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Free Buddhist Audio “Just as the mighty ocean has but one taste, the taste of salt, even so the Dharma-vinaya (Buddhism) has but one taste, the taste of Freedom”- The Udana. Today’s FBA Podcast, “The Taste of Freedom: is a brilliant and rousing tour-de-force on transcendental freedom, one of Sangharakshita’s best-loved lectures.

Talk given in 1979.

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Free Buddhist AudioToday’s FBA Podcast “Talks of a Free Spirit – 45 Years of the Buddha’s Life” explores the life and teachings of the Buddha as they’ve come down through the stories of the tradition. Vajrasara has a veritable genius for making clear the relevances for contemporary society, and this talk is a most engaging example as she takes her own favourite tales and draws out the beautiful challenges of it all.

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Free Buddhist AudioToday’s FBA Podcast “Doubt as Path” is a good and useful talk on the dangers of certainty in the spiritual life – individually and within a community. Amaraketu draws on his own experience of zen and of painting in order to evoke a sense of what it might be like to live and practice not knowing. Everything is just beginning…

Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2005.

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Free Buddhist AudioToday’s FBA Podcast is titled “Life with Full Attention”. In this half-hour talk, Maitreyabandhu (a teacher at the London Buddhist Centre) gives you a witty, practical, real-life look at how mindfulness makes us more alive and free. His book ‘Life With Full Attention’ will be published by Windhorse Publications in July 2009.

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Free Buddhist AudioIn today’s FBA Podcast, Mahabodhi kicks off a series of talks on the theme of ‘Work As Spiritual Practice’ with “Work As Spiritual Practice: Introducing Reginald Ray’s Threefold Model”. Based on Ray’s book, ‘Buddhist Saints in India’, this is a framework for considering the spiritual benefits and challenges of three roles or life styles within Buddhism: The solitary retreatant, the sangha builder who works within Buddhist institutions, the lay practitioner or social activist whose commitments take them to work out in the world.
According to Ray, each plays a crucial role in the health of the Sangha. After exploring the different life styles, Mahabodhi talks about his experiences as the ‘retreatant’ writer.

A talk in a series addressing the relevance of Buddha’s teaching to contemporary issues at the Manchester Buddhist Centre 2011.

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