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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.

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Building Sangha

July 17th, 2014

Free Buddhist Audio Our FBA Dharmabyte today, “Building Sangha,” is by Vajrasara who explores the value of spiritual community, ways to encourage fuller harmony, and the many opportunities in friendship for waking up. From the talk: “Building Sangha, Creating Harmony.”

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Overcoming Spiritual Individualism

July 14th, 2014

Free Buddhist Audio Wide open is the door of the deathless! Let those who are prepared to listen, put forth their faith! Our FBA Dharmabyte today, “Overcoming Spiritual Individualism,” is an excerpt from The Buddha’s Victory, by Sangharakshita. Given on the full moon in May celebrating the anniversary of the Buddha’s Enlightenment and his victory over the demon Mara. Here, Sangharakshita describes how the Buddha, following his full and perfect Enlightenment, interacts with Brahma Sahampati who implores him to communicate the truth that he has discovered.
Talk given in 1987.

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Going Beyond Capitalism – A Buddhist Perspective

July 12th, 2014

Free Buddhist AudioWe are pleased to share the three keynote talks from last month’s International Retreat. Our second FBA Podcast in the series is “Going Beyond Capitalism – A Buddhist Perspective”. Vaddhaka inspires Triratna Buddhists to learn more about economics and challenge the Neo-liberal economists notion that individual greed will lead to everyone benefiting. He encourages us to embrace Sangharakshitas vision of a New Society as an alternative way of being for the world.

Talk given at the Triratna International Retreat 2014 held at Adhisthana on May 25th 2014.

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A Society Inspired by Bodhicitta

July 10th, 2014

Free Buddhist Audio Our FBA Dharmabyte today is titled “A Society Inspired by Bodhicitta” by Sangharakshita. We hear of Queen Vaydevi and the series of sixteen meditations as illustration to create a spiritual community without the use of the ‘power mode’ in interacting with each other. This contrasts strongly with ordinary ‘groups’, where relationships are often based on authority, sometimes the authority of a personal God.

From the talk Authority and the Individual in the New Society, 1979.