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Dharmabyte: Lama’s Pyjamas: A Story of Right Livelihood

By Rijupatha on Thu, 8 Oct, 2015 - 11:00

Claudine Edwards tells us her story of Team-Based Right Livelihood in today’s FBA Dharmabyte entitled “Lama’s Pyjamas: A Story of Right Livelihood”. From the longer talk “New Society Weekend 2011″, this short excerpted talk presents a great example of the benefits and creativity of this way of working, as we continue our exploration of the Six Emphases of Triratna.

Talk given at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 2011

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Dharmabyte: Team-Based Right Livelihood

By Rijupatha on Mon, 5 Oct, 2015 - 11:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte continues our series on the Six Emphases of Triratna in a talk entitled “Team-Based Right Livelihood”, from the talk “The Six Distinctive Emphases of the FWBO. Here Sangharakshita draws out the central importance of Right Livelihood in the spiritual life, in particular the Triratna model of team-based Right Livelihood businesses, and what the features of these endeavors should look like.

Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2002.

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FBA Podcast: The Triratna Emphasis on a Unified Order

By Rijupatha on Sat, 3 Oct, 2015 - 11:00

This week’s FBA Podcast features a talk by Manjuvajra on one of the Six Emphases of the Triratna Buddhist Community - “The Triratna Emphasis on a Unified Order”.

Here, Manjuvajra highlights the fact that involvement and membership of the Triratna Buddhist Order is open to all, irrespective of gender, colour, sexual orientation, lifestyle, or any other personal characteristic.

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Dharmabyte: Commitment is Primary, Lifestyle is Secondary

By Rijupatha on Thu, 1 Oct, 2015 - 11:00

Sangharakshita speaks to one of the central emphases of the Triratna Buddhist Community in today’s FBA Dharmabyte podcast, expanding on the meaning of the phrase “Commitment is Primary, Lifestyle is Secondary”. Excerpted from the talk “Twenty Years on the Middle Way”, he explores our tradition’s principle of an Order that places its weight on genuine Going for Refuge rather than the conditions a person was born into or lifestyle.

Talk given in 1987.

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Wednesday On-Line Study - The Six Emphases of Triratna - Week 2

By Khemavassika on Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 15:30

Wednesday On-Line Study - The Six Emphases of Triratna - Week 2

By Khemavassika on Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 15:30

This special two-month online study is being led by Khemavassika, exploring the Six Emphases of the Triratna Buddhist Community, as described by its founder Sangharakshita.  The Six Emphases detail central principles of the Triratna Community, marking what connects us and also what makes us different from other Buddhist traditions. 

For those participating, the next study session will be held this Wednesday, September 30th at 3:00 ET / 8:00 UK. (This week will repeat last week’s session because, due to techical difficulties, no one...

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Dharmabyte: Unified, not Unisex

By Rijupatha on Mon, 28 Sep, 2015 - 11:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte continues our series of podcasts on the Six Emphases of Triratna in a talk entitled “Unified, not Unisex”. From the talk “The Six Distinctive Emphases of the FWBO”, here Sangharakshita outlines the Triratna principle of open ordination to men and women on equal terms, and an Order that accepts those of all lifestyles, races, classes and sexual orientations – a quite revolutionary stance in the Buddhist world.

Talk given at Padmaloka...

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FBA Podcast: The Triratna Emphasis On Going For Refuge

By Rijupatha on Sat, 26 Sep, 2015 - 11:00

In this week’s FBA Podcast, Dhammarati gives an excellent talk on one of the Six Emphases of the Triratna Buddhist Community with “The Triratna Emphasis on Going for Refuge”.

In this talk Dhammarati explores Going for Refuge and its central emphasis in the Triratna Buddhist Order, bringing in the story of his own spiritual journey as an example of finding one’s unique response. He also looks to historical sources to identify some of the...

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Dharmabyte: Understanding Going for Refuge

By Rijupatha on Thu, 24 Sep, 2015 - 11:00

Viveka gives a great introduction to the meaning of Going for Refuge in today’s FBA Dharmabyte entitled “Understanding Going for Refuge”, continuing our exploration of the Six Emphases of Triratna. From the talk “Going for Refuge”, she speaks to the question of what it is to look to the ‘Three Jewels’ as a response to our dissatisfaction.

Talk given at San Francisco Buddhist Center, 2006

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FBA Podcast: The Ecumenical Emphasis in Triratna

By Centre Team on Sun, 20 Sep, 2015 - 03:20

In this week’s FBA Podcast, Manuvajra discusses critical ecumenicism – one of the Six Emphases of the Triratna Buddhist Community – with “The Ecumenical Emphasis in Triratna”.

In principle, and in contrast with other approaches to contemporary Buddhism, any approach to the Dharma that conduces to a deepening of spiritual practice is valued in the Triratna context with a critical eye towards what constitutes fundamental Buddhism, and what works in practice.

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Dharmabyte: Finding the Heart of the Dharma Traditions

By Centre Team on Thu, 17 Sep, 2015 - 19:45

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte Vishvapani’s usual good-natured and reflective approach is just the thing to expand our look at Ecumenical Buddhism as he examines how Sangharakshita’s initiative in founding Triratna might be viewed in terms of the unity of Buddhism.

Entitled “Finding the Heart of the Dharma Traditions” this excerpt from the talk “Three Jewels Buddhism – Finding the Heart of the Dharma Traditions” continues our exploration of the Six Emphases of Triratna.

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