Tag: Noble Eightfold Path

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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...

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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 ...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Dharmabyte: One Understands

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 17:05

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘One Understands’, an excerpt from the talk on ‘Manjusri’ by Amaraghosha, one of a series of talks about archetypal Bodhisattvas.

In this excerpt Amaraghosha explores the importance of wisdom in the Buddhist tradition through teachings including the Noble Eightfold Path and the Four Noble Truths. This talk was given at the Croydon Buddhist Centre in 2016 as part of their regular Saturday morning Sangha class.

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Closing 2017 with Perfect Samadhi

By shraddhavani on Thu, 14 Dec, 2017 - 17:26

Closing 2017 with Perfect Samadhi

By shraddhavani on Thu, 14 Dec, 2017 - 17:26

Join us this Sunday, December 17, 9:30AM-12:00PM, as we conclude our Sunday series on the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path: Where Are We Going and How Can We Get There? Dh. Viriyalila will once again lead us in meditation and Mitras Meagan Van Hoogan and Maryellen Burke will seed our community conversations with their reflections on Perfect Samadhi (or Right Meditation) and a concluding overview of the whole path. This will be our final Sunday gathering of 2017, and we...

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Staying on the Path with Perfect Effort and Perfect Mindfulness

By shraddhavani on Thu, 7 Dec, 2017 - 16:29

Staying on the Path with Perfect Effort and Perfect Mindfulness

By shraddhavani on Thu, 7 Dec, 2017 - 16:29

Our ongoing series, Where Are We Going and How Can We Get There? continues this Sunday December 10, 9:30AM-12:00PM.  Dh. Viriyalila will again lead the morning activities, starting with greetings and meditation.  PBC Mitra Ginny Karwowski will support, as we delve into Effort and Mindfulness as steps on the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path. Please arrive no later than 10AM if you plan to join us for the morning.

This is our regular community gathering and all are welcome. Offered by...

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