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FBA Podcast: The History Of and Value In Team-Based Right Livelihood

By Rijupatha on Mon, 26 Jan, 2015 - 20:59

FBA Podcast: The History Of and Value In Team-Based Right Livelihood

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In this week’s FBA Podcast Subhuti gives a rousing talk on “The History of and Value in Team-Based Right Livelihood” within the Triratna Buddhist Movement. He then goes on to explain why it is so important; because it represents an opportunity to live a ‘full’ Buddhist life for ourselves and present society with an alternative to consumerism
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Dharmabyte: Buddhism and Activism

By Rijupatha on Mon, 8 Dec, 2014 - 21:55
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte Lokabandhu speaks on the topic of “Buddhism and Activism”, describing how becoming an active force for good in the world through direct social engagement is an integral part of Buddhist practice. Part of the longer talk “Buddhism, Social Engagement, and Non-Violent Direct Action” given in the Dharma Parlour at the...
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FBA Podcast: A Challenge to the Modern World

By Rijupatha on Mon, 8 Dec, 2014 - 21:46

FBA Podcast: A Challenge to the Modern World

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A robust talk for this week’s FBA Podcast entitled “A Challenge to the Modern World”, by Sagaraghosa, critiquing structural elements of our society from a Buddhist standpoint, and exploring what we can do to bring about a society more in line with Reality.
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FBA Podcast: Why We Need the New Society

By Rijupatha on Wed, 3 Dec, 2014 - 19:49

FBA Podcast: Why We Need the New Society

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Grounding his talk in the Kosambiya and Anuruddha suttas in this week’s FBA Podcast entitled “Why We Need the New Society”, Vajragupta guides us through how we can create the conditions for the seeds of selflessness to grow and develop in the framework of the New Society as described by Sangharakshita: communities, centres and working together.
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FBA Podcast: Going Beyond Capitalism – A Buddhist Perspective

By Rijupatha on Wed, 16 Jul, 2014 - 18:47

FBA Podcast: Going Beyond Capitalism – A Buddhist Perspective

By Rijupatha on Wed, 16 Jul, 2014 - 18:47We are pleased to share the three keynote talks from last month’s International Retreat. Our second FBA Podcast in the series is “Going Beyond Capitalism – A Buddhist Perspective”. Vaddhaka inspires Triratna Buddhists to learn more about economics and challenge the Neo-liberal economists notion that individual greed will lead to everyone benefiting. He encourages us to embrace Sangharakshitas vision of a New Society as an alternative way of being for the world.

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Dharmabyte: A Society Inspired by Bodhicitta

By Rijupatha on Thu, 10 Jul, 2014 - 17:56
Our FBA Dharmabyte today is titled “A Society Inspired by Bodhicitta” by Sangharakshita. We hear of Queen Vaydevi and the series of sixteen meditations as illustration to create a spiritual community without the use of the ‘power mode’ in interacting with each other. This contrasts strongly with ordinary ‘groups’, where relationships are often based on authority, sometimes the authority of a personal God.

From the talk “Authority and the...
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Dharmabyte: The First of the Four Gifts

By Rijupatha on Mon, 7 Jul, 2014 - 18:02
Our FBA Dharmabyte today, “The First of the Four Gifts,” is an excerpt from “The Four Gifts”, in which Padmavajra unfolds Bhante’s poem in the light of his experience in helping to build the ‘new society’.

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FBA Podcast: The Bodhisattva's Reply

By Rijupatha on Sat, 5 Jul, 2014 - 18:05

FBA Podcast: The Bodhisattva's Reply

By Rijupatha on Sat, 5 Jul, 2014 - 18:05We are pleased to share the three keynote talks from last month’s International Retreat. Our first FBA Podcast in the series is “The Bodhisattvas Reply”. Inspired by a poem from Sangharakshita entitled The Bodhisattvas Reply, Vajragupta outlines ways in which Western religious groups have historically approached engagement with social issues. Vajragupta suggests three ways in which we can work together to transform ourselves and so create a better world.

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Buddhanussati: What Would the Buddha Do Now?

By Rijupatha on Wed, 2 Jul, 2014 - 17:33

Buddhanussati: What Would the Buddha Do Now?

By Rijupatha on Wed, 2 Jul, 2014 - 17:33We are pleased to share a talk by Parami for our FBA Podcast today, “Buddhanussati: What Would the Buddha Do Now?” given at Manchester Buddhist Centre on 12th January 2009.

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Respectable

By Viryanaga on Tue, 10 Jul, 2012 - 14:38

Respectable

By Viryanaga on Tue, 10 Jul, 2012 - 14:38One danger of any spiritual movement is to become respectable - to behave how others expect you to, to fit into the cultural norms of a particular time and place. The Buddha wasn’t respectable - he challenged the conventions of his day, and challenged people to change.

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