Sadayasihi's picture
Sadayasihi

Dharmabyte: Parenting as Practice

Thu, 21 Jan, 2021 - 06:56

What does an effective Buddhist practice look like as a parent amidst a family household life? How do we keep alive our values and bring them to the joys and challenges of parenting? In this talk Amaladhi gives us an inside view of life as an Order Member and parent of her young and energetic son, discussing how she engages with parenting as a practice. Whether you are a parent or not she offers a thought provoking exploration...

Sadayasihi's picture
Sadayasihi

Dharmabyte: Uncertainty as Positive Emotion

Mon, 18 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

A Tibetan Story shared by Vessantara about a young boy and his family and the uncertainty of the course of our lives.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Positive Emotion as part of the series The Mandala of Spiritual Practice: Positive Emotion Retreat given on a retreat called The Mandala of Spiritual Practice: Positive Emotion at Adhisthana, 2015.

***
Subscribe to our Dharmabytes podcast - bite-sized inspiration three times every week! (Apple Podcasts)

Subscribe...

Sadayasihi's picture
Sadayasihi

FBA Podcast: The Possibility of Practice

Sat, 16 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

If a talk could ever be described as beautifully bracing, this is it! Amaragita brings a sharp-edged mind and a long-term perspective to the whole question of what practice is.

As you might expect, she also brings humour, warmth and kindness too, qualities that more than balance out the penetrating clarity and sometimes challenging questioning underpinning this exploration of the possibility of practice - for all and especially for those raising families at any stage of...

Sadayasihi's picture
Sadayasihi

Dharmabyte: Self-Transformation Through Parenting

Thu, 14 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

What if our children are seen as aspects of our mind – this moment greed, this moment hatred. The Buddha advises us to ‘be with’ whatever arises, just allowing and then seeing what happens. Amaragita takes a look at Buddhist practice in the light of parenting.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Staying at Home, Dancing with the Universe given at the Buddhafield Festival, 2006

***
Subscribe to our Dharmabytes podcast - bite-sized inspiration three times every...

Sadayasihi's picture
Sadayasihi

Dharmabyte: Beyond Ordinary Mind

Mon, 11 Jan, 2021 - 06:46

Nagapriya talks via Zoom on Buddhist practice as a path towards the transcendence of our egocentric tendencies and motivations, which are the cause of our suffering, and the obstacles to our compassionate response to others. Transcendence is what is beyond our self clinging will, and by connecting with it we can begin to live our lives on the basis of a new logic. One motivated by the aspiration to benefit all beings through everything we do.

Excerpted from the talk...

Sadayasihi's picture
Sadayasihi

FBA Podcast: The Imaginal Faculty

Sat, 9 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

The Imaginal Faculty….what is it and why does it matter in our spiritual lives? Taravandana offers a personal perspective on her journey and experience of it in her practice. She offers guidance and pointers on how to open up further to the Imaginal Faculty in our own practice.

A talk given as part of a day for women training for ordination, Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2017.

***
Subscribe to our Dharmabytes podcast -...

Sadayasihi's picture
Sadayasihi

Dharmabyte: Mind is Not the Enemy

Thu, 7 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

Nagabodhi explores a common misconception about how we’re supposed to stop all thought in meditation. Thought more generally can be very useful and could even be said to be one of the things that makes us human, but it becomes a problem when it runs away with itself and we start living in a ‘secondary reality’ most of the time. 

From the talk entitled Direct Experience, part of the series The Two Arrows: Dukkha to Insight given...

Free Buddhist Audio's picture
Free Buddhist Audio

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 12: 'Fields of Creativity' by Sangharakshita

Wed, 6 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 12: 'Fields of Creativity' by Sangharakshita

Wed, 6 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

And for our last day of the Twelve Days of FBA we are delighted to have Ratnaghosha recommend a late talk by Sangharakshita entitled ’Fields of Creativity’

Ratnaghosha was the host on the occasion of this recording when Sangharakshita returned to London to launch the final volume of his memoirs, ‘Moving Against the Stream’. From Yogi Chen to Beowulf, Aristotle to William Blake, this is a sparkling evocation of the crucial role of creativity in any Dharma...

Free Buddhist Audio's picture
Free Buddhist Audio

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 11: 'Virya and the Windhorse' by Parami

Tue, 5 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 11: 'Virya and the Windhorse' by Parami

Tue, 5 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

On Day 11 we welcome Shraddhavani, who joined the Dharmachakra Board of Trustees just over a year ago. 

Initially dismayed that her favourite talk had already been selected by another team member, a further look through the many speakers who inspire her surfaced a beautiful talk given in 2020 by Parami on the mythical creature, the ‘windhorse’…

Enjoy ‘Virya and the Windhorse’ – and become a Friend of Free Buddhist Audio today!

Sadayasihi's picture
Sadayasihi

Dharmabyte: Nourishment and Encouragement

Mon, 4 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

In the Dhaniya Sutta, the questions arise: ‘how do we move in this world with a freedom to be creative?’ and ‘how often do we follow the addictive tendency?’ Saddhanandi looks at vertical and horizontal nourishment as she explores these questions.

Excerpted from the talk The Dhaniya Sutta - Freedom to be Creative, part of the series Evoking Shakyamuni  given at Adhisthana, 2020.

***
Subscribe to our Dharmabytes podcast - bite-sized inspiration three times every...