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The Buddha's Social Revolution

By LDNBuddhist on Wed, 12 May, 2021 - 16:05

In the first weeks after his Enlightenment, the Buddha stayed alone near the Bodhi tree, assimilating his profound discovery and enjoying its bliss. But from the first moment he encountered another human being, the force of his compassion led him to revolt against the social hierarchies of his day. In this impassioned talk at the London Buddhist Centre’s 2021 Buddha Day celebrations, Subhuti explores the nature of social conditioning. In doing so, he calls for greater efforts to understand differing...

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FBA Podcast: The Great Love

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 11 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

How do we construct our world? Collective experiences impact on our personal views and experiences. Mahayana texts offer us the opportunity to interrupt our usual way of perceiving and thinking about the world. Suryagupta explores the extraordinary character, Vimalakirti, and his teaching of The Great Love – the love that is great compassion, the love that is never exhausted, the love that is giving, the love that is morality, the love that is tolerance, the love that is happiness.

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FBA Podcast: Why Do I Suffer?

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 4 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

A series of personal exchanges with Subhuti about the central issues of life.  Subhuti is among the most prominent and experienced of Western Buddhists. He has spent the past forty-odd years practising the Buddha’s teachings and travelling the world helping make it possible for others to do the same. 

Hosted by Subhadramati during his Presidential visit to the London Buddhist Centre, which he was instrumental in founding in 1978.

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Dharmabyte: We Are All Dreaming

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 30 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

Jnanavaca offers a far-reaching and uncompromising vision of human fellowship based on transcendental ideals: Sangha. With reference to terrorism, romance, consumerism and Star Wars….

This FBA Dharmabyte is from the talk called What The World Knows Now, part of the series Where do we go from here? given at the London Buddhist Centre Winter Retreat, 2016.

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FBA Podcast: The Wisdom in the Parable of The Burning House

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 28 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

Jnanavaca  explores the myths and parables of the glorious White Lotus Sutra. This week he unpacks the wisdom of the parable of the Burning House. Includes some questions from the audience.

Dharma Night at the London Buddhist Centre, April 6th 2015.

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Podcast: Manjusvara - Part 2: Half My Life

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 15 Jul, 2019 - 17:47

“Buddhism gave me an understanding - or at least a suggestion that one could change.”

In this second in the two part series about Manjusvara we hear about the three things that fundamentally changed his life: a car accident, coming across the London Buddhist Centre and fundraising. 

From his time in the US through to the practice of writing as a means of transformation to his involvement in fundraising for Karuna, Manjusvara celebrates having spent...

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Dharmabyte: Not to be Defined

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 27 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is entitled ‘Not to be Defined’ by Jnanavaca.

Excerpted from the talk Is A Guru Necessary? Jnanavaca revisits one of Sangharakshita’s classic talks from 1970 and gives his contemporary reflections on its abiding relevance.

This was given as part of the London Buddhist Centre Dharma Night Series, Bhante Classics, September 2012.

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FBA Podcast: In Conversation With Subhuti

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 23 Feb, 2019 - 14:00

In this week’s FBA Podcast we offer In Conversation with Subhuti. Suryagupta converses with Subhuti about his life and practice. Subhuti has been the President of the London Buddhist Centre for over 30 years and was part of the original team who built the LBC in the 1970s.

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Dharmabyte: The Complete Embodiment of Love

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Jul, 2018 - 12:13

This FBA Dharmabyte podcast is called ‘The Complete Embodiment of Love’ by Subhadramati.

We can see how the Buddha is the embodiment of love in the stories of the Pali Canon. He is completely responsive in an appropriate way to the situation and people at hand.

From the talk entitled, ‘Who is the Buddha’, given on the LBC Winter Retreat, 2015.

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Dharmabyte: Our Illusory View

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 21 Jun, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte is another dip into the Yogachara from Subhuti called ‘Our Illusory View’. This is the last in a brilliant four-part series by Subhuti on the Yogachara school of Buddhist philosophy, which provides a comprehensive psychological overview of the workings of ‘consciousness’.

What can we do about the veils of our basic delusions? Where do ethics come into all this? Time to steep ourselves in reality again for another session with Subhuti as he grasps...

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