Tag: Noble Eightfold Path

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Looking for the Detail

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 5 Aug, 2021 - 06:00

In a clear talk based on her experiences of work in the civil service, as a mindfulness teacher and in the Buddhist world, Taramani introduces tips on working ethically, meaningfully and in a way that supports spiritual practice. She explains livelihood as a limb of the Eightfold Path, using ideas from Sangharakshita, Steve Jobs, and others.

From the talk entitled Work, Inner Work, and the Search For Meaning given at West London Buddhist Centre, 2017.

***
...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Investigating Skilfulness

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 24 May, 2021 - 06:00

Maitrisara explores two kinds of action: skilful and unskilful in the light of understanding, seeing possibilities. Buddhist ethics is as much a matter of intelligence as it is good intention.

From the talk entitled Perfect Action given at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 2021, as part of the Sangha Night series on the Noble Eightfold Path.

***
Subscribe to our Dharmabytes podcast - bite-sized inspiration three times every week! (Apple Podcasts)

Subscribe to our...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Lessons From Lockdown

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 22 May, 2021 - 06:00

Vidyatara shares her reflections on practice during a time of Lockdown as part of the Birmingham Buddhist Centre’s year on the 8-fold path (2021). She particularly evokes and draws on the classic teaching of Bahiya and asks how to apply it to these conditions.

***
Subscribe to our Dharmabytes podcast - bite-sized inspiration three times every week! (Apple Podcasts)

Subscribe to our Free Buddhist Audio podcast - a full Dharma talk every week! (Apple Podcasts)
...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: A Buddhist Invitation

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 17 May, 2021 - 06:00

Dharmashalin evokes the possibility of creating a deeper, fuller and broader life through our relationship to Perfect Vision.

From the Sangha night talk entitled Perfect Vision given at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 2021.

***
Subscribe to our Dharmabytes podcast - bite-sized inspiration three times every week! (Apple Podcasts)

Subscribe to our Free Buddhist Audio podcast - a full Dharma talk every week! (Apple Podcasts)

Subscribe using these ...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Sangha as the Way to the End of Dukkha

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

Instead of the traditional description of the Fourth Noble Truth - the Eightfold Path - Saccanama  explores Sangha as a means to counter the individualism of our times. What exactly is the true meaning of Sangha? And how can the mysterious ‘third order of consciousness’ or Bodhicitta help us to transcend our preoccupation with ourselves? He looks at three stories from Buddhist tradition that explore the true meaning of Sangha - the Anuruddhas, the Pure Land and the...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Four-Fold Right Effort

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Feb, 2019 - 14:00

Our Dharmbyte today FBA Dharmabyte is from Bhante Sangharakshita called Four-Fold Perfect Effort. Discussing the evolution of consciousness, this lecture explains that at the stage of reflexive consciousness, deliberate effort is required for any further progress. Right Effort is fourfold: preventing and eradicating the unskilful, and cultivating and maintaining the skilful.

From the talk, The Conscious Evolution of Man: Right Effort, given in 1968 as part of the series ...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: The Conscious Evolution of Man - Right Effort

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 2 Feb, 2019 - 14:00

This week’s FBA Podcast by Sangharakshita a is entitled The Conscious Evolution of Man: Right Effort. Discussing the evolution of consciousness, this lecture explains that at the stage of reflexive consciousness, deliberate effort is required for any further progress. Right Effort is fourfold: preventing and eradicating the unskilful, and cultivating and maintaining the skilful.

Talk given in 1968 as part of the series The Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path.

Subscribe to the FBA podcast

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

New Volumes of 'Complete Works of Sangharakshita' Released

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 15:01

New Volumes of 'Complete Works of Sangharakshita' Released

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 15:01

Windhorse Publications have released four new volumes of the The Complete Works of Sangharakshita. A way to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the Triratna Buddhist Order is to celebrate writings and teachings of the founder of the movement. The Complete Works include all previously published work by Sangharakshita, as well as talks, seminars and writings published for the first time.

The newest four volumes include:

A Survey of Buddhism/The Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path (Volume 1) Designed to be the very first volume...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Awareness of Self

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Apr, 2018 - 16:03

This Dharmabyte podcast is entitled “Awareness of Self” by Sangharakshita.

Forgetfulness and distraction are the rule in ordinary life, but awareness and a ‘fullness of mind’ is at the heart of human growth and development.

Sangharakshita distinguishes four dimensions of awareness, each with its own qualities: awareness of things, self, others, and reality. From the talk Levels of Awareness: Right Mindfulness given in 1968 as part of the series The...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Process of Transformation

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 5 Mar, 2018 - 17:40

In this FBA Dharmabyte Sangharakshita reminds us that real transformation begins with the dawn of insight or clear vision. In this excerpt entitled “The Process of Transformation” Sangharakshita describes the opening of the Dharma Eye in terms of seeing things as they really are - upturning the four topsy turvy views.

From the talk “The Transcendental Eightfold Path” given in 1994 as part of the series Two Lectures to a Conference on the Nature of Reality...

Pages