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Dharmabyte: As Long As Breath Lasts

Mon, 8 Aug, 2022 - 06:00

Giving Yourself to the Three Jewels 

What is it to look to the ‘Three Jewels’ as a response to our dissatisfaction? Viveka takes a wide-ranging look at one of the most important aspects of Buddhist practice, whose significance is upheld in every tradition. From the talk entitled Going for Refuge given at San Francisco Buddhist Center, 2006.

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FBA Podcast: Transformation

Sat, 6 Aug, 2022 - 06:00

Letting In the Light

Kalyanamati explores six ways in which we can work with our energies in order to transform our emotional depths in line with our deepest vision. This talk was given at the East Anglian Men’s Event at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2018.

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Dharmabyte: Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels

Thu, 4 Aug, 2022 - 06:00

Subhadramati gives an introduction to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha as refuges and explores the practical implications of holding these values in one’s life. From the talk The Endless Round and the Point of Freedom given as part of a series on Going For Refuge given at London Buddhist Centre, 2014.

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Dharmabyte: Interpreting Traditional Teachings

Mon, 1 Aug, 2022 - 06:00

An Ecumenical Movement

Taranita explores the tension between tradition and adaptation in an ever-changing world in discussing how the Triratna Buddhist Community came to have its distinctive ecumenical nature. Excerpted from the talk The Six Distinctive Emphases - An Ecumenical Movement given at the Bristol Buddhist Centre, 2015.

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FBA Podcast: Live United

Sat, 30 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Spiritual Friendship in Action

Vidyadaka speaks here on the second part Dhardo Rimpoche’s motto ‘Cherish the Doctrine, Live United, Radiate Love’ by exploring how we actually do this and drawing out deeper aspects of its meaning. Firstly, we need to live united with ourselves, then learn to live united with others, with our teachers and with reality.
Covering themes such as the true individual, spiritual friendship, vertical communication, and renunciation, this talk was given at ...

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Dharmabyte: Going Beyond Ourselves

Wed, 27 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Friendship in the Spiritual Life

Sudrishti celebrates sangha, community, spiritual friendship with this talk on Kalyana Mitrata. Enlightened beings exemplify unconditional, unlimited love – something we as unenlightened beings can emulate and draw inspiration from to transform our relationships, self and world.

Excerpted from the talk The Good Friend given on Buddha Day at Sydney Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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Dharmabyte: Community Sangha is Vital

Mon, 25 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Going Beyond Duality

How do we go beyond the duality of subject and object, self and other, to experience the true nature of reality? Jnanavaca shares how the practice of sangha is vital in making spiritual progress.

From the talk What Is Sangha & Kalyana Mitrata? Given at London Buddhist Centre as part of the series The Bi-Tendential Value of Being & The Greater Mandala, 2019.

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FBA Podcast: The Power of Love

Sat, 23 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

The Love of Power

Behind this title we find the first Buddhist ethical precept and Sangharakshita’s distinction between operating in the Love Mode and operating in the Power Mode. A beautiful and engaged talk, responsive to her audience, where Kulanandi draws inspiration from the book The Ten Pillars of Buddhism, by Sangharakshita. 

Talk given at Stockholm Buddhist Centre, 2014. 

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Dharmabyte: Viewing Each Other with Kindly Eyes

Wed, 20 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Culagosingha Sutta

Kalyanavaca shares the story of three monks living in harmony with each other, like milk and water blended together.

From the talk entitled Kalyana Mitra given at London Buddhist Centre, 2014.

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Dharmabyte: Contemplating Nature

Mon, 18 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Appreciating Natural Beauty We seek happiness, but often we find that our desires and aspirations are in conflict. Sangharakshita implores us to appreciate nature for her own sake.

From the talk Nature, Man, and Enlightenment, part of the series Transformation of Life and World in the Sutra of Golden Light, 1976.

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