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Sydney Buddhist Centre
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Sydney sangha crowdfunding to transform centre

By Bodhidasa on Mon, 13 Oct, 2014 - 01:38

Sydney sangha crowdfunding to transform centre

By Bodhidasa on Mon, 13 Oct, 2014 - 01:38After only 24 hours, the Buddha Blitz has raised $19,500 for much-needed renovations at the Sydney Buddhist Centre. We now have six weeks to reach our target of $30,000 through crowdfunding site StartSomeGood.org.

We launched the Buddha Blitz with an open day at the centre on Saturday 11 October. The open day allowed the sangha to welcome the local community into our centre so they could see for themselves the potential of what we have created here...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte - The Buddha’s Visions

By Rijupatha on Fri, 21 Feb, 2014 - 13:38
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a lovely reading, and reflection on, “The Buddha’s Visions.” Here we have Candradasa reading to us, quite poetically, as the Buddha recalls his previous lives and the vision of the lotuses. He then reflects on faith and experience in practice. From the talk “Religion Without God, Part 3 – Death and the Biggest Questions of All”, the third talk in a four-part series looking at how you can have a...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Vision, And Yes, Transformation

By viriyalila on Thu, 16 May, 2013 - 14:58

Vision, And Yes, Transformation

By viriyalila on Thu, 16 May, 2013 - 14:58Here at Free Buddhist Audio this month we’ve been podcasting all sorts of perspectives on the theme of Vision - what is it that the Buddha saw when he realized the ultimate truth? Listen to members of our Order community share their thoughts and experiences…

Beginning with Ratnaprabha as part of our series of full talk podcasts, we took a look at the Buddhist path in terms of happiness, engagement, interest and delight...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Resources for Religion Without God, Week 4, Magic for the Modern World

By Candradasa on Mon, 12 Nov, 2012 - 14:06

Resources for Religion Without God, Week 4, Magic for the Modern World

By Candradasa on Mon, 12 Nov, 2012 - 14:06And here are the resources for the talk on Magic, concluding our series:

Mucalinda Sutta
Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s translation
John D. Ireland’s translation

Audio
Padmavajra’s ‘Alchemy of Love’ series (Mahayana section of talk)
Sangharakshita on magic rites in India and their evolution as Tantric rites - ‘The Symbolism of Colours and Mantric Sound’ (Vajrayana section of the talk)

Reading
Pico della Mirandola on ‘Natural Magic’ - ...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Religion Without God, Part 4 - Magic For the Modern World

By Candradasa on Sat, 10 Nov, 2012 - 14:50
In the final talk of our series on ‘Religion Without God’, Candradasa offers a personal look at aspects of magic in the East and West, considering its place in Buddhist history and practice and also its meeting with Christianity at the time of the Renaissance. What emerges is a picture of how magic defined in various ways can be a powerful metaphor for the everyday work of Buddhist meditation and ethical practice - with the enchantment of love and wisdom...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Religion Without God, Part 3 - Death and the Biggest Questions of All

By Candradasa on Sat, 20 Oct, 2012 - 20:57
In the third talk in our ‘Religion without God’ series, we have some big questions. When you don’t believe in an afterlife, what vision can there be around death and dying? What did the Buddha mean when he taught about karma, re-becoming and rebirth?

Here Candradasa uses Buddhist scripture, vision literature, and poetry to tease out a sense of the Buddha’s awesome vision of what life is, and how that might affect our ideas of what happens after death...

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