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Dharmabyte: Relaxing Into What Is

By Zac on Mon, 27 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Bhadra takes us through the myth of Persephone and an experiential exploration of awareness to celebrate the vital contribution the bardo; the in-between state makes towards the spiritual life. 

Excerpted from the talk Celebrating the In-Between given at Bristol Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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Aryavacin and Manjugita: Poetry and The Dharma Life (Full Talk in Spanish)

By Zac on Sun, 26 Jun, 2022 - 11:51

Al igual que muchas de las historias que escuchamos en el proyecto Cincuenta Años, Cincuenta Voces, la amistad ha marcado la vida de los miembros de la Orden en toda nuestra comunidad internacional. En este episodio escuchamos a dos buenos amigos que comparten sus caminos y su historia de práctica del Dharma, con un toque poético. Desde Mérida, en el corazón de los Andes venezolanos, hasta el Centro Budista de la Ciudad de México, Aryavacin y Manjugita están animados por...

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FBA Podcast: The Jewel in the Lotus

By Zac on Sat, 25 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Sraddhagita explores in a quietly effective, down-to-earth way one of the great central images of Mahayana Buddhism, usually associated with the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara.

This talk was given at the London Buddhist Centre, 2007.

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Dharmabyte: Dukkha as Compost

By Zac on Thu, 23 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Dayajoti explores the metaphor of ‘sh*t happens’ - it’s what you do with it that matters! Turning towards your poo as a reflection on the process of transformation. 

From the talk Bodies of Earth - Beyond Me and Mine - Dukkha from a two-week women’s retreat at Eco-Dharma Retreat Centre, 2012.

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Akasasuri (Highlights)

By Zac on Mon, 20 Jun, 2022 - 16:24

The first mettā bhavana I was completely blown over and that was it. I thought ‘If that is a way of living, I’d quite like to live that way.
 

Akasasuri Annals:

In 1967 I was 13 years old; a happy child in a little village in the South of Holland, near the Belgium border. I was attending secondary school in a nearby city 10 miles away. I had a lot of friends and was regularly send out of the classroom due...

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Dharmabytes: Our Mind Is Like A Great Ghost

By Zac on Mon, 20 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Thoughts are like ghosts that haunt the mind, those thoughts become speech that become actions. Most of the terrible things that have happened in the world have had to do with views and ideologies spreading like a virus through a culture, driving a culture mad. Maitreyabandhu reminds us that Buddhism says again and again, what you think and what you do matters. Everything you do matters. 
Excerpted from the Triratna Day talk ...

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FBA Podcast: What the World Needs Now - Triratna's Gift

By Zac on Sat, 18 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Mind is the most remarkable thing in the universe, it is the greatest treasure. We’re still discovering the mysteries of the human mind. Buddhism says again and again, what you think and what you do matters. Everything you do matters.

Live from Buddhistisches Tor Berlin, Maitreyabandhu unfolds the theme of What the World Needs Now on a day celebrating our Dharma community’s contribution to the world. Triratna Day, April, 2022.

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Dharmabyte: Things Break

By Zac on Thu, 16 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Maitridevi explores looking at ways to re-vision breaking and brokenness in ourselves and in relationships so that we can hold them with love.
Excerpted from the talk A Love of Broken Things given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2018.

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Dharmabyte: What's Calling?

By Zac on Mon, 13 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Atula, a long-time practicing Buddhist and psychotherapist, offers stimulating words around the role of myth, metaphor and all our ways of cognizing, thinking about and expressing experience in what we call ‘spiritual life’ – and a clear encouragement to see that process as one that is profoundly relational. 

In this excerpt we hear about the tendency to polarize and project onto others. From the talk Mending the Broken Ladder, London...

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How to Study the 'Survey'?

By Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 12 Jun, 2022 - 00:00
Bhante Sangharakshita's 'A Survey of Buddhism' is an incredibly rich and dense work of literature in which he expounds on all of the essential doctrines in Buddhism. For this very reason the book may come across as a slightly daunting subject of study. In this talk, Dharmadipa shares his knowledge and expertise in relation to studying the Dharma, and in particular how to approach Bhante's Magnum Opus, 'A Survey of Buddhism'. The talk was given during the Transcendental Principle retreat at Padmaloka in the summer of 2022.