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Dharmabyte: Ancestral Sense of Being

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 22 Nov, 2021 - 06:00

Dhivan, author of ‘This Being, That Becomes’, talks about some of the historical Buddha’s ideas on how conscious awareness can influence unconscious patterns that keep us imprisoned in a fixed sense of self. 

Excerpted from the talk entitled Doors to Freedom - the Buddha’s Psychology of Liberation, Buddhafield, 2012.

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Dharmabyte: There Really Isn’t a Me

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 4 Nov, 2021 - 05:00

Locana offers an excellent introduction to the most subtle and complex part of the Buddha’s teaching on impermanence: that all things in conditioned existence are empty of any innate self-nature. Insubstantiality might never be really ‘simple’ to understand - but this is a good place to start.

Excerpted from the talk Anatta Made Simple, 2001.

Locana (Elizabeth English) is the author of ‘Vajrayogini: Her Visualization, Rituals, and Forms’.***

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FBA Podcast: Spiritual Death - Spiritual Rebirth

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 30 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

Padmavajra offers a deep set of reflections on these aspects of the Spiritual Path using Sangharakshita’s poem ‘Advent’; the contemplation of impermanence, death and our lack of any ‘self-lordship’; Lahiji’s vision of ‘the black light’; bewilderment; and the concept of becoming reborn in the Bodhisattva.

Talk given at Padmaloka Buddhist Centre, 2013, as part of a series of three talks entitled The Stages of the Path.

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Pointing to the Moon: Waking Up from a Core Delusion

By Centre Team on Fri, 29 Jan, 2021 - 17:14

Pointing to the Moon: Waking Up from a Core Delusion

By Centre Team on Fri, 29 Jan, 2021 - 17:14

4 workshops led by Tejananda for experienced meditators
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Dharmabyte: Infinite Spaces + Boundless Awareness

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 6 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

It is possible to move our sense of who we are, our stories are changeable. Vidyamala invites us into the world of myth, symbol and poetry to challenge our fixed sense of self.

Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a fluid sense of oneself? Responding to whatever arises with kindness, with love, with compassion, with infinite creative potential.

She finishes emphasising kindness with a wonderful quote from Patrul Rimpoche: “Have a good heart and act with kindness. There is no higher teaching.”

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Dharmabyte: Understanding Anatta

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 20 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

Classic Sangharakshita from the Aspects of the Higher Evolution of the Individual series given in 1970.

Tackling such terms as self, I, individual, and ego, reveals that each can have both a positive and a negative connotation. What is the self, and how can we cultivate true Individuality?

Excerpted from the talk Individuality , True and Self.

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FBA Podcast: Faith, Insight and Transcending the Self

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 18 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

Saccanama offers this thought-provoking talk exploring insight into anatta. What happens when one loses control and renounces the self? 

Recorded at the Swedish Summer Retreat at Dharmagiri Retreat Centre, July 2019.

This talk is part of the series ‘To Place the Heart Upon’ - Exploring Faith in Buddhism.

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Dharma Talk: What’s Race, Gender, Sexuality and Skin Color Got to Do with Non-Self

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 5 Mar, 2019 - 12:29

A timely and thought-provoking talk by Vimalasara around what race, gender, sexuality and skin colour have got to do with the idea and experience of non-self? Vimalasara draws inspiration from the life and example of Dr Ambedkar as she explores how to approach these issues from a Dharmic perspective.

This talk was given at a People of Colour (POC) day-long retreat at San Francisco’s East Bay Meditation Centre 2019.

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Dharmabyte: Understanding the Buddha's Teaching of Anatta

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 10:41

In this FBA Dharmabyte we hear more vintage Sangharakshita in Understanding Anatta (‘No Self’). Everything we know about the self is in constant change and flux. You cannot understand what is meant by anatta until you know this truth.

From the talk “Individuality, True and False” that tackles such terms as self, I, individual, and ego, reveals that each can have both a positive and a negative connotation. What is the self, and how can we cultivate...

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