“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

A Current That Carries Us Dharmabytes from free buddhist audio

Spiritual practice can be thought of in terms of developing positive qualities within ourselves. But in a very real sense it also consists in creating sufficiently beautiful conditions within our minds so that something from outside us may be invited in. From the talk entitled Inviting the Enlightened Mind given by Vadanya during the third Great Gathering of 2017 at Padmaloka Retreat Centre. *** 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. A Current That Carries Us
  2. What's Actually Going On
  3. Bound or Free?
  4. With the Lamp There is the Light
  5. Introduction to Talking Meditation
  6. Taking Delight in Friends
  7. Kalyana Mitrata
FBA Talks Podcast

Dwelling In the Presence of the Buddha Free Buddhist Audio

Subhuti considers the significance of Sangha day falling on the cusp of winter, and the importance of the seasons in human life. He recalls the genesis of Sangha day from the time of the Buddha, and considers it's relevance for us here in the 21st century. Ultimately Subhuti focus on the Sangha jewels itself; its vital importance for the individual practitioner and as a real sign of hope for this world. Talk given for the Sangha Day Celebration at London Buddhist Centre, 2012. *** 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. Dwelling In the Presence of the Buddha
  2. Shining the Infinite Light of Wisdom
  3. Visibility
  4. The More They Beat Us, The Louder We Sang
  5. Heart Advice From the Lotus -Born: 'Never Be Apart From the Causes For Faith to Arise'.
  6. How Padmasambhava is Relevant to Us
  7. Not About Being Good – Beyond Guilt
  8. The Monster of Impermanence
  9. The Loveliest Bodhisattvas
The Buddhist Centre Podcast

411: Buddhist Economics, Part 2 – Post-Pandemic (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 34) The Buddhist Centre

A bonus episode with extra material from last episode’s wonderful conversation with Vaddhaka, author of ‘The Buddha On Wall Street’. (https://www.windhorsepublications.com/product/the-buddha-on-wall-street-print-ebook/) In part 2 of our discussion about the contribution Buddhism may have to make to all matters economic, we turn to the post-pandemic realities now faced around the world. The times prompt a reconsideration of the “attention economy” and its relationship to social inequality when everyone’s lives are much more centred on the web. And we explore the relationship between the “wellbeing economy” and ideas of economic growth; as well as whether the community-led origins of the UK ‘Welfare State’ might serve as a model for the future. Some fundamental questions are asked and well met: What do we value as  a society? What does human nature tend towards? What does the “common weal” look like after COVID-19? Finding throughout the conversation the opportunities for kindness in our dealings with each other – beyond economic and political positions. Featured this week The Buddha On Wall Street by Vaddhaka Linn (https://www.windhorsepublications.com/product/the-buddha-on-wall-street-print-ebook/) Listen to a mini-series of podcasts on The Buddha On Wall Street (https://soundcloud.com/thebuddhistcentre/sets/the-buddha-on-wall-street-podcast) Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utopia_for_Realists) Humankind by Rutger Bregman (https://www.littlebrown.com/titles/rutger-bregman/humankind/9780316418553/) *** Check out our Dharma Toolkit space (https://thebuddhistcentre.com/toolkit) for details of all we have on offer to help you make it through the pandemic and stay inspired. Come meditate with us any week day! (https://thebuddhistcentre.com/stories/toolkit/meditation/) *** Theme music by Ackport! (https://soundcloud.com/rascal-press/06-make-room-for-fun) Used with kind permission. Cover art, ‘Hold’ by Nagasiddhi (https://nagasiddhi.com/) #coronavirus #Covid19 #crisis #pandemic #Buddhism #Buddhist #Buddha #Dharma #Triratna #community #sangha #economics #economy #money #democracy #Socialism #NeoLiberalism #wellbeing #kindness #Capitalism
  1. 411: Buddhist Economics, Part 2 – Post-Pandemic (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 34)
  2. 410: Buddhist Economics, Part 1 – Pre-Pandemic (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 33)
  3. 409: These Are The Moments (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 32)
  4. 408: Alive, Aware, Awake! (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 31)

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