Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Complete Works Retreat Podcast

By Candradasa on Mon, 18 Jan, 2016 - 19:43

Satyalila reporting from an inspiring retreat at Adhisthana in the UK for a group of volunteers who came together to help Vidyadevi and Kalyanaprabha with editorial work on the first two of the twenty-seven volumes that will make up the entire Complete Works of Sangharakshita. And to to collectively dedicate their efforts - spiritual and practical. 

We hear about some of what’s involved - from the intricacies of critical diacritics in Pali and Sanskrit terms, to the considerable detective...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Preparing For A Buddhist Ritual - Follow Live Online!

By Candradasa on Tue, 12 Jan, 2016 - 16:39

This is an invitation from Stanashraddha and Satyalila at Adhisthana to join them in spirit for a special ritual that will take place there this evening, Tuesday January 12th at 7pm GMT/2pm EST

You can watch a live stream on Periscope of proceedings! On site participating in the ritual will be members of the Adhisthana communities and a small group who are on a Complete Works working retreat. It will be led by Saddhanandi, Chair of Adhisthana.

To...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Twelve Days of FBA - Day 10

By Rijupatha on Mon, 4 Jan, 2016 - 11:00

On Day 10 of our 12 Days of FBA fundraising event we offer you another two absolutely excellent unreleased talks from the Free Buddhist Audio archives!

The main talk is a very special recording of Sangharakshita in a talk given to the European Chairs’ Assembly in 2009 called “The Teachers of the Past”. Sangharakshita makes clear his intentions around the creation of a Refuge Tree for the Western Buddhist Order, specifically drawing a distinction between the inspirational value of historical...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Twelve Days of FBA - Day 4

By Rijupatha on Tue, 29 Dec, 2015 - 11:00

Our treat for you on the Fourth Day of FBA is a playlist of spectacular mantras from the Free Buddhist Audio archives. The first track is an introduction by Sangharakshita on the meaning of mantras and their purpose in Buddhist practice. We hope you enjoy today’s gift!

Please make your donation today to support Free Buddhist Audio in 2016

As part of each day’s offering we’ve been asking you to consider making a generous one-time contribution or ongoing pledge...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Before Dawn

By Rijupatha on Mon, 21 Dec, 2015 - 11:00

We’ve been moved to share an abundant handful of Sangharakshita’s writings and poems this month. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a poem entitled “Before Dawn”. Selected from “Hercules and the Birds”, read by the author and published by Windhorse Publications, Glasgow, 1990.

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Glimpses of the Mythic Life of Sangharakshita

By Rijupatha on Sat, 12 Dec, 2015 - 11:00

Today’s FBA Podcast is a tribute to our teacher, Bhante Sangharakshita, given by Padmavajra entitled “Glimpses of the Mythic Life of Sangharakshita”.

Urgyen Sangharakshita, the founder of the Western Buddhist Order, is many things to many people. Yet all inspiration and controversies aside, he is first and foremost a follower of the Buddha’s way and his own evocations of his personal practice give many clues as to the nature of a committed Dharma life.

Here Padmavajra,...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Sangharakshita – Facing Mount Kanchenjunga

By Rijupatha on Sat, 5 Dec, 2015 - 11:00

We’ve been inspired to share writings and poems by Bhante Sangharakshita this month. Our FBA Podcast today, “Sangharakshita – Facing Mount Kanchenjunga”, is a delightful talk from 1991. Sangharakshita starts by reading an extract from the new volume of his autobiography, Facing Mount Kanchenjunga. He follows this by talking about and reading eight poems that he composed in Kalimpong which give a real feel for his appreciation of the place but also for...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Modern Bard

By Rijupatha on Thu, 26 Nov, 2015 - 11:00

We’ve been moved to share an abundant handful of Sangharakshita’s poems over the next few weeks. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a poem entitled “The Modern Bard”. Selected from “An Autobiographical Sequence of Poems”, read by the author and recorded at FWBO celebrations in London, September 1990.

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The White Calf

By Rijupatha on Mon, 23 Nov, 2015 - 11:00

We’ve been moved to share an abundant handful of Sangharakshita’s poems over the next few weeks. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a poem entitled “The White Calf”. Selected from “An Autobiographical Sequence of Poems”, read by the author and recorded at FWBO celebrations in London, September 1990.

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Forty Years On - The Six Emphases of the FWBO

By Rijupatha on Sat, 12 Sep, 2015 - 11:00

In this week’s FBA Podcast, Sangharakshita gives a full introduction to the Six Emphases of the Triratna Buddhist Community with “Forty Years On – The Six Emphases of the FWBO.

Marking the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Triratna Buddhist Community (formerly the Western Buddhist Order), he has some great reminisences about the early days, and is on top form as he considers the uniting factors of this diverse group of people...

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