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Dharmabyte: The Complete Embodiment of Love

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio 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: Shradda - A Curious Intuition

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 5 Mar, 2018 - 17:25

Drawing out concepts from the Dhammapada’s verses, Padmavajra explores the qualities of faith (or shraddha) in this FBA Dharmabyte entitled “Shraddha - A Curious Intuition”.

From the talk “Changing Hatred into Love - Dhammapada Verses 3 to 6” given in 2007, and part of a larger series “The Dhammapada - The Buddha’s Way of Truth”.

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Triratna International Council
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Triratna International Council - Day 3: On Self and Other and the Structures that Allow Friendship to Flow

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council on Sun, 18 Feb, 2018 - 16:06

Triratna International Council - Day 3: On Self and Other and the Structures that Allow Friendship to Flow

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council on Sun, 18 Feb, 2018 - 16:06

On Day 3 of the 2018 International Council our guests review some great Dharma study and work that dives deeper into the whole area of transformative models of love and friendship. How do we practice to undermine our inherent tendencies to selfishness? And what can we set up so all our institutions serve the needs of the community and allow a genuine and enduring culture of friendship to flourish? 

Join Dassini to talk it all through with Khemadhamma and Ratnajyoti from Australia, and...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

London Buddhist Centre Autumn Magazine

London Buddhist Centre Autumn Magazine

Posted by Charlotte Lawes to Community Highlights on Mon, 7 Aug, 2017 - 16:38

Each season the London Buddhist Centre publishes a wonderful magazine and programme packed full of great articles, poems, images and more.

In this edition we are treated to a celebration of the children and families in the Sangha, paintings by Kusalasara, a poem by Vishvantara, a cartoon strip on hindrances to meditation, banker-turned-Buddhist fundraiser Amalavajra, from FutureDharma Fund, on love and money, and music maker Tim Exile features in the latest instalment of Diary of a London Buddhist.

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Adhisthana
Adhisthana

The Essence of Wisdom and Compassion: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Posted by akasajoti to Adhisthana on Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 23:16

The Essence of Wisdom and Compassion: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Posted by akasajoti to Adhisthana on Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 23:16

The theme of today has been the connection between metta and wisdom - the realisation of metta. Saddhaloka gave a presentation this morning where he spoke of the dual aspects of the path – samata and vipassana, wisdom and compassion, merit and insight – and described how they are really a part of a single process. There is an aspect of seeing into the truth of things, where ultimately there is no knower, or known, or act of knowing, just...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Sustained by Spiritual Friends: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Posted by akasajoti to Adhisthana on Mon, 12 Jun, 2017 - 22:35

Sustained by Spiritual Friends: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Posted by akasajoti to Adhisthana on Mon, 12 Jun, 2017 - 22:35

Today, Parami presented Hri and Apatrapya, the two Lokapalas, unfolding a single line in the Karaniya Metta Sutta: “One should not pursue the slightest thing for which other wise men might censure them.” Both Hri and Apatrapya express a positive sense of remorse and regret, one in relation to our own inner ethical sensitivity, the other in relation to the ethical sensitivity we aspire to embodied by our spiritual friends and teachers. They are the guardians of our Dharma Life,...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

What is Metta?: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Posted by akasajoti to Adhisthana on Sun, 11 Jun, 2017 - 08:10

What is Metta?: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Posted by akasajoti to Adhisthana on Sun, 11 Jun, 2017 - 08:10

The one who abides in love, and puts their faith in the teaching of the Buddha, will win through to the state of calm and blissful release.

The first presentation on the Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata retreat, held at Adhisthana in 2017, on the theme of Metta and Bodhicitta.

Saccanama evokes Metta through a variety of canonical and poetic sources, referring to the seminars which Bhante led on the Karaniya Metta Sutta, edited in Living with Kindness, as well as various suttas...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Telling Stories: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Posted by akasajoti to Adhisthana on Fri, 9 Jun, 2017 - 22:39

Telling Stories: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Posted by akasajoti to Adhisthana on Fri, 9 Jun, 2017 - 22:39

I want to begin to experiment with telling the stories of some of the events happening at Adhisthana – I want Adhisthana to be able to reach out all over the Triratna world across oceans and borders, and I want it to be a source of inspiration and positivity in the world and in this community. So over this week I’ll be on a retreat on the theme of Metta and Bodhicitta, and will try to tell you the story...

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