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Triratna Day Podcast No.2 - An American Order Day with Nagabodhi

By Candradasa on Sun, 6 Apr, 2014 - 22:21
In our second podcast episode to mark Triratna Day 2014, we say hello to the Order members gathering on the north eastern seaboard of the USA to welcome Nagabodhi for a day studying the Dharma together and celebrating the Triratna Community’s 47th birthday. Happy Triratna Day, everyone!

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Triratna Day Podcast No.1 - Young Buddhists Retreat

By Candradasa on Sun, 6 Apr, 2014 - 22:15
The first of two podcasts from today’s celebrations of Triratna Day, marking the 47th anniversary of the Triratna Buddhist Community! Here’s Ivan and the facilitators from the big Young Buddhists Retreat that’s been going on this weekend at Adhisthana

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The Young Buddhists initiative is an inspiring project within Triratna for anyone under 35 to come together and find supportf or...
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Dharmabyte: Illumined Imagination

By Rijupatha on Wed, 26 Mar, 2014 - 12:38
In our FBA Dharmabyte today, “Illumined Imagination,” Maitreyabandhu shares anecdotes from his experience to draw out spiritual principles coming through ordinary experience. The full talk is about Avalokitesvara and was given on the LBC’s Winter Retreat at Sibford, Oxfordshire in December 2010.

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FBA podcast: Make it So - Imagining the Buddha

By Rijupatha on Sat, 22 Mar, 2014 - 20:27

FBA podcast: Make it So - Imagining the Buddha

By Rijupatha on Sat, 22 Mar, 2014 - 20:27In our FBA Podcast this week, “Make It So – Imagining The Buddha,” Suriyavamsa looks at the role of imagination in the way we shape our everyday world and how we can use this to bring the Buddha to life in our spiritual practice.

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Dharmabyte: Blending Reason and Reverence

By Rijupatha on Sat, 22 Mar, 2014 - 20:20
Our FBA Dharmabyte today, “Blending Reason and Reverence” is an excerpt from “The Diamond Sutra – Taking Mind to its Limits: Talk 1” by Padmavajra. Blending the intellectual and the devotional, here Padmavajra describes the setting of the sutra exploring simplicity and awareness.

This is an excerpt from the first in a sparkling, wide-ranging, thoroughly comprehensive ten talk series by Padmavajra on ‘The Diamond Sutra’. We...
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FBA Podcast - Dharmic Receptivity

By Rijupatha on Sun, 9 Mar, 2014 - 15:45

FBA Podcast - Dharmic Receptivity

By Rijupatha on Sun, 9 Mar, 2014 - 15:45Our FBA Podcast this week, “Dharmic Receptivity,” is the full talk previewed on Dharmabytes last Thursday - “Pointing at Something Real.” Given by Jnanavaca, it marked the launch of the London Buddhist Center’s theme for the year. Talk given at the LBC’s Dharma Night Class, Monday January 20th 2014.

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FBA Podcast - Karma, Rebirth and the Deep Boundless Dharma

By Rijupatha on Mon, 3 Mar, 2014 - 14:18

FBA Podcast - Karma, Rebirth and the Deep Boundless Dharma

By Rijupatha on Mon, 3 Mar, 2014 - 14:18Vessantara has been on a three-year-long retreat and as he emerges he has many insights to share. Our FBA Podcast this week is filled with deep reflections marked by clarity and a brilliance we are excited to make available. From the FBA ...
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Consciousness, Friends, Bodhicitta & Love

By viriyalila on Sat, 15 Feb, 2014 - 21:06

Consciousness, Friends, Bodhicitta & Love

By viriyalila on Sat, 15 Feb, 2014 - 21:06We aim to express themes in our weekly FBA Podcasts and twice-weekly Dharmabytes. This month we’ve moved from the depths of consciousness, to reflections on Bhante as friend, from the Bodhicitta, to the Karyaniya Metta Sutta and the power of love. This theme may not be obvious to most, but for our podcast compiler, Viriyalila, this progression is all about faith, perhaps more personal than most of our themes, but a theme none the less.
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European Puja!

By Candradasa on Mon, 10 Feb, 2014 - 14:47
Some weeks ago, an assembly was held for the Chairs of many Triratna Buddhist Centres in Europe. You may have heard some very lovely harmonized chanting from the event as it was happening (see previous podcasts: Avalokitesvara mantra, Padmasambhava mantra). Here’s a special ‘puja’ (a Buddhist ritual to evoke the spirit of the Buddha’s teaching and help get our emotions behind the practice of them) that was performed featuring some...
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Triratna: Dharma, Friendships, Work

By viriyalila on Thu, 6 Feb, 2014 - 16:13

Triratna: Dharma, Friendships, Work

By viriyalila on Thu, 6 Feb, 2014 - 16:13This past month we’ve been reflecting on some distinctive Triratna traits with our weekly FBA Podcasts and twice-weekly Dharmabytes. With talks from practitioners speaking about their work in Buddhist Centers, team-based right livelihood businesses, and as communicators of the Dharma through facilitating study, leading retreats and just being friends to one another!

The friendship aspect in our community is crucial in that we aspire to engage with each other in ways that...

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