Fri, 27 July 2012
“The true revolutionary is guided by love.” (Che Guevara). In this weeks FBA Podcast, “Finding Freedom,” Amalaketu explores freedom through images and stories and the Chappanakopama sutta, the discourse on the simile of the 6 animals, and shows how Buddhism is the way to ultimate liberation.
Direct download: podcast128.mp3
Category:FBA Podcast -- posted at: 9:29pm EDT
Fri, 20 July 2012
This week’s FBA Podcast is a quietly passionate talk by Jinapriya titled: “What is Enlightenment” – impossible to pin down and utterly transformative. His main theme within the frame of such a big question is the struggle to live our lives in the present moment, especially in the face of pain. We are met with a thoughtful series of reflections, stories and images that all look to open up the gates of perception, and prepare the heart for the biggest change imaginable and possible for all. In that sense, this is a truly optimistic talk.
Talk given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2003
Direct download: podcast127.mp3
Category:FBA Podcast -- posted at: 11:44pm EDT
Fri, 13 July 2012
This weeks FBA Podcast, “Songs of the Elder Sisters” is one of a series of talks on the Therigatha, the songs or poems of the nuns at the time of the Buddha. Here, Gunasiddhi gently explores the three themes of Going Forth, Friendship and Impermanence through these tender yet powerful stories.
Direct download: podcast126.mp3
Category:FBA Podcast -- posted at: 9:16pm EDT
Fri, 6 July 2012
In celebration of the Buddha’s Turning of the Wheel of the Dharma, this week’s FBA Podcast“The Word of the Buddha” describes the various levels on which Enlightened Consciousness seeks to communicate itself to those who are unenlightened.
Talk given in 1972.
Direct download: podcast125.mp3
Category:FBA Podcast -- posted at: 8:56pm EDT