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Six Objects of Worship

April 27th, 2015

Free Buddhist AudioIn today’s FBA Dharmabyte Six Objects of Worship, Sangharakshita explains the the first three of six garavas: Satta, Dharma, Sangha. From the talk, “Discerning the Buddha”, given in 1986. In trying to discern the Buddha, we are trying to discern the highest kind of being: an Enlightened One. The Buddha, it seems, considered that the Dharma – the truth – is higher still. Does this mean that there were reaches of the spiral of development that he had not yet explored?

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The Triratna Emphasis On Going For Refuge

April 25th, 2015

Free Buddhist AudioDhammarati brings us this week’sFBA Podcast entitled: “The Triratna Emphasis On Going For Refuge.” Dhammarati explores Going for Refuge and its central emphasis in the Triratna Buddhist Order here, bringing in the story of his own spiritual journey as an example of finding one’s unique response. He also looks to historical sources to identify some of the ways we can deepen our connection practically and experientially.
Talk given on the Men’s Going for Refuge Retreat at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, 2013, Part 1 of a 4-part series.

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A Rung in the Ladder

April 23rd, 2015

Free Buddhist AudioIn today’s FBA Dharmabyte A Rung in the Ladder, Satyalila shares quite personally about her writing as spiritual practice. From the talk, “Daring to Look In the Mirror” given on the 2014 at the European Women’s Convention held at Adhisthana, the theme of the convention was “The Bodhisattva’s Reply: Triratna Paths to Insight.”

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Entering Into A Life in the Dharma

April 20th, 2015

Free Buddhist AudioOur FBA Dharmabyte today is by Saddhaloka, the new chair of the College of Public Preceptors. Much easier said then done, Entering Into a Life in the Dharma begins with a strong heartfelt response, a feeling of ‘coming home’ and is challenged by our many distractions, confusions and the pressures of our life. We keep forgetting what is most important. From the talk of the same title given by Saddhaloka at the Ordination Training Weekend in February 2015.

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An Introduction to the Triratna Community

April 18th, 2015

Free Buddhist AudioDharmashalin brings us this week’s FBA Podcast: “An Introduction to the Triratna Community.” A broad overview of the conditions and history behind the Triratna Buddhist Community, comes with a healthy side order of questions about narrative and how we tell stories.