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Dharmabyte: Something Essential in Going Forth

By Zac on Thu, 7 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

Saddhaloka explores the key aspects of any practitioner’s commitment, Going Forth and Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels, evoking how Sangharakshita engaged with these formative acts as foundations of his own practice in India at the end of the Second World War.

Excerpted from the talk Going Forth And Going For Refuge given at the Triratna International Council meeting, 2019.

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Dharmabyte: The Relational Quality of Sadhana

By Zac on Mon, 4 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

Bhante has said that his sadhana practices and the teachers who gave him the practices are ‘inseparable’. Dayanandi tells some of the stories of how Bhante Sangharakshira received each of his sadhanas.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Bhante, His Teachers and Sadhanas given on the Women’s Private Preceptors’ Retreat at Adhisthana, February 2019, as part of the series Talks from Women’s Private Preceptors’ Retreat, February 2019.

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Dharmabyte: Taking Our Seat in the Cremation Ground

By Zac on Thu, 31 Mar, 2022 - 06:00

To plunge ourselves into the crucial citation takes tremendous courage. Sangharakshita asks:

Are we ready to face our own death, and the total transformation it symbolizes? From the talk The Symbolism of the Cremation Ground and the Celestial Maidens part of the series Creative Symbols of the Tantric Path to Enlightenment, 1971.

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Meditation Lab! With Yashobodhi

By Centre Team on Mon, 28 Mar, 2022 - 11:49

Meditation Lab! With Yashobodhi

By Centre Team on Mon, 28 Mar, 2022 - 11:49

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Dharmabyte: Radical Transformation is Possible

By Zac on Mon, 28 Mar, 2022 - 06:00

Radical transformation is possible if we allow Padmasambhava and all that he symbolizes to touch our lives.  Ratnaghosha encourages us to face our demons, find our cremation grounds, and free up our energies.

From the talk Demons For Every Occasion given at the Padmasambhava Day festival at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2013.

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FBA Podcast: Padmasambhava and the King of Tibet

By Zac on Sat, 26 Mar, 2022 - 06:00

Vajratara offers a provocative, fully engaged and fully engaging take on the Dharma and the challenges that face us on the Path. We approach the great figure of Padmasambhava - the ‘Second Buddha’ - through his famous meeting with the King of Tibet. There’s plenty to consider in this thoughtful interpretation of the central story - with lots of light relief too, as the Refuges are explored with walk-ons from Nirvana (the band!), Samuel Johnson,...

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Introducing the Afrikan Wisdom Summit: Curated and co-produced by Dharmacharani Vimalasara

By Vimalasara on Thu, 24 Mar, 2022 - 11:17

Introducing the Afrikan Wisdom Summit: Curated and co-produced by Dharmacharani Vimalasara

By Vimalasara on Thu, 24 Mar, 2022 - 11:17

April 5-11 | ONLINE | Free 7-day summit

I have curated and co-produced this inspiring Afrikan Wisdom Summit, with speakers from the UK, USA, Canada, Caribbean.

Topics include spiritual traditions, the arts, liberation, wisdom of the body and raising our next black generation, and ancestors. Topics that all speakers say involve the whole of humanity. It’s free, and you can upgrade to keep the talks and teaching tools. 

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Dharmabyte: Opening the Jewel Box

By Zac on Thu, 24 Mar, 2022 - 06:00

In this wonderful personal talk about Padmasambhava, Vessantara talks about his connection with the strange figure of Padmasambhava. On the way, he gives an insight into what it’s like to relate to these Buddha and Bodhisattva figures deeply, and how we can do this.  And he explores the effects doing this can have on our mind, our heart and our Dharma lives.

From the talk entitled Padmasambhava Practice – a Personal Unfolding...

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Dharmabyte: An Overwhelming Torrent

By Zac on Mon, 21 Mar, 2022 - 06:00

Padmasambhava is a potent symbol of transformation. Maitreyi shows us how to evoke the help, energy and vision we need to change our lives.

From the talk Heart Advice From the Lotus-Born: ‘Never Be Apart From the Causes For Faith to Arise’ given at London Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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FBA Podcast: Invocation of Padmasambhava

By Zac on Sat, 19 Mar, 2022 - 06:00

The seven line prayer to Padmasambhava is a big feature in many teachings/ practices coming from the Tibetan tradition. Dharmashalin offers a taster of what it might mean for us and how we might relate to it.

Talk given at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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