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Free Buddhist AudioWelcome to this weeks FBA Podcast, “Fields of Creativity”, a sparkling talk by Sangharakshita on a theme close to his heart. Full of warmth, wit and stimulating ideas.

Talk given in 2001.

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Free Buddhist AudioToday’s FBA Podcast, “In the Bleak Midwinter”, Parami delivers a gem of a talk, with a wintery theme. With a song to open followed by metaphors on bleakness, with the earth as hard as iron and water like a stone, times when we struggle and it seems as if no growth is possible. She talks about her early experience of doing the metta bhavana and what a radical practice it is, leading to beauty, magic and angels.

This talk was given in December 2010 at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre.

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Free Buddhist AudioIn today’s FBA Podcast, we are taken deep into the mythical magical world of Milarepa, Tibet’s great yogi saint, in “The Life of Milarepa,” by Paramartha.

First talk in a series of 4 talks on ‘Milarepa’.

Talks given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, Winter Retreat 2010.

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Free Buddhist AudioIn today’s FBA Podcast, “Renunciation – Tasting Freedom,” Saddhanandi says at the beginning of this talk that she’s concerned she won’t fully convey the depth of inspiration she feels about her theme – she shouldn’t have worried, she does it full justice. Her various approaches to her subject include renunciation as giving up unreal expectations, as giving up compulsion, as continuity of purpose and commitment to values, as establishing freedom, as not being blown by the worldly winds. One of her telling quotes is ” … there is no spiritual development without renunciation, and no renunciation without spiritual development …”

This is the first of three talks given on the 2009 UK Women’s Order / Mitra Event. It’s based on the first section of Tsongkhapa’s short text “The Three Principle Aspects of the Path”.

The other talks in the series are “Generating Bodhi Mind” by Vajratara, and “The Path of the Buddha’s Delight” by Samantabhadri.

Given at Taraloka, May 2009.

Direct download: podcast95.mp3
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Free Buddhist AudioToday’s FBA Podcast is titled: “Getting It,” by Vidyadevi. Her brief here is ‘study as a way to Wisdom’, and she comes to it with a delightfully playful straightforwardness. As a means of exploring the ‘Middle Way’, she speaks of the various dualities and juxtapositions she has encountered in her own engagement with Dharma study over the years: theory and practice, metaphor and literalism, authority and personal experience, utility and beauty, etc. But she also speaks (and sings! Paul Simon…) of the need for a lightness of heart and of mind at the root of it all…

Talk given at Taraloka Retreat Centre, Great Gathering 2000

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