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Dharmabyte: Kindly Dialogue

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

Vishvapani gave a series of talks in 2011 to promote his book Gautama Buddha: The Life and Teachings of the Awakened One (Quercus, 2011).

Here we have a glimpse into the Buddha’s ability to dialogue with kindness and curiosity as he radiated a force field of loving kindness in a society full of debate and discourse. Rather than getting involved in a tit-for-tat argument, the Buddha tried to understand how others think and what is of value to them. 

From the talk entitled...

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FBA Podcast: Mindfulness and Insight

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 13 Jun, 2020 - 14:00

Drawing on his book on the Buddha, Vishvapani explores the connection between awareness of our immediate experience and seeing the true nature of existence.

Talk given at Cardiff Buddhist Centre, 2018.

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Thoughts for the Day: Buddhist Reflections on Brexit and the Coronavirus Crisis

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 4 Jun, 2020 - 18:06

Since 2006 Vishvapani has been contributing to BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day: a prominent daily slot featuring reflections on the news from a faith perspective. 

Vishvapani comments: 
“I often see Buddhist friends commenting on politics, usually from leftwing perspectives and often assuming that their perspective is the correct expression of their Buddhist principles. Thought for the Day forces me to do something different. Because it’s an uncontested slot on public service radio (with no interviewer...

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FBA Podcast: Sangharakshita Foresees His Death In 'Padmaloka'

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 1 Feb, 2020 - 09:00

Vishvapani beautifully explores Sangharakshita’s poem ‘Padmaloka’ in which he looks forward to his own death.

It’s a poem about death, rebirth and nature, and Vishvapani connects it to other poetry which it echoes.

This talk was given a week after Sangharakshita’s death in November 2018 at Cardiff Buddhist Centre.

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Dharmabyte: Sacred Mindfulness

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 - 14:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte we offer an excerpt from a talk by Vishvapani entitled: Sacred Mindfulness.

A talk given at the Triratna Buddhist Order November 2014 Men’s UK and Ireland Area Order Weekend at Adhisthana on 1 November 2014. The theme of the weekend was Mindfulness.

Vishvapani writes: “We’re in the middle of the greatest surge in interest related to Buddhism since the 1960s: the secular mindfulness boom. I’ve been deeply involved in Triratna...

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European Chairs' Assembly

Vishvapani reports on mindfulness at the ECA

By Munisha on Tue, 18 Aug, 2015 - 16:03

At Adhisthana, we talk to Vishvapani about the Triratna Chairs’ day considering the place of mindfulness in society, and Triratna responses to it.

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Imagining Gautama - by Vishvapani

By lokabandhu on Thu, 24 May, 2012 - 13:00
The second in a new series of talks by Vishvapani to mark the launch of his new book: ‘Gautama Buddha: The Life and Teachings of the Awakened One’