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Buddhist Economics, Part 2 - Post-Pandemic (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 34)

By Centre Team on Wed, 21 Oct, 2020 - 21:56

A bonus episode with extra material from last episode’s wonderful conversation with Vaddhaka, author of ‘The Buddha On Wall Street’.

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In part 2 of our discussion about the contribution Buddhism may have to make to all matters economic, we turn to the post-pandemic realities now faced around the world. The times prompt a reconsideration of the “attention economy” and its relationship to social inequality when everyone’s lives are much...

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Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Economics, Part 1 - Pre-Pandemic (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 33)

By Centre Team on Wed, 7 Oct, 2020 - 20:50

We’re back with the first episode in a two-part conversation about what Buddhism has to say to 21st C. economics in the wake of populist political tides, globalization and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Vaddhaka is the author of The Buddha On Wall Street, a Buddhist critique of Neo-Liberal notions of capitalism. Expect a stirring, provocative discussion around the state of western democracies in relation to...

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Dharmabyte: A Set of Wonders

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 15 Jul, 2019 - 09:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is by Suryagupta, the new chair of the London Buddhist Centre. Entitled A Set of Wonders this excerpt is from the talk 40 Years of the LBC: Looking Back and Looking Forward on what Buddhism has to offer to individuals, communities and the world at large.

Given at London Buddhist Centre on the occasion of their 40th anniversary, June 2018.

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Dharmabyte: Carrying the Torch of Ambedkar

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 1 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

Our  FBA Dharmabyte today is a moving remembrance of Dr. Ambedkar.  Carrying the Torch of Dr. Ambedkar is excerpted from the talk Remembering Ambedkar by Sangharakshita. This highly evocative and moving account expounds the later years and death of a true Indian hero: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.

Dr. Ambedkar founded the Movement of mass conversions by ex-‘Untouchables’ (‘Dalits’) to Buddhism in order to escape the everyday oppressions and active persecutions they were subject to under the Hindu...

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The Lion's Roar Of Doctor Ambedkar

By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 19:10

A rousing, uncompromisingly radical talk from Maitriveer-Nagarjuna to start the 2018 Triratna Buddhist Order Convention at Bodhgaya in India. 

Taking up the theme of the Convention, the great “Lion’s Roar” of the Buddha, Maitriveer-Nagarjuna evokes the fire that drove Doctor Bimrao Ambedkar to work tirelessly on behalf of the so-called Dalit “Untouchable” people in order to free them from the evils of the Hindu caste system. He reframes Doctor Ambedkar as a radical for the ages, of greater...

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FBA Podcast: Revisiting the New Society

By Rijupatha on Sat, 19 Dec, 2015 - 11:00

Today’s FBA Podcast is a tribute to our teacher, Bhante Sangharakshita, given by Parami entitled “Revisiting the New Society”, the third talk of The Order as Practice – Shifting Paradigms retreat. Parami talks about the first verse of the Dasadhamma Sutta – “I am no longer living according to worldly aims and values.” She revisits Bhantes vision of the New Society, sharing her inspiration and love for the radical and transformative power of...

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FBA Podcast: The Individual and Community

By Rijupatha on Sat, 5 Sep, 2015 - 11:00

In this week’s FBA Podcast“The Individual and Community” Dhammarati explores the central importance the Triratna Buddhist Order places on communication and connection as a means of personal transformation and the basis from which we influence the world. This gives us the significance of the Triranta Buddhist Order as a community of individuals trying to change themselves and have a positive impact on society making them a nucleus of a new society.

Talk given at the Dharmapala College...

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Buddhist Action Month 2015

Parami's Perspectives No.2 - Shifting Paradigms

By parami on Fri, 19 Jun, 2015 - 15:09

Parami interviews Dhammadinna and Khemasuri at the end of a retreat at Adhisthana looking at how Buddhists can help promote change in the wider world.

Based on the Dasadhamma Sutta (Discourse on The Ten Dhammas) this investigation of the unconscious paradigms we live by raises much to ponder for anyone who would like to see a kinder, more just and equitable society. 

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