Kamalashila takes us into the world of the Abhidharma to investigate how positive mind states emerge. He describes the types of Shraddha (confidence, faith or esteem), and their place in Buddhist practice.
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, is called Faith as Metta by Saddhaloka from the talk entitled Amitabha. This is the fourth talk in a six-part series on the figures on the Wheel of Life. Saddhaloka introduces us to Amitabha, the red Buddha of the West who represents and inspires the highest love of all. Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, winter retreat, 1997
This Dharmabyte podcast is entitled ‘Inspiring Confidence’, an excerpt from the talk entitled ‘Sanghakaya and the Heart’s Release’ about the Sangha Jewel and its place in the spiritual life, given at the Manchester Buddhist Centre on Triratna Night, 14 December 2015.
Maitreyi says, “I had something of an epiphany on first hearing the term Sanghakaya in a talk by Subhuti in India. It seemed to give expression to a whole direction and momentum of my life and practice,...
In this FBA Dharmabyte entitled ‘Changing Faith’, Sangharakshita discusses how Faith (shraddha) arises in dependence on unsatisfactoriness (dukkha). From the talk The Dynamics of Being given in 1966 as part of the series Introducing Buddhism.
In this FBA Dharmabyte entitled ‘Faith’, Subhadramati explores what Buddhism means by faith, pointing us to what exactly we need to have faith in if we are to deepen into life. From the talk of the same name, Faith, given on the Urban Retreat 2016.
This FBA Dharmabyte is entitled ‘Confidence’. Confidence in the three jewels is incredibly important for our spiritual lives. Excerpted from the talk of the same title, Confidence, which includes a led meditation.
This week’s FBA Podcast, is another brilliant talk from the European Combined Order Convention. In “Wow! Opening to Insight,” Viveka gives us much to reflect upon in our practice in a world that needs our presence. Are we ready to awaken to all sorts of astonishing things? What do you know from direct experience? What we see...