This FBA Dharmabyte is another excerpt from a 1968 talk by Sangharakshita called ‘Why does the Dharma exist?’. Dharma is the experience of reality, and also the expression of that experience in the form of the Buddha’s teaching, especially the law of conditionality. It is the raft that carries you to Enlightenment, the further shore; it is whatever helps you to develop spiritually.
This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘The Dharma Jewel’ by Sangharakshita. Dharma is the experience of reality, and also the expression of that experience in the form of the Buddha’s teaching, especially the law of conditionality. It is the raft that carries you to Enlightenment, the further shore; it is whatever helps you to develop spiritually.
This FBA Dharmabyte is entitled ‘Confidence’. Confidence in the three jewels is incredibly important for our spiritual lives. Excerpted from the talk of the same title, Confidence, which includes a led meditation.
For the next four weeks, August 28-September 18, in our Sunday community gathering, we will be exploring our relationship to the Three Jewels of Buddhism. These are the Buddha (the Awakened One), the Dharma (the teachings of the Buddha), and the Sangha (the fellowship of the Buddha’s followers). Buddhists the world over also speak of these jewels as three “refuges” from the challenges and dissatisfactions of life as a human being. Join friendly folks from around the Seacoast as...
For the next three weeks (April 21st, 28th, May 5th) we’ll have a great new three-week series of online meditations led by Rijupatha. As ever we’ll be gathered from 2.30pm EST/7.30pm UK for around an hour including a 40-minute meditation and space for conversation after the sit.
Meditations On The Three Jewels
Week 1 (April 21st): A Buddhanusati (meditation on the qualities of the Buddha) for the Buddha jewel .
Week 2 (April 28th): A Mindfulness of Breathing with a
By lokabandhu on Tue, 27 Sep, 2011 - 15:10Viriyalila writes from Free Buddhist Audio with news that the three central talks from the recent Triratna International Women’s Convention are now available on-line. She says:
“The theme for the Convention was the whole of the Tirantavandana, the Three Jewels – The Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
Launching the convention, Parami, our International Order Convener, invited us to reflect on our experience of the Sangha Vandana. She offers us an inspiring window into the practice...