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This Precious Opportunity

Tue, 15 Sep, 2020 - 01:00
The first of a series on the 4 reminders, given live at the North London Buddhist Centre, 12 Sept 2020. 1. Our life as a human being is a precious opportunity. 2. Everything changes, and death is inevitable, so don’t lose your opportunities. 3. You do make a difference, the way you live and act now will change the future for yourself and for the world. 4. Ordinary habitual or self-centred life is a trial for everyone, so live a meaningful life, take your opportunities, make a difference! Everyone can liberate themselves. What is so special about human awareness, and what particular advantages make it 'precious'? Ratnaprabha shows how we can see the huge value of what life is offering right now, and take this opportunity to commit to practice.
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Become One Person, Become No Person - Perfect Samadhi

Tue, 15 Sep, 2020 - 01:00
Budcast talk, Saturday 8 August 2020. Nandaraja explains how Perfect Samadhi (meditation, or better, unification of mind) completes the Buddha's 8-fold Path. "Samadhi is a higher state of consciousness that is not fettered by concepts, ideas or language. All the previous seven limbs of the Eightfold Path come together, and Perfect Samadhi is both supported by and supports them, integrating them into a holistic system of interconnectedness that dissolves clinging and yields a renunciation of the roots of suffering."
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Free Buddhist Audio

Become One Person, Become No Person - Perfect Samadhi

Tue, 15 Sep, 2020 - 00:00
Budcast talk, Saturday 8 August 2020. Nandaraja explains how Perfect Samadhi (meditation, or better, unification of mind) completes the Buddha's 8-fold Path. "Samadhi is a higher state of consciousness that is not fettered by concepts, ideas or language. All the previous seven limbs of the Eightfold Path come together, and Perfect Samadhi is both supported by and supports them, integrating them into a holistic system of interconnectedness that dissolves clinging and yields a renunciation of the roots of suffering."
Free Buddhist Audio's picture
Free Buddhist Audio

This Precious Opportunity

Tue, 15 Sep, 2020 - 00:00
The first of a series on the 4 reminders, given live at the North London Buddhist Centre, 12 Sept 2020. 1. Our life as a human being is a precious opportunity. 2. Everything changes, and death is inevitable, so don’t lose your opportunities. 3. You do make a difference, the way you live and act now will change the future for yourself and for the world. 4. Ordinary habitual or self-centred life is a trial for everyone, so live a meaningful life, take your opportunities, make a difference! Everyone can liberate themselves. What is so special about human awareness, and what particular advantages make it 'precious'? Ratnaprabha shows how we can see the huge value of what life is offering right now, and take this opportunity to commit to practice.
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Dharmabyte: Permeating the Shell

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 9 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

Akashamitra introduces a series of podcasts (‘Budcasts’) at the North London Buddhist Centre on the theme of the Eight Ways of the Noble Ones with a talk on vision. Why does it start the path? Have we already had path of vision experiences?

From the talk entitled Perfect Vision - How Far Can You Go? Given at North London Buddhist Centre, 2020.

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Padmasambhava's Advice On Moving Into New Year

Wed, 22 Jan, 2020 - 00:00
An inspiring and practical talk to prepare for the new decade. Given on a big weekend retreat at Vajrasana with a great mix of levels of experience, so suitable for beginners and old hands. Provoked by Padmasambhava's advice to Queen Ngang Chung, which covers meditation, renunciation, lifestyle and emptiness. "As in an empty house the raindrops slowly gather..."
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Perfect Vision - How Far Can You Go?

Wed, 22 Jan, 2020 - 00:00
Akashamitra introduces a series of podcasts ('Budcasts') at the North London Buddhist Centre on the theme of the Eight Ways of the Noble Ones with a talk on vision. Why does it start the path? Have we already had path of vision experiences?
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Free Buddhist Audio

Padmasambhava's Advice On Moving Into New Year

Wed, 22 Jan, 2020 - 00:00
An inspiring and practical talk to prepare for the new decade. Given on a big weekend retreat at Vajrasana with a great mix of levels of experience, so suitable for beginners and old hands. Provoked by Padmasambhava's advice to Queen Ngang Chung, which covers meditation, renunciation, lifestyle and emptiness. "As in an empty house the raindrops slowly gather..."
Free Buddhist Audio's picture
Free Buddhist Audio

Perfect Vision - How Far Can You Go?

Wed, 22 Jan, 2020 - 00:00
Akashamitra introduces a series of podcasts ('Budcasts') at the North London Buddhist Centre on the theme of the Eight Ways of the Noble Ones with a talk on vision. Why does it start the path? Have we already had path of vision experiences?
Free Buddhist Audio's picture
Free Buddhist Audio

Going Forth In the Footsteps of the Buddha

Wed, 22 May, 2019 - 01:00
Before the Enlightenment, the Buddha "went forth" from his secure home into the unknown. Did he go forth in other ways too? How can we go forth; what from? What to? A short talk to mark the Buddha Day festival, followed by reflection.