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Dharmabyte: The Practice of Creating Sangha

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 10 May, 2021 - 06:00

This is an exploration by Saddhaloka of the distinguishing role of Sangha, spiritual community, in the development and life of the Triratna (formally Western) Buddhist Order, and, in fact, in any kind of Buddhist spiritual life. Saddhaloka here is steady and thoughtful as ever…

From the talk entitled Creating Sangha and Changing the World given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2002.

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Dharmabyte: Sangha is Togetherness

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 6 May, 2021 - 06:00

Munisha talks about insights gained from traveling in her early life, including realizing she didn’t know how to get along well with others. Some years later, she discovered the Triratna Buddhist Community where friendship is a basic organizing principle around which everything is based.

From the talk entitled A Life in the Sangha given on Zoom to the Stockholm Sangha to celebrate Sangha Day, in the context of the Covid 19 pandemic, November 2020.

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Dharmabyte: Growing Very Deep Roots in the Sky

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 3 May, 2021 - 06:00

Kuladharini reflects on the life of the sangha at the start of the Glasgow Buddhist Centre’s annual rainy season retreat. Here she explores the cosmic and mythic significance in their current work and their approaching going forth from the city premises they have been teaching from for almost 50 years.

Excerpted from the talk of the same title, Growing Very Deep Roots In the Sky, 2021.

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FBA Podcast: Creating Sangha From Within

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 1 May, 2021 - 06:00

Is there an inner attitude we can adopt that will naturally lead to the creation of Sangha? Satyadhara poses this question - and addresses it - in his talk on the second Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention. He shares his personal experience of being in a small Sangha near Frankfurt in Germany, and draws upon Asangha’s Yogacharabhumi to explore the conditions necessary for building Sangha.

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*ONLINE ORDER MEMBERS RETREAT* Uncontrived mindfulness

By SophieAnn on Wed, 27 Jan, 2021 - 16:49

*ONLINE ORDER MEMBERS RETREAT* Uncontrived mindfulness

By SophieAnn on Wed, 27 Jan, 2021 - 16:49

What is the relationship between mindfulness and wisdom? How can a seemingly simple practice of on-going awareness help us to know the nature of reality? 

Join Vajradevi and her team online from Saturday 13 March to Friday 19 March for a retreat using the Buddha’s words in the Satipatthana Sutta to practice with this profound yet accessible teaching.

Through periods of formal and...

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Sangharakshita’s Three Jewels trilogy back in print

By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 27 Jan, 2021 - 12:08

Sangharakshita’s Three Jewels trilogy back in print

By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 27 Jan, 2021 - 12:08

Sangharakshita’s Three Jewels trilogy (Who is the Buddha?, What is the Dharma? and What is the Sangha?) is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Buddhism. It provides an elucidation of the three central principles on which Buddhism is based: the Buddha, who represents the principle of ‘awakening’; the Dharma, the teachings and practices that cultivate awakening; and the Sangha, the principle of spiritual friendship. For quite some time, both Who is the Buddha? and What is the Sangha? have been out of print. We’re pleased...

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Dharma Story Hour Presents: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

By Centre Team on Wed, 9 Dec, 2020 - 20:45

Dharma Story Hour Presents: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

By Centre Team on Wed, 9 Dec, 2020 - 20:45

December 19-26th (45-60 minutes)

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This year, like everyone else, we’ve been re-telling our tale as a community in the face of great change, struggle and hardship, personal and collective. Having just recently celebrated so well...

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FBA Podcast: Shining the Infinite Light of Wisdom

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 21 Nov, 2020 - 06:00

The social and political landscape is changing. Societies are, on the one hand, fragmenting whilst, on the other, unifying within a growing culture of consumerism and individualism. How can we create a community that is unified and diverse, exemplifying real values and being a force for good in the world? Suryagupta, current chair of the London Buddhist Centre, inspires us all to shine the light of the Dharma in the world.

This keynote talk was given to launch the year...

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Dharmabyte: Kalyana Mitrata

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 9 Nov, 2020 - 06:00

How do we go beyond the duality of subject and object, self and other, to experience the true nature of reality?

There is no real Buddhism if it’s all about self liberation. We have to see other people as like ourselves. Jnanavaca, telling the story of Meghiya, unequivocally draws out the importance of sangha and kalyana mitrata as the means to bring the Dharma to life in the world.

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Dharmabyte: Tugging on the Net

By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 5 Oct, 2020 - 05:29

Kulanandi focuses on the importance of drawing on myth and symbols in relating to the ideals of spiritual community.

Excerpted from the talk The Spiritual Community As Myth given at Stockholm Buddhist Center, June 2013.

Kulanandi focuses on the importance of drawing on myth and symbols in relating to the ideals of spiritual community.

Excerpted from the talk The Spiritual Community As Myth given at Stockholm Buddhist Center, June 2013.

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