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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...