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Dharmabyte: At the Heart of the Sangha

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 21 Feb, 2019 - 14:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, At the Heart of the Sangha Dhammamegha speaks about Sangha as Dharma practice and how spiritual community and friendship with the admirable are part of our heritage in Triratna.

From the talk Wisdom’s Gathering: The Difference That Makes a Difference given on the Triratna International Gathering at Adhisthana, 27 August 2017.

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FBA Podcast: Faith and Wisdom

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 9 Feb, 2019 - 14:00

This week’s FBA Podcast by Danadasa is entitled Faith and Wisdom. In this Buddhist path of transformation, how we relate to practice has a profound effect upon that which unfolds. How do we relate to the idea of path and goal? How do we relate to effort? How do we relate to not knowing? During this 4-week Sangha Night series, Danadasa will explore what is meant by a wise relationship to practice through the perspective...

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Dharmabyte: Going Deeper into the Heart of How Things Are

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 6 Dec, 2018 - 13:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is called Going Deeper into the Heart of How Things Are, from the talk entitled Prajnaparamita, the female Bodhisattva of wisdom, by Vessantara. This excerpt goes into detail of the several mantras associated with this figure.

From the series of talks for Sangha Night on Buddhas and Bodhisattvas given at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre.

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5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #8 Wisdom Beyond Words

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 29 Aug, 2018 - 15:30

5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #8 Wisdom Beyond Words

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 29 Aug, 2018 - 15:30

“The culmination of wisdom is freedom from all views. You have nothing to say. When all the answers are in your being, you have no need to keep them in your head.” - Sangharakshita (Seminar on The Door of Liberation)

The goal of Buddhism is the attainment of Enlightenment - but what is Enlightenment? One way of describing it is seeing the true nature of reality and living in accordance with that vision. An Enlightened being is free...

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Dharmabyte: The Horse and the Rider

By Sadayasihi 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...

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Dharmabyte: Tangled Up in Sorrow

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 2 Apr, 2018 - 11:36

In this Dharmabyte podcast Vadanya gives us “Tangled Up in Sorrow”, an excerpt from the talk Wisdom In The World. It’s through not knowing the truth about the way things are that we create all sorts of destruction, unhappiness and sorrow for ourselves and those around us.

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Dharmabyte: One Understands

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 17:05

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘One Understands’, an excerpt from the talk on ‘Manjusri’ by Amaraghosha, one of a series of talks about archetypal Bodhisattvas.

In this excerpt Amaraghosha explores the importance of wisdom in the Buddhist tradition through teachings including the Noble Eightfold Path and the Four Noble Truths. This talk was given at the Croydon Buddhist Centre in 2016 as part of their regular Saturday morning Sangha class.

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Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana Retreat - The Talks By Subhuti

By Centre Team on Fri, 22 Sep, 2017 - 15:17

An outstanding series of talks by Subhuti on the theme of Sadhana during the Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana retreat at Adhisthana in 2017.

Over the course of six talks he articulates the stages we traverse in the practice of sadhana, which correspond to the stages of the system of practice - Reverence, Solidarity, Wise Attention, The Illumined Image, Dwelling in Reality and Dedication.

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Great Faith, Great Wisdom - Complete Retreat Recordings By Ratnaguna

By Centre Team on Fri, 22 Sep, 2017 - 15:05

On this retreat, recorded during the recent Rainy Season Retreat at Bristol Buddhist Centre in the UK, Ratnaguna guides us on a journey into Amitābha’s Pure Land, Sukhāvati – a mythical realm where the ground is golden, trees are made of jewels, heavenly musical instruments play ravishing music, and magical birds sing the Dharma. It is a vast ‘illumined image’ – a symbol of the beauty and joy of the spiritual life. The three Pure Land sutras invite...

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Great Faith, Great Wisdom, Day 6 - Rainy Season Retreat 2017 by Ratnaguna

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Sep, 2017 - 15:23

All this week, Ratnaguna and the Bristol Triratna sangha have turned their urban Centre into a realm for exploration of Sukhavati, the Pure Land of Amitabha. Now on the last day of our retreat, we meet the Buddha. This is what the retreat has been building up to…

With readings from the Guan Jing and from the Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava.

Recorded as part of Ratnaguna’s retreat on Great Faith, Great Wisdom at Bristol Buddhist Centre, Sept 2017.

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