“The not doing of anything evil. 

Undertaking to do what is ethically skilful. 

Complete purification of the mind.

This is the teaching of the Buddhas” 

Dhammapada v. 183 
Dharmabytes Podcast

Ratnaprabha describes the qualities of mindfulness in a talk about the fifth precept, intoxication and mindfulness.  Excerpted from the talk entitled The Fifth Precept given at the West London Buddhist Centre, 2013. *** Subscribe to our Free Buddhist Audio podcast – a full Dharma talk every week! Follow our blog for news and new Dharma FBA on Twitter FBA on Facebook FBA on Soundcloud
  1. Why Mindfulness?
  2. Reflecting on your Speech
  3. Going Forth in Speech
  4. Stillness, Simplicity and Contentment
  5. Coming to Stillness
  6. The Altruistic Aspect of the Bodhisattva
  7. Letting Our Inner Riches Shine
FBA Talks Podcast

The Importance of Mindfulness Free Buddhist Audio

Kamalashila explores the centrality of mindfulness to the Buddhist path. He discusses the concept of intoxication, with reference to the 5th Precept and the Sutra of Golden Light. Kamalashila then considers the four foundations of mindfulness from the Satipatthana Sutta and concludes that mindfulness is the basis of metta and allows us to embrace the realm of truth and beauty. This talk was given at Croydon Buddhist Centre, 1996. This talk was made available by the Croydon Digital Archive Project, turning crumbling cassette tape recordings into digital format. *** Help keep FBA free for everyone! Become a supporter today.  Subscribe to our Dharmabytes podcast – bite-size pieces of Dharma inspiration, two times a week! Follow our blog for news and new Dharma FBA on Twitter FBA on Facebook FBA on Soundcloud
  1. The Importance of Mindfulness
  2. The Speech Precepts
  3. The Third Precept
  4. Open Handed Generosity
  5. Hatred and Love
  6. Ethical Challenges In the Modern World
  7. Fearless Creativity
  8. Carrying the Flame of Inspiration
  9. The Buddha's Social Revolution
The Buddhist Centre Podcast

416: Beauty and Environmental Action (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 41) The Buddhist Centre

Join us for a deep dive into the relationship between art, aesthetics, the environment, and the inner life of people, objects and houses! In this episode we discuss the current ecological and biodiversity crises with an artist and a poet, asking how an appreciation and fuller understanding of beauty itself can help us take action in our own lives. Be prepared to have your notions of "the beautiful" challenged and, hopefully, also affirmed as we range with our guests Padmacandra and Vilokini from the world of wabi-sabi to the lost stories of an old theatre, from the rainy streets of Venice to the re-wilding of a field and garden in England. Time to set out for "The Greater Mandala of Uselessness"! Show notes The Tale of the Whale by Karen Swann and Padmacandra The Many Jewels: Buddhism, Writing and the Arts (a podcast series with Padmacandra) Wisdom Beyond Words by Sangharakshita (source for the teaching on "The Greater Mandala of Uselessness"). Wabi-Sabi *** Check out our Dharma Toolkit space for details of all we have on offer to help you stay inspired through the pandemic and beyond! Come meditate with us six days a week! *** Theme music by Ackport! Used with kind permission. #Beauty #environment #ecology #rewilding #art #poetry #photography #wabisabi #aesthetics #climate #coronavirus #Covid19 #crisis #pandemic #Buddhism #Buddhist #Buddha #Dharma #Triratna #community #sangha #meditation #Dhamma #Triratna
  1. 416: Beauty and Environmental Action (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 41)
  2. 415: Forging a Path for Women in India (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 40)
  3. 414: Alive in Nature! An Invitation (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 39)
  4. 413: In the Footsteps of the Buddha at Rivendell (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 38)

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