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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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FBA Podcast: Ultimate Freedom

Sat, 24 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

Padmavajra visited the London Buddhist Centre to give a talk on Sangharakshita’s classic 1979 lecture ‘The Taste of Freedom’.

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’). 

Talk given June 2019

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Dharmabyte: Working Towards Wisdom

Thu, 22 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

Metta helps us to disentangle our own self involvement to be able to see the bigger picture. We can only really see things clearly with the eyes of Metta. Vijayasri looks to the life of the Buddha and how he responded to the suffering of the world with metta.

This talk entitled Living with Loving Kindness was given at Croydon Buddhist Centre as part of the regular Saturday morning Sangha class, Autumn 2017.

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Dharmabyte: Total Transformation

Mon, 19 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

The word ‘metta’ is untranslatable, not just from a language perspective, but also in that it is best experienced through our own direct experience. Vidyavachin offers reflections on the Metta Sutta in this talk given at the annual sub35 men’s weekend (Young Buddhists) at Padmaloka Retreat Centre in November, 2018. The talk is entitled Radiate Love and is part of a series of the same name.

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FBA Podcast: The Way To The Beyond

Sat, 17 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

Sanghadevi offers this substantial and inspiring talk on the praises of Pingiya, from the chapter entitled The Way to the Beyond from the Sutta Nipata. This is the final talk in a series entitled The Buddha in the Pali Canon given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre (UK) 2015.

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Dharmabyte: Creating Sangha From Within

Thu, 15 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

Is there an inner attitude we can adopt that will naturally lead to the creation of Sangha? Satyadhara poses this question - and addresses it - in his talk on the second Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention. He shares his personal experience of being in a small Sangha near Frankfurt in Germany, and draws upon Asangha’s Yogacharabhumi to explore the conditions necessary for building Sangha.

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Dharmabyte: Evoking Tara in Response to Climate Change

Mon, 12 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

Sahajatara evokes the current issues surrounding climate change and our relationship to nature in the context of Tara.

From the talk Tara and the Tears of Avalokiteshvara given on the Area Order Weekend at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2015.

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FBA Podcast: A Shambala Warrior In Hell and Other Ordinary Places

Sat, 10 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

Here we have Akuppa exploring how someone practising the Dharma might respond if they found themselves in ‘Hell and Other Ordinary Places’ - including prison and public buses! One of a series of talks on the theme of ‘A Force for Good in the World’, given in the Dharma Parlour at the 2010 Buddhafield Festival in Somerset, UK.

There are also very worth sharing: Shambala Warrior verses written by Akuppa, 2005.

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Dharmabyte: Deepening Our Connection with the World

Thu, 8 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

Bhadra explores how we might revision the Triratna mandala of practice to strengthen our sense of interconnectedness with the world.

From the talk Revisioning Our Relation to the World: Two Icebergs and the Mandala of Practice given at Bristol Buddhist Centre as part of BAM – Buddhist Action Month - 2018

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