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Dharmabyte: The Buddha is Eternal

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 17 Feb, 2020 - 14:00

In this talk on the Buddha’s parinirvana, Vadanya explores how we can use our imagination to have a real living connection with the Buddha, and how we can make our own future potential for enlightenment a source of strength and guidance in our present lives.

From the talk Is the Buddha Dead - For Us given at a Men’s Event, Padmaloka Retreat Centre, October 2011, as part of the series entitled Parinirvana Day.

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Dharmabyte: The Beauty of the Moment

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 10 Feb, 2020 - 14:00

The Buddha was a human being who by his own efforts discovered the path towards Enlightenment and was able to communicate this path for others to follow. His life is full of stories that that are of relevance for those of us today who wish to follow the path towards Enlightenment.

From a talk by Manjurava entitled Stories of Awakening: Parinirvana given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2019, as part of Sub35s.

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Dharmabyte: Coming Together in Community

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 7 Nov, 2019 - 14:00

Here Padmavajra discusses the Sangharavastus and the Pratisamvids - a compassion aspect and a wisdom aspect of the Bodhisattva’s aspiration to create community as a condition for Enlightenment.

From the talk Freedom From Polarization given at the Croydon Buddhist Centre in January 2019.

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Dharmabyte: Patience, Pride and Evil Actions

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 - 14:00

Here Vairocana shares thoughts on patience, pride and evil actions as described in the Bodhicaryavatara, verse 21. Shantideva reflects that compassion arises upon seeing the suffering of the world and that this manifests in one loosening ones pride. This leads to a fear of the consequences of evil and a delight in Enlightenment itself, or as Shantideva puts it, delight in the Conquerors.

From the talk The Section on Evil from the Dhammapada given at Glasgow...

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Dharmabyte: Uninterrupted Flow of Spontaneous Transcendental States

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 29 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

Why did the Buddha compare the The Dharma-Vinaya having the taste of freedom with the great ocean having the taste of salt? It’s about the direct experience of the qualities of enlightenment. The Dharma-vinaya is an uninterrupted spontaneous flow of spiritual and transcendental states. That flow may crystallise into certain teachings, but should not be identified with it.

Just as the mighty ocean has but one taste, the taste of salt, even so the Dharma-vinaya (Buddhism) has but one taste, the taste...

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Dharmabyte: Offering Your Life

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 17 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

Today’s Dharmabyte is ‘Offering your Life’ by Yashobodhi.

In this personal talk Yashobodhi goes into the aspiration to be of benefit to all beings, the pitfalls an aspiring Bodhisattva can come across and about the journey from concept to experienced reality and back again.

From the talk, Who Wants to Become a Bodhisattva? given at Aryaloka Buddhist Center in the USA, 2016.

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Dharmabyte: The Buddha and Trees

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 7 Feb, 2019 - 14:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, ‘The Buddha and Trees’, Sinhadakini explores the significance of the Roseapple Tree in the story of the Buddha’s Enlightenment. She discusses trees in general in Buddhism and goes on to talk about the type of effort needed for Enlightenment.

From the talk The Buddha and the Roseapple Tree given on Buddha Day at Norwich Buddhist Centre.

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Our New Sunday Series to Start 2019 –– Visions of the Path

By shraddhavani on Wed, 9 Jan, 2019 - 01:10

Our New Sunday Series to Start 2019 –– Visions of the Path

By shraddhavani on Wed, 9 Jan, 2019 - 01:10

Sundays January 6 - February 10, 9.30am-12pm 

Over the course of 2019 at PBC, we will be exploring the The Myth of the Path from different perspectives, both in our weekly Sunday program and in our week-night courses. 

We begin with a six-week series, Visions of the Path, in which we will hear from various Dharma-farers about their spiritual pathways and approaches to practice. What are the core themes and myths that guide them, and how do those myths inspire and work out in the day-to-day? As...

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Dharmabyte: A Mirror in the Wheel

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 27 Jul, 2018 - 12:48

This FBA Dharmabyte is an excerpt from a 1971 talk by Sangharakshita called ‘A Mirror in the Wheel’. The Wheel of Life, described here in all its wealth of detail, is not really a painting but a mirror, giving one successively more profound insights into yourself, and revealing the next step in escaping the endless round.

From the talk ‘The Symbolism of the Tibetan Wheel of Life‘  from the series Creative Symbols of the Tantric Path...

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