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Dharmabyte: How does Buddhism speak to us?

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 8 Oct, 2020 - 05:10

Here Sangharakshita explores how Buddhism, being the most rational of religions, appeals no less to the heart than to the head, using the language of myth to do so. Examples are four ‘myths’ from the Buddha’s biography, here correlated with four of Jung’s archetypes.

From the talk entitled Buddhism and the Language of Myth, part of the series Ritual and Devotion in Buddhism, 1967.

Here Sangharakshita explores how Buddhism, being the most rational of religions, appeals...

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FBA Podcast: The Loveliest Bodhisattvas

By Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 3 Oct, 2020 - 05:34

In this talk, Padmavajra explores the Altruistic dimension of Going for Refuge - The Bodhisattva Ideal - through Bhante’s poem ‘The Guardian Wall’.

He particularly explores the line in the poem: ‘The loveliest Bodhisattvas are the anonymous’ and what this means for somebody aspiring to practice the great ideal of the Bodhisattva.

Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre during the ‘Bodhisattva Ideal’ retreat in January 2020.

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Dharmabyte:

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 24 Sep, 2020 - 14:00

Previously unreleased, this important lecture introduces and explores further Sangharakshita’s distinctive and visionary ideas on the subject of Going For Refuge, drawing out the real meaning of this central act of the Buddhist life.

Note: Poor original recording.

From the talk entitled Levels of Going for Refuge given in 1978.

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Our latest free eBook and exciting news

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 21 Sep, 2020 - 15:00

Our latest free eBook and exciting news

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 21 Sep, 2020 - 15:00

You may already have guessed which eBook we’re giving away this week. Given that the last two have been What is the Sangha? and Who is the Buddha? it may come as no surprise that we’re completing Sangharakshita’s trilogy with What is the Dharma?

If you’ve enjoyed reading Sangharakshita’s books about the three jewels, you might be interested to know that they are also available in print, as Volume 3 of The Complete Works of Sangharakshita, The Three Jewels II.

If you haven’t yet downloaded last...

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This week's free eBook and how to qualify for free shipping

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 15:30

This week's free eBook and how to qualify for free shipping

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 15:30

The image of the Buddha, cross-legged and meditating, has permeated modern western culture, and can now be found almost everywhere, from Instagram to the garden centre. But who was the Buddha? In this week’s free eBook, Who is the Buddha? Sangharakshita views the Buddha from three perspectives: as a historical figure, a warrior prince searching for the truth; as the pinnacle of human evolution; and as an archetype in the context of both time and eternity.

Who is the Buddha? is a concise yet far-reaching...

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This week's offers from Windhorse Publications

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 15:30

This week's offers from Windhorse Publications

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 15:30

This week I’ve not only got news about free eBooks from Windhorse Publications, but also about how to quality for free shipping when you buy books from us.

In this week’s free eBook, Who is the Buddha?, Sangharakshita views the Buddha from three perspectives: as a historical figure, a warrior prince searching for the truth; as the pinnacle of human evolution; and as an archetype in the context of both time and eternity.

If you haven’t yet downloaded last week’s free eBook, What is the Sangha?,...

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ICin5 No.6 - Day Four, Commonality, Conflict & The Past

By Centre Team on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 00:21

ICin5 No.6 - Day Four, Commonality, Conflict & The Past

By Centre Team on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 00:21

A packed day four at IC2020 Online! Nothing is ever black and white really, and today’s topics prove the point.  

Issues that could be contentious any time - past or future - present themselves directly. We hear from Jnanadhara and Subhadramati how that all went from the perspective of the UK & Ireland.

- Commonality, innovation and creative tension.
- Buddhist takes on conflict resolution.
- Facing the shadows of the past.

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This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

If you’d like to start a practice of meditation but aren’t sure where to start, or if you’ve been meditating for some time and would like to reinvigorate your practice, this week’s free eBook is for you. It’s Wildmind: A Step-by-Step Guide to Meditation by Bodhipaksa. 

Last week’s free eBook, A Guide to the Bodhisattvas by Vessantara will remain free to download until Monday, 7th September.

You can download both free eBooks here.

Today is the first day of a new month, which means we’re offering 25% off...

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This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

We hope you enjoy what we’ve got to offer you this week: yet another free eBook – our 25th! – and four newly discounted paperbacks.

If you find value in what we have to offer, please consider making a donation when you check out. Every donation supports us in our mission to provide life-changing Dharma books. Thank you.

This week’s free eBook

If you’d like to start a practice of meditation but aren’t sure where to start, or if you’ve been meditating for some time and...

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This week's offers from Windhorse Publications

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 10 Aug, 2020 - 15:00

This week's offers from Windhorse Publications

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 10 Aug, 2020 - 15:00

This week’s free eBook

This week we’re delighted to be giving away Ritual and Devotion in Buddhism: An Introduction by Sangharakshita, which leads the reader through the Sevenfold Puja and gives a feeling for the depth of spiritual practice to be contacted through reciting devotional verses, making offerings and chanting mantras.

It’s not too late to download last week’s free eBook, The Yogi’s Joy, also by Sangharakshita. It will remain free until the 17th of August. 

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