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Dharmabyte: Shifting States of Being

Mon, 18 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

Here we have Nagesvara discussing samadhi as collectedness, integration of our energies, wholeness, openness, rather than concentration as primary.  

From the talk entitled What Is Samadhi part of the online series Body of Bliss: Ways into Samādhi, 2021 Buddhafield.

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FBA Podcast: Stabilizing the Insight

Sat, 16 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

Nagasiddhi takes us into the mind and heart of the new Buddha after his awakening – as he explores this new territory within, and with other people he encounters setting out on the next stage of his journey into liberation.

Talk given as part of the series ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ during the April 2021 home retreat from Rivendell Retreat Centre hosted by The Buddhist Centre Online.

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Dharmabyte: A Non-Existing Self

Thu, 14 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

Dhivan talks about some ways in which Buddhists deny the self beginning with how the non-self teaching is presented in the Pali scriptures. From the talk entitled Denying the Self as part of the series Symposium on the Non-Self given at Adhisthana, 2018.

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Dharmabyte: Giving Shape to Our Ignorance

Mon, 11 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

Yashobodhi recounts how the earliest Buddhist teachings arose in response to questions presented to the Buddha. 

From the talk entitled The Alchemy of Wisdom, from a series on the Six Paramitas at a West London Buddhist Centre, 2012.

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FBA Podcast: Self-Doubt

Sat, 9 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

Dayajoti explores the hindrance of self-doubt, including seeing it as an expression of fundamental delusion, addressed by the clear seeing of reality. 

This talk is part of the series Body of Bliss: Ways into Samādhi, hosted online by Buddhafield, 2021.

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Dharmabyte: Hither and Further Shores

Mon, 4 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

Akashadevi expounds on the parable of the raft from the perspective of the hither and further shores.

Excerpted from a talk entitled The Raft given at the West London Buddhist Centre Christmas Retreat, December 2016.

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FBA Podcast: Insight, Meditation and Empathy

Sat, 2 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

There is no insight without compassion, and no compassion without insight. Ratnaghosha elucidates the path of transformation as one of expanding more and more into embodying love in all its forms.

This talk was given at the Mid Essex Buddhist Centre, 2021.

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Dharmabyte: Let Go, Even of the Dharma

Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Maitrisiddhi explores the fourth great thunderclap from the Heart Sutra: All Buddhist teachings are simply Relative Truth; the Highest truth cannot be stated in words, using the simile of the raft.

From the talk entitled The Highest Truth Cannot Be Stated In Words from retreat on the Heart Sutra at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2019.

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Dharmabyte: One Essential Embodied Existence

Mon, 27 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Bodhidasa explores the essence of what the Buddha said it was that he taught illustrated with a personal example of how the Dharma is based around one essential experience.

From the talk entitled A Single Word of Truth given at Sydney Buddhist Center, 2020.

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FBA Podcast: Ritual: A Path to Truth and Self Transcendence

Sat, 25 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Samantabhadri speaks on ritual and its place and potential within the Triratna Community. She explores ritual as personal experience and in relation to going beyond a fixed self, to the collective, to the imagination, to compassion and to our longing for the transcendental. 

Samantabhadri, visiting from Taraloka Retreat Centre, gave this keynote talk at Nottingham Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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