In this fun and informal set of interview segments with Candradasa we get a front seat to the history and behind-the-scenes development of Free Buddhist Audio - from its origins as the Dharmachakra Tapes up to the present moment as an invaluable Dharma resource for thousands of Buddhist practitioners around the world.
As Dharmachakra and Free Buddhist Audio now move into a new era (and new projects with The Buddhist Centre Online), he also discusses how sangha, dharma practice,...
Lokamitra is the ideal person to talk about the amazing transformative influence of the Dharma on people’s lives. Its power to effect change in Indian society in seemingly intractable areas like caste offers a hopeful glimpse of the future for any Buddhist community with aspirations to embody the Buddha’s teachings on the pre-eminence of mind in shaping the world we inhabit.
A great talk by Subhuti to get the first full day of the Triratna Order Convention for 2013 off to a deeply engaging start. Looking at the Garava Sutta in its earlier and later versions, and drawing inspiration from the occasion and our setting so close to the Vajrasana (the Buddha’s ‘Seat of Enlightenment’), Subhuti draws out a distinctive difference that opens into a world of significance for our Buddhist Order and the wider Triratna Community.
By Rijupatha on Mon, 5 Nov, 2012 - 16:30Friday, November 30th, 7:00 p.m.
The Triratna Buddhist Community at Aryaloka will gather on Friday, November 30th for our annual celebration of the Sangha Jewel. Please join us as we express appreciation for our community and gratitude for the Arya Sangha, the Enlightened teachers from the Buddhist traditions of the past. The evening will include meditation and the devotional practice of puja.
By viriyalila on Sat, 27 Oct, 2012 - 17:57On Wednesdays we meet for Sangha Night, 7 - 9 pm, everyone is welcome. This autumn we will be immersing ourselves in The White Lotus Sutra, the Saddharma Puṇḍarīka Sūtra, one of the most popular and influential Mahāyāna sūtras.
November 7th: Illuminating the Universe: An Introduction to the White Lotus Sutra, by Suddhayu
November 14th: The Parable of the Burning House, by Suddhayu
November 21st: Gratitude Puja on Thanksgiving Eve, led by Viriyalila
By viriyalila on Sat, 27 Oct, 2012 - 17:40This week our FBA Podcast features Jvalamalini delivering: “Sangha As An Insight Practice,” a thoughtful, inspirational and, in some places, challenging exploration of how Sangha can be a practice leading to Insight.
Please note: the last few minutes of this talk are missing, for a transcript see our description on freebuddhistaudio.com.
By Carol Robertson on Thu, 20 Sep, 2012 - 19:41As part of our rejuvenation of the Croydon Buddhist Centre, we’ve been organising a number of work days where members of our sangha can come and help paint, clean, beautify and generally bring energy and metta to the building. Last work day we had great fun painting in the library, garden, fixing a leaky roof and stripping walls in the office. As we’ve a lot more that needs done, we’re organising another work day on Sunday 14th October from 10.30am...
Facebook - you just can’t get away from it! Did you know that over 900 million people now actively use it? That means by ‘population’, Facebook is (sort of!) the world’s third largest country! And it’s a safe bet that soon enough more people will spend time on the mother of all social networks than live in any one nation… That’s quite a thought, and quite a new sort of connected global reality for...