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.
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.
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.
4 workshops led by Tejananda for experienced meditators 3 years minimum experience required
Saturdays: 20th February and 6th March 1st session (90 mins):IE&UK 09:30 | Europe CET 10:30 | India 15:00 | Australia EST 20.30 | New Zealand 22.30 2nd session (90 mins):USAPST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USAEST 14:00 | IE&UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | Australia EST...
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.
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...