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Dharmabyte: Poems On Impermanence

Mon, 27 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

A well read poem can help us deepen our understanding of Buddhist principles. Achala shares his practice of reflecting on impermanence through poetry. In this Dharmabyte we hear two poems. The first is entitled “Life” by Sangharakshita, the second entitled “Letter to a Nobleman in Kyoto” by Kukai, (774-835 CE), Japanese poet, scholar, painter, engineer, and great Buddhist teacher.

Translated into Marathi by Amitayush. Excerpted from the talk entitled Poems On...

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FBA Podcast: Impermanence of This Body

Sat, 25 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

Punyamala explores the Buddhist teachings of impermanence and shares reflections on how to live with the fact of death, using her recent experience of death.

This is the Second in a series of four talks given on the four reminders given at Taraloka Retreat Centre called Reflection: A Path of Wisdom.

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Dharmabyte: Jellyfish and Kindness

Thu, 23 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

We want to be free from suffering and to become free we need to transform ourselves. How do that? Singhamati describes three paths for transformation: self development, self discovery and self surrender. Each path helping us to turn towards and transform different parts of ourselves.

In this track we hear about the path of Self-Development. Excerpted from the talk entitled Three Paths to Transformation: Self Development, Self Discovery, Self Surrender given at Sangha Night at the ...

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Dharmabyte: Understanding Anatta

Mon, 20 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

Classic Sangharakshita from the Aspects of the Higher Evolution of the Individual series given in 1970.

Tackling such terms as self, I, individual, and ego, reveals that each can have both a positive and a negative connotation. What is the self, and how can we cultivate true Individuality?

Excerpted from the talk Individuality , True and Self.

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FBA Podcast: Faith, Insight and Transcending the Self

Sat, 18 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

Saccanama offers this thought-provoking talk exploring insight into anatta. What happens when one loses control and renounces the self? 

Recorded at the Swedish Summer Retreat at Dharmagiri Retreat Centre, July 2019.

This talk is part of the series ‘To Place the Heart Upon’ - Exploring Faith in Buddhism.

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Dharmabyte: Remembering to Remember

Thu, 16 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

Amaragita offers three principles for considering the possibilities of deepening into the Dharma in any situation, and they are are worth remembering - or as she says, remembering to remember! Great, gently radical words that are bold enough to imagine and even assume the possibility of a more compassionate future for all beings.

From the talk entitled The Possibility of Practice given as part of the 2015 Mothers Retreat at Taraloka Retreat...

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Dharmabyte: Pursuing Purity

Mon, 13 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

Working in the world is a game, and like any game, we need to know the rules in order to play it.

In this talk, Arthavadin presents his personal experience of working in the world, from a Buddhist perspective, using a series of clear models and vivid images.

From the talk entitled Getting Real given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, Men’s Event, January 2012.

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FBA Podcast: Working With Adversity

Sat, 11 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

When things go wrong in our life we can see them as an obstacle to an ideal spiritual life feel we should be leading. But there’s another way of looking at difficulties, and instead of trying to get rid of difficulties, we could be welcoming them as opportunities. 

Vajratara  draws on the Tibetan Mind Training tradition, as well as the Pali Suttas to examine how we can make adversity our teacher and the ground in which wisdom...

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Dharmabyte: It's Not Fair!

Thu, 9 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

Life’s unfair, what can we do about it? We can practice the Dharma and follow the Buddha’s teachings. Kalyanaprabha’s sober yet uplifting talk encourages us to do just that.

Excerpted from the talk entitled What to do in an Unfair World given at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 2013.

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Dharmabyte: Ill-Fitting Wheel

Mon, 6 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

Saddhanandi reads the episode of the Buddha working out whether or not he will teach the Dharma. From the talk entitled Dukkha and the Unbiased given as a series of talks and led meditations from a retreat at Adhisthana on Dukkha and the Unbiased.

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