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Sky Beyond the Clouds: A Guide to Befriending Difficult Emotions

By Centre Team on Tue, 29 Dec, 2020 - 17:24

Sky Beyond the Clouds: A Guide to Befriending Difficult Emotions

By Centre Team on Tue, 29 Dec, 2020 - 17:24

A four-week course with Yashobodhi

Sundays: January 24th, 31st, February 7th, 14th
Each session will be done twice to accommodate time zones. Come to either session each week with your ticket!

First daily session (2 hrs):  IE & UK 09:30 | Europe CET 10:30 | India 14:00 | Australia AEDT 20.30 | New Zealand 22.30

Second daily session (1.5 hrs): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK...

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Dharmabyte: Where Does the Spiritual Path Begin?

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 21 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

Practising Buddhism (so much harder than understanding it) involves breaking the chain of the twelve negative links, or nidanas, by moving onto the spiral path, here described in its twelve stages. What is our usual reaction to things that are pleasant, things that are painful and things that are neutral? Sangharakshita gives us a clear description of the beginning of the Spiral Path, that of our response to Dukkha.

From the talk The Stages of the Spiritual Path...

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Dharmabyte: Bound or Free?

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Nov, 2020 - 06:00

Most of our life strategies are to avoid pain. We can ask ourselves - Do I want to be bound by suffering, or free from suffering? Aryajaya describes the movement towards the Three Jewels as a development of faith and effective Going for Refuge.

From the talk entitled Commitment Is Key given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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Dharmabyte: Wisdom is Seeing with the Eye of Appreciation

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 14:00

Nirvana is described as great bliss, that arises when grasping at self and other has vanished. A stream of uninterrupted creative activity, the Buddha is the supreme example of this. Here Padmavajra offers a deep dive into the Dhammapada, verses 277-279, on impermanence, dukkha and insubstantiality.

From the talk entitled Seeing with Insight - Dhammapada Verses 277 to 279 which is part of the series The Dhammapada - the Buddha’s Way of Truth given at ...

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FBA Podcast: Sangha as the Way to the End of Dukkha

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 4 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

Instead of the traditional description of the Fourth Noble Truth - the Eightfold Path - Saccanama  explores Sangha as a means to counter the individualism of our times. What exactly is the true meaning of Sangha? And how can the mysterious ‘third order of consciousness’ or Bodhicitta help us to transcend our preoccupation with ourselves? He looks at three stories from Buddhist tradition that explore the true meaning of Sangha - the Anuruddhas, the Pure Land and the...

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FBA Podcast: Why Do I Suffer?

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 4 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

A series of personal exchanges with Subhuti about the central issues of life.  Subhuti is among the most prominent and experienced of Western Buddhists. He has spent the past forty-odd years practising the Buddha’s teachings and travelling the world helping make it possible for others to do the same. 

Hosted by Subhadramati during his Presidential visit to the London Buddhist Centre, which he was instrumental in founding in 1978.

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Dharmabyte: Into the Depths

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 7 Jan, 2019 - 11:00

What needs to be seen and known in our experience of suffering in order for it to lead to freedom and compassion? Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is called Into the Depths from the talk Insight Into Dukkha by Dayajoti.

Number eight in a series of talks from a 12-day Metta and Insight Retreat at Taraloka, 2015.

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Dharmabyte: Tangled Up in Sorrow

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 2 Apr, 2018 - 11:36

In this Dharmabyte podcast Vadanya gives us “Tangled Up in Sorrow”, an excerpt from the talk Wisdom In The World. It’s through not knowing the truth about the way things are that we create all sorts of destruction, unhappiness and sorrow for ourselves and those around us.

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