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Dharmabyte: Six Guides to Insight and a Touch of Magic

By Rijupatha on Thu, 2 Oct, 2014 - 16:20
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Danapriya brings us our FBA Dharmabyte today, “Six Guides to Insight and a Touch of Magic.” The fourth and last (short) talk in a panel called “Spreading the Dharma as a Path to Insight”, given at the European Combined Order Convention held at Wymondham College on 23 August 2014.

The theme of the convention was “The...
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Dharmabyte: Three Facets of Imagination

By Rijupatha on Tue, 30 Sep, 2014 - 20:36
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Our FBA Dharmabyte today is entitled: “Three Facets of Imagination,” an excerpt from the beginning of a two-part series by Maitreyabandhu called “A Further Reach – Imagination and the Radical.” Drawing on his experience as an artist, poet and Buddhist practitioner, in these two improvised talks Maitreyabandhu shares his reflections on the role of the imagination on...
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Dharmabyte: Three Propositions

By Rijupatha on Tue, 30 Sep, 2014 - 18:31
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Our FBA Dharmabyte today is entitled: “Three Propositions.’” Candradasa presents the Buddha’s three basic propositions: the nature of reality; how we see things and suffering; and transforming yourself. From “Religion Without God, Part 1 – A Radical Community of Values” - the first talk in a four-part series looking at how you can have...
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Dharmabyte: "The Dakini, the ‘Lady of Space’"

By Rijupatha on Tue, 23 Sep, 2014 - 16:32
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “The Dakini, the ‘Lady of Space,’” Sangharakshita evokes the image of space, the sky, infinite, deep blue, and perfectly pure and introduces us to the Dakini, a strong symbol of freedom.

A Dharma jewel within a Dharma jewel: from the talk “The Taste of Freedom” given in 1979. Just...
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Dharmabytes Podcast #383 - "The Things We Bow Down To"

By Rijupatha on Tue, 23 Sep, 2014 - 15:46
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Vajratara delivers today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “The Things We Bow Down To.” We’ve got this nagging feeling that things are just not right. What do we go for refuge from? What do we go for refuge to?

From the talk, “Padmasambhava and the King of Tibet” given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2007.



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Dharmabyte: The Moon and Flowers

By Rijupatha on Thu, 4 Sep, 2014 - 13:10
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “The Moon and Flowers,” Ratnadharini beautifully explores the concepts of karma – our effect on others, and on the world. Includes a quote from Ryokan on the moon and flowers. From the talk “Karma and the Consequences of Our Actions,” given at Tiratanaloka Retreat Centre, 2005, the fourth talk in a five-part series from Tiratanaloka’s retreat on...
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Dharmabyte: Unmindfulness Defined

By Rijupatha on Thu, 28 Aug, 2014 - 19:25
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Forgetfulness and distraction are the rule in ordinary life, but awareness and a ‘fullness of mind’ is at the heart of human growth and development. Sangharakshita gives us today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Unmindfulness Defined,” from the 1968 talk “Levels of Awareness: Right Mindfulness”. This talk is part of the series “The Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path”.

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Dharmabyte: Taking Awareness Deeper

By Rijupatha on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 21:15
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Taking Awareness Deeper,” Paramabandhu draws on many years of experience as a consultant psychiatrist and Dharma teacher. He invites us to consider the lessons Buddhist techniques around meditation and mindfulness training can bring to the field of mental health – especially to problems with depression and addiction. In this excerpt, he talks about taking awareness deeper to really get a sense of impermanence ‘in our bones’.

From the...
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Dharmabyte: Fill Your Heart With Love

By Rijupatha on Thu, 21 Aug, 2014 - 18:53
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Fill your Heart with Love,” Vanaraji shares a personal story of learning that if you fill your heart with love, there’s no room for anything else. The full talk, “The Metta Sutta” was given at the Women’s Night Class at the LBC on July 12th 2012 and includes a lovely reading of the sutra.

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