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Dharmabyte: Clinging to Aspects of Practice Separates Us

By Zac on Mon, 19 Dec, 2022 - 06:00

Whatever we’re doing, whether we’re meditating, working, communicating, or singing, becomes a vehicle to ‘grow’ awareness. Mindfulness becomes panoramic and we live with immediacy and creativity. How do we relate to different aspects of our practice? How do we relate to the practice of others? Vajradevi encourages us to be on the lookout for attachment to views regarding our Dharma practice and the tendency to compare ourselves, furthering the divide between self and other.

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Dharmabyte: Friendship is a Verb

By Zac on Thu, 1 Dec, 2022 - 06:00

Jayaraja describes how we develop a robust sense of self through friendship, through love, through repair, allowing us to fully let go.


From the talk The Fires and the Black River of Loss given at Buddhafield Festival, 2018.
 

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Dharmabyte: The Ethics of Love

By Zac on Mon, 28 Nov, 2022 - 06:00

Buddhist ethics is practical, it’s to do with engagement with the world. Parami is an ideal guide for this sort of material, steeped as she is in study and practice engaged within the light of the ‘Bodhichitta’, and the Bodhisattva Ideal itself. 

From the talk entitled The Awakening Heart given at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2006.

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Dharmabyte: Cultivating Wholesome Friends and Companions

By Zac on Mon, 21 Nov, 2022 - 06:00

Padmasuri shares the story of Hatthaka who wanted all his friends to meet and hear the Buddha, and then was praised by the Buddha for having many wonderful spiritual qualities. From the talk The Buddha Was a Friend As We Can Be a Friend at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2013.

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FBA Podcast: The Discourse to the Kalamas

By Zac on Sat, 5 Nov, 2022 - 06:00

Dhivan offers this short discourse showing the Buddha addressing a group of people called the Kalamas, who have heard all too many religious teachers telling them what to think, even when it contradicts what the last teacher said. The Buddha instead advises them how to judge for themselves about religion. He also teaches them how to practice the brahma-vihara meditations, and to think for themselves how effective they are.


Talk given at Bristol Buddhist Centre as...

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Proposed mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse in England and Wales

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 20 Oct, 2022 - 17:43

Proposed mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse in England and Wales

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 20 Oct, 2022 - 17:43

This week has seen publication of the final report from the long-running government enquiry into child sexual abuse in England and Wales, which recommends that it be made a criminal offence for a person who works with children or is in a ‘position of trust’ to fail to report child sexual abuse to the police where they witness it or are told about it by a child or perpetrator.

Over the last seven years, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual...

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Dharmabyte: There’s Potentiality In Every Moment

By Zac on Thu, 20 Oct, 2022 - 06:00

Does my life matter? Can I really say that actions have consequences? In this short talk Kavyamani explores the Yogacara teaching of the Alaya Vijnana, commonly referred to as the storehouse consciousness, reflecting that all our actions are like seeds and at some point they will bear fruit. 

Excerpted from the talk ‘Everything Matters and Nothing Is Lost’ given in the Dharma Parlour tent at Buddhafield, as part of the series ...

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FBA Podcast: The Reality of Spiritual Friendship

By Zac on Sat, 20 Aug, 2022 - 06:00

Here and Now

Ratnaghosha explores the Buddha’s teaching of spiritual friendship being the whole of the spiritual life. The talk is wide ranging, going into what spiritual friendship is and also how Buddhism sees the nature of reality. This talk was given at Nottingham Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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Dharmabyte: An Existential Choice

By Zac on Thu, 11 Aug, 2022 - 06:00

Acting Out of Kindness

Dhammarati explores Going for Refuge and its central emphasis in the Triratna Buddhist Order here, bringing in the story of his own spiritual journey as an example of finding one’s unique response. He also looks to historical sources to identify some of the ways we can deepen our connection practically and experientially.

Excerpted from the talk The Triratna Emphasis On Going For Refuge given on a mens ordination training retreat at Aryaloka...

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FBA Podcast: Transformation

By Zac on Sat, 6 Aug, 2022 - 06:00

Letting In the Light

Kalyanamati explores six ways in which we can work with our energies in order to transform our emotional depths in line with our deepest vision. This talk was given at the East Anglian Men’s Event at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2018.

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