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FBA Podcast: The Five Aspects of Dharma Life - Integration

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 18 May, 2019 - 14:00

Delve into the fundamental principles behind Integration in Triratna’s System of Practice with this week’s FBA Podcast entitled The Five Aspects of Dharma Life - Integration by Subhuti. With integration we begin by taking fully responsibility for our karmic agency.

This is the third talk in a series of eight from the System of Practice retreat at Padmaloka for men who have asked for Ordination.

Subhuti invites his hearers to find new and...

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Dharmabyte: The Seeds of Love

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 14 Mar, 2019 - 13:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Ratnaghosha offers some inspirational reflections entitled Seeds of Love from the talk entitled Choosing the Best.  

This talk explores the basic choice we have in life and goes into how we can cultivate positive emotion. The topics of motivation, faith and karma are also discussed.

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Dharmabyte: What is actually happening?

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 19 Jun, 2018 - 14:00

In this FBA Dharmabyte Arthapriya creatively explores the question: What is actually happening?

Arthapriya explores the Buddhist understanding of what we call reality, and how it is less common sensical than we might imagine. In particular, he questions how much our ‘outside world’ is in fact so strongly conditioned by our state of mind. Covering karma, emptiness, impermanence and galaxies, this is a wide ranging talk!

From the talk ‘The Nature of Reality‘ of a series of three talks entitled...

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Dharmabyte: The Importance of Intention

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 30 May, 2018 - 16:11

This Dharmabyte podcast is delivered by Subhuti entitled ‘The Importance of Intention In the Stage of Positive Emotion’. This excerpt from the talk of the same name was given during a retreat on the system of meditation.

Subhuti emphasises the importance of intention in the metta bhavana; it is not a practice about feeling good, but transforming our responses; a karmic action which then has a result of feeling happier and more positive.

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Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Buddhist Wisdom, A Six-Week Course On Symbolic Dharma (Vajrapriya)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 11:29

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The resources include:

  • Notes for the course leader (including learning objectives, guide lines for input and exercises, background information, suggestions for home practice)
  • Exercises, and handouts
  • Overview of the course
  • An overview of the whole of life’s dynamics in symbolic form.
  • The wheel of life – knowing our realm
  • The wheel of life – karma and rebirth
  • The wheel of life – the chain of conditioning, “staying in the gap”
  • The spiral path – to Insight and beyond
  • The mandala of the five Buddhas – Akshobya and Amitabha
  • The mandala of
  • ...
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Dharmabyte: A Dharmic Framework for Total Transformation

By Rijupatha on Sun, 22 Nov, 2015 - 22:32

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is entitled “A Dharmic Framework for Total Transformation”, an excerpt from the talk “Karma and the Consequences of Our Actions” by Ratnadharini.

There is nothing wrong with our experience, it’s how we interpret it. The Five Niyamas help us understand that total transformation is possible by shifting our habitual means of seeing things. Is it random? Is it fate? Why do the conditions that arise in our lives, arise? Where...

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Dharmabyte: The Moon and Flowers

By Rijupatha on Thu, 4 Sep, 2014 - 13:10
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “The Moon and Flowers,” Ratnadharini beautifully explores the concepts of karma – our effect on others, and on the world. Includes a quote from Ryokan on the moon and flowers. From the talk “Karma and the Consequences of Our Actions,” given at Tiratanaloka Retreat Centre, 2005, the fourth talk in a five-part series from Tiratanaloka’s retreat on...
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FBA podcast: Forces That Shape the Mind

By Rijupatha on Mon, 16 Jun, 2014 - 19:50

FBA podcast: Forces That Shape the Mind

By Rijupatha on Mon, 16 Jun, 2014 - 19:50In this FBA Podcast entitled “Forces That Shape the Mind,”, Manjuvajra continues with his thoughts on ‘Evolution and the meaning of life’. Individuals enter this path of a higher evolution by consciously cooperating with the evolutionary process to refine their self consciousness: to purifying the mind as a basis for the next evolutionary step. To purify the mind we must know the mind, so in this talk we explore an analysis of the mind that...
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Dharmabyte - Living by Cause and Effect

By Rijupatha on Thu, 13 Mar, 2014 - 12:38
Our FBA Dharmabyte today, “Living by Cause and Effect” is an excerpt from the series “Tangling Eyebrows with Zen Masters”. Padmavajra here is looking at the nature of impermanence and how all living beings are without a fixed and permanent nature. From the talk “Entering Through Your Practice”.

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FBA Podcast - Dharmic Receptivity

By Rijupatha on Sun, 9 Mar, 2014 - 15:45

FBA Podcast - Dharmic Receptivity

By Rijupatha on Sun, 9 Mar, 2014 - 15:45Our FBA Podcast this week, “Dharmic Receptivity,” is the full talk previewed on Dharmabytes last Thursday - “Pointing at Something Real.” Given by Jnanavaca, it marked the launch of the London Buddhist Center’s theme for the year. Talk given at the LBC’s Dharma Night Class, Monday January 20th 2014.

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