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Sangha as Bodhicitta Practice

January 29th, 2015

Free Buddhist AudioIn today’s FBA Dharmabyte“Sangha as Bodhicitta Practice”, Vajratara suggests that of the Bodhicitta practises we might take up – the puja or the various reflections on the suffering of beings – the most useful and effective Bodhichitta practice is the practice of sangha, of spiritual community. Now there’s a thought! From the talk, “Generating Bodhi Mind” given at Taraloka, May 2009.

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Our Reaction to Suffering

January 26th, 2015

Free Buddhist AudioIn today’s FBA Dharmabyte“Our Reaction to Suffering”, Kulaprabha offers quite personal reflections on our responses to suffering. From the talk “Contemplating the Suffering of Beings” given at Taraloka.

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Awareness Is Revolutionary

January 24th, 2015

Free Buddhist AudioThis week’s FBA Podcast, “Awareness Is Revolutionary”, by Sona, takes a sharp look at Buddhism and secular mindfulness. Calling on his many years experience working with Breathworks, Sona explores how we use the Buddha’s teaching and mindfulness to alleviate pain and suffering.

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Hiding the Dharma in Story

January 22nd, 2015

Free Buddhist Audio In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Hiding the Dharma in Story,” Vajratara reminds us how the life’s inspirations our found in the stories passed on to us. From the talk, Purna and the Perfumed Chamber – Stories From Early Sanskrit Buddhism, given on March 2012 UK Women National Order Weekend. The theme of the weekend was Delighting in the Buddha through Story – from dreadlocked ascetics, the taming of dragons, lost in the desert, and conversing with gods.

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Downwards and Backwards

January 19th, 2015

Free Buddhist Audio In today’sFBA Dharmabyte, “Downwards and Backwards,” Maitridevi shares the myth of Persephone as pathway of moving backwards and downwards into the depths of one’s being. From the talk, “The Tender Gravity of Kindness” that explores how this myth can influence our practice of the metta bhavana.