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New on FBA: Two Talks Reflecting on Our Teachers

By Rijupatha on Fri, 11 Apr, 2014 - 15:15

New on FBA: Two Talks Reflecting on Our Teachers

By Rijupatha on Fri, 11 Apr, 2014 - 15:15Two lovely new talks are now available on Free Buddhist Audio that reflect on the inspiration, friendship, and bond between teacher and student in the spiritual life.

Vandanajyoti speaks about her relationship with Sangharakshita and the deep meaning it has had for her. And Nagabodhi remembers his time with Dhardo Rinpoche in Kalimpong, speaking about what he learned from being in the presence of his teacher’s teacher and friend.

My Relationship with...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Sangha Night Connections

By viriyalila on Mon, 3 Mar, 2014 - 23:28

Sangha Night Connections

By viriyalila on Mon, 3 Mar, 2014 - 23:28Why are we here? What brought us to Buddhism ? What are we looking for? Where are we hoping to go? What are the challenges and the joys of our spiritual practice? What inspires us? Who has helped us along the way?

Join us this week for our Wednesday Sangha Night for a chance to talk about our ‘practice’ and get to connect with others following a similar path.

Wednesday, March 5, 7 - 9 pm. All are welcome,...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte - Ritual, Metaphor and Poetry

By Rijupatha on Mon, 3 Mar, 2014 - 14:50
Our FBA Dharmabyte today - “Ritual, Metaphor and Poetry” - is a beautiful excerpt on communication as exchange of energy and experience. Happy is the mind that is steeped in totality, Dhammadassin reveals the ritual in the world through poetry and metaphor. The full talk Standing on Emptiness: View, Meditation, and Action was given at the Western Buddhist Order Women’s National Order weekend, August 2004.

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Free Buddhist Audio

Sangha As A Coral Reef

By viriyalila on Mon, 18 Nov, 2013 - 23:31
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is titled “Sangha as Coral Reef” by Saddhanandi. In this excerpt from the talk Spiritual Transmission and Lineage we hear a comparison of the sangha with a coral reef – delicate, beautiful and very sensitive to pollution. Saddhanandi explores the nature of the Sangha as the possible ground for insight itself to arise.
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

The Voice That Says ‘Be Generous’

By viriyalila on Thu, 14 Nov, 2013 - 16:54
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is titled The Voice That Says ‘Be Generous’ by Vajratara. To have friends, we need to learn to be a friend. Friendship is an active practice, not to be left to chance. In this excerpt from the talk “How to Be a Friend” Vajratara points out the a friend reminds us of our own ethical values.
Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Triratna America - Relaunching Vajra Bell Online

Triratna America - Relaunching Vajra Bell Online

By Rijupatha on Thu, 20 Jun, 2013 - 13:05The Vajra Bell happily joins The Buddhist Centre Online this month in celebrating the Triratna sanghas of the U.S. - and the rest of the North American continent as well! We’d like to begin by welcoming you to our new home on The Buddhist Centre, and tell you a little bit about ourselves.

What started as a small black and white quarterly newsletter at Aryaloka Buddhist Center many moons ago has grown and evolved over the...
Vajra Bell
Vajra Bell

Triratna America - Relaunching Vajra Bell Online

By Rijupatha on Wed, 19 Jun, 2013 - 20:25

Triratna America - Relaunching Vajra Bell Online

By Rijupatha on Wed, 19 Jun, 2013 - 20:25Vajra Bell: Voices from Triratna North America

The Vajra Bell happily joins The Buddhist Centre Online this month in celebrating the Triratna sanghas of the U.S. - and the rest of the North American continent as well! We’d like to begin by welcoming you to our new home on The Buddhist Centre, and tell you a little bit about ourselves.

What started as a small black and white quarterly newsletter at Aryaloka Buddhist Center many moons ago...
Vajra Bell
Vajra Bell

Vajra Bell - Spring 2013

Vajra Bell - Spring 2013

By Rijupatha on Wed, 19 Jun, 2013 - 19:17In this issue of the Vajra Bell newsletter:

• What Does “Engaged Buddhism” Mean to You?
• Sangha updates from the U.S. and Canada
• Meditation Marathon fundraising event kicks off in June
• Upcoming retreats at Aryaloka
• Reflections on Nonviolent Communication
• Men’s Retreat Planned
• “Being Prepared for Teaching” by Narottama
• Starting Out as a Vegetarian
• Arts events & sangha poetry
• Movie Review: “The U.S. vs. John Lennon
• Going...
Aryaloka Buddhist Center
Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Buddha Day at Aryaloka

By Rijupatha on Fri, 31 May, 2013 - 02:58

Buddha Day at Aryaloka

By Rijupatha on Fri, 31 May, 2013 - 02:58
Aryaloka Buddhist Center joined our Triratna brothers and sisters all over the world for a celebration of Buddha Day on May 28th, 2013. The center was packed to the brim with sangha and good cheer!

The theme for the evening was “Making Friends with Enlightenment,” and we were fortunate to hear short talks from Order members Dayalocana, Amala, and Vidhuma, who spoke about what Liberation means to them....
Aryaloka Buddhist Center
Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Vajra Bell - Spring 2013

Vajra Bell - Spring 2013

By Rijupatha on Sat, 30 Mar, 2013 - 00:42In this issue of the Vajra Bell newsletter:

• What Does “Engaged Buddhism” Mean to You?
• Sangha updates from the U.S. and Canada
• Meditation Marathon fundraising event kicks off in June
• Upcoming retreats at Aryaloka
• Reflections on Nonviolent Communication
• Men’s Retreat Planned
• “Being Prepared for Teaching” by Narottama
• Starting Out as a Vegetarian
• Arts events & sangha poetry
• Movie Review: “The U.S. vs. John Lennon
• Going...

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