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FBA Podcast: Transformation

By Zac on Sat, 6 Aug, 2022 - 06:00

Letting In the Light

Kalyanamati explores six ways in which we can work with our energies in order to transform our emotional depths in line with our deepest vision. This talk was given at the East Anglian Men’s Event at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2018.

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years Fifty Voices: Atula (Highlights)

By Zac on Thu, 30 Jun, 2022 - 14:35

I had to come into relationship with what was happening to me. I couldn’t run away any longer.
 

Atula Annals:

In 1968 I was in my hometown, Whitstable, Kent, struggling as a self-employed carpenter. Getting myself into terrible debt.

In 1978 I was living and working on-site as the foreman and worker (mainly worker!) in the Sukhavati/Old Fire Station/LBC building project. It was the last phase. I’d been involved with the ‘Friends’ for 7-8 years and ordained 2 years. Some time...

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Dharmabyte: Relaxing Into What Is

By Zac on Mon, 27 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Bhadra takes us through the myth of Persephone and an experiential exploration of awareness to celebrate the vital contribution the bardo; the in-between state makes towards the spiritual life. 

Excerpted from the talk Celebrating the In-Between given at Bristol Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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Dharmabyte: What's Calling?

By Zac on Mon, 13 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Atula, a long-time practicing Buddhist and psychotherapist, offers stimulating words around the role of myth, metaphor and all our ways of cognizing, thinking about and expressing experience in what we call ‘spiritual life’ – and a clear encouragement to see that process as one that is profoundly relational. 

In this excerpt we hear about the tendency to polarize and project onto others. From the talk Mending the Broken Ladder, London...

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Dharmabyte: The Muchalinda Episode

By Zac on Mon, 6 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Buddhism appeals no less to the heart than to the head, using the language of myth to do so.  Sangharakshita introduces the myth of Muchalinda, the serpent-king that appears after the Buddha’s enlightenment, representing the forces of the unconscious mind in their most positive aspect. 
From the talk Buddhism and the Language of Myth is part of the series Ritual and Devotion in Buddhism, 1967.

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Dharmabyte: Communication With and Through the Heart

By Zac on Mon, 25 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

In this first talk from the ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ retreat, Nagasiddhi invites us to experience the dharma imaginatively: through art and heart.

From the talk entitled Rites of Passage given at Rivendell Retreat Centre during the April 2021 Home Retreat hosted by The Buddhist Centre Online. This magical week-long retreat explores the images, myths and symbols of the Buddha’s journey to awakening...

Buddhist Centre Features
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Mythic Dress-Up Sangha Time!

By Centre Team on Mon, 4 Apr, 2022 - 00:39

Mythic Dress-Up Sangha Time!

By Centre Team on Mon, 4 Apr, 2022 - 00:39

One big community of the heart and imagination

Saturday April 16 (northern hemisphere)
Sunday April 17 (southern hemisphere)

2 hrs: USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | India 23:30 | Australia AEDT 04.00 (next day) | New Zealand NZDT 06.00 (next day)

Find out more and join us for a new kind of Dharma event for 2022

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Mythic Dress-Up Sangha Time!

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 26 Jan, 2022 - 22:52

Mythic Dress-Up Sangha Time!

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 26 Jan, 2022 - 22:52

PLEASE NOTE. This event has been rescheduled New dates:

Saturday April 16 (northern hemisphere)  |  Sunday April 17 (southern hemisphere)

2 hrs: USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET |  India 23:30 | 20:00 | Australia AEDT 04.00 (next day) | New Zealand NZDT 06.00 (next day)

We’re very sorry but we’ve had to reschedule this event at the last...

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FBA Podcast: The Dragon, The Tiger and The Wish-fulfilling Jewel

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 11 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Do we reflect on the Bodhicitta? Is it optional, a mystical goal we can take or leave? How does it become a motivating force in our lives?

Sangharakshita has described the Bodhicitta as a myth or symbol that galvanises our energies, something that makes sense of our lives, something emotionally moving that stirs us on a deep level. How are we to connect with that myth? Vajratara takes us on a journey of a deepening engagement with the Bodhicitta, evoking...

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Eight Guidelines | The Mythic Context

By akasajoti on Tue, 20 Jul, 2021 - 10:56

Eight Guidelines | The Mythic Context

By akasajoti on Tue, 20 Jul, 2021 - 10:56

Maitreyi and Padmasuri, both from the UK, discuss their personal stories about connecting with the mythic context of dharma practice in the fourth in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training.

The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the Preceptors’ College...

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