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Dharmabyte: The Horse and the Rider

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 19 Jul, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte, is called ‘The Horse and the Rider’, an excerpt from the talk entitled Cutting the Bonds by Vadanya, the introduction to a Sangha Night Series at Sheffield Buddhist Centre - ’Total Transformation - Head, Heart and Guts’.

Using an analogy of a rider on a horse, Vadanya notes that we often act as if our head (the rider) is the most important aspect of our experience and overlook our emotions and our...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Breaking the silence, changing the story: Buddhism versus neoliberalism

Posted by Yogaratna to Buddhist Action on Fri, 11 May, 2018 - 06:47

I’ve written a very brief introduction to neoliberal ideas and some of the ways they affect the current global political and ecological situation.  It explores many ways Buddhism and Buddhists are already presenting profound challenges to the neoliberal story - and celebrates this range of responses.  There’s a great deal of excellent work already going on - and a better world is certainly possible.  From meditating in the natural world to rewilding to non-violent direct action for older people (to...

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Dharmabyte: The Process of Transformation

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 5 Mar, 2018 - 17:40

In this FBA Dharmabyte Sangharakshita reminds us that real transformation begins with the dawn of insight or clear vision. In this excerpt entitled “The Process of Transformation” Sangharakshita describes the opening of the Dharma Eye in terms of seeing things as they really are - upturning the four topsy turvy views.

From the talk “The Transcendental Eightfold Path” given in 1994 as part of the series Two Lectures to a Conference on the Nature of Reality...

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Community Highlights

Buddhist Action Month 2018: Transforming Self, Transforming World

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Mon, 26 Feb, 2018 - 16:00

Buddhist Action Month 2018: Transforming Self, Transforming World

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Mon, 26 Feb, 2018 - 16:00

On the BAM Space, Mokshini writes: “The theme for BAM 2018 is Transforming Self, Transforming World.

As always, the theme for BAM is inspired by contemporary issues, and this year’s emphasis invites us to stop and look at the big picture: 

It is becoming evident that our society urgently needs a new story, a new myth to live by. As an example. George Monbiot puts it very well in this recent short interview where he outlines the need for a psycho-spiritual approach that is thoroughly meaningful and that...

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Dharmabyte: Fear, Terror and Heroic Virtues

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 12 Feb, 2018 - 12:10

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte ”Fear, Terror, and Heroic Virtues” is an exploration of the cremation ground as a symbol of transformation. Are we ready to face our own death, and the total transformation it symbolises? From the talk “The Symbolism of the Cremation Ground and the Celestial Maidens” 

From the talk “The Symbolism of the Cremation Ground and the Celestial Maidens” by Sangharakshita given in 1971.

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Buddhist Action
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Last chance to apply for our BAM women's Karuna appeal!

Posted by Sanghamani to Buddhist Action on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 16:33

Last chance to apply for our BAM women's Karuna appeal!

Posted by Sanghamani to Buddhist Action on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 16:33

Do something radical this BAM and come and join our next 6 week’s women’s Karuna appeal which begins on June 10th in London.

By becoming a Karuna fundraiser you can directly changes the lives of thousands of dalit and tribal people who face discrimination, inequality and oppression in India and Nepal.

Karuna is one of Triratna’s flagship team based right livelihoods and has been initiating social work and Dharma projects amongst some of the Worlds poorest and most disadvantaged communities since 1980. Most of £1.5...

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Transforming Self, Transforming Society

Posted by Carunalaka to India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a... on Tue, 16 Feb, 2016 - 12:29

Transforming Self, Transforming Society

Posted by Carunalaka to India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a... on Tue, 16 Feb, 2016 - 12:29

Dhammachari Yashosagar talks openly about how Dr BR Ambedkar saw the transformation that needed to take place for millions of Indian people to escape the bonds of the caste.

He taught that the way for the Dalit people to overcome the indignity and suffering endorsed by the Hindu religion was to convert to Buddhsim, take responsibility for their own lives and help others to take responsibility for theirs.

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Dharmabyte: A Dharmic Framework for Total Transformation

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 22 Nov, 2015 - 22:32

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is entitled “A Dharmic Framework for Total Transformation”, an excerpt from the talk “Karma and the Consequences of Our Actions” by Ratnadharini.

There is nothing wrong with our experience, it’s how we interpret it. The Five Niyamas help us understand that total transformation is possible by shifting our habitual means of seeing things. Is it random? Is it fate? Why do the conditions that arise in our lives, arise? Where...

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Dharmabyte: Overcoming Fear

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 27 Aug, 2015 - 11:00

Are we ready to face our own death, and the total transformation it symbolises? Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called “Overcoming Fear” by Sangharakshita. Fear, terror, and heroic virtues: the cremation ground as a symbol of transformation. Talk given in 1971.

From the talk “The Symbolism of the Cremation Ground and the Celestial Maidens”, part of the series “Creative Symbols of the Tantric Path to Enlightenment”.

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Dharmabyte: Setting Intention for Equanimity

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 16 Apr, 2015 - 11:00

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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Setting Intention for Equanimity”, Ratnavandana shares an intensely honest, psychologically intimate, beautifully forensic history of her personal relationship to the practice of upekkha (equanimity) throughout her spiritual life. We hear about ways to assess what is going on in the subtler realms of our experience – and how to look to move beyond them...

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