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The Texture of Reality  

We are delighted to bring in Jnanavaca for today’s FBA Podcast entitled The Texture of Reality. In this talk, he explores the notions of conditioned and unconditioned reality, and the relationship between the two.

Metta and the Path of Insight  

Vajratara headlines our FBA Podcast for today with a talk entitled Metta and the Path of Insight. Given on a Young Womens’ Weekend at Taraloka, she discusses how the practice of metta can be more than just the simple cultivation of loving-kindness and positive emotion, and how it can also be a window into deeper truths [...]

The Lineage of Inspiration  

From a landmark talk of the same name, our FBA Podcast today is from Parami entitled The Lineage of Inspriation. Here Parami speaks about the lineage of inspiration, one of the four lineages Sangharakshita has handed on to the Triratna Order and movement; lineages of teachings, practices, institutions and inspiration. She evokes the importance of the lineage [...]

From Karma Niyama to Dharma Niyama  

OurFBA Podcast today is from Ratnaguna entitled From Karma Niyama to Dharma Niyama, a talk given at the Manchester Buddhist Centre on a Day for Men in Training for Ordination, 13 March 2016.

Shifting to Indras Net  

In today’sFBA Podcast Shifting to Indras Net Parami evokes the reality of interconnectedness in relation to the second Dasadhamma – My life is dependent on others. I am sustained by the gifts of others – She talks about how the experience of interconnectedness is supported by wisdom, and results in compassionate activity. This is the [...]

Beyond Heaven and Hell  

In today’s FBA Podcast Beyond Heaven and Hell Vajrasara shares her ideas for managing the highs and lows of the 8 Worldly Winds. Talk given October 2011 at Bristol Buddhist Centre.


Today’s FBA Podcast is entitled Wayfinding by Vessantara. A rich talk using the metaphor of wayfinding to navigate our way across the sea of suffering to the safe refuge of the Buddha Dharma. The first of 4 talks exploring Going For Refuge given on Sangha Night at Cambridge Buddhist Center.


Today’s FBA Podcast is possibly one of Padmavjra’s best talks given at Padmaloka. Compassion. This. Given during the October Men’s event 2012.

Who Hates the Metta Bhavana?  

Today’s FBA Podcast is so provocative we don’t even need a description. Who Hates the Metta Bhavana? by Jnanavaca. Week two of a five week seminar on the Metta Bhavana practice at the London Buddhist Center.

Evolution, Capitalism and the Buddha  

In today’s FBA Podcast, Evolution, Capitalism and the Buddha Vaddhaka argues that capitalist economics is based upon a narrow evolutionary view associated with social Darwinism and a distorted interpretation of the survival of the fittest. So the question is then: Can modern approaches to evolution help to develop a new approach to economics more in [...]

Why We Fear Death  

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte explores four reasons Why We Fear Death drawn by Kulaprabha from the Abhaya Sutta in the Pali Canon. It’s a lovely segment from a larger talk looking at the roots of fear, how it relates to change and transformation in spiritual practice, and how we can live more fearlessly. From the talk System [...]

A Life-Changing Encounter  

Today’s FBA Podcast recounts the harrowing and revelatory tale of Kisa Gotami in a talk entitled “A Life-Changing Encounter” by Jvalamalini. In the story, Kisa Gotami’s grief for her dead child is completely transformed after her contact with the Buddha through the experience of compassion and insight, leading her to a life of spiritual commitment [...]

What is a Committed Buddhist?  

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte speaks here on the challenge of building a Buddhist movement. In What is a Committed Buddhist? he discusses the need for Buddhist movements to be run only by committed Buddhists and who actually practice the Buddha’s teachings, not by those who merely have an intellectual interest. But how can one know who [...]

Mind and the Nature of Commitment  

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte features Dhammarati on the topic of Going for Refuge. In Mind and the Nature of Commitment he talks about setting the mind to purified intention and making correction after failure – crucial aspects in cultivating a committed Buddhist practice. From the talk “A System of Training”.

Commitment is Key  

Part of a series from Cambridge Buddhist Centre on the Six Distinctive Emphases of the Triratna Buddhist Community, today’s FBA Podcast from Aryajaya is entitled “Commitment is Key“. Here she discusses Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels, a thread that runs through all Buddhist traditions but which is drawn out strongly as a central [...]

A Passage from the Mahaparinibbana Sutta  

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte gives a short introduction by Sangharakshita to the Pali Canon in ”A Passage from the Mahaparinibbana Sutta” – one of the earliest and most well-known Buddhist texts. From the talk “The Disappearing Buddha”.

The Buddha’s Parinirvana  

Padmavajra brings us into contact with the depths of the Diamond Sutra in today’s FBA Dharmabyte, with this segment entitled “The Buddha’s Parinirvana”. Drawing on the story of the Buddha’s final days, he illustrates the principle of practicing perfect generosity by giving of oneself freely and unsupported. From the talk “The Diamond Sutra – Taking Mind [...]

The Way to the Beyond  

Today’s FBA Podcast is entitled “The Way to the Beyond” by Vimalavajri. Here she offers some reflections on how the Mahaparinibbana Sutta gives us glimpses of awakening by looking at three topics: Ananda’s request for last instructions, the Buddha’s comforting of Ananda’s grief, and the mystery of the Parinirvana itself.

Have We Really Arrived?  

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte brings us around to our final podcast on the Five Buddha Mandala. In Have We Really Arrived?. Kamalashila brings it all right back into this present moment. From the talk Absorption – After the Enlightenment. How do you get used to being Enlightened? What happened to the Buddha in the weeks after [...]

Sitting At the Centre of the Mandala  

Continuing with our journey through the Five Buddha Mandala, we find ourselves at the centre with Vairocana. Today’s FBA Podcast is entitled Sitting At the Centre of the Mandala by Vessantara. How do we balance the teachings of effort and openness? One way is through the image of the sun and relaxed being. The practice [...]

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