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News, event coverage, mantras and rituals, Dharma conversations among diverse voices from the Triratna Buddhist Community around the world, keeping you up-to-date with the latest in our sangha. Check out our other podcasts! Buddhist Voices (https://audioboom.com/channel/buddhistvoices) | Free Buddhist Audio (http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/free-buddhist-audio-community/id75081757) (iTunes) | Dharmabytes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dharmabytes-from-free-buddhist/id416832097) (iTunes)
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Contemporary voices, specially commissioned in-depth interviews and conversations from members of the Triratna Buddhist Order around the world, exploring the Buddha's teaching in modern times for modern lives! Check out our other podcasts! The Buddhist Centre Podcast (https://audioboom.com/channels/4929068) | Free Buddhist Audio Talks (http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/free-buddhist-audio-community/id75081757) (iTunes) | FBA Dharmabytes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dharmabytes-from-free ...
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Recent dharma talks from Lama Tashi Dundup. Lama Tashi Dundup was born in Tibet in 1952. From 1970 to 1988 he stayed at Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, India, seat of His Holiness Karmapa, and received teachings on the major texts from Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, Thrangu Rinpoche, Sal-je Rinpoche, and Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. He also studied ritual music and procedures, such as the making of tormas, the construction of mandalas, and the building of stupas. He completed a three-year retrea ...
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喇嘛達華

Thrangu Asia

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Recent dharma talks from Lama Dawa. Lama Dawa was born in 1969 in Tsum. His father was Dundrup Chima and mother named Yongzom.He had a strong desire to become a monk from an early age. At the age of 13, he entered Thrangu Tashi Choling Monastery and learned all Buddhist rituals. During that time, he received full ordination (gelong) from Thrangu Rinpoche. In 1986, he joined the Namo Buddha Monastic College and completed the five-year program and the Ngondro practice. Upon completing shedra s ...
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Lifetimes of Learning

Buddhist Discussion Centre Australia

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The Lifetimes of Learning Podcast is a production of the Buddhist Discussion Centre Australia, a home-grown non-sectarian Buddhist Temple, founded in 1978. Buddhist Education Centre is a part of the Buddhist Discussion Centre Australia. Our vision and mission are to spread the Budda’s teachings to foster more wisdom and reduce suffering, to support the Buddhist communities and to help anyone who wish to learn and practice the Buddhist path. We offer the teachings and resources free of charge ...
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Overmorrow’s Library

Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève

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The Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève presents Overmorrow’s Library, a podcast series by Federico Campagna, available on the 5th floor (digital extension): https://5e.centre.ch/en/ The library for ‘the day after tomorrow’ is dedicated to books and authors whose work explores the limits of the ‘world’ as the frame of sense through which our consciousness experiences the chaos of reality. Each new episode presents a book that engages with the challenge of world-making, with the end-time of a wo ...
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In this latest episode of the Buddhist Centre podcast, we are delighted to welcome back Tejananda, one of the most experienced meditation teachers within the Triratna Buddhist Community. Tejananda will be bringing insights from decades of practice to his upcoming Home Retreat on The Buddhist Centre Live, ‘Emptiness and Compassion: The Divine Abodes…
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The five hindrances are different types of dullness, distraction and disturbance that cover and suppress our mind preventing us experiencing clear, beneficial, and peaceful mental states. This podcast introduces the hindrance of ill will, so we can understand how they function as negative mental states and what skills and methods we can learn and p…
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The five hindrances are different types of dullness, distraction and disturbance that cover and suppress our mind preventing us experiencing clear, beneficial, and peaceful mental states. This talk introduces the hindrance of ill will, so we can understand how they function as negative mental states and what skills and methods we can learn and prac…
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This talk is part of a series on 'How to overcome five hindrances' and it focuses on the hindrance of anxiousness and worry and how to let it go. The five hindrances are different types of dullness, distraction and disturbance that cover and suppress our mind preventing us experiencing clear, beneficial, and peaceful mental states. When we understa…
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This talk is part of a series on 'How to overcome five hindrances' and it focuses on the hindrance of sloth and torpor, or laziness, dullness and heaviness, and how to let them go. The five hindrances are different types of dullness, distraction and disturbance that cover and suppress our mind preventing us experiencing clear, beneficial, and peace…
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Join us for a ‘90s story of inspired Buddhist practice in Missoula, Montana - of great friendship, fierce love, burnout and life lessons learned in the fire of idealism and spiritual adventure. There’s nothing quite like going through a big experience together - and Tipu’s was a very big one for so many people as a new Buddhist community took root …
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In this latest episode of the Buddhist Voices podcast, we follow the personal journeys of Sarvananda and Satyadaka, two lifelong friends and dedicated Dharma practitioners who have lived together in various contexts for over twenty years. It's a rare opportunity to listen into stories from such a close companionship, making this conversation a true…
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In this episode of the Buddhist Voices podcast, we explore the personal journey and reflections of Dharmacharini Maitripala, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order as well as a private and public preceptor, based in Brunswick, Australia. Initially leading a seemingly idyllic life, Maitripala's quest for 'more' was sparked by a serene moment of bea…
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In this latest episode of the Buddhist Voices podcast, we take a deep dive into the life and transformative journey of our guest, Dharmachari Samasuri. Our guest's journey began whilst struggling her way through medical school in London. Sharing a house with long time friend Karunamati when she found herself on the brink of a breakdown. Amidst the …
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Our guests this week come together for a thoughtful, provocative conversation occasioned by Vishvapani‘s recent article for Tricycle Buddhist review looking at the arresting, perhaps astonishing, fact that one of the most powerful people in the UK – Home Secretary Suella Braverman - is also faithfully involved as a Buddhist practitioner within the …
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Alfoxton House in Somerset, England has a long and rich history stretching back over 1000 years. It was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, and is where the young William Wordsworth, his sister Dorothy and their great friend Samuel Taylor Coleridge helped birth the radical new Romantic movement during a magical year there in 1797. In June 2020,…
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In this episode of the Buddhist Voices podcast, we delve into the life of Dharmachari Jyotipala. Ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in the late 1970s, Jyotipala's spiritual journey has taken in many different contexts within the Order, including a spell living in India wearing formal Buddhist robes. However, his spiritual life started much e…
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If you enjoy this conversation, come explore the theme online on our Home Retreat with Vidyamala and Vishvapani! “Imagine an enormous subterranean chamber all lit up from within. We are living in a tiny chamber next to – indeed, part of – the larger one. We can see nothing at all of what’s going on in the large chamber. In fact, we have no idea tha…
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We’re coursing this week in the heady, fascinating realm of generative and assistive AI, already seemingly omnipresent in our lives via undeniably productive next gen software tools like ChatGPT and Stable Diffusion. How do our not-computer-generated guests from different walks of Buddhist life engage with this rapidly evolving area of tech in thei…
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Join Satyalila for another episode of the Buddhist Voices podcast as she engages in a heartfelt conversation with Suryaka about their journey of discovering and embracing Buddhism. This interview was originally conducted for the Fifty Years, Fifty Voices project. Suryaka's name is pronounced as "Su-ree-a-ka," meaning "Like the Sun." Suryaka’s initi…
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In this podcast episode, we have the pleasure of hearing from Rijumayi, currently based in Melbourne, Australia, as she shares her spiritual journey as part of the Fifty Years, Fifty Voices project. Rijumayi takes us back to her formative years, recounting her initial encounters with Buddhism during her teenage years. Her interest in the teachings …
