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Dharmabyte: The Arising of Samadhi

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 21 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

There’s no true meditation without happiness. Sangharakshita describes Samadhi, often translated as ‘concentration’, as dependent upon the conditions of Sukha, that of happiness and bliss. 

From the talk The Stages of the Spiritual Path, part of the series Introducing Buddhism, 1966.***

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North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Become One Person, Become No Person

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 7 Aug, 2020 - 09:43

Become One Person, Become No Person

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 7 Aug, 2020 - 09:43

North London Buddhist Centre Budcast talk, 11:30, Saturday 8 August.

Nandaraja (pictured) will explain how Perfect Samadhi (meditation, or better, unification of mind) completes the Buddha’s 8-fold Path.

He writes: “Samadhi is a higher state of consciousness that is not fettered by concepts, ideas or language. All the previous seven limbs of the Eightfold Path come together, and Perfect Samadhi is both supported by and supports them, integrating them into a holistic system of interconnectedness that dissolves clinging and yields a renunciation of the...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Possibility Of Practice

By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 00:13

The Possibility Of Practice

By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 00:13

If a talk could ever be described as beautifully bracing, this is it! Amaragita brings a sharp-edged mind and a long-term perspective to the whole question of what practice is. 

As you might expect, she also brings humour, warmth and kindness too, qualities that more than balance out the penetrating clarity and sometimes challenging questioning underpinning this exploration of the possibility of practice - for all, and especially for those raising families at any stage of life.

Amaragita offers three principles for...

Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Going Deeper Into Life - Meditation Instruction by Maitreyabandhu

By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 13 May, 2013 - 18:00
Some tips on reflection before a meditation.

During a 4-day retreat in May 2013, at Dharmagiri retreatcenter, Sweden, Maitryeabandhu gave four seminars on ‘The five great stages of spiritual life’, as it is viewed and practiced within the Triratna Buddhist community. He draws substantially on the writing and teaching that Sangharakshita and Subhuti has produced in recent years. Maitreyabandhu adds a liveliness and concreteness to the themes, which has been highly...