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Dharmabyte: Eyes Wide Open

Mon, 2 Aug, 2021 - 12:20

How can our livelihood and our networks be a doorway to leading our lives in a way in which our eyes can be wide open rather than our eyes being wide shut? Pasannamati points out that there is more to Perfect Livelihood than the work we do. Outside of our work we have a whole load of choices on how we spend our time and money which impacts other people’s livelihood.

From the talk entitled Tinker,...

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FBA Podcast: The Importance of Mindfulness

Sat, 31 Jul, 2021 - 06:23

Kamalashila explores the centrality of mindfulness to the Buddhist path. He discusses the concept of intoxication, with reference to the 5th Precept and the Sutra of Golden Light. Kamalashila then considers the four foundations of mindfulness from the Satipatthana Sutta and concludes that mindfulness is the basis of metta and allows us to embrace the realm of truth and beauty.

This talk was given at Croydon Buddhist Centre, 1996. This talk was made available by the...

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Dharmabyte: Why Mindfulness?

Thu, 29 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

Ratnaprabha describes the qualities of mindfulness in a talk about the fifth precept, intoxication and mindfulness. 

Excerpted from the talk entitled The Fifth Precept given at the West London Buddhist Centre, 2013.

Ratnaprabha describes the qualities of mindfulness in a talk about the fifth precept, intoxication and mindfulness. 

Excerpted from the talk entitled The Fifth Precept given at the West London Buddhist Centre, 2013.

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Dharmabyte: Reflecting on your Speech

Mon, 26 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

Introducing the speech precepts, Bodhilila explains the Buddha’s advice on how to communicate effectively. How do you decide when and how to speak, using criteria of helpfulness, truthfulness, and whether or not it is pleasant to hear?

From the talk entitled The Buddha’s Speech given at West London Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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FBA Podcast: The Speech Precepts

Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

Sahajatara gives an honest and enthusiastic exploration of the speech precepts. This talk is down-to-earth and with humour!

This talk was given on a retreat for Mitras at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2018 and is part of the series entitled Ethics: Resonating with Reality.

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Dharmabyte: Going Forth in Speech

Thu, 22 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

Marking the 50th anniversary of his own ‘Going Forth’ in India, Sangharakshita offers us his thoughts on the significance this adventure had for him and reflects on its relation to the Buddha’s search for Truth - with particular regard to actions of body, speech, and mind.

From the talk Reflections on Going Forth, 1997.

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Dharmabyte: Stillness, Simplicity and Contentment

Mon, 19 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

Here Candradasa explores the third precept and the Buddha’s moral code generally and we get some sense of where we might look to find ways to work effectively with our strongest desires in ways that lessen attachment and help us see reality more clearly.

From the talk entitled Sex and Morality, Going Beyond Puritanism given in Portsmouth, NH, October 2012.

This talk is part of the series Religion Without God.

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FBA Podcast: The Third Precept

Sat, 17 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

Vimalasara gives a thorough talk on the third precept, exploring some of the issues we all need to reflect on if we are to live life more fully with simplicity, contentment and stillness. Relevant to modern day living, this talk also signposts some of the issues that women and queer people have to contend with when reflecting on this precept.

Talk given at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2013.

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Dharmabyte: Coming to Stillness

Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

Drawing on sources from Russell Brand to Tenzin Palmo, Suryadarshini navigates the third precept. Covering sex, relationships, confessional writing, and social media, she offers suggestions for how to start a shift from attention and attachment into stillness, simplicity and contentment.

From the talk entitled Sex and Social Media: From Attention and Attachment to Contentment given at Norwich Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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Dharmabyte: The Altruistic Aspect of the Bodhisattva

Mon, 12 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

What’s in it for me? Our natural human tendency is to take, to grasp, to cling. If you can give though, there is hope, spiritually speaking. Generosity is an attitude of heart and of mind, an attitude of one’s whole being.

Sangharakshita describes the altruistic aspect of the Bodhisattva and the reconciliation of the apparent antithesis between the interests of others and of self by practising the first two of the six Perfections: dana (giving) and shila (ethics or ‘uprightness’).

From the...