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The Dharma Parlour 2012

The Dharma Parlour 2012

Tue, 10 Jul, 2012 - 18:01Hot off the press… The Buddhafield Festival’s heart of Dharma practice!
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Dharma Parlour 2013 programme

Dharma Parlour 2013 programme

Wed, 26 Jun, 2013 - 19:20Thirty eight different events in the Dharma Parlour this year - including talks, workshops, panel discussions, art sessions, study groups. Look out for Sand Art with Birmingham mitra Sean Whelan and three talks from the director of the Bhutan Nuns Foundation as part of their summer UK tour. Come to the festival and drop by!
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Buddhafield Festival video talk: Kulamitra on love

Mon, 9 Dec, 2013 - 11:01

Buddhafield Festival video talk: Kulamitra on love

Mon, 9 Dec, 2013 - 11:01The latest video talk from the 2013 Buddhafield Festival features Kulamitra and a talk with the paradoxical title ‘Warm our Hearts - Let the Rain Come In!’. Exploring loving-kindness, he emphasises that developing it takes sustained effort at frequent intervals - but this, paradoxically, means spontaneously opening to everything around us as we discover and expand our capacity to love.

The talk was given in the Festival’s Dharma Parlour area on July 18 2013, as...
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Buddhafield Festival video talk: 10 Ways to Misunderstand Buddhism. No. 6

Mon, 25 Nov, 2013 - 09:20

Buddhafield Festival video talk: 10 Ways to Misunderstand Buddhism. No. 6

Mon, 25 Nov, 2013 - 09:20The latest in our occasional series of video talks from the 2013 Buddhafield Festival features an engaging talk by Lokabandhu with the curious title ‘10 Ways to Misunderstand Buddhism, No. 6: “It’s all about Detachment”’. What the first five ways (or the last four) might be have not yet been revealed, but no.6 makes the serious point that Buddhism is NOT about detachment from the world; rather, that it should be a path of spiritual training preparing the student...
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The Empathic Buddha... Buddhafield Festival video talk

Wed, 20 Nov, 2013 - 20:25

The Empathic Buddha... Buddhafield Festival video talk

Wed, 20 Nov, 2013 - 20:25here’s the second in a series of video talks from the 2013 Buddhafield Festival - a thoughtful talk by Shantigarbha exploring the notion of ‘The Empathic Buddha’. He asks “How did the Buddha embody empathy? How did he make it the basis of compassion?”. Shantigarbha is a leading teacher of NVC and recounts a number of incidents from the life of the Buddha, shares his understanding of empathy in a Buddhist context, and - crucially - explores how empathy...
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The Buddha Broke my Heart... Buddhafield Festival videos now up

Mon, 18 Nov, 2013 - 14:43

The Buddha Broke my Heart... Buddhafield Festival videos now up

Mon, 18 Nov, 2013 - 14:43Here’s the first in a series of video talks from the 2013 Buddhafield Festival - a great talk by Dhivan entitled ‘The Buddha Broke my Heart…’. He introduces it thus: “The Buddha taught love as freedom of heart. But what if we get burned in love’s fire? This is a talk on love, betrayal and broken-heartedness”.

It was given in the Festival’s Dharma Parlour area, as part of the overall theme of the Festival...
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Video talks from the Buddhafield Festival's Dharma Parlour

Wed, 15 Aug, 2012 - 22:50

Video talks from the Buddhafield Festival's Dharma Parlour

Wed, 15 Aug, 2012 - 22:50Thanks to Upeksapriya from Triratna’s VideoSangha, the remaining talks given in the recent Buddhafield Festival’s Dharma Parlour are now online and available. Browse the set here, or just choose your favourite from the list below!

Akasati: Heart and Soul: the Power of Ritual.
Vajrasara: Embracing Love
Jayaraja: Love, sex and transformation of the heart
Dhivan: Doors to Freedom: the Buddha’s psychology of Liberation
Lokabandhu: Dharma...
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Dharma Doorways and Dead Ends...

Tue, 7 Aug, 2012 - 10:54

Dharma Doorways and Dead Ends...

Tue, 7 Aug, 2012 - 10:54Another talk from the 2012 Dharma Parlour at the Buddhafield Festival - this time by Lokabandhu on the subject of ‘Dharma Doorways and Dead Ends’. As part of the theme “Doorways to Freedom” he explores the fascinating Buddhist notion of ‘near enemies’, those seductive but misleading lookalikes to authentic spiritual qualities.

Many thanks to Upeksapriya from Triratna’s ClearVision project for creating and uploading this recording.
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Love, Sex and Transformation of the Heart

Tue, 7 Aug, 2012 - 10:58

Love, Sex and Transformation of the Heart

Tue, 7 Aug, 2012 - 10:58Kicking off the program in the 2012 Buddhafield Dharma Parlour, a talk by Jayaraja: ‘Love, Sex and Transformation of the Heart’. He asks - “How do we become free? How do we work with the deeper levels of our being? How do we become more awake as opposed to just changing the facade?” And lots more…

Many thanks to Upeksapriya from Triratna’s ClearVision project for creating and uploading this recording.
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Embracing Love

Thu, 26 Jul, 2012 - 06:58
Vajrasara explores the joys and challenges of love, empathy, passion and compassion on the spiritual journey. A talk given in the Dharma Parlour on the 2012 Buddhafield Festival, under the overall theme of ‘Doorways to Freedom’.