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Dharmabyte: Maturing The Heart

By Zac on Thu, 17 Nov, 2022 - 06:00

In a sutta from the Udana, Meghiya overestimates his spiritual development and sees the goal in terms of his own individual, personal development. Vadanya shares some reflections on the Meghiya Sutta on the theme of learning about yourself in solitude as well as in relationship to others in the Sangha.

From the talk Meghiya and The Path - Beyond Individualism given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2007.

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FBA Podcast: The Difference That Makes a Difference

By Zac on Sat, 12 Nov, 2022 - 06:00

Dhammamegha speaks about Sangha as Dharma practice and how spiritual community and friendship with the admirable are part of our heritage in Triratna.

Talk given on the Triratna International Gathering at Adhisthana, 2017.
 

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Dharmabyte: Awareness Underlines Acts of Metta

By Zac on Thu, 10 Nov, 2022 - 06:00

What does it mean to be in harmony with others in the spiritual community? Dharmamayi tells the story of the Shorter Discourse from Gosinga from the Pali Canon.

From the talk entitled Living in Harmony given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2018.

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Dharmabyte: Being Deeply Seen

By Zac on Thu, 3 Nov, 2022 - 06:00

Vishangka explores the joys and challenges that arise in a spiritual community. Here he explores the story of Anguillamala and what we can learn from this sutta. 

From the talk Sangha In the Buddha’s Time given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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FBA Podcast: Saluting the Sangha

By Zac on Sat, 29 Oct, 2022 - 06:00

Friendships hold the sangha together, genuine personal connections, that support spiritual practice. Weaving in contemporary poetry with teachings from the Buddhist tradition, Ratnaprabha explores the nature of harmonious community by taking us through the Sangha Section of the TiratanaVandana.

A talk for Sangha Day given at the West London Buddhist Centre, Nov 2011.

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FBA Podcast: Seeding Community

By Zac on Sat, 15 Oct, 2022 - 06:00

How can we equip ourselves to co-operate in collective action and play? How do we work with negative emotions and polarized views? Many of us long to be in deeper communication and relationships with others, but in order to do that we need to create the necessary conditions for community to arise. Drawing on the Buddha’s teaching, as well as political and social thinkers, Dhammamegha looks at the tender and necessary ground for sustained action towards the...

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FBA Podcast: Freedom

By Zac on Sat, 24 Sep, 2022 - 06:00

Surata wanders delightfully all over the subject of ‘freedom’ in the context of life in a Buddhist Order. He discusses freedom of mind, freedom of choice, freedom of heart, as well as the dangers of group behaviour in communities and the joys of sharing in an ideal. Personable and disarming as ever…

Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2005

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FBA Podcast: Leaping Into the Unknown with the Dakinis

By Zac on Sat, 17 Sep, 2022 - 06:00

Kusalasara explores the significance of the Dakinis - a strong symbol of freedom. This talk was given at London Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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Dharmabyte: What Makes a Sangha Work

By Zac on Mon, 12 Sep, 2022 - 06:00

Ratnaprabha recounts the seven ways the Buddha advises on how a sangha is created and supported.

From the talk Saluting the Sangha given at West London Buddhist Centre, Nov 2011, in which the speaker goes through the Sangha Section of the TiratanaVandana.

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Dharmabyte: Practice - Individual, Group + Sangha

By Zac on Mon, 5 Sep, 2022 - 06:00

How do we retain our individuality while practicing with other people? Are we true individuals, or are we rebels, and are the two really that different? Karunadevi  explores the dangers and benefits of practicing within a sangha using the Buddha’s teaching on the mental fetters and various commentaries by Sangharakshita.

From the talk The Individual, the Group and the Spiritual Community given at San Francisco Buddhist Center, 2007.

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