Fri, 28 October 2011
Today’s FBA Podcast, “Beyond Hope and Hopelessness Dancing In the Ruins of Time,” takes us into the world seen through the eyes of EcoDharma, a Triratna retreat centre in the Catalan Pyrenees. Guhyapati offers a sober analysis of the environmental problems facing humanity and issues a clarion call for action – including from the Buddhist community.
Recorded at the 2009 Buddhafield Festival.
Visit the EcoDharma website – www.ecodharma.com
Direct download: podcast89.mp3
Category:FBA Podcast -- posted at: 8:18pm EDT
Fri, 21 October 2011
In today’s FBA Podcast Suriyavamsa begins “Life for a Limited Time Only” with the inevitability of death and some of our habitual attitudes to death and suffering, reading from contemporary poets. He brings out the Buddhist perspective that life and death are not separate, but parts of the same process.
This talk was given on Parinirvana Day 2010 at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre.
Direct download: podcast88.mp3
Category:FBA Podcast -- posted at: 10:15pm EDT
Fri, 14 October 2011
Today’s FBA Podcast is the first talk in a brilliant series titled “Eight Verses for Training the Mind” by Dharmachari Subhuti. Based on the Tibetan text by Kadampa Geshe Langri Tangpa, Subhuti introduces the verses in the context of the development of Buddhism in Tibet and India. We then have a full treatment of the first verse itself:
“May I always cherish all beings,
Talk given at Madhyamaloka, Birmingham, 2004
For the full series: “Eight Verses for Training the Mind.”
Direct download: podcast87.mp3
Category:FBA Podcast -- posted at: 8:54pm EDT
Sat, 8 October 2011
In today’s, FBA Podcast, simply titled “Ethics,” Manjuvajra takes a look at the complex area of ethics from a Buddhist perspective. The nature of ‘self’, the place of feeling and emotion, the role of intention and action – these are fertile grounds for digging deeper into our own ethical practice and considering our lives in the light of the Buddha’s teaching of ‘non-harm’.
Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2000
Direct download: podcast86.mp3
Category:FBA Podcast -- posted at: 7:14am EDT