Tag: spiritual friendship

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Dharmabyte: A Network of Relationships

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Jul, 2018 - 12:19

This FBA Dharmabyte podcast today is called ‘A Network of Relationships’ by Abhayanandi.

The Buddha famously said that fellowship is the whole of the spiritual life. Is that really true?! Abhayanandi has been following this teaching notably by living in a residential Buddhist community and working in a team-based right-livelihood business. Hear her inspirational and hard-won reflections on Living Sangha.

From the talk entitled “Living Sangha.

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Triratna in the Buddhist World
Triratna in the Buddhist World

Video impressions of EBU conference 'Buddhism in Action'

By Munisha on Tue, 16 Aug, 2016 - 09:09

Video impressions of EBU conference 'Buddhism in Action'

By Munisha on Tue, 16 Aug, 2016 - 09:09

A 1.5-minute impression of the European Buddhist Union’s conference ‘Buddhism in Action’ held at Berlin’s Rigpa Centre, 1-3 April 2016 (where I gave a talk: ‘Friendship as the future of Buddhism’).

Read more about the conference.
See thank yous and pictures.
Read reflections on the conference.


Watch Munisha’s PowerPoint presentation for the talk ‘Friendship as the future of Buddhism’.

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Goodbye From Mexico (Adios de México)

By Candradasa on Sun, 1 Nov, 2015 - 20:36

This is our final podcast from the 2015 Pan-American Convention here at Chintamani Retreat Centre in Mexico. We hear from Amala, Jnanadakini, Lokeshvara, Paramachitta, and Shantinayaka - 4 of whom are Order Conveners for the Triratna Buddhist Order - about how they they think it’s gone and the highlights they’ll be carrying back home.

Con traducción en Español.

Listen out for more Buddhist Voices, mantras, and inetrviews from the wider Triratna community in Mexico, coming soon in this space, and on Soundcloud...

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FBA Podcast: Triratna Emphases – Spiritual Friendship

By Rijupatha on Sat, 24 Oct, 2015 - 11:00

In his typical engaging speaking style, Padmavajra illuminates the Triratna emphasis on spiritual friendship in this week’s FBA Podcast, with “Triratna Emphases – Spiritual Friendship”.

Wrapping up the last of the Six Emphases of Triratna that we’ve been featuring over many weeks, Padmavajra gives a through overview of the importance of companions on the Buddhist path.

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Dharmabyte: Deepening the Practice of Spiritual Community

By Rijupatha on Thu, 22 Oct, 2015 - 11:00

Viriyalila’s appreciation of and gratitude for spiritual friendship shines through in today’s FBA Dharmabyte entitled “Deepening the Practice of Spiritual Community”. From the talk “Three Perspectives on the Practice of Spiritual Friendship”, this talk continues our exploration of the last of the Six Emphases of Triratna.

Talk given at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, November 2010

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Dharmabyte: The Importance of Spiritual Friendship

By Rijupatha on Mon, 19 Oct, 2015 - 11:00

The FBA Dharmabyte podcast today introduces spiritual friendship, a particularly dominant feature of the Triratna Community, in a talk entitled “The Importance of Spiritual Friendship”. From the talk “The Six Distinctive Emphases of the FWBO”, here Sangharakshita concludes his talk on the Six Emphases with a beautiful reflection on his deep friendship with the great Tibetan Lama, Dhardo Rinpoche.

Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2002.

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FBA Podcast: Simple Gifts

By Rijupatha on Mon, 17 Nov, 2014 - 18:46

FBA Podcast: Simple Gifts

By Rijupatha on Mon, 17 Nov, 2014 - 18:46Subscribe to the FBA Podcast

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In this week’s FBA Podcast, Vidyadevi remembers her time working with Sangharakshita to edit books based on his lectures and seminars. Entitled “Simple Gifts”, it’s a reflection on friendship with her spiritual teacher.

Given during the Rainy Season Retreat at Manchester Buddhist Centre in February 2014.
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Practical Buddhism: Mindfulness and Skilful Living in the Modern Era

15 Points For Friendship

By Paramabandhu on Tue, 19 Feb, 2013 - 15:31
Review by Free Buddhist Audio.

A useful look at the role friendship plays in our lives as practising Buddhists, following a classic ‘15 Points’ model… A good-humoured, honest approach to understanding what the Buddha means when he talks about spirtual friendship being the whole of the spirtual life.

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