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Rebirth and Consciousness

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Mon, 24 Mar, 2014 - 11:50

Rebirth and Consciousness

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Mon, 24 Mar, 2014 - 11:50Here is another ‘editor’s opinion’ piece. How should Western Buddhists relate to the Buddhist teachings of rebirth? This is a difficult topic, and while some people hold to the traditional views about rebirth, others, like me, are more agnostic. In this piece, however, I try to clarify the question of whether ‘rebirth’, even in the traditional sense, involves the continuity of consciousness. I say no… Of course there are other views on this whole matter, and you can ‘respond’ to...
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FBA Podcast - Dharmic Receptivity

By Rijupatha on Sun, 9 Mar, 2014 - 15:45

FBA Podcast - Dharmic Receptivity

By Rijupatha on Sun, 9 Mar, 2014 - 15:45Our FBA Podcast this week, “Dharmic Receptivity,” is the full talk previewed on Dharmabytes last Thursday - “Pointing at Something Real.” Given by Jnanavaca, it marked the launch of the London Buddhist Center’s theme for the year. Talk given at the LBC’s Dharma Night Class, Monday January 20th 2014.

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FBA Podcast - Karma, Rebirth and the Deep Boundless Dharma

By Rijupatha on Mon, 3 Mar, 2014 - 14:18

FBA Podcast - Karma, Rebirth and the Deep Boundless Dharma

By Rijupatha on Mon, 3 Mar, 2014 - 14:18Vessantara has been on a three-year-long retreat and as he emerges he has many insights to share. Our FBA Podcast this week is filled with deep reflections marked by clarity and a brilliance we are excited to make available. From the FBA ...
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Dharmabyte - The Buddhist View on Rebirth

By Rijupatha on Thu, 27 Feb, 2014 - 17:28
Vessantara is back from his three year long retreat and has many insights to share. Our FBA Dharmabyte today is a preview for next Saturday’s full-length FBA Podcast. In “The Buddhist View on Rebirth” Vessantara dives deep as he describes how awareness continues to arise after death – there is continued experience but no ‘I’ to have that experience. The full talk Karma, Rebirth and the Deep Boundless Dharma was...
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Dharmabyte - The Buddha’s Visions

By Rijupatha on Fri, 21 Feb, 2014 - 13:38
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a lovely reading, and reflection on, “The Buddha’s Visions.” Here we have Candradasa reading to us, quite poetically, as the Buddha recalls his previous lives and the vision of the lotuses. He then reflects on faith and experience in practice. From the talk “Religion Without God, Part 3 – Death and the Biggest Questions of All”, the third talk in a four-part series looking at how you can have a...
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Resources for Religion Without God, Week 3, Death and the Biggest Questions of All

By Candradasa on Sat, 10 Nov, 2012 - 17:18

Resources for Religion Without God, Week 3, Death and the Biggest Questions of All

By Candradasa on Sat, 10 Nov, 2012 - 17:18Ok folks, with sincere apologies for the delay, here are the references for talk 3. Lots to get your teeth into…

Dhammapada (opening section, Yamakavagga, ‘The Pairs’)
1. Acharya Buddharakkhita’s translation
2. Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s translation
3. Sangharakshita’s translation

Readings
Bodhi Sutta: Awakening - Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s translation
The Buddha’s vision of the lotuses with Brahma Sahampati
Nyanatiloka Mahathera on Kamma and Rebirth (1947).

Further...
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New resources posted...

By Candradasa on Mon, 15 Oct, 2012 - 18:48

New resources posted...

By Candradasa on Mon, 15 Oct, 2012 - 18:48Hi all, a brief note to say I’ve posted to our sangha space some new resources (on the nidanas and skandhas, the Buddha’s unanswered questions, and St. Augustine!) that should help tie up any loose ends from the first two talks in our ‘Religion Without God’ series… Remember, you’ll have to log in and + join this Group to access the extra materials from the series and contribute responses and posts of your own...

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