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Dharmabyte: It's Not Fair!

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 11 Apr, 2018 - 17:07

This Dharmabyte podcast is aptly named “It’s Not Fair!” by Kalyanaprabha. Life’s unfair, what can we do about it? We can practice the Dharma and follow the Buddha’s teachings.

Kalyanaprabha’s sober yet uplifting talk encourages us to do just that. Excerpt from the talk: What to Do In An Unfair World.

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Dharmabyte: Breaking Through with Awareness

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 11 Apr, 2018 - 16:56

In this Dharmabyte podcast entitled, “Breaking Through with Awareness”, we are reminded that awareness is the great dissolver of negative emotions. At times in the spiritual life we may need considerable energy to overcome obstacles, such as negative emotions, psychological conditionings, rational thinking, and even the sense of ‘time’ itself. How, when, and where can we break through?

From the talk Breaking Through into Buddhahood by Sangharakshita given in 1969.

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Dharmabyte: Glimpses of Vision

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 11 Apr, 2018 - 16:51

This Dharmabyte podcast is a short talk by Nityabodha given as part of the LBC’s Urban Retreat in June 2009 entitled “Glimpses of Vision”.

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Dharmabyte: The Process of Transformation

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 5 Mar, 2018 - 17:40

In this FBA Dharmabyte Sangharakshita reminds us that real transformation begins with the dawn of insight or clear vision. In this excerpt entitled “The Process of Transformation” Sangharakshita describes the opening of the Dharma Eye in terms of seeing things as they really are - upturning the four topsy turvy views.

From the talk “The Transcendental Eightfold Path” given in 1994 as part of the series Two Lectures to a Conference on the Nature of Reality...

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Dharmabyte: Shradda - A Curious Intuition

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 5 Mar, 2018 - 17:25

Drawing out concepts from the Dhammapada’s verses, Padmavajra explores the qualities of faith (or shraddha) in this FBA Dharmabyte entitled “Shraddha - A Curious Intuition”.

From the talk “Changing Hatred into Love - Dhammapada Verses 3 to 6” given in 2007, and part of a larger series “The Dhammapada - The Buddha’s Way of Truth”.

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Dharmabyte: A Conversation About Poetry

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 2 Apr, 2018 - 12:00

In this Dharmabyte podcast, “A Conversation About Poetry “, from Maitreyabandhu’s Book Launch of his two new books: The Journey and the Guide; and Yarn, a new collection of poems.

In conversation with Visuddhimati, he discusses his life, his writing, and stresses the importance of making time to do nothing. At the North London Buddhist Centre, 28th September 2015.

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Dharmabyte: A Darkness was Ripped From My Eyes

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 2 Apr, 2018 - 11:51

We’ve titled this FBA Dharmabyte podcast “A Darkness Was Ripped From My Eyes”, a line from the poem, Singapore, by Mary Oliver, recited with commentary offered by Ratnaguna. As our eyes open to the lives of others, we try to run away from what we do not like. We think there is nothing we can do, or is there?

From the talk, The Tender Gravity of Kindness, by Ratnaguna, a commentary on two...

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Dharmabyte: The Tree is Teaching Us

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 2 Apr, 2018 - 11:43

This Dharmabyte podcast is called “The Tree is Teaching Us” by Suchitta. The birth of a tree is no different from our own - dependent on conditions and the elements. Every part of the body changes according to its nature, no different from the tree.

From the talk The Defects of Samsara and Cultivating the Desire For Enlightenment.

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Dharmabyte: Tangled Up in Sorrow

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 2 Apr, 2018 - 11:36

In this Dharmabyte podcast Vadanya gives us “Tangled Up in Sorrow”, an excerpt from the talk Wisdom In The World. It’s through not knowing the truth about the way things are that we create all sorts of destruction, unhappiness and sorrow for ourselves and those around us.

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Dharmabyte: What is Insight?

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 2 Apr, 2018 - 11:30

In this Dharmabyte podcast, “What is Insight?” Dayajoti and Saddhanandi talk about Metta as an ungraspable co-arising, inseparable from mindfulness, which expresses itself in different ways.

What is Metta, What is Insight is the final talk in a series from a 12 day meditation retreat on metta as a path to insight from May 2015.

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