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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Enlightenment as a Real Possibility

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 27 Jul, 2018 - 11:56

In this FBA Dharmabyte, ‘Enlightenment as a Real Possibility’, Ratnaguna describes the process of transformation in the context of the Five Aspects of the Spiritual Path - integration, positive emotion, spiritual receptivity, spiritual death, and spiritual rebirth.

From the talk ‘The Underlying Pattern of the Spiritual Life’ given at the Manchester Buddhist Centre on 14th April 2012.

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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

This Sunday: Integration - Dawning of Awareness

By shraddhavani on Thu, 16 Mar, 2017 - 14:55

This Sunday: Integration - Dawning of Awareness

By shraddhavani on Thu, 16 Mar, 2017 - 14:55

This Sunday, March 19, 10AM-12:30 PM, we continue with our exploration of the spiritual path.  Following a period of meditation, led by Dh. Viriyalila, we will encounter the first stage, or aspect, of spiritual development – Integration. Here, we look within ourselves to more fully understand our thoughts, feelings, and actions in light of our spiritual aspirations and Dharmic perspective. By more fully understanding all the parts of ourselves, horizontally and vertically, as it were, we begin to...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Searching For Triratna Dharma - Update

By Centre Team on Mon, 13 Feb, 2017 - 20:54

Searching For Triratna Dharma - Update

By Centre Team on Mon, 13 Feb, 2017 - 20:54

A Progress Report
For the past year we’ve been consulting all of the partners on The Buddhist Centre Online project - garnering feedback that will help us build version 2 of the website. It’s great to have clear data after a few years of use - and, as it turns out, very consistent responses too!

We’ll start working on this second iteration in spring alongside working on a completely re-designed, integrated Free Buddhist Audio. And over the...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Dhammarati on Sikkha - a new project to review and develop training in the system of practice

By dhammamegha on Mon, 30 May, 2016 - 18:24

I recently interviewed Dhammarati about an emerging project about the system of training in Triratna. It goes by the name of Sikkha (with a long a), which is a Pali word meaning ‘spiritual training’. It is about deepening our understanding of what and how we practice and teach within the Triratna community, and developing an explicit shared framework to talk about it. 

Here, Dhammarati reflects on what is essential in Buddhist practice: a growth of awareness which leads to positive and rich emotion and a move away...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Searching For Triratna Dharma

By Centre Team on Fri, 22 Jan, 2016 - 22:01

Searching For Triratna Dharma

By Centre Team on Fri, 22 Jan, 2016 - 22:01

A Progress Report
For the past year we’ve been consulting all of the partners on The Buddhist Centre Online project - garnering feedback that will help us build version 2 of the website. It’s great to have clear data after 3 years of use - and, as it turns out, very consistent responses too!

We’ll be working on this second iteration in spring after we launch a completely re-designed Free Buddhist Audio. And over the next two years we’ll...

Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

Befriending our Heights (The Return Journey)

By bodhinaga on Fri, 8 Feb, 2013 - 20:12

Befriending our Heights (The Return Journey)

By bodhinaga on Fri, 8 Feb, 2013 - 20:12Vadanya explores ‘Integration’ through the story of ‘The Return Journey’ in the White Lotus Sutra. Talk given at Sangha Night, Sheffield Buddhist Centre, as part of a series of talks on myths, stories and symbols. 13/11/2012
Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

Protected by the Truth

By bodhinaga on Thu, 1 Nov, 2012 - 17:31

Protected by the Truth

By bodhinaga on Thu, 1 Nov, 2012 - 17:31Satyajyoti looks at the link between truthfulness, mindfulnesss and Integration, telling the tale of Donald Crowhurst, whose false log led to disastrous consequences. Given as part of a series exploring stories and symbols and the system of practice.
Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

The Lampton Worm

By bodhinaga on Fri, 26 Oct, 2012 - 14:23

The Lampton Worm

By bodhinaga on Fri, 26 Oct, 2012 - 14:23Vadanya tells the the tale of the Lampton Worm, a folk legend from the North East of England, and explores what it teaches us about integration and owning up to our own flaws. 23rd October 2012.
Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

Amoghasiddhi - how to be really successful...

By bodhinaga on Sun, 19 Aug, 2012 - 22:57

Amoghasiddhi - how to be really successful...

By bodhinaga on Sun, 19 Aug, 2012 - 22:57Bodhinaga explores some of the symbolism of Amoghasiddhi, including fearlessness, integration and the wisdom of unstoppable success, drawing on a wide range of sources (from the Buddha and Angulimala to The Lord of the Rings and The Matrix). Talk given at Sangha Night, Sheffield Buddhist Centre 24th July 2012.