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The construct of race is an integral part of Western society’s DNA and if we are to address the social injustice of racism, we need to have the race conversation. Yet all too often, attempts at such a dialogue are met with silence, denial, anger or hate. Is it possible to navigate diverse conversations about race without confusion? Can we authentic…
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As part of the Fifty Years, Fifty Voices project, celebrating 50 years of the Triratna Buddhist Order; In this episode of the Buddhist Voices podcast, we hear from Manjuvajra, a member of the Order for over 45 years, who shares their experience of reassessing their relationship with the order after withdrawing from their previous institutional role…
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In 2018, Satyalila had the pleasure of sitting down with Akasasuri at the Adhisthana Library for an interview as part of the Fifty Years Fifty Voices project. Extracts from this interview were used in the project, and now we are gradually releasing the full interviews to provide a deeper dive into the lives of various members of the Triratna Buddhi…
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We're delighted to share a special Triratna Day 2023 podcast episode with you, recorded earlier this week and hosted by our friend Jnanadhara. He's joined by Saddhanandi and Nagabodhi to discuss the upcoming online gathering of the Triratna Buddhist community on the 8th of April, which celebrates its founding in April 1967. Saddhanandi and Nagabodh…
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In the latest episode of the Buddhist Voices podcast, we are privileged to hear from Dharmachari Manidhamma. It was during a big procession celebrating Buddha Jayanti (the Buddha's 'Awakening' or 'Enlightenment'), where a life-sized bronze statue of Dr Ambedkar was installed, and slogans of 'Jai Bhim' and 'Victory to the Great Buddha' could be hear…
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In this podcast, we will cover a teaching titled "Tolerance and Respect as a Buddhist". This article includes a paper called “A Fair Go for All” by John D. Hughes, who was the Founder of The Buddhist Discussion Centre. It was a paper presented at the International Conference on Religious Cooperation, Taiwan, 2001. Level: Beginners / Length: 14mins …
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In this podcast, we will cover a teaching titled "Is the door of your heart open  to yourself?". The article provides a detailed explanation of the dangers and difficulties associated with the unwholesome mind state of anger or hatred. Level: Beginners - Intermediate / Length: 31mins14secBy Buddhist Discussion Centre Australia
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In this podcast, we will cover a teaching titled "Buddhist Practices for Peace and Solidarity in Times of Conflict", a talk presented by Frank Carter, President of the Buddhist Discussion Centre Australia, on a scholar’s panel presentation held during the International United Nations Day of Vesak commemoration in Bangkok, Thailand on the 13th of Ma…
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A wonderful conversation highlighting the themes of a brand new Home Retreat – the latest addition to our growing archive of in-depth, beautifully resourced online spaces to help take your practice of meditation and Buddhism deeper. Balajit, Singhashri and Viveka join us to discuss the opportunities and challenges of engaging with the gnarlier bits…
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In this podcast episode, Amritavani shares her journey towards the Dharma, starting from her childhood fascination with something bigger calling her. She talks about her exploration of different spiritual paths, including yoga, Christianity, and the divine feminine, before finally finding her way to the Dharma through a meditation class in Croydon.…
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In this latest episode of the Buddhist Voices podcast, Parami and Sraddhavajri engage in a conversation for the Fifty Years, Fifty Voices project. They share their early encounters with the Dharma and its transformative impact on their lives. In particular, Sraddhavajri reminisces about her childhood in Modinagar, India, where her parents were invo…
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Dharmachakra has been a going concern since Dharmachari Ananda first strapped a reel-to-reel tape recorder on his back in London in 1967 to record the first public lectures by Urgyen Sangharakshita under the auspices of the then Friends of the Western Buddhist Order. It has evolved over the decades to become an amazing Triratna Right Livelihood tea…
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A real beauty of a ‘lost’ episode from our archives! Recorded in a very lovely garden in Mexico in 2019, with nature sounds all around, Bodhikamala and Sanghadhara, who’ve been soul mates of a sort since before the age of 10, explore with us their long history of friendship as young people. A shared love of the arts, of musicals, and Harry Potter b…
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What do you get when you invite a set of experienced American Dharma teachers and friends from different Buddhist traditions to gather together post-Covid and share their practice and experience of American Buddhism? Well, something like this! The bright joy and sense of common tradition is palpable. Hear four Gen-X Triratna Order members with deep…
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The Triratna International Council has been a going concern for 11+ years–but in many ways it's just getting started. Meeting again in person for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic, it's undergoing something of a renaissance; renewing itself through the work of Buddhists from around the world, all united in their heart wish to work together…
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Welcome to a new season of the podcast! ❤️ Since the 1970s Kamalashila has been exploring meditation and, as an author and teacher in the Triratna Buddhist Order, shaping our understanding of meditation in all its practical magic and mystery. These days he spends much of his time at home in rural England, leading in-depth meditation retreats online…
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On a cold winter's evening towards the end of 1969, at number 14 Monmouth Street, a small shop named Sakura, accessed via a side entrance through an alleyway, then down a narrow set of stairs into a basement, a meditation class was being held. Seated at the back of the room was Sangharakshita, dressed in robes, with a western pullover underneath, w…
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One of the first steps on the Buddha Dhamma Path for the practitioner is to access correct confidence, called saddha in the Pali language. This podcast outlines why saddha is so important to real improvement and the disadvantages of it’s opposite which is doubt. Doubt is regarded as one of the Five Hindrances to spiritual growth. If you wish to sup…
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