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FBA Podcast: Working with Energy In the Bodhicaryavatara

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 10 Mar, 2018 - 12:36

In this FBA Podcast, ‘Working with Energy In the Bodhicaryavatara’, Suryamati explores the theme of Virya (energy) in Shantideva’s Bodhicaryavatara. Talk given at Sangha Night, Sheffield Buddhist Centre on 29th April 2008. Part of a series on Great Buddhist Texts.

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Adhisthana
Adhisthana

As Long As Space Abides...: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 00:07

As Long As Space Abides...: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 00:07

We’ve been in silence together today and followed a more meditative programme, absorbing the rich input of the last days. It’s as if an atmosphere of gentleness, quiet, and ease has pervaded Adhisthana, which seems unlikely in the midst of a landscaping project and a busy, living and working community; but it is so. There’s been the usual exchange of cheeky smiles, and I’ve enjoyed seeing people sitting and moving around the site absorbed in their own reflections. This practice...

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Sangharakshita's Seminars For The Digital Age - Cultivating the Heart of Patience

By Candradasa on Mon, 1 Aug, 2016 - 12:11

Sangharakshita's Seminars For The Digital Age - Cultivating the Heart of Patience

By Candradasa on Mon, 1 Aug, 2016 - 12:11

*Updated* Now available DRM-free for ePub and Kindle! 

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For over 40 years, we have been producing transcriptions of full-length Dharma seminars by Urgyen Sangharakshita, founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community. This previously unpublished week-long seminar on a key section of Shantideva’s classic text, ‘The Bodhicaryavatara’, is a radical digital re-imagining of what a seminar record can be in the age of the iPad.

We’ve used multi-touch to bring...

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Dharmabyte: The Perfectly Enlightened Mind

By Rijupatha on Mon, 6 Apr, 2015 - 10:50

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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “The Perfectly Enlightened Mind”, Padmavajra offers a beautiful reading of the opening verses of Bodhicaravatara – the Entry of the Way into Enlightenment, by Shantideva. The Bodhicitta is one of those terms that you need to get a feeling for – translating it as ‘the enlightened mind’ doesn’t quite do it justice. From the...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

A Workshop On Patience

By Candradasa on Tue, 24 Mar, 2015 - 15:35

A Workshop On Patience

By Candradasa on Tue, 24 Mar, 2015 - 15:35

Come and join me at Aryaloka this Saturday, 9am-1pm, to explore Shantideva’s famous work, the Bodhicaryavatara - and specifically the chapter on patience (kshanti)… We’ll be using our voices as well as our minds to try and bring to life these wonderful, subtle verses that carry much for any contemporary Dharma farer to dwell upon…

Patient endurance is the best way to make things good… (The Buddha, ‘Dhammapada’)

A chance to cultivate the heart of patience this weekend!

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Aryaloka Buddhist Center
Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Ancient Wisdom Series - The Bodhicaryavatara: Cultivating the Heart of Patience

By Candradasa on Tue, 24 Mar, 2015 - 15:30

Come and join us this Saturday, 9am-1pm, to explore Shantideva’s famous work, the Bodhicaryavatara - and specifically the chapter on patience (kshanti)… We’ll be using our voices as well as our minds to try and bring to life these wonderful, subtle verses that carry much for any contemporary Dharma farer to dwell upon…

Patient endurance is the best way to make things good…

The Buddha, ‘Dhammapada’

Come and cultivate the heart of patience this weekend!...

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FBA Podcast: The Mystery of Exchanging Self and Other

By Rijupatha on Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 18:14

FBA Podcast: The Mystery of Exchanging Self and Other

By Rijupatha on Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 18:14Subscribe to the FBA Podcast

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Our FBA Podcast this week is entitled “The Mystery of Exchanging Self and Other”. This is the fifth in a series of six talks given by Padmavajra, based on verses from Shantideva’s ‘Guide to The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’, otherwise known as ‘The Bodhicaryavatara’.

Talks given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, on the Winter Retreat,...