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Dharmabyte: The Importance Of Hopes + Dreams

By Zac on Mon, 16 May, 2022 - 06:00

After telling the story of Mara’s assault on the Buddha, Lokeshvara looks at it from a modern perspective and with reference to the System of Meditation. Of particular interest is a section of the prevalence of depression in our society and current research which identifies the need for purpose in our lives. If we have a sense of purpose, that almost always connects to deeper values, if we can just see how.

From the talk Mara’s...

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FBA Podcast: Imagining The Earth

By Zac on Sat, 14 May, 2022 - 06:00

This talk, dedicated to the Cedar Tree outside Adhisthana, is a tribute to the Earth. Drawing out connections of Buddhism with Nature, Maitridevi explores the question about how Buddhism flourishes and thrives in a new culture. This is the first of two talks given on the Women’s Area Order Weekend - A Love Song to the Earth - held at Adhisthana, March 2022.

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Dharmabyte: All The Things That Hold Us Back

By Zac on Thu, 12 May, 2022 - 06:00

Viryanaga recounts the myth of the Buddha’s Victory over Mara, drawing out the experiential aspects of the Buddha’s Enlightenment. Excerpted from the talk The Great Victory given at a mixed Sub35 event held at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2017.

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The Earth as Source of Inspiration - Paramananda & Maitridevi in Conversation (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 428)

By Centre Team on Tue, 10 May, 2022 - 20:24

This week’s episode is a wonderful conversation from our archive of live events here on The Buddhist Centre Online, featuring our host Paramananda and his guest Maitridevi, Chair of Taraloka Buddhist Retreat Centre for Women in Wales.

Starting from a poem by W.S. Merwin, an initial conversation about gratitude for life despite all our knowledge of sorrows blooms into a shared set of reflections on impermanence, on our lack of centrality as a species, and on meditation...

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Dharmabyte: What Is Deeply True

By Zac on Mon, 9 May, 2022 - 06:00

When the Buddha finally sat down under the Bodhi tree and saw deeply into the nature of things, what had brought him to that point? And what happened next? Vishvapani focusses in on the Buddha’s experience after Enlightenment, bringing his nuanced, perceptive reading to the words the Buddha himself is said to have employed in order to best evoke his experiences as he struggled to give voice to them. 

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FBA Podcast: What The World Needs Now - An International Community And A Transcendental Vision

By Zac on Sat, 7 May, 2022 - 06:00

Subhuti offers a brilliantly evocative and personal call to connection, across all boundaries and conditionings. *** What the World Needs Now: Triratna’s Gift is a day celebrating our Dharma community’s contribution to the world. A vision of truth, communicated in a culture of kalyana mitrata (beautiful friendship) for the benefit of all.

For more inspiring Dharma from the day + access to live events year round on Buddhism, meditation, mindfulness and culture, visit:

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Dharmabyte: All Human Beings Are In Us

By Zac on Thu, 5 May, 2022 - 06:00

We are all human beings, all human beings are in us. Subhuti offers a brilliantly evocative and personal call to connection, across all boundaries and conditionings. In order to be deeply challenged, in order to transcend our self view, we need to go for refuge with people different from ourselves.

Excerpted from the talk What the World Needs Now: Triratna’s Gift, An International Community and A Transcendental Vision given on Triratna Day, April...

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Dharmabyte: Grace Waves Of The Buddha

By Zac on Mon, 2 May, 2022 - 06:00

Enlightened beings exemplify unconditional, unlimited love – something we as unenlightened beings can emulate and draw inspiration from to transform our relationships, self and world.

Excerpted from the talk entitled The Good Friend given by Sudrishti on Buddha Day at Sydney Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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FBA Podcast: Going For Refuge - The Deepest Revolution

By Zac on Sat, 30 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

Drawing on 40 years of experience as an Order Member, Surata confidently and uncompromisingly expounds his understanding of ‘The Deepest Revolution’, referring to both the Buddhist tradition and his own personal experience. Given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2018.

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Dharmabyte: What is Art?

By Zac on Thu, 28 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

“Art is the organisation of sensuous impressions that express the artist’s sensibility and communicate to his audience a sense of values that can transform their lives.” Using his own definition, Sangharakshita investigates the relevance of art and the artist to higher evolution.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Art and the Spiritual Life given in 1969 as part of the series The Higher Evolution.

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