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The Year of Perfect Vision by Suryagupta

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 13 Feb, 2020 - 13:10

The Year of Perfect Vision by Suryagupta

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 13 Feb, 2020 - 13:10

Here’s a rousing talk from Suryagupta, the Chair of the London Buddhist Centre, on 20th January 2020 exploring what vision is, how it can manifest in our lives, and what a Buddhist vision looks like.

Taking Martin Luther King’s ’I Have a Dream’ speech as a starting point, referring to examples from the life of the Buddha and sharing her own personal stories, Suryagupta draws out some of the key aspects of perfect vision and explores how we can make our initial...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Carrying the Torch of Ambedkar

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 1 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

Our  FBA Dharmabyte today is a moving remembrance of Dr. Ambedkar.  Carrying the Torch of Dr. Ambedkar is excerpted from the talk Remembering Ambedkar by Sangharakshita. This highly evocative and moving account expounds the later years and death of a true Indian hero: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.

Dr. Ambedkar founded the Movement of mass conversions by ex-‘Untouchables’ (‘Dalits’) to Buddhism in order to escape the everyday oppressions and active persecutions they were subject to under the Hindu...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

The Myth of the Path: Our Focus for 2019

By shraddhavani on Thu, 3 Jan, 2019 - 20:34

The Myth of the Path: Our Focus for 2019

By shraddhavani on Thu, 3 Jan, 2019 - 20:34

Join us this year at PBC as we explore The Myth of the Path

In Buddhism generally, the goal of the path the Buddha unfolded is understood as Enlightenment, Awakening, Nirvana. That high ideal can be deeply inspiring to hear about, and it can seem a bit far off, or even too abstract for us to have a meaningful relationship with it. Sometimes it is the path itself that we connect with in a heartfelt way, as we have the opportunity to walk...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Vision and View

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 14 May, 2018 - 12:58

This Dharmabyte podcast, ‘Vision’ and ‘View’, is an excerpt from A Vision of Human Existence given by Sangharakshita in 1976.

In Sanskrit or Pali, there’s no word that corresponds with the word ‘philosophy.’ There is one word that is sometimes translated as philosophy, the word darshana, which means ‘to see, a sight, a view, a vision.’

Dharsana represents direct experience, not something mediated by concepts. In Buddhism, the term is ‘drsti’ - which means a sight,...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Glimpses of Vision

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 11 Apr, 2018 - 16:51

This Dharmabyte podcast is a short talk by Nityabodha given as part of the LBC’s Urban Retreat in June 2009 entitled “Glimpses of Vision”.

Subscribe to the Dharmabytes podcast

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Process of Transformation

By Sadayasihi 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...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Vassika - A Vision of History, Revisited

By akasajoti on Mon, 19 Sep, 2016 - 23:55

Vassika - A Vision of History, Revisited

By akasajoti on Mon, 19 Sep, 2016 - 23:55

Given on the Women’s International Order Convention 2016, at Adhisthana.

Revisiting Bhante’s 1978 talk on the Vision of History, Vassika articulates our responsibility to become a true and vital spiritual community in a pure and uncompromising form, in order to respond to and transform the world. She makes five suggestions; to strive to become true individuals; to maintain harmony in the Order, to reach out into the world and provide conditions for personal transformation; to keep alive Bhante’s vision of history and...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Golden Buddha

By akasajoti on Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 - 18:04

At the end of the first day of the Women’s International Order Convention at Adhisthana, Parami sits on the sofa of the women’s community with Kuladharini and Akasajoti and talks about some of the highlights of the day. Kuladharini talks about her relationship with Shakyamuni, and her practice as an anagarika. She describes a beautiful moment of her heart breaking open and hearing the words, “all griefs faithfully observed turn towards love”. And we hear a little from Akasajoti about...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Parami - Radical Then Radical Now: The History Of Triratna’s Progressive Vision

By Candradasa on Thu, 11 Jun, 2015 - 17:56

Parami - Radical Then Radical Now: The History Of Triratna’s Progressive Vision

By Candradasa on Thu, 11 Jun, 2015 - 17:56

As part of Buddhist Action Month 2015 and the international Triratna Young Buddhists weekend, we present this archive version of a live streamed Dharma talk and conversation by Parami. The talk and discussion touch on many aspects of what it is to find the meeting place between our own highest values and the world in which we find ourselves practising.

One of the most experienced and pioneering members of our Order, Parami has helped build the Triratna Buddhist...

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