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Dharmabyte: In the World, Not of the World

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 14 Feb, 2019 - 14:00

The new consciousness that emerges does so in stages. In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, we hear from Maitreyabandhu on the particular kind of effort needed in meditation entitled In the World, Not of the World.

From the talk Meditation Essentials: Stages.

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Dharmabyte: Four-Fold Right Effort

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Feb, 2019 - 14:00

Our Dharmbyte today FBA Dharmabyte is from Bhante Sangharakshita called Four-Fold Perfect Effort. Discussing the evolution of consciousness, this lecture explains that at the stage of reflexive consciousness, deliberate effort is required for any further progress. Right Effort is fourfold: preventing and eradicating the unskilful, and cultivating and maintaining the skilful.

From the talk, The Conscious Evolution of Man: Right Effort, given in 1968 as part of the series ...

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Dharmabyte: Our Illusory View

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 21 Jun, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte is another dip into the Yogachara from Subhuti called ‘Our Illusory View’. This is the last in a brilliant four-part series by Subhuti on the Yogachara school of Buddhist philosophy, which provides a comprehensive psychological overview of the workings of ‘consciousness’.

What can we do about the veils of our basic delusions? Where do ethics come into all this? Time to steep ourselves in reality again for another session with Subhuti as he grasps...

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Dharmabyte: A Prayer to the Moon

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 14 May, 2018 - 12:51

In this Dharmabyte podcast, ‘A Prayer to the Moon’, Paramananda shares a David White poem about the moon as a means of expressing consciousness that is inspired by longing for something greater than us.

From a talk called ‘The Moon’ given at the West London Buddhist Centre.

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Dharmabyte: Karma with a Twist

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 11 Apr, 2018 - 17:02

In this Dharmabyte podcast entitled, “Karma with a Twist”, Subhuti clearly describes how unwholesome mental states influence how we interpret our experience. This is why we begin with sila (ethics) on the path.

From the talk, Rambles Around the Yogachara: Talk 1, part of the series Rambles Around the Yogachara by Subhuti. The Yogachara school of Buddhist philosophy provides a comprehensive psychological overview of the workings of ‘consciousness’.

This talk introduces the...

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Dharmabyte: Concepts - A Map of Reality

By Rijupatha on Mon, 9 Nov, 2015 - 11:00

Transcendental insight is free of intellectual thought, but it doesn’t just arise out of nowhere. Nobody can tell you the difference between theory and direct experience – you just know it. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, from Yashobodhi, is entitled “Concepts: A Map of Reality”, an excerpt from the talk “Inquisitive Mind, Thinking and Awakening”.

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FBA Podcast: Mind Over Matter

By Rijupatha on Sat, 7 Nov, 2015 - 13:41

This week’s FBA Podcast features Jnanavaca in a talk entitled “Mind Over Matter”. Most people think of science as insisting that only dead matter really exists as a substrate of everything in the universe, and that mind is something that does not have the same reality as matter. However modern physics shows that matter itself is not made up of definite things, and that it may even be influenced by being observed by...

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Dharmabyte: Imagining a New Sort of Consciousness

By Rijupatha on Sat, 7 Nov, 2015 - 13:36

Sometimes we can’t imagine an adult consciousness. What you are doing when you sit down to meditate to foster, to reveal to yourself a greater consciousness. Sometimes children have a sense of this greater consciousness, remembering back can help us tap into our aims as meditators. Your child consciousness naturally relates to the world as if it relates to you. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is entitled “Imagining a New Sort of Consciousness”, an excerpt...

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Prasadachitta - Whirlpools and Clear Water

By Candradasa on Fri, 30 Oct, 2015 - 23:59

Prasadachitta’s talk is like a beautiful stillness amid the whirl of a full Order Convention. His conversational style gradually brings forth the depth of reflection behind it. And the integrity of his personal practice bubbles easily to the surface when, with humility and good humour, he shares his own experience of working across two very human tendencies that have a bearing on friendship. 

His evocation of the river - now full of whirlpools as it flows through the ‘Neurotaloka’, now becalmed as...

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Buddhist Voices - Danadasa & Prasadachitta on San Francisco, Consciousness, and Friendship

By Candradasa on Wed, 28 Oct, 2015 - 22:53

We continue to celebrate the diversity of those attending the 2015 Triratna Buddhist Order Pan-American Convention in Mexico with two close friends from San Francisco. The theme of the Convention is friendship itself as a whole path of practice, and this is a pleasing ramble with two Californians taking in topics as diverse as the tech boom in San Francisco, the nature of interpretative understanding, and how beautiful it is to sit in a garden as part of a Buddhist...

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