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Dharmabyte: The Buddha's Decision to Teach

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 3 Jan, 2019 - 11:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is called The Buddha’s Decision to Teach by Parami excerpted from the talk Out of Compassion for the World given at our International Retreat at Taraloka, May 2008.

The Buddha realised full well how hard it was going to be to communicate what he had discovered to other people - to us. He knew that the grip of greed, hatred and delusion is very strong. He could imagine how vexatious it might...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Sikkha, A Conversation with Dhammamegha And Dhammarati

By dhammarati on Mon, 4 Sep, 2017 - 20:12

In March 2017, Saddhaloka wrote about steps the Preceptors’ College would be taking in the coming months. One of these steps was to acknowledge the importance of the ‘shared system of teaching and practice that we derive from Bhante’s particular presentation of the Dharma, while allowing for its systematic and orderly evaluation and development, so that it is more and more effective’ .

One of the important ways that ‘evaluation and development’ is happening is through the work...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna's International Council meeting at Adhisthana this week

By Munisha on Thu, 4 Aug, 2016 - 12:41

Triratna's International Council meeting at Adhisthana this week

By Munisha on Thu, 4 Aug, 2016 - 12:41

Triratna’s International Council is meeting for at Adhisthana all this week. This is the fourth meeting of the Council, which held its first meeting in 2011.

What is the International Council?

Thirty three delegates from across Triratna’s six Areas are using their time to consider matters of common interest brought to them by Order members all over the world, including ethics, how and what we teach and responding to the needs of the world.

Follow reports from each day of the meeting over on the Council’s...

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FBA Podcast: Reaching Out – Communicating the Dharma

By Rijupatha on Sat, 11 Jul, 2015 - 05:07

“The dharma changes lives, it has changed our own and it can change others.” This week’s FBA Podcast is a talk by Dharmashalin he called: “Reaching Out – Communicating the Dharma From Our Appreciation, Courage and Conviction.” Buddhism is a communication, the Buddha, gained Awakening and shared his experience with others which has led us to be here today. This is the origins of Outreach, taking the Dharma to others.

“I have started working for the Birmingham Buddhist Centre to do...

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FBA Podcast: Glimpses of the Mythic Life of Sangharakshita

By Rijupatha on Sat, 22 Nov, 2014 - 18:05

FBA Podcast: Glimpses of the Mythic Life of Sangharakshita

By Rijupatha on Sat, 22 Nov, 2014 - 18:05Subscribe to the FBA Podcast

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In this week’s FBA Podcast, Padmavajra, one of Sangharakshita’s closest disciples, offers his own perspective on Sangharakshita as a practitioner with a rich sense of the mythic context pervading all his thinking about the Buddha and his teaching, in a talk entitled “Glimpses of the Mythic Life of Sangharakshita”.
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Vajra Bell - Spring 2013

Vajra Bell - Spring 2013

By Rijupatha on Wed, 19 Jun, 2013 - 19:17In this issue of the Vajra Bell newsletter:

• What Does “Engaged Buddhism” Mean to You?
• Sangha updates from the U.S. and Canada
• Meditation Marathon fundraising event kicks off in June
• Upcoming retreats at Aryaloka
• Reflections on Nonviolent Communication
• Men’s Retreat Planned
• “Being Prepared for Teaching” by Narottama
• Starting Out as a Vegetarian
• Arts events & sangha poetry
• Movie Review: “The U.S. vs. John Lennon
• Going...

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