By Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 6 Jan, 2021 - 06:00
And for our last day of the Twelve Days of FBA we are delighted to have Ratnaghosha recommend a late talk by Sangharakshita entitled ’Fields of Creativity’.
Ratnaghosha was the host on the occasion of this recording when Sangharakshita returned to London to launch the final volume of his memoirs, ‘Moving Against the Stream’. From Yogi Chen to Beowulf, Aristotle to William Blake, this is a sparkling evocation of the crucial role of creativity in any Dharma...
By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 4 Jan, 2021 - 06:00
On Day 10 Parami recommends a scintillating title by Sangharakshita entitled simply Padmasambhava. Originally unreleased (because it was given off-the-cuff after Sangharakshita lost his notes!), this inspired talk sees Triratna’s founder intrigued by the Great Guru’s ability to transform the demons of the world, especially in the West.
By Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 2 Jan, 2021 - 06:00
And today’s jewel in our Twelve Days of FBA celebration is selected by Sanghadhara, the most recent addition to the Dharmachakra team, who joined us in 2020 to bring his prodigious video skills to the project; helping us reach even more people on the fast-changing web!
Dharmachari Paramartha considers Urgyen Sangharakshita’s deep spiritual connection with Padmasambhava, the Lotus-born Guru and introduces the images of Guru Rimpoche at Urgyen House.
Urgyen House is a project dedicated to ensuring the long-term preservation of Sangharakshita’s collection of books, letters, papers, thangkas and artefacts as well as the building in which he spent the last years of his life.
Practising Buddhism (so much harder than understanding it) involves breaking the chain of the twelve negative links, or nidanas, by moving onto the spiral path, here described in its twelve stages. What is our usual reaction to things that are pleasant, things that are painful and things that are neutral? Sangharakshita gives us a clear description of the beginning of the Spiral Path, that of our response to Dukkha.
One of our best-selling titles has just been released as an audiobook. It’s the award-wining Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction by Valerie Mason-John (Vimalasara) and Dr Paramabandhu Groves.
Human nature has an inbuilt tendency towards addiction. Many of us self-medicate in response to hardships, turning to food, drugs, alcohol, sex, relationships, work, and so much more in an attempt to promote happiness. All of us can struggle with these tendencies, but for some it can lead to the...
At the London Buddhist Centre and in the Triratna Buddhist Community as a whole we place great emphasis on the value of friendship. In fact, it’s the glue that holds together everything that we do.
Join this evening’s celebration of friendship with one’s teacher. On this rare occasion we’ll be meeting some of the close friends of Bhante Sangharakshita to hear about their friendship with him and how this formed the basis of the culture that we can join today. With...
Here Sangharakshita explores the Four Reliances as he distinguishes the meaning of vijnana (Discriminating Consciousness) and jnana (Transcendental Awareness) and then further distinguishes prajna-paramita (Perfection of Wisdom) from jnana.
Launching his book entitled Wisdom Beyond Words, 1993.