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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 12: 'Fields of Creativity' by Sangharakshita

By Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 6 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 12: 'Fields of Creativity' by Sangharakshita

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...

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 10: 'Padmasambhava' by Sangharakshita

By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 4 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 10: 'Padmasambhava' by Sangharakshita

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. 

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Parami, herself a brilliant speaker, shares her great love of FBA and Dharmachakra, both which have benefitted greatly from her...

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 8: 'Evolution or Extinction: Current World Problems’ by Sangharakshita

By Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 2 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 8: 'Evolution or Extinction: Current World Problems’ by Sangharakshita

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!

Sanghadhara offers a classic talk by Sangharakshita entitled ‘Evolution or Extinction: Current World Problems’, given in 1971 and still deeply relevant today, 50 years later. This talk has been curated into a series...

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 2: 'The Nucleus of a New Society' by Sangharakshita

By Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 27 Dec, 2020 - 06:30

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 2: 'The Nucleus of a New Society' by Sangharakshita

By Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 27 Dec, 2020 - 06:30

Jay has been with Dharmachakra since 2018 and is part of our web development team, which helps keep Free Buddhist Audio running smoothly!

His recommended talk for this year’s Twelve Days of FBA is a classic by Sangharakshita, entitled ‘The Nucleus of a New Society’. This seminal talk was given in 1976, as part of the series ‘Buddhism for Today and Tomorrow’.

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Padmasambhava: A New Video From Urgyen House

By Centre Team on Thu, 24 Dec, 2020 - 12:12

Padmasambhava: A New Video From Urgyen House

By Centre Team on Thu, 24 Dec, 2020 - 12:12

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.

Visit the Urgyen House website

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Dharmabyte: Where Does the Spiritual Path Begin?

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 21 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

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.

From the talk The Stages of the Spiritual Path...

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A new audiobook and our latest free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 9 Dec, 2020 - 16:30

A new audiobook and our latest free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 9 Dec, 2020 - 16:30

A new audiobook

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...

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Sangharakshita: A life of friendship

By Dayanatha on Fri, 27 Nov, 2020 - 12:22

Sangharakshita: A life of friendship

By Dayanatha on Fri, 27 Nov, 2020 - 12:22

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...

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Dharmabyte: With the Lamp There is the Light

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 19 Nov, 2020 - 06:00

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.

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Dharmabyte: Taking Delight in Friends

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 12 Nov, 2020 - 06:00

The Buddha and Ananda once tended a sick monk, neglected by his companions because of his ‘uselessness’. Sangharakshita shows that people cannot be treated as ‘things’ in the spiritual community.

Excerpted from the talk entitled A case of Dysentry as part of the series Incidents from the Pali Canon, 1982.

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