Buddhist Voices
Buddhist Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Suryaka (Highlights)

By Zac on Wed, 27 Jul, 2022 - 12:26

I need some sort of channel in my life, so that my energy can flow into it, really strongly.

Suryaka Annals
In 1968 I was 4 years old and lived in a small farming village in South Yorkshire in the UK. I lived with my parents and older sister. My grandma lived across the road and aunty, uncle and cousins also lived in the village. It was a safe place to grow up, everyone knew everyone else.

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Appearance and Emptiness Are Inseparable

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 6 Jun, 2020 - 14:00

Karunagita explores emptiness through Padmasambhava’s advice to Queen Ngang Chung:

During the time of insight which is surrounded by a calm, gentle aura, openness and appearance are inseparable. The six senses come forth, though appearance and voidness are inseparable;
this is the real foundation, without which no means exists.

Talk given at Dhanakosa Retreat Center, 2017.

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Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre
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This Being retreat day 1, The principle of conditionality

By Yashobodhi on Tue, 8 Apr, 2014 - 10:10
On the first day of the This Being That Becomes retreat, Dhivan talks about the Buddha’s general formulation of conditionality, about the Four Noble Truths and about the three kinds of dukkha.
The Buddha’s words to Ananda: ‘This dependent arising is deep and profound. It is from not understanding and penetrating this Dharma that people have become like a tangle of string covered in mould and matted like grass, unable to escape from samsara with its miseries, disasters and bad...