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Free Buddhist Audio

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.
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

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...
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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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