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Less Is More

Tue, 22 Nov, 2022 - 00:00
Stillness, simplicity and contentment. Easy to agree with, difficult to practise! We're all looking for more of something; more health, more choice, more success...but what if less is more? The Buddha's teaching was not given to be convenient, comfortable or to fit in with the ways of the world. The Dharma gives us a radical take on how things are - be prepared to be challenged!
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Freedom Is A Myth

Tue, 15 Nov, 2022 - 00:00
Our current theme ‘Radical Reality’ continues with a talk from Dharmamayi.
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Suffering Isn't So Bad

Fri, 14 Oct, 2022 - 00:00
Our new theme ‘Radical Reality’ continues with a talk from Satyajyoti that turns conventional wisdom on its head. Encounter the radical teachings of the Buddha - teachings which are immediately apparent, perennial and of the nature of a personal invitation. Hear the Dharma that enables us see into the constantly changing nature of reality and free ourselves and others from suffering. The Buddha's teaching was not given to be convenient, comfortable or to fit in with the ways of the world. The Dharma gives us a radical take on how things are - be prepared to be challenged!
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The Three Family Protectors

Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 00:00
This series of talks explores three great Buddhist symbols that describe the way things are: the wheel of life, the spiral path and the ultimate goal of Enlightenment. Together they form a guide to escape from the ultimate vicious circle into the complete freedom and fulfilment of Awakening. In this talk, Vidyavacin introduces the three family protectors - three archetypal figures representing different aspects of the ultimate goal of the spiritual life. Between them, Manjusri, Avalokitesvara and Vajrapani symbolise the complete spiritual development of a human being. These three aspects are Wisdom, the cognitive dimension; Compassion, the emotional dimension; Energy, the volitional dimension. Talk recorded on 10.03.20 at Sheffield Buddhist Centre.
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The Buddha As the Goal

Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 00:00
Moksatara gives a talk about the Buddha, the goal of the Buddhist path. This series of talks explores three great Buddhist symbols that describe the way things are: the wheel of life the spiral path and the ultimate goal of Enlightenment. Together they form a guide to escape from the ultimate vicious circle into the complete freedom and fulfilment of Awakening. Recorded at Sheffield Buddhist Centre on 3.3.20
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The Three Family Protectors

Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 00:00
This series of talks explores three great Buddhist symbols that describe the way things are: the wheel of life, the spiral path and the ultimate goal of Enlightenment. Together they form a guide to escape from the ultimate vicious circle into the complete freedom and fulfilment of Awakening. In this talk, Vidyavacin introduces the three family protectors - three archetypal figures representing different aspects of the ultimate goal of the spiritual life. Between them, Manjusri, Avalokitesvara and Vajrapani symbolise the complete spiritual development of a human being. These three aspects are Wisdom, the cognitive dimension; Compassion, the emotional dimension; Energy, the volitional dimension. Talk recorded on 10.03.20 at Sheffield Buddhist Centre.
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Positive Spirals

Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 00:00
In the game of life we wander between realms, moving from lower states to higher as our actions affect the state of our mind. Continuing from last week's talk, Dharmamayi gives us a closer look at what can emerge from 'the gap' in the chain of cyclic, repetitive existence. When we act creatively rather than reacting to events in the habitual way, a huge range of possibilities opens up. The spiral path is a progressive series of positive mental states leading to ever more free and expansive ways of living. It's a path we can all enter through choosing how to respond to what life brings, and is the same path which took the Buddha all the way to Enlightenment. This series of talks explores three great Buddhist symbols that describe the way things are: the wheel of life, the spiral path and the ultimate goal of Enlightenment. Together they form a guide to escape from the ultimate vicious circle into the complete freedom and fulfilment of Awakening. Talk recorded on 25.02.20
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The Buddha As the Goal

Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 00:00
Moksatara gives a talk about the Buddha, the goal of the Buddhist path. This series of talks explores three great Buddhist symbols that describe the way things are: the wheel of life the spiral path and the ultimate goal of Enlightenment. Together they form a guide to escape from the ultimate vicious circle into the complete freedom and fulfilment of Awakening. Recorded at Sheffield Buddhist Centre on 3.3.20
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Vicious Circles and Doorways to Freedom

Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 00:00
This series of talks explores three great Buddhist symbols that describe the way things are: the wheel of life, the spiral path and the ultimate goal of Enlightenment. Together they form a guide to escape from the ultimate vicious circle into the complete freedom and fulfilment of Awakening. This talk was recorded at Sheffield Buddhist Centre 11/02/2020.
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Free Buddhist Audio

Positive Spirals

Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 00:00
In the game of life we wander between realms, moving from lower states to higher as our actions affect the state of our mind. Continuing from last week's talk, Dharmamayi gives us a closer look at what can emerge from 'the gap' in the chain of cyclic, repetitive existence. When we act creatively rather than reacting to events in the habitual way, a huge range of possibilities opens up. The spiral path is a progressive series of positive mental states leading to ever more free and expansive ways of living. It's a path we can all enter through choosing how to respond to what life brings, and is the same path which took the Buddha all the way to Enlightenment. This series of talks explores three great Buddhist symbols that describe the way things are: the wheel of life, the spiral path and the ultimate goal of Enlightenment. Together they form a guide to escape from the ultimate vicious circle into the complete freedom and fulfilment of Awakening. Talk recorded on 25.02.20