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FBA Podcast - Karma, Rebirth and the Deep Boundless Dharma

By Rijupatha on Mon, 3 Mar, 2014 - 14:18

FBA Podcast - Karma, Rebirth and the Deep Boundless Dharma

By Rijupatha on Mon, 3 Mar, 2014 - 14:18Vessantara has been on a three-year-long retreat and as he emerges he has many insights to share. Our FBA Podcast this week is filled with deep reflections marked by clarity and a brilliance we are excited to make available. From the FBA ...
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Dharmabyte - The Buddhist View on Rebirth

By Rijupatha on Thu, 27 Feb, 2014 - 17:28
Vessantara is back from his three year long retreat and has many insights to share. Our FBA Dharmabyte today is a preview for next Saturday’s full-length FBA Podcast. In “The Buddhist View on Rebirth” Vessantara dives deep as he describes how awareness continues to arise after death – there is continued experience but no ‘I’ to have that experience. The full talk Karma, Rebirth and the Deep Boundless Dharma was...
Vajra Bell
Vajra Bell

Vajra Bell - Winter 2014

Vajra Bell - Winter 2014

By Rijupatha on Wed, 8 Jan, 2014 - 01:25In this issue of the Vajra Bell Newsletter:

“Karma: Round and Round We Go, Where it Stops, the Buddha Knows” – by Amala

“Impermanence with Appreciation” – by Narottama

“The Stupa: A Most Auspicious Project” – A history and update on the Stupa Project at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, and how you can help

Upcoming Retreats and Classes at Aryaloka

“Reflections on Greed, Hatred, and Delusion” – musings from mitra...
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Karma Niyama

By viriyalila on Thu, 12 Sep, 2013 - 20:50
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte titled, “Karma Niyama,” we hear an excerpt from the talk “The Five Niyamas and the Evolution of the Human Brain” by Vaddhaka. Here Vaddhaka illustrates the volitional mental order, or Karma Niyama, that which guides our moral or ethical choices.
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Rebecoming, Love, and Play!

By viriyalila on Wed, 12 Jun, 2013 - 14:08

Rebecoming, Love, and Play!

By viriyalila on Wed, 12 Jun, 2013 - 14:08This week our FBA Podcasts started with a beautiful Dharma Jewel from Ratnadharini titled: ‘Rebecoming’. This Dharmabyte explores the distinction between skilful and unskilful as a process of re-becoming or rebirth. From the fourth talk in a five-part series from Tiratanaloka’s retreat on the ‘Four Mind Turnings‘ of the Tibetan tradition titled ‘Karma and the Consequences of Our Actions.’

Then on Saturday, for our full-length FBA Podcast, Amitasuri brought us ...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Religion Without God (full series now available)

By Candradasa on Thu, 15 Nov, 2012 - 20:38

Religion Without God (full series now available)

By Candradasa on Thu, 15 Nov, 2012 - 20:38
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Resources for Religion Without God, Week 3, Death and the Biggest Questions of All

By Candradasa on Sat, 10 Nov, 2012 - 17:18

Resources for Religion Without God, Week 3, Death and the Biggest Questions of All

By Candradasa on Sat, 10 Nov, 2012 - 17:18Ok folks, with sincere apologies for the delay, here are the references for talk 3. Lots to get your teeth into…

Dhammapada (opening section, Yamakavagga, ‘The Pairs’)
1. Acharya Buddharakkhita’s translation
2. Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s translation
3. Sangharakshita’s translation

Readings
Bodhi Sutta: Awakening - Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s translation
The Buddha’s vision of the lotuses with Brahma Sahampati
Nyanatiloka Mahathera on Kamma and Rebirth (1947).

Further...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Religion Without God, Part 3 - Death and the Biggest Questions of All

By Candradasa on Sat, 20 Oct, 2012 - 20:57
In the third talk in our ‘Religion without God’ series, we have some big questions. When you don’t believe in an afterlife, what vision can there be around death and dying? What did the Buddha mean when he taught about karma, re-becoming and rebirth?

Here Candradasa uses Buddhist scripture, vision literature, and poetry to tease out a sense of the Buddha’s awesome vision of what life is, and how that might affect our ideas of what happens after death...

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