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Dharmabytes: Enlightenment Via The Subject

By Zac on Mon, 1 May, 2023 - 06:00

There’s an inherent contradiction if you’re striving for insight in terms of seeing through the illusion of a permanent self. Dharmapriya shares a seminar quote from Sangharakshita about the philosophical underpinnings of the Bodhisattva Ideal in Triratna and the necessity of compassion in the quest for Enlightenment.

Excerpted from the talk The Bodhisattva Ideal In Triratna given at the European Triratna Men’s Convention at Adhisthana, 2014. Text quoted is from our archive of...

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Dharmabytes: Bhante as Mythic Guide

By Zac on Thu, 20 Apr, 2023 - 06:00

Sanghamani shares a significant dream she had of Bhante as a mythic guide. Excerpted from the talk Discipleship, Magic and Myth given to the Triratna Buddhist Order on the theme of Discipleship, 2014.

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Dharmabytes: Communication Exercises

By Zac on Mon, 17 Apr, 2023 - 06:00

Mahamati recollects some of the teachings of our founder Urgyen Sangharakshita as part of the celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the founding of Padmaloka. Excerpted from The Meaning of Spiritual Community Revisited, given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2016

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FBA Podcast: Avalokitesvara's Tears

By Zac on Sat, 15 Apr, 2023 - 06:00

“Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” In this talk, Viryadevi gives her take on what is asked of us when we commit to creating a buddhaland - a collective spiritual life together. Drawing on two of the myths that have shaped the life and imagination of the Order - the 1,000 Armed Alalokitesvara and Chapter 1 of the Vimalakirti Nirdesa - she asks whether things going wrong, either on an individual or personal level, have...

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Roots In The Earth, Roots In The Sky - Triratna Day Special (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 440)

By Centre Team on Fri, 31 Mar, 2023 - 12:27

We’re delighted to share a special Triratna Day 2023 podcast episode with you, recorded earlier this week and hosted by our friend Jnanadhara. He’s joined by Saddhanandi and Nagabodhi to discuss the upcoming online gathering of the Triratna Buddhist community, which celebrates its founding in April 1967. 

Saddhanandi and Nagabodhi reminisce about past Triratna Day celebrations, recalling the excitement of travelling in large groups from Glasgow to London or Birmingham for the day or weekend. These events were...

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Dharmabytes: A World of Spiritual Experience

By Zac on Thu, 23 Mar, 2023 - 06:00

A traditional exposition of Buddhist meditation looking at why we meditate; preparation for meditation; the five meditation practices designed to counteract the five mental poisons; and the three stages of meditation.

Excerpted from the talk Meditation: the Expanding Consciousness given in 1967 by Sangharakshita.

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Dharmabytes: Universal Redemption

By Zac on Mon, 27 Feb, 2023 - 06:00

How do you become a Bodhisattva? Upon the Awakening of the Bodhi Heart (Bodhichitt-otpada). In this lecture Sangharakshita defines the Bodhichitta, differentiating here between individual will and the cosmic will to enlightenment that transcends individuals.

Excerpted from the talk The Awakening of the Bodhi Heart given as part of the series entitled Aspects of the Bodhisattva Ideal, 1969.

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FBA Podcast: The Awakening of the Bodhi Heart

By Zac on Sat, 18 Feb, 2023 - 06:00

How do you become a Bodhisattva? Upon the Awakening of the Bodhi Heart (Bodhichitt-otpada). In this lecture Sangharakshita defines the Bodhichitta, and describes how one can prepare for its arising through the observance of Shantideva’s Supreme Worship and Vasubhandu’s Four Factors. Talk given in 1969 as part of the series entitled: Aspects of the Bodhisattva Ideal

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Dharmabytes: This Human Situation

By Zac on Thu, 19 Jan, 2023 - 06:00

Samantabhadri explores what it was like to meet the Buddha, the fully Enlightened human being. She then discusses ‘garava’ as devotion for the whole richness of our Dharma Lives, including positive emotions for all beings.

From the talk entitled Turning Towards the Buddha: The True Nature of Devotion given on the Women’s Area Order Weekend held at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2022.

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FBA Podcast: A Deeper Rhythm

By Zac on Sat, 7 Jan, 2023 - 06:00

Vishvapani explores the dynamic vision of Urgyen Sangharakshita in setting up a new Buddhist movement in the West, and asks how we might relate to him now. Voices and stories, told and untold, come echoing through as Vishvapani makes the case that a deeper examination of Sangharakshita’s teaching and approach reveals a deeper rhythm to his life and work that is relevant to everyone practicing in Triratna today.

A talk given at Adhisthana on the men’s ...

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