Today’s FBA Dharmabyte titled “The Nature of Other” is an excerpt from the aptly named talk, “Awareness is Revolutionary“, by Vajratara. Given on a Young Womens’ Weekend retreat this talk explores Sangharakshita’s aphorism ‘Awareness is Revolutionary’. Exploring the revolution that greater awareness can bring to our lives:greater freedom, perspective and choice!
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte we continue podcasting from the Tonglen Retreat with this excerpt from Day 3: “Turning Towards Experience”. Here Saddhanandi talks about turning towards whatever is unsatisfactory in our experience and holding that in the wider framework of spacious awareness. Excerpted from the full talk entitled “Self Tonglen”.
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte“Introduction to Tonglen Retreat” Saddhanandi beautifully and skilfully presents her vision for the Tonglen retreat held in March 2014 at Taraloka. We’ve been posting all week from this Triratna Order Retreat and are pleased to share this ‘offering to the world’.
Our FBA Dharmabyte today is a short talk by Taranita entitled: “The Heart Sutra – Sunyata.” Sunyata is central to the Heart Sutra, and here Taranita discusses this subtle Buddhist teaching – often translated as Emptiness or Voidness. In doing so, amongst other things, he compares Christian transubstantiation with Buddhist insubstantiality.
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Engaged Ethics,” Parami gives us a perspective on the nature of Mahayana ethics – marked by compassion and wisdom and maximizing connectedness. The energizing effect of engaged ethics is a tool for living life fully for the benefit of others. From the talk “The Awakening Heart”.