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Dharmabyte: The Dharma Challenges Our Views

By Rijupatha on Thu, 6 Nov, 2014 - 15:25
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “The Dharma Challenges our Views,” Satyaraja asks us What’s most important to us? What do we devote our time to? He reminds us that we don’t like uncertainty, and yet, when we strive to gain insight to see things as they really are, we realize we have to stay open and receptive to...
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Dharmabyte: Ksanti as Spiritual Receptivity

By Rijupatha on Mon, 3 Nov, 2014 - 17:00
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Ksanti as Spiritual Receptivity,” Sangharakshita reminds us that thinking we have nothing more to learn is more dangerous than anything in the spiritual life.

From “Masculinity and Femininity in the Spiritual Life” given in 1969, part of the series “Aspects of the Bodhisattva Ideal”.

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Dharmabyte: Two Great Shifts in One’s Being

By Rijupatha on Thu, 30 Oct, 2014 - 14:31
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Two Great Shifts in One’s Being,” Vajratara shares her thoughts on going forth, leaving behind ones old habits, and going for refuge towards what is real, what is possible, what is beautiful – the goal of the spiritual life. From the talk “The Bodhicaryavatara” given at Sangha Night, Sheffield Buddhist...
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Dharmabyte: The Bodhisattva and Evolution

By Rijupatha on Tue, 28 Oct, 2014 - 00:58
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “The Bodhisattva and Evolution,” Sangharakshita introduces the figure of the Bodhisattva, who embodies the principle of perpetual self-transcendence. This is an excerpt from the talk, “The Bodhisattva Principle”.
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Dharmabyte: Living Collectively - Sangha as Teacher

By Rijupatha on Thu, 23 Oct, 2014 - 20:27
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Living Collectively: Sangha as Teacher,” Saddhanandi shares some wisdom from Jack Kornfield on spiritual community and living collectively. She then describes having confidence in the Order and developing Sangha as the authentic teacher. From the talk “Spiritual Transmission and Lineage” a detailed, intimate and heartfelt talk looking at the relationship...
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Dharmabyte: Prajna as Aesthetic Appreciation

By Rijupatha on Mon, 20 Oct, 2014 - 18:40
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Prajna as Aesthetic Appreciation,” Padmavajra offers a little insight into seeing not-self. From the fourth talk in his wonderful series on the Dhammapada, the most popular of early Buddhist texts.
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Dharmabyte: Speaking About the Goal

By Rijupatha on Thu, 16 Oct, 2014 - 16:02
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte we hear from Ratnaghosha from the Men’s Combined Convention in “Speaking About the Goal.” Words and descriptions cannot fully encapsulate transcendental experience. Inspired by verses from Milarepa’s final exhortation from “The Shepherd’s Search for Mind”, which provides a complete path, effortlessly combining devotion and meditation:

Without arrival, he reaches the place of...
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Dharmabyte: Hearing the Cuckoo’s Cry

By Rijupatha on Mon, 13 Oct, 2014 - 18:49
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte we hear from Maitreyabandhu, from the Men’s Combined Convention, in his talk “Hearing the Cuckoo’s Cry.” Reading haiku, Maitreyabandhu brings us to reflect on our shared understanding of the goal of insight and enlightenment.

This is an excerpt from the second talk given on the European Triratna Men’s Convention at Adhisthana on...
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Dharmabyte: Acting in Accordance with our Values

By Rijupatha on Thu, 9 Oct, 2014 - 14:58
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Subhadramati shares her insights on ethics in today’s FBA Dharmabyte: “Acting in Accordance with our Values,” an excerpt from a the talk “Ethics As a Path to Insight.” Practicing ethics leads to greater happiness, springs out of our empathy for others, and eventually becomes free of any notion of self and other. Given on August 30 2014...
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Dharmabyte: A New Poem From Sangharakshita

By Rijupatha on Mon, 6 Oct, 2014 - 18:26
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We are delighted to dedicate today’s FBA Dharmabyte to poetry. Not just any poetry, but “A New Poem From Sangharakshita,” read by Parami at the European Women’s Convention held at Adhisthana, August 30 2014.

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