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Two Great Shifts in One’s Being

October 30th, 2014

Free Buddhist Audio In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Two Great Shifts in One’s Being,” Vajratara shares her thoughts on going forth, leaving behind ones old habits, and going for refuge towards what is real, what is possible, what is beautiful – the goal of the spiritual life. From the talk “The Bodhicaryavatara” given at Sangha Night, Sheffield Buddhist Centre on 18th March 2008. Part of a series on Great Buddhist Texts.

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The Bodhisattva and Evolution

October 27th, 2014

Free Buddhist Audio In today’sFBA Dharmabyte, “The Bodhisattva and Evolution,” Sangharakshita introduces the figure of the Bodhisattva, who embodies the principle of perpetual self-transcendence. This is an excerpt from the talk, “The Bodhisattva Principle”.

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Spiritual Receptivity: From a Retreat

October 25th, 2014

Free Buddhist AudioVessantara leads us on a journey to discover “Spiritual Receptivity” for this week’s FBA Podcast. This is the first in a thoroughly engaging set of talks and led meditations. From beginning to end, we get to experience the full flavor of the retreat that these segments were recorded from, held at Adhisthana in 2014. Vessantara deftly weaves Spiritual Receptivity together with the greater mandala of the Triratna System of Practice, bringing in aspects of each of the stages of the system and helping to put receptivity in the context of the spiritual life as a whole.

Talks given at Adhisthana, February 2014

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Living Collectively: Sangha as Teacher

October 23rd, 2014

Free Buddhist Audio In today’sFBA Dharmabyte, “Living Collectively: Sangha as Teacher,”Saddhanandi shares some wisdom from Jack Kornfield on spiritual community and living collectively. She then describes having confidence in the Order and developing Sangha as the authentic teacher. From the talk “Spiritual Transmission and Lineage” a detailed, intimate and heartfelt talk looking at the relationship between a Dharma follower and her/his teacher.

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Prajna as Aesthetic Appreciation

October 20th, 2014

Free Buddhist Audio In today’sFBA Dharmabyte, “Prajna as Aesthetic Appreciation,” Padmavajra offers a little insight into seeing not-self. From the fourth talk in his wonderful series on the Dhammapada, the most popular of early Buddhist texts.