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FBA Podcast: The Diamond Sutra - Taking Mind to Its Limits

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 8 Dec, 2018 - 13:00

This week’s FBA Podcast is the first talk in a sparkling, wide-ranging, thoroughly comprehensive ten talk series by Padmavajra on ‘The Diamond Sutra’ entitled Taking Mind to its Limits. We are taken through the work stage by stage, and here we begin with the opening scenes and the text itself as a revelation of Reality…

Talks given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2004.

This talk is part of the series The Diamond Sutra - Taking Mind to its...

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Dharmabyte: Why does the Dharma Exist?

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 27 Jul, 2018 - 12:26

This FBA Dharmabyte is another excerpt from a 1968 talk by Sangharakshita called ‘Why does the Dharma exist?’. 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.

Excerpted from the talk entitled ‘The Meaning of the Dharma‘ given in 1968 as part...

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Triratna International Council - Day 6: Internationality (and Visiting the Local Caves!)

By Centre Team on Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 16:50

Triratna International Council - Day 6: Internationality (and Visiting the Local Caves!)

By Centre Team on Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 16:50

Dassini welcomes Amritasiddhi and Nagaketu from India and Dharmashuri from the United States of America, with a focus on the Movement Strand (ie. Buddhist Centres) and working to make sure teaching and practice in our Buddhist community is supported and “joined up” internationally. 

We started the day early with a morning visit and meditation at the very ancient caves of Bhaja, a Buddhist practice space for well over 2,000 years. The shrine room at Bhaja retreat Centre is aligned with...

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Dharmabyte: What is actually happening?

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 19 Jun, 2018 - 14:00

In this FBA Dharmabyte Arthapriya creatively explores the question: What is actually happening?

Arthapriya explores the Buddhist understanding of what we call reality, and how it is less common sensical than we might imagine. In particular, he questions how much our ‘outside world’ is in fact so strongly conditioned by our state of mind. Covering karma, emptiness, impermanence and galaxies, this is a wide ranging talk!

From the talk ‘The Nature of Reality‘ of a series of three talks entitled...

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Dharmabyte: The Buddha and Reality

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 12 Jun, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte is entitled ‘The Buddha and Reality’ from the talk ‘The Buddha, God, and Reality’ by Sangharakshita.

Having considered Buddhism (in ‘The Buddha - Man or Superman’ and ‘Evolution: Lower and Higher’) in terms of process in time, and the Buddha himself as a historical figure, Sangharakshita now uses stories and quotations from the scriptures to show that the Buddha and reality are ultimately outside time. Talk given in 1966.

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Dharmabyte: Concepts - A Map of Reality

By Rijupatha on Mon, 9 Nov, 2015 - 11:00

Transcendental insight is free of intellectual thought, but it doesn’t just arise out of nowhere. Nobody can tell you the difference between theory and direct experience – you just know it. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, from Yashobodhi, is entitled “Concepts: A Map of Reality”, an excerpt from the talk “Inquisitive Mind, Thinking and Awakening”.

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FBA Podcast: Yidams

By Rijupatha on Wed, 22 Jul, 2015 - 13:57

This week’s FBA Podcast, “Yidams” is a talk given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre in 2007 by Padmavajra. As we approach the full moon of July, Buddhists around the world will be celebrating Dharma Day, the marking of the Buddha’s first teaching. We decided to fast forward several hundred years after the Buddha’s lifetime to introduce a host of Bodhisattva’s who emerged to help spread the Dharma throughout the world. Beginning with this full talk, we will...

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Dharmabyte: Reality's Unfolded, What's Next?

By Rijupatha on Thu, 7 May, 2015 - 18:14

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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is brought to us by Vajratara, entitled “Reality’s Unfolded, What’s Next?.” Vajratara condenses nearly 50 years of the Buddha’s life, using stories from the Pali Canon to show how the Buddha built a spiritual community that lasts to this day. Transcending the conflict between the desire to withdraw and the desire to engage, the Buddha wanders northern India out of compassion,...

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FBA Podcast: A Challenge to the Modern World

By Rijupatha on Mon, 8 Dec, 2014 - 21:46

FBA Podcast: A Challenge to the Modern World

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A robust talk for this week’s FBA Podcast entitled “A Challenge to the Modern World”, by Sagaraghosa, critiquing structural elements of our society from a Buddhist standpoint, and exploring what we can do to bring about a society more in line with Reality.

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