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Dharmabyte: Merit Does Not Equal Insight

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Sep, 2019 - 14:00

With his customary dry wit and sharp eye Abhaya leads us on the crazy paving path through the Diamond Sutra - a text guaranteed to turn your world upside-down. Some very funny parts to this talk - and some excellent evocations of rigorous Dharma practice as part of the everyday business of life.

In this excerpt we hear readings from the sutra about how merit is not enough for insight to arise. From the talk entitled The Diamond...

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FBA Podcast: The Diamond Sutra - Taking Mind to Its Limits

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 8 Dec, 2018 - 13:00

This week’s FBA Podcast is the first talk in a sparkling, wide-ranging, thoroughly comprehensive ten talk series by Padmavajra on ‘The Diamond Sutra’ entitled Taking Mind to its Limits. We are taken through the work stage by stage, and here we begin with the opening scenes and the text itself as a revelation of Reality…

Talks given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2004.

This talk is part of the series The Diamond Sutra - Taking Mind to its...

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Dharmabyte: Perception (Samjna) - A Definition

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 5 Jun, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Perception (Samjna) - A Definition’, taken from the 6th talk in the parkling, wide-ranging, thoroughly comprehensive ten talk series series The Diamond Sutra - Taking Mind to its Limits by Padmavajra.

This extract contains a useful and considered introduction to the nature and workings of perception itself. With a special emphasis, too, on moving from a utilitarian attitude to other people towards a genuine sense of relationship founded on loving kindness.

Talks given...

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The Diamond Sutra as Zen Master

By viriyalila on Fri, 20 Dec, 2013 - 15:05
Continuing with our Bodhisattva theme, our next FBA Dharmabyte this week is called “The Diamond Sutra as Zen Master.” Listen to Abhaya in an an intriguing discussion of the sutra as Vajrapani and as a zen master. From the talk “The Diamond Sutra” where Abhaya leads us on the crazy paving path through the profoundly paradoxical – a text guaranteed to turn your world upside-down. Some very funny parts to this talk – and some...