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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Vajratara

By Satyalila on Thu, 4 Oct, 2018 - 14:46

I just would be an unintegrated mess if it wasn’t for the Sangha… communication with others and their help, and the inspiration of Sangha.

Vajaratra

This interview was recorded in 2012. 

Vajratara Annals

In 1968 I was not born. My parents were working in London on Vogue magazine where my father was feature’s editor and my mother worked in fashion. Apparently my father was so shy to ask my mother out that he went into her office, an office of only...

Triratna International Council
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Meeting the Needs of the World - A Summary (Con algunas partes en español)

By Candradasa on Thu, 4 Aug, 2016 - 23:43

Day 2 of the 2016 Triratna International Council - a strong one, looking at the deep challenges for contemporary Buddhists who want to meet the needs of a suffering world head on.

Karmavajra from India, Parami from Scotland, and Viriyakirti from Mexico join Dassini and Candradasa to recap an absorbing, stimulating day. Climate change, diversity and racial bias, the Dharma as an effective antidote to suffering in India, and Buddhist recovery are amongst the topics of the day....

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Dharmabyte: Ksitigarbha’s Jewel

By Rijupatha on Mon, 27 Jul, 2015 - 11:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is from Vajratara entitled: “Ksitigarbha’s Jewel.” If you really want to have everything, the teaching of Ksitigarbha is not to just give you what you want, but rather to help you change your mind. That state of mind is the bodhicitta, the heart-mind of enlightenment. From the talk, “Ksitigarbha” given by Vajratara at Sangha Night, Sheffield Buddhist Centre (2nd May 2006), as part of a series on the Refuge...

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Dharmabyte: Radically Renouncing Blame

By Rijupatha on Mon, 9 Mar, 2015 - 14:55
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is titled: Radically Renouncing Blame, an excerpt from the full talk by the same name. As part of our Saturday Sangha mornings, Vijayasri presented an inspiring talk which looks at the Radical aspects of practice which form the Croydon Buddhist Centre’s new vision...
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Dharmabyte: Experiencing Suffering

By Rijupatha on Mon, 9 Mar, 2015 - 14:19
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is titled: Experiencing Suffering. Stay in the gap with our difficult emotions to be with one’s suffering – this is the place of the spiritual warrior. From the talk “The Defects and Dangers of Samsara”, by Maitreyi, the final talk in a five-part series from Tiratanaloka’s retreat on the ‘Four Mind...
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Dharmabyte: The Story of Self

By Rijupatha on Mon, 2 Mar, 2015 - 10:50
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is titled “The Story of Self”. From the talk “Suffering and Joy – Compost For Love” by Dayajoti, given during the setup for Buddhafield Festival 2013 (theme ‘Fire in the Heart’) on the Four Brahma Viharas. Includes a reading of the Mallikaa Sutta...
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Dharmabyte: The Finite Nature of Life

By Rijupatha on Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 21:15
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “The Finite Nature of Life” is from Paramananda. Beginning the talk with a poem, he explores the importance of coming into relation with suffering, especially regarding our own and others’ death. If we do not take on the finite nature of our lives, we cannot practise effectively...
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Dharmabyte: One Big Mistake

By Rijupatha on Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 20:32
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte,“One Big Mistake”, Padmakumara gives us much to consider in the areas of existential suffering, incompleteness, and the wrong view that external things can be relied on for happiness. From the talk “I Read the News Today, Oh Boy” – A talk on real practice in the sometimes painfully real world…...
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Dharmabyte: Our Reaction to Suffering

By Rijupatha on Tue, 27 Jan, 2015 - 03:34
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Our Reaction to Suffering”, Kulaprabha offers quite personal reflections on our responses to suffering. From the talk “Contemplating the Suffering of Beings” given at Taraloka...

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