Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: The Third Precept

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 17 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

Vimalasara gives a thorough talk on the third precept, exploring some of the issues we all need to reflect on if we are to live life more fully with simplicity, contentment and stillness. Relevant to modern day living, this talk also signposts some of the issues that women and queer people have to contend with when reflecting on this precept.

Talk given at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2013.

***

Subscribe to our Free Buddhist Audio podcast - a...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Coming to Stillness

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

Drawing on sources from Russell Brand to Tenzin Palmo, Suryadarshini navigates the third precept. Covering sex, relationships, confessional writing, and social media, she offers suggestions for how to start a shift from attention and attachment into stillness, simplicity and contentment.

From the talk entitled Sex and Social Media: From Attention and Attachment to Contentment given at Norwich Buddhist Centre, 2019.

***
Subscribe to our Dharmabytes podcast - bite-sized inspiration three times every week! (Apple Podcasts)

...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Simplicity of Lifestyle

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 30 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

Amritamati talks about how we can practice simplicity in our lives: whatever our lifestyle is or whatever we want our lifestyle to be, from parenting to becoming a celibate ‘Anagarika’. This talk was given on a weekend retreat at Tiratanaloka Retreat Centre for women who are training for Ordination, 2014.

***
Subscribe to our Dharmabytes podcast - bite-sized inspiration three times every week! (Apple Podcasts)

Subscribe to our Free Buddhist Audio podcast -...

Community Highlights
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

Guarding the Gates (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 5)

By Centre Team on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 01:18

The Internet doesn’t always make things better! What do you do in the face of 24 hour news media that is just not going to stop? 

Join us for a conversation about how to guard the gates of our senses when it matters in order to stay sane. Inspiring words about the practice of beauty, being rooted in the body and the senses, staying centred in a storm of input and opinion and views. And a practical pathway towards life done differently,...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

The Path of Simplicity - Vajrapriya

By Amaradaya on Wed, 4 Oct, 2017 - 10:31

The Path of Simplicity - Vajrapriya

By Amaradaya on Wed, 4 Oct, 2017 - 10:31

Vajrapriya gives a talk on simplicity at the Green Earth Awakening Camp 2017.

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The Secret Life of Buddhafield: Practical Reflections on Embracing Simplicity, by Sarah Boak

By Aryanisha on Tue, 14 Mar, 2017 - 13:04

The Secret Life of Buddhafield: Practical Reflections on Embracing Simplicity, by Sarah Boak

By Aryanisha on Tue, 14 Mar, 2017 - 13:04

Buddhafield Administrator, Sarah Boak, reflects on the 2017 theme of ‘Embracing Simplicity’.

Taken from Buddhafield’s blog - regularly updated with great pieces from the team.

“For me, simplicity is about making space to fully encounter the richness of life. To be able to be open to my experience, each day, with a sense of curiosity and wonder. I want to live life with purpose and intention, rather than letting time go by with no real sense of where I’m going or what I want...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Buddhism and Grassroots Revolution (Discussion)

By Prajnaketu on Mon, 21 Mar, 2016 - 11:46

Questions and answers with the Essen Young Buddhists on what’s happening in the Oxford Sangha now; simplicity vs activity; being a Buddhist in the world… and German engineering. With a German translation from Rainer Pretz.

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Simplicity of Lifestyle

By Rijupatha on Tue, 12 Aug, 2014 - 20:13
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Simplicity of Lifestyle,” Amritamati talks about how we can practice simplicity in our lives: whatever our lifestyle is or whatever we want our lifestyle to be, from parenting to becoming a celibate ‘Anagarika’. This Dharmabyte is excerpted from the full talk of the same name, and was given on a weekend retreat at Tiratanaloka for women who are training for Ordination.

Subscribe to the ...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: What is Life?

By Rijupatha on Mon, 28 Jul, 2014 - 15:59
Our FBA Dharmabyte today, “What is Life?,” is an excerpt from the talk “Awareness of Nature” by Dharmasakhya. Quoting the poem, Leisure, by WH Davies, Dharmasakhya makes a beautiful case for more simplicity in one’s life.

Subscribe to the Dharmabytes podcast

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Blending Reason and Reverence

By Rijupatha on Sat, 22 Mar, 2014 - 20:20
Our FBA Dharmabyte today, “Blending Reason and Reverence” is an excerpt from “The Diamond Sutra – Taking Mind to its Limits: Talk 1” by Padmavajra. Blending the intellectual and the devotional, here Padmavajra describes the setting of the sutra exploring simplicity and awareness.

This is an excerpt from the first in a sparkling, wide-ranging, thoroughly comprehensive ten talk series by Padmavajra on ‘The Diamond Sutra’. We...

Pages