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Dharmabyte: Stepping Through the Portal

Posted by Sadayasihi on Tue, 24 Apr, 2018 - 12:00

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Stepping Through The Portal’ by Nagapriya from the talk Cherish the Doctrine, Part 1 of a three part series based around the motto of the great Tibetan 20th Century teacher Dhardo Rimpoche - “Cherish the Doctrine, Live United, Radiate Love”.

Nagapriya takes an unusual angle - referencing the Spike Jonze movie ‘Being John Malkovich’, he speaks of the Dharma as a portal into the Buddha’s mind itself. Talk...

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FBA Podcast: Training in the Six Paramitas: Shila - The Essence of Ethics

Posted by Sadayasihi on Sat, 21 Apr, 2018 - 15:04

This FBA Podcast is called ‘Training in the Six Paramitas: Shila - The Essence of Ethics’ by Padmavajra.

This is the fifth talk in a six-part series by Padmavajra exploring the Perfection of Wisdom and specifically the practice of the Six Perfections. The usual order of the practices is reversed, so here we turn to the key issue of “Ethics”.

Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2004 as part of the series ...

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Dharmabyte: Enlightenment is Possible

Posted by Sadayasihi on Thu, 19 Apr, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Enlightenment Is Possible’ by Saddhanandi from the talk Reflecting On the Life of the Buddha.

This is the first of four talks exploring Vasubandhu’s Four Factors. In his treatise Generating Bodhi Resolve, Vasubandhu describes them as able to generate the resolve to cultivate and accumulate the bases for the Arising of the Bodhicitta. You can find out more about them in Sangharakshita’s books The Meaning of Conversion in Buddhism...

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Dharmabyte: Conditions For Generating Bodhi Resolve

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 16 Apr, 2018 - 14:45

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Conditions For Generating Bodhi Resolve’ from the talk Vasubandhu’s Treatise on Generating Bodhi Resolve given at the London Buddhist Centre, September 2009.

In this talk Kulaprabha introduces us to a work of his dealing with the conditions necessary for the arising of the Bodhicitta - here translated as Bodhi Resolve. In particular, she compares and contrasts Vasubandhu’s Four Factors as they are described in this text with Sangharakshita’s description and evocation of...

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Dharmabyte: The Bodhisattva's Cosmic Context

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 12 Mar, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte today catapults us into The Bodhisattva’s Cosmic Context. Another excerpt from a classic Sangharakshita talk entitled “The Cosmic Significance of the Bodhisattva Ideal” from The Higher Evolution series given in 1969.

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Dharmabyte: The Bodhisattva Spirit

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 12 Mar, 2018 - 12:37

In this FBA Dharmabyte Sangharakshita illustrates the cosmic grandeur of The Bodhisattva Spirit. This is from the talk entitled ‘The Cosmic Significance of the Bodhisattva Ideal’ from The Higher Evolution series given in 1969.

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FBA Podcast: Working with Energy In the Bodhicaryavatara

Posted by Sadayasihi on Sat, 10 Mar, 2018 - 12:36

In this FBA Podcast, ‘Working with Energy In the Bodhicaryavatara’, Suryamati explores the theme of Virya (energy) in Shantideva’s Bodhicaryavatara. Talk given at Sangha Night, Sheffield Buddhist Centre on 29th April 2008. Part of a series on Great Buddhist Texts.

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Dharmabyte: Keeping Our Hearts Open

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 9 Mar, 2018 - 14:22

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Keeping Our Hearts Open’, an excerpt from the talk on Avalokitesvara by Dharmasri. Speaking from the heart, Dharmasri evokes the wish to alleviate the suffering of all beings embodied by the figure Avalokitesvara.

This talk continues the exploration of Transforming Self and World through looking at the seven-fold puja, by exploring the mantra of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. Dharmasri introduces us to Bodhisattvas as aspects of the Enlightened mind.

We discover the Myth of Avalokitesvara and how...

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FBA Podcast: The Evolution of the Bodhisattva Ideal

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 17:12

This FBA Podcast is brought to you by Vaddhaka entitled ‘The Evolution of the Bodhisattva Ideal’. In this elegant description of the evolution of the Bodhisattva Ideal Vaddhaka draws on his extensive reading and study, and picks out Jan Nattier’s writing in particular. Given at Sangha Night at Stockholms Buddhistcenter, 8 March 2010.

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Dharmabyte: One Understands

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 17:05

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘One Understands’, an excerpt from the talk on ‘Manjusri’ by Amaraghosha, one of a series of talks about archetypal Bodhisattvas.

In this excerpt Amaraghosha explores the importance of wisdom in the Buddhist tradition through teachings including the Noble Eightfold Path and the Four Noble Truths. This talk was given at the Croydon Buddhist Centre in 2016 as part of their regular Saturday morning Sangha class.

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