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Dharmabyte: A Garland of Going Forth

Mon, 16 Sep, 2019 - 14:00

This is one of a series of talks on the Therigatha, the songs or poems of the nuns at the time of the Buddha.

Gunasiddhi begins by saying that the songs are trying to communicate a level of spiritual experience to the hearer. The talk contains three themes: Going Forth, Friendship and Impermanence.

In this Dharmabyte we hear about the topic of Going forth which happened in a variety of ways for different reasons for these nuns. For us, we don’t go...

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FBA Podcast: Forgiveness and Happiness

Sat, 14 Sep, 2019 - 14:00

Touching on the themes of righteous indignation, spiritual bypassing, empathy, non-violent communication, envy and exploring apology, confession and working with betrayal, Santavajri poses the question as to whether we can forgive ourselves and move towards unconditional love for all beings. An exploration of verses 4, 5 and 6 of the Eight Verses for Training the Mind.

Talk given at the Women’s Area Order Weekend at Adhisthana, December 2018 as of the series Women’s Area Order...

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Dharmabyte: Bringing Things to Light

Thu, 12 Sep, 2019 - 14:00

Here we have Kusalasara speaking about the fetter of vagueness, distinguishing it from negative types of doubt.

Doubt can be used to challenge our assumptions, and has a quality of discovering what’s most positive. Vagueness is a force guaranteed to prevent progress.

Excerpted from the talk Breaking the Fetter of Vagueness given as part of the series ‘The Taste of Freedom’ Revisited at the London Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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Dharmabyte: A Completely Different Level of Commitment

Mon, 9 Sep, 2019 - 14:00

It’s very hard for us to imagine vimutti, (freedom), in it’s fullest and perfect sense. Sharing a funny story about watching ants from his ordination retreat, Akashamitra evokes a delightful analogy about making a commitment on a complete different level when we aspire to enlightenment.

From the talk entitled Breaking the Fetter of Superficiality from the series ‘The Taste of Freedom’ Revisited given at London Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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FBA Podcast: Finding Freedom

Sat, 7 Sep, 2019 - 14:00

Amalaketu explores freedom through images and stories from the Chappanakopama Sutta, the discourse on the simile of the 6 animals, and shows how Buddhism is the way to ultimate liberation.

Talk given at the East Anglian Mens Retreat, Padmaloka May 2012.

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Dharmabyte: The Point of Freedom

Thu, 5 Sep, 2019 - 14:00

Here Prajnamati offers gentle guidance for meditation inspired by the Anapanasati Sutta. In meditation we choose to center our attention on what arises – initially we may tighten or harden or contract which is movement out of meditation towards hindrance. There is another direction we can go, alternatively we can relax into our experience and move into the point of freedom.

From the talk entitled The Point of Freedom given at Bristol Buddhist Centre, UK,...

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Dharmabyte: The Art of Disappearing

Mon, 2 Sep, 2019 - 14:00

How free would your life be if you gave up unreal expectations? Try to remember something too important to forget. Renunciation is where you are allowing yourself to be obedient to the call of the heart – what do you really want to say ‘yes’ to? One of her telling quotes is ” … there is no spiritual development without renunciation, and no renunciation without spiritual development …”

Saddhanandi begins this Dharmabyte with a poem by Naomi Shihab...

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Lovely poem and thought provoking words…..yummy little dharmabyte 🙏   Diane X

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FBA Podcast: Dancing with the Dakinis

Sat, 31 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

Suryagupta delivers a powerful, passionate account of the figure of the Dakini who represents perfect freedom.

London Buddhist Centre’s contemporary series on Sangharakshita’s classic 1979 lecture ‘The Taste of Freedom’.

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Dharmabyte: Uninterrupted Flow of Spontaneous Transcendental States

Thu, 29 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

Why did the Buddha compare the The Dharma-Vinaya having the taste of freedom with the great ocean having the taste of salt? It’s about the direct experience of the qualities of enlightenment. The Dharma-vinaya is an uninterrupted spontaneous flow of spiritual and transcendental states. That flow may crystallise into certain teachings, but should not be identified with it.

Just as the mighty ocean has but one taste, the taste of salt, even so the Dharma-vinaya (Buddhism) has but one taste, the taste...

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Dharmabyte: Taking Delight in Tasting Freedom

Mon, 26 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

Just as the mighty ocean has but one taste, the taste of salt, even so the Dharma-vinaya (Buddhism) has but one taste, the taste of Freedom. (from ‘The Udana’). This brilliant and rousing tour-de-force on transcendental freedom is one of Sangharakshita’s best-loved lectures.

The Taste of Freedom lecture was given in 1979.

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