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Amalavajra - Your Money or Your Life

Tue, 26 Oct, 2021 - 17:30

Amalavajra - Your Money or Your Life

Tue, 26 Oct, 2021 - 17:30

Money makes for wonderful means but terrible ends. If we focus our life a mere symbol of relative value then we risk alienating ourselves from the very things we seek - love, meaning and rich experience. Could money instead be a means to not just a better world, but to Enlightenment itself?

Amalavajra is an ex-City broker turned fundraiser. This talk was given to a public audience as part of the June 2014 ‘BAM’ series: ...

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Dharmabyte: Aspirations Manifesting in Daily Life

Mon, 25 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

Embodying our higher values gives life to our heart and gives heart to our life. Saddhanandi encourages us to get on with our life by gathering our life around our aspirations. 

From the talk Enlightenment as Heart, Life as Whole given at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2005.

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FBA Podcast: Love and Loss

Sat, 23 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

Parami urges us to embrace loss, because it is inevitable, but equally so, don’t close yourself off to love. Accepting that everything that arises will pass, and yet everything that arises is precious that will give rise to a love that spreads throughout the cosmos.

Talk given at the Newcastle Buddhist Centre, 2021.

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Dharmabyte: The Arising of Samadhi

Thu, 21 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

There’s no true meditation without happiness. Sangharakshita describes Samadhi, often translated as ‘concentration’, as dependent upon the conditions of Sukha, that of happiness and bliss. 

From the talk The Stages of the Spiritual Path, part of the series Introducing Buddhism, 1966.***

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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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