Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Slowing the Momentum of Delusion - talk

By BristolBC on Tue, 1 Mar, 2022 - 11:01

Slowing the Momentum of Delusion - talk

By BristolBC on Tue, 1 Mar, 2022 - 11:01

The six realms are created and perpetuated by our relation to our heart space. In this talk Bhadra describes the tendencies to push our life towards fantasies of growth to get the love we long for or to deny our experiences of unmet needs that often carry us into numbness, addiction and oblivion. He suggests the mirror of the wheel of life encourages us to look deeply into the felt experience of our hearts to find the life that wants...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Slowing the Momentum of Delusion - meditation

By BristolBC on Tue, 1 Mar, 2022 - 10:59

Slowing the Momentum of Delusion - meditation

By BristolBC on Tue, 1 Mar, 2022 - 10:59

A guided reflection on the three levels of what is described as the ‘heart space’; the meeting point between self and world. Bhadra guides us into the experiences of the front facing heart, the deep heart and the heart of awareness itself.

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FBA Podcast: Going For Refuge - What Gets In the Way?

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 4 Dec, 2021 - 06:00

Maitrisara explores the vipallasas, the topsy turvy views as a way to explore how our delusions inhibit our efforts in spiritual practice. She begins with an overview of what Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels means and why frameworks to explore delusion (like the topsy turvy views) can help us. She illustrates the topsy turvy views with examples from her own life. 

This talk was given on a retreat for women mitras in the MidWest Region, 2019.

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FBA Podcast: Self-Doubt

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 9 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

Dayajoti explores the hindrance of self-doubt, including seeing it as an expression of fundamental delusion, addressed by the clear seeing of reality. 

This talk is part of the series Body of Bliss: Ways into Samādhi, hosted online by Buddhafield, 2021.

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Dharmabyte: The Spiritual Faculties are Embryonic

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Apr, 2021 - 06:00

Vajradevi reminds us that the word indriya (‘faculty’) applies to both spiritual and sense faculties and that we can use the latter to strengthen the former. Delighting in the word ‘moha’ sounding like ‘a soft fluffy cloud’, Vajradevi draws out the fact that it is the most difficult of the poisons to recognise - greed and aversion being much louder and more colourful. It’s also ‘a natural state of affairs’ until we can create and support conditions to...

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FBA Podcast: Peace Is a Fire

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 - 14:00

The Buddha said the world is on fire, fuelled by our greed, hatred and delusion. Jnanavaca explores how we can raise ourselves to meet the challenges faced by humankind on both an individual and global basis. 

Can Metta be cultivated so that in can burn brightly with the brilliant flames of peace?

Talk given at London Buddhist Centre, 2019.
 

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Dharmabyte: Deeply Deluded

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 22 Jul, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today, Deeply Deluded, is by Mahamani from a talk entitled Mind Creates World given as part of the London Buddhist Centre’s week-long series exploring Mind Reactive / Mind Creative for the 2018 Urban Retreat.

There is a way to work with our mental states that takes us out of the reactive mode of being into progressive spiritual development. Our minds clouded by aversion, craving and delusion take us away...

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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...