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Seeing the Mind By Not Seeing It

July 28th, 2014

Free Buddhist AudioToday’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Seeing the Mind by Not Seeing It,” is an excerpt from the 1965 talk, “Seeing Into One’s Own Nature and Realising Buddhahood” by Sangharakshita. We are instructed by the Buddha that ‘Mind cannot be seen,’ and yet the Zen Master directs us to ‘See the Mind’. How is the contradiction to be solved?

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Hopeful Buddhist Response to Environmental Crisis

July 26th, 2014

Free Buddhist AudioThis week’s FBA Podcast comes to us from Amalaketu entitled “A Hopeful Buddhist Response to Environmental Crisis”. How, as Buddhists, can we respond appropriately to the current environmental crisis. Talk given on Sangha Night at Norwich Buddhist Centre on 1st July 2014.

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The World Is Unknown

July 24th, 2014

Free Buddhist AudioToday’s FBA Dharmabyte is titled: “The World Is Unknown,” by Vajragupta. The world is unknown, we cannot possibly know what the world is in itself.
What we call the world is much more a relationship, and it’s all rather mysterious. Exploring Buddhist practices of non-separateness, the elements, change and transformation, Vajragupta beautifully unveils our connection with nature.

From the talk: We Live In a Beautiful World: Buddhism and Nature

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What is Life?

July 21st, 2014

Free Buddhist Audio Our FBA Dharmabyte today, “What is Life?,” is an excerpt from the talk Awareness of Nature by Dharmasakhya. Quoting the poem, Leisure, by WH Davies, Dharmasakhya makes a beautiful case for more simplicity in one’s life.

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Altruism, Actually – Getting Out and Doing It

July 19th, 2014

Free Buddhist AudioWe are pleased to share the three keynote talks from last month’s International Retreat. Our third FBA Podcast in the series is “Altruism, Actually – Getting Out and Doing It”. Mokshini introduces us to Buddhist Action Month and asks us to consider how our actions have consequences and how we practise the precepts as consumers.

Talk given at the Triratna International Retreat 2014 held at Adhisthana on 26th May 2014.