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Gathering Wisdom

March 26th, 2015

Free Buddhist AudioIn today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Gathering Wisdom, we hear from Vidyadevi during the opening of the new Sangharakshita Library at Adhisthana.

Sangharakshita, founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order, has long dreamed of starting a new library to house his collection of 11,000 books on Buddhism, the Dharma and literature (including extensive reference and poetry collections). Vidyadevi, one of the people who helped make it happen, introduces the new library as it finally opens its doors. Her passion for this project and her love of books is both infectious and challenging as she speaks about a library with its eyes as firmly on the future as on the past. The full talk, Gathering Wisdom While We May – The Opening of the Sangharakshita Library includes a great introduction and conclusion by Vajragupta on the genesis and future of the Sangharakshita Library.

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Two Routes to Samatha

March 23rd, 2015

Free Buddhist AudioIn today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Two Routes to Samatha, Viveka describes the many mindfulness practices and two routes to samatha. From the talk Mindfulness as Sadhana given at the Triratna Buddhist Order Convention 2005.

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Adventures In the Pure Land – Beauty

March 21st, 2015

Free Buddhist AudioThe Pure Land Sutras are described as practices, not texts to be read and understood, but rather engaged with as if a piece of music, inviting us to awaken our imagination. Ratnaguna gives us a in depth look at the beauty in the Sukhavati Sutras in this week’s FBA Podcast: “Adventures In the Pure Land – Beauty.” This is the 2nd talk in a series of four talks inspired by the Pure Land Sutras at Triratna Night at Manchester Buddhist Centre. February 9th 2015

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Stories to Orientate our Psyche

March 19th, 2015

Free Buddhist AudioIn today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Stories to Orientate our Psyche, Ratnaghosha shares how stories are the primary way in which the imagination orients our psyche. Listen to Ratnaghosha’s telling of this most famous story in the life of the Buddha – his going forth. This talk was given to launch the new Sangha Night at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre.

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Going Forth as Skilled Action

March 16th, 2015

Free Buddhist AudioIn today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Going Forth as Skilled Action, Maitreyabandhu adds a liveliness and concreteness to the theme of going forth. From the talk Positive Emotion – Skilled Action given during a 4-day retreat in May 2013, at Dharmagiri retreatcenter, Sweden. Maitryeabandhu gave four seminars on ‘The five great stages of spiritual life’, as it is viewed and practiced within the Triratna Buddhist community. He draws substantially on the writing and teaching that Sangharakshita and Subhuti has produced in recent years.