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FBA Podcast: The Way To The Beyond

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 17 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

Sanghadevi offers this substantial and inspiring talk on the praises of Pingiya, from the chapter entitled The Way to the Beyond from the Sutta Nipata. This is the final talk in a series entitled The Buddha in the Pali Canon given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre (UK) 2015.

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Dharmabyte: Nothing to Fear

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Nov, 2018 - 13:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is all about Nothing to Fear. Vajrasara explores the life and teachings of the Buddha as they’ve come down through the stories of the tradition. From the talk Tales of a Free Spirit - 45 Years of the Buddha’s Life, given in 2006.

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FBA Podcast: The Disappearing Buddha

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 24 Nov, 2018 - 13:00

Our FBA Podcast this week is entitled The Disappearing Buddha by Sangharakshita. The Buddha adopted the appearance and speech of his different audiences, and gave discourses on the Dharma which instructed, inspired, fired, and delighted. Then he would just disappear and leave them wondering, ‘Who is the Buddha?’ Talk given in 1994.

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Dharmabyte: The Complete Embodiment of Love

By Sadayasihi 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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New Writing By Sangharakshita: Some Reflections On The Garava Sutta

By Sangharakshita on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 16:11

New Writing By Sangharakshita: Some Reflections On The Garava Sutta

By Sangharakshita on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 16:11

This new piece by Sangharakshita appeared originally on his own website - read more articles and interviews there.

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One is never too old to learn. It is only relatively late in my Dharma life that I have become more aware of or have focused on the Garava Sutta of the Pali Canon. This is not to say that I did not know of its existence but that it started having a significance for me that...

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Dharmabyte: Why We Fear Death

By Centre Team on Mon, 29 Feb, 2016 - 11:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte explores four reasons “Why We Fear Death” drawn by Kulaprabha from the Abhaya Sutta in the Pali Canon. It’s a lovely segment from a larger talk looking at the roots of fear, how it relates to change and transformation in spiritual practice, and how we can live more fearlessly.

From the talk “System of Meditation Retreats – Spiritual Death, Fear and Fearlessness”.

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Dharmabyte: The Conversion of Shariputra

By Rijupatha on Wed, 22 Jul, 2015 - 13:49

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called “The Conversion of Shariputra” by Sangharakshita, from the talk “The Meaning of the Dharma” given in 1968.

Dharma is the experience of reality, and also the expression of that experience in the form of the Buddha’s teaching, especially the law of conditionality. It is the raft that carries you to Enlightenment, the further shore; it is whatever helps you to develop spiritually.

This talk is part of the series ...

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Dharmabyte: The Story of Hatthaka

By Rijupatha on Thu, 9 Jul, 2015 - 17:46

More storytelling! Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called “The Story of Hatthaka”, an excerpt from the talk of the same title by Ratnaprabha. A brilliantly told story from the Pali Canon, about Hatthaka, who used the 4 sangraha vastus, the four means of creating a sangha, to do exactly that. The four are: generosity, kindly speech, good works or action and exemplification. Ratnaprabha explains these in the companion talk: The 4 Sangraha vastus.

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