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Dharmabyte: Relaxing Into What Is

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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FBA Podcast: The Jewel in the Lotus

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

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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Dharmabytes: Our Mind Is Like A Great Ghost

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

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

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?

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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FBA Podcast: Conditioned Arising

Sat, 11 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Sagaramati explores the meaning of the word Dharma as Reality or Truth, as well as Buddhist Teaching. He then dives deep into the fundamental, key, essential Buddhist doctrine, Conditioned Arising, the principle which unifies the whole of the Dharma.
Talk given at the London Buddhist Centre Dharma Day Festival, 2008.

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Dharmabyte: Vision-Worlds Unveiled

Thu, 9 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Nagapriya encourages us to read Mahayana Sutras, when reading such a text, if we allow ourselves to really enter into it, we find ourselves transported into it. The scripture, through our participation in it, unveils a samadhi, a particular vision-world that a Bodhisattva dwells in. 

Excerpted from the talk Mahayana Buddhist Scriptures, part of the series Visions of Mahayana Buddhism, given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2009.

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Dharmabyte: The Muchalinda Episode

Mon, 6 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Buddhism appeals no less to the heart than to the head, using the language of myth to do so.  Sangharakshita introduces the myth of Muchalinda, the serpent-king that appears after the Buddha’s enlightenment, representing the forces of the unconscious mind in their most positive aspect. 
From the talk Buddhism and the Language of Myth is part of the series Ritual and Devotion in Buddhism, 1967.

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