014.

The theme of the convention was “The Bodhisattva’s Reply: Triratna Paths to Insight”.

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Dharmabyte: Six Guides to Insight and a Touch of Magic

By Rijupatha on Thu, 2 Oct, 2014 - 16:20
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Danapriya brings us our FBA Dharmabyte today, “Six Guides to Insight and a Touch of Magic.” The fourth and last (short) talk in a panel called “Spreading the Dharma as a Path to Insight”, given at the European Combined Order Convention held at Wymondham College on 23 August 2014.

The theme of the convention was “The...
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The Context for Insight in Triratna

By Kamalashila on Mon, 7 Jul, 2014 - 19:10

The Context for Insight in Triratna

By Kamalashila on Mon, 7 Jul, 2014 - 19:10My talk by given on the Order UK and Ireland Men’s Order Weekend at Padmaloka on 3 May 2014.

The theme of the weekend was ‘Insight and the Order’.
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Dharmabyte: The Nature of Other

By Rijupatha on Thu, 10 Apr, 2014 - 15:57
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!

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