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Dharmabyte: Starting to See Through

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 25 Nov, 2021 - 06:00

Dhammarati illuminates the process of conditionality that is put in motion when engaged in Anapanasati meditation. Here he is introducing the fourth tetrad focusing on the first instruction of contemplating impermanence.

Excerpted from the talk Inquiry Into the Experience of Wisdom, part of the series Anapanasati Sutta: Instructions for Awakening given on retreat at Adhisthana, May 2019.

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Dharmabyte: Aspirations Manifesting in Daily Life

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 25 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

Embodying our higher values gives life to our heart and gives heart to our life. Saddhanandi encourages us to get on with our life by gathering our life around our aspirations. 

From the talk Enlightenment as Heart, Life as Whole given at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2005.

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FBA Podcast: Stabilizing the Insight

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 16 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

Nagasiddhi takes us into the mind and heart of the new Buddha after his awakening – as he explores this new territory within, and with other people he encounters setting out on the next stage of his journey into liberation.

Talk given as part of the series ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ during the April 2021 home retreat from Rivendell Retreat Centre hosted by The Buddhist Centre Online.

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Dharmabyte: A World Without Suffering

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 9 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Bodhivajra talks about Enlightenment in a direct and very down-to-earth way, making the whole notion of Enlightenment more accessible, approachable, and relevant. 

From the talk entitled Energy for Enlightenment given at Norwich Buddhist Centre, 2015.

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Dharmabyte: The Experience of Awakening

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 24 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

Is awakening near or far, is the path sudden or gradual? Dharmashalin presents Sangharakshita’s metaphor on Buddhahood being like an evolutionary process, this time with more emphasis on metta as both an essential basis and method for inviting a sudden shift towards awakening on the basis of a gradual approach.

From the talk Metta As Method and Support For Breaking Through to Buddhahood given at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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FBA Podcast: The Buddha's Social Revolution

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 5 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

In the first weeks after his Enlightenment, the Buddha stayed alone near the Bodhi tree, assimilating his profound discovery and enjoying its bliss. But from the first moment he encountered another human being, the force of his compassion led him to revolt against the social hierarchies of his day. In this impassioned talk at the London Buddhist Centre’s 2021 Buddha Day celebrations, Subhuti explores the nature of social conditioning. In doing so, he calls for...

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In the Footsteps of the Buddha - Seven New Talks by Nagasiddhi

By Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 28 May, 2021 - 22:04

In the Footsteps of the Buddha - Seven New Talks by Nagasiddhi

By Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 28 May, 2021 - 22:04

As a launch series for Free Buddhist Audio on YouTube, a wonderful new set of talks given by Nagasiddhi. We are taken through seven key stages of the Buddha’s mythic quest, from his unsure setting out, through his wrong turnings, his breakthroughs and his decision to share what he had learned with others. A perfect way to celebrate Buddha Day as Nagasiddhi brings his infectious sense of imagination, play and grounded experience to bear on a story...

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Dharmabyte: The Sun that Dwells in Space

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 8 Apr, 2021 - 07:00

Suryagupta shares a personal and significant story of opening up into a moment of uncertainty, and in it, learning to love, learning to give, later connecting this experience to the Buddha Vairocana.

This is conclusion of the talk entitled Vairocana & the Sunlight of the Enlightened Mind, part of the series The Symbolic World of the Five Buddha Mandala at the London Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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FBA Podcast: Buddha with a Thousand Faces

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 6 Mar, 2021 - 06:00

Imagine being with the Buddha, imagine the emotional effect of being that close to the Buddha. Bodhinaga draws out stories from the life of the Buddha that point to the importance of imagination as we engage with our aspiration for Enlightenment.

This talk is part of the series entitled Faces of Enlightenment given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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Dharmabyte: Beauty, Love and The Rite of Fascination

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 22 Feb, 2021 - 06:00

The Vajrayana, or Tantric Buddhism, is a path of radical transformation that harnesses the energy of life’s deepest and strongest experiences. Falling in love is one such experience that can provide great masses of energy to power our spiritual development.

Vadanya reveals how in the Vajrayana we fall in love not with other people but with the person who we can become - with the ideal of the Enlightened mind - especially as experienced in the figure of the...

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