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FBA Podcast: Insight, Meditation and Empathy

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 2 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

There is no insight without compassion, and no compassion without insight. Ratnaghosha elucidates the path of transformation as one of expanding more and more into embodying love in all its forms.

This talk was given at the Mid Essex Buddhist Centre, 2021.

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FBA Podcast: Ritual: A Path to Truth and Self Transcendence

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 25 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Samantabhadri speaks on ritual and its place and potential within the Triratna Community. She explores ritual as personal experience and in relation to going beyond a fixed self, to the collective, to the imagination, to compassion and to our longing for the transcendental. 

Samantabhadri, visiting from Taraloka Retreat Centre, gave this keynote talk at Nottingham Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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Dharmabyte: How Does a Bodhisattva Regard Living Beings?

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 21 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

Kulaprabha recounts an episode from the Vimalakirti Nirdesa to draw out how one generates the great love in response to the suffering of beings.

This is the third of four talks exploring Vasubandhu’s Four Factors entitled Contemplating the Suffering of Beings given at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2010.

In his treatise Generating Bodhi Resolve, Vasubandhu describes them as able to generate the resolve to cultivate and accumulate the bases for the Arising of the Bodhicitta. You...

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FBA Podcast: The Buddha's Social Revolution

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 5 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

In the first weeks after his Enlightenment, the Buddha stayed alone near the Bodhi tree, assimilating his profound discovery and enjoying its bliss. But from the first moment he encountered another human being, the force of his compassion led him to revolt against the social hierarchies of his day. In this impassioned talk at the London Buddhist Centre’s 2021 Buddha Day celebrations, Subhuti explores the nature of social conditioning. In doing so, he calls for...

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Dharmabyte: The Light of Compassion

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 22 Mar, 2021 - 05:00

Padmasagara draws out the boundless radiant love of Amitabha and the inconceivable nature of true compassion.

Excerpted from the talk Amitabha’s Infinite Light given as part of the series Faces of Enlightenment at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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Dharmabyte: Embracing the Impossible

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 18 Feb, 2021 - 06:00

Love (compassion and practising for others) and liberation (wisdom and practising for ourselves) are both essential aspects of the Dharma life. With stories of the Buddha, anecdotes from  Maitrisiddhi’s own life, and suggestions around how to respond creatively to the planet’s ecological crisis.

From the talk Love, Liberation and the Bodhisattva Ideal given on a weekend retreat for local sangha members in the broader community at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2019.

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A heart-opening offering from Taraloka ❤

By SophieAnn on Fri, 29 Jan, 2021 - 13:49

A heart-opening offering from Taraloka ❤

By SophieAnn on Fri, 29 Jan, 2021 - 13:49

Six sessions of talks and meditations on self-compassion by Maitrisiddhi are now freely available to listen to on our YouTube channel, just click on the link below!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...

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Dharmabyte: Beyond Ordinary Mind

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 11 Jan, 2021 - 06:46

Nagapriya talks via Zoom on Buddhist practice as a path towards the transcendence of our egocentric tendencies and motivations, which are the cause of our suffering, and the obstacles to our compassionate response to others. Transcendence is what is beyond our self clinging will, and by connecting with it we can begin to live our lives on the basis of a new logic. One motivated by the aspiration to benefit all beings through everything we do.

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Online Taraloka retreat: Compassionate warrior training!

By SophieAnn on Sat, 9 Jan, 2021 - 10:00

Online Taraloka retreat: Compassionate warrior training!

By SophieAnn on Sat, 9 Jan, 2021 - 10:00

Only 2 weeks to go until this retreat kicks off, and now with only LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE!

For more information, or to book: https://www.taraloka.org.uk/retreats/online-compassionate-warrior-traini…...

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 7: 'Great Compassion Penetrates into the Marrow of the Bones' by Dhammadinna

By Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 1 Jan, 2021 - 14:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 7: 'Great Compassion Penetrates into the Marrow of the Bones' by Dhammadinna

By Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 1 Jan, 2021 - 14:00

For the seventh day, Dassini, a long-time supporter of Free Buddhist Audio who has served as a trustee for more than a decade with a steady, heartfelt commitment, recommends a talk by Dhammadinna.

The is a timeless message from the depths: ‘Great Compassion Penetrates into the Marrow of the Bones’. What a title! What a talk! 

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