Fri, 24 August 2012
In this week’s FBA Podcast “Dana – the Emotional Life of the Sangha,” Samacitta puts the practice of generosity under the microscope in this engaging talk on the first paramita.
When we perform an act of generosity, what exactly is happening? How does it relate to the development of Wisdom? Is there such a thing as purely mental generosity and how effective is it? This talk explains the ‘why’, ‘what’ and how’ of Dana-Paramita.
Direct download: podcast132.mp3
Category:FBA Podcast -- posted at: 8:25pm EDT
Fri, 17 August 2012
This week’s FBA Podcast was first given on Lord Buddha TV in India. In “The Buddha’s Advice to a Banker” Subhuti talks about a conversation the Buddha had with his leading Lay disciple, who was one of the wealthiest men in North India. What makes him significant is that he was also recognised as a non-returner.
In this conversation the Buddha talks as prosperity, wealth and what makes for happiness. We see both his straight-forward common sense and his vision for the depth and meaning of human life. Although advice given two and a half thousand years ago it holds good today. It is not wealth that bring meaning to life but the qualities of your mind and the relationships around us.
This talk was given at the London Buddhist Centre
Direct download: podcast131.mp3
Category:FBA Podcast -- posted at: 8:55pm EDT
Fri, 10 August 2012
In today’s FBA Podcast, “All In This Together – Is It Time For a Buddhist Economics?” Kavyasiddhi delivers beautifully in this first of a series of public talks at Manchester Buddhist Centre entitled ‘Buddhism and the Big Question‘.
Direct download: podcast130.mp3
Category:FBA Podcast -- posted at: 8:33pm EDT
Fri, 3 August 2012
Our FBA Podcast this week “The Alternative to God” is a very thought provoking talk by Maitreyabandhu. Does God exist or not? How do you know? A thoughtful and critical look at this age old question in light of the Buddha’s teachings.
Talk given at the London Buddhist Centre in November 2006.
Direct download: podcast129.mp3
Category:FBA Podcast -- posted at: 8:04pm EDT