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Dharmabytes: Our Mind Is Like A Great Ghost

By Zac on Mon, 20 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Thoughts are like ghosts that haunt the mind, those thoughts become speech that become actions. Most of the terrible things that have happened in the world have had to do with views and ideologies spreading like a virus through a culture, driving a culture mad. Maitreyabandhu reminds us that Buddhism says again and again, what you think and what you do matters. Everything you do matters. 
Excerpted from the Triratna Day talk ...

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FBA Podcast: What the World Needs Now - Triratna's Gift

By Zac on Sat, 18 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Mind is the most remarkable thing in the universe, it is the greatest treasure. We’re still discovering the mysteries of the human mind. Buddhism says again and again, what you think and what you do matters. Everything you do matters.

Live from Buddhistisches Tor Berlin, Maitreyabandhu unfolds the theme of What the World Needs Now on a day celebrating our Dharma community’s contribution to the world. Triratna Day, April, 2022.

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Dharmabyte: What's Calling?

By Zac on Mon, 13 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Atula, a long-time practicing Buddhist and psychotherapist, offers stimulating words around the role of myth, metaphor and all our ways of cognizing, thinking about and expressing experience in what we call ‘spiritual life’ – and a clear encouragement to see that process as one that is profoundly relational. 

In this excerpt we hear about the tendency to polarize and project onto others. From the talk Mending the Broken Ladder, London...

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Online Womens GFR group on Sundays at 5pm

By Caroline I P on Sun, 12 Jun, 2022 - 09:50

Online Womens GFR group on Sundays at 5pm

By Caroline I P on Sun, 12 Jun, 2022 - 09:50

UPDATE: Thank you for your responses. The group filled very quickly! Sorry not to be able to take everyone interested, but it seems like there is interest! Perhaps you could start one yourself? Metta, Caroline

Would you like to join us?

We are three women in our 20s and 30s training for ordination - Alexandra (Worcester), Cara (Croydon) and Caroline (Adhisthana) and meet weekly online in Sundays at 5pm for an hour or so. 

If you are looking for an online GFR group do...

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Dharmabyte: Keep The Doors Open To All Beings

By Zac on Thu, 2 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

By keeping our heart open, we communicate our values to all beings, offering an opportunity to break down polarisation in our world. Parami  reminds us that a bodhisattva creates the conditions where all beings can see through the causes of conditions and therefore create the conditions for future happiness.

Excerpted from the talk After the Enlightenment: Breaking Through to Freedom given on Buddha Day at North London Buddhist Centre, May...

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Dharmabyte: Rooted In Compassion

By Zac on Mon, 30 May, 2022 - 06:00

Dhivan brings us face to face with the rich and moving legacy of a brilliant and truly compassionate individual, changing the world he took part in, stepping out of history “with the walk of a lion, the walk of a swan.”

From the talk What Do We Really Know About the Buddha? given at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2008

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FBA Podcast: The Star Of Healing

By Zac on Sat, 28 May, 2022 - 06:00

In a talk for Buddha day, Ratnaprabha takes us through the realisations that came to the Buddha during his all night meditation under the Bodhi tree, culminating in the vision of the morning star, the Star of Healing. Its light was the first sight of the Awakened One, a light symbolising the illumination of awareness itself.

Talk given at the West London Buddhist Centre, 2014.

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Dharmabyte: Full Illumination Arose

By Zac on Thu, 26 May, 2022 - 06:00

Sangharakshita describes the moment of the Buddha’s Enlightenment. 

From the talk Who is the Buddha?, part of the series Introducing the Three Jewels of Buddhism, 1968.

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Dharmabyte: Becoming Spiritual Warriors

By Zac on Mon, 23 May, 2022 - 06:00

The full moon in May is celebrated as the anniversary of the Buddha’s Enlightenment and his victory over the demon Mara. Sangharakshita explains what Mara represents and how to overcome that which holds us back.

Excerpted from the talk entitled The Buddha’s Victory given in 1987.

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
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50 Years, 50 Voices: Shraddhavajri (Highlights)

By Zac on Sat, 21 May, 2022 - 15:57

I say to ‘Padmasambhava, ‘You don’t have a body—I have a body… Use my body, and I’ll use your energy.
 

Shraddhavajri’s Annals
In 1988, I was about six or seven years old, living in Modinagar with my parents, three elder sisters and two brothers. I studied and enjoyed life with my family and relatives. My father taught us the Precepts and every Sunday it was compulsory to chant them with my family and other brothers and sisters. My...

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