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The Burning House: A Buddhist response to the climate and ecological emergency

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jul, 2020 - 15:16

The Burning House: A Buddhist response to the climate and ecological emergency

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jul, 2020 - 15:16

The Burning House: A Buddhist response to the climate and ecological emergency with Shantigarbha
Sunday July 26


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Since Shantigarbha heard Greta Thunberg tell the European Parliament to act as if our house is on fire,...

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FBA Podcast: The Wisdom in the Parable of The Burning House

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 28 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

Jnanavaca  explores the myths and parables of the glorious White Lotus Sutra. This week he unpacks the wisdom of the parable of the Burning House. Includes some questions from the audience.

Dharma Night at the London Buddhist Centre, April 6th 2015.

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FBA Podcast: The Drama of Cosmic Enlightenment

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 21 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

After considering the history and the meaning of the title, Sangharakshita provides a summary of The White Lotus Sutra’s dramatic structure, with brief explanations of the significance of certain details.

Talk given in 1971.

This talk is part of the series Parables, Myths and Symbols of Mahayana Buddhism in the White Lotus Sutra.

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Dharmabyte: Our Shared Predicament

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 19 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

Dassini takes us into the Parable of the Burning House from the White Lotus Sutra. Through readings from the sutra and retelling of the parable the main themes of the story are brought out, and the problem at the heart of the parable is revealed, that of unawareness or heedlessness.

From the talk Housebuilder, Now You Are Seen given at Glasgow Buddhist Centre, 2009. The talk concludes with some suggested practices for how to address this problem.

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Dharmabyte: 5000 Arahants

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 16 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

In a talk looking deeply at the many manifestations, contexts, and practices of ksanti, patience, here Satyaraja shares a story from The White Lotus Sutra about 5,000 arahants walking out of the assembly as they believed they had nothing more to learn.

On the theme of spiritual receptivity, from the talk entitled Ksanti – Patience given at Stockholm Buddhist Centre, 8 February 2010.

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Dharmabyte: Seated Upon the Vulture's Peak

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

Sangharakshita takes us to the Vulture’s Peak, the summit of earthly existence, where the Buddha begins the White Lotus Sutra by speaking on infinity. With his words, (and the forthcoming myths, symbols and parables of the sutra), we are entreated to go beyond into the purely spiritual world of the transcendental.

From the talk The Drama of Cosmic Enlightenment, 1971, part of the series Parables, Myths and Symbols of Mahayana Buddhism in the White Lotus Sutra.

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FBA Podcast: The Myth of the Return Journey

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 23 Feb, 2018 - 14:21

This FBA Podcast is by Sangharakshita from 1971. ‘The Myth of the Return Journey’ has a theme which resonates with many similar stories in world literature. Here its important elements are related to the personal quest for meaning. This talk is part of the series Parables, Myths and Symbols of Mahayana Buddhism in the White Lotus Sutra.

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Lotus Sutra: The image of the Plants

By Charlotte Lawes on Thu, 10 Aug, 2017 - 12:31

Lotus Sutra: The image of the Plants

By Charlotte Lawes on Thu, 10 Aug, 2017 - 12:31

Ratnaprabha, from West London Buddhist Centre, UK, has abridged and adapted part of the White Lotus of the Wonderful Dharma Sutra, for reading aloud. We have re-posted the lovely resource from his blog. 

From the White Lotus of the Wonderful Dharma Sutra, Chapter 5.
Abridged and adapted by Ratnaprabha for reading aloud. 
Based on the translations by Kato et al and Reeves, sub-headings not in the original.


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Dharmabyte - The Origins of the Stupa

By Rijupatha on Mon, 24 Feb, 2014 - 16:46
Our FBA Dharmabyte today is dedicated to Dhardo Rinpoche, “The Origins of the Stupa.” In this segment Sangharakshita explains the origins of the Buddhist stupa. From the talk, Five Element Symbolism and the Stupa, given in 1971, is part of the series Parables, Myths and Symbols of Mahayana Buddhism in the White Lotus Sutra. We’ve dedicated this to Dhardo Rinpoche to help support a stupa being built in his honor at Aryaloka Buddhist...
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Befriending our Heights (The Return Journey)

By bodhinaga on Fri, 8 Feb, 2013 - 20:12

Befriending our Heights (The Return Journey)

By bodhinaga on Fri, 8 Feb, 2013 - 20:12Vadanya explores ‘Integration’ through the story of ‘The Return Journey’ in the White Lotus Sutra. Talk given at Sangha Night, Sheffield Buddhist Centre, as part of a series of talks on myths, stories and symbols. 13/11/2012