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FBA Podcast: The Revolutionary Power of Love

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 13 Feb, 2021 - 06:00

The Karaniya Metta sutta is the focus for Parami’s exploration of working with anger, working with polarisation in our relationships and in the world. She uses the lesson of the extremes in this current moment in history as a launching pad for insight into the nature of love.

She gave this talk to the gathered Triratna Buddhist Community in Scotland at their New Year gathering online. It has the flavour of a call to practice and...

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Buddhism and Peace

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 25 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

What is peace? And what does peace mean for Buddhists? Is it just the absence of war and conflict; guns and screaming? Or is it also the deep silence that arises when the mind and heart are in harmony - a positive state of mind that can be cultivated both personally and collectively, where good and evil don’t exist as concepts? Parami explores these questions and more with great compassion and wisdom.

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Buddhist Centre Features

Podcast - Voices from Venezuela / Voces de Venezuela

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 16 Mar, 2020 - 11:57

“In a crisis you have to find new ways to be, you can’t just carry on with the old ways…Buddhism gives you something new…a way of finding happiness, that comes from a different place.”

“I think the world, at the moment, is giving us lessons in the need for spirituality”

On a recent visit to Venezuela, Parami speaks with Abhayasara (ordained in October) and Maria Elena, Wilman and Arsenio who are all involved in the Merida sangha.

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Shifting to Indra's Net

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 14 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

Parami evokes the reality of interconnectedness in relation to the second Dasadhamma - My life is dependent on others. I am sustained by the gifts of others. She talks about how the experience of interconnectedness is supported by wisdom, and results in compassionate activity.

This talk is part of the series The Order as Practice: Shifting Paradigms given at Adhisthana, 2015.

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The Lord of Compassion

By akasajoti on Fri, 26 Aug, 2016 - 19:59

Yesterday we heard a bit from Parami about her connection with Avalokitesvara, the Lord of Compassion (with translation into Hindi), before listening to a lecture Bhante gave titled ‘The Jewel in the Lotus’ which you can listen to here on Free Buddhist Audio.

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Introducing Ashokashri

By Saccanama on Sun, 13 Mar, 2016 - 09:47

Parami is delighted to introduce her friend of 40 years - Ashokashri -  who is attending her first meeting as a new member of the Triratna College of Public Preceptors, with particular responsibility for the USA.

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College of Public Preceptors

Moksananda and Parami talk in English about the ordination process in the Spanish-speaking world

By Saccanama on Tue, 17 Nov, 2015 - 14:16

In one of two interviews covering different areas, Moksananda and Parami talk about their work for the Preceptors’ College in the Spanish-speaking world.  In English!

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Community Highlights

Breaking the Bonds of Selfhood Through Serving the Dhamma (with translation in Hindi)

By Candradasa on Thu, 14 Mar, 2013 - 22:37
Ok, time to tidy up the rest of the rich Dharma material from India and the Order Convention…

To start us off, here is a strong, beautiful talk by Parami from the final day, bringing us back to the task in hand as members of an Order and as Buddhists: engaging with breaking the fetters and weakening the hold that self-clinging exerts upon our minds and our ways of seeing things.

Parami brings alive...