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FBA Podcast: Shraddha

By Centre Team on Sat, 26 Aug, 2023 - 11:00

Kamalashila describes the types of Shraddha (confidence, faith or esteem), and their place in Buddhist practice. Talk for Sangha Night at the West London Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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Dharmabytes: Dukkha and The Arising of Faith

By Centre Team on Mon, 21 Aug, 2023 - 11:00

With inspiring candour, Devamitra speaks from his own experience on the importance of valuing and facing our adversities (duhkha), explaining how that naturally leads into faith, and into the joy of gratitude. He also briefly introduces his new book on his experience as a cross-dressing Buddhist. Excerpted from the talk From Adversity to Gratitude and Beyond given at West London Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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Dharmabytes: Noticing How We Are

By Centre Team on Mon, 7 Aug, 2023 - 11:00

Karunagita discusses confidence and faith  in our Dharma  practice. Excerpted from the talk entitled Confidence given at  North London Buddhist Centre, 2015.

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FBA Podcast: From Suffering to Shraddha

By Centre Team on Sat, 5 Aug, 2023 - 11:00

Vidyapala draws on various Pali suttas, and the Buddha’s own life, to suggest ways we might move from suffering to faith in this talk given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2023.

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Dharmabytes: Something Beyond Us

By Centre Team on Thu, 3 Aug, 2023 - 11:00

Shraddha or ‘confidence-faith’ as an indispensable basis for the cultivation of Wisdom. In this talk Satyajyoti explores the teachings of the Buddhist teacher Shinran, who developed a tradition of complete and true entrusting to this dimension, sometimes referred to as ‘other power’.

Excerpted from the talk entitled True Entrusting and the Wisdom of Shinran given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2023.

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Dharmabytes: This Human Situation

By Zac on Thu, 19 Jan, 2023 - 06:00

Samantabhadri explores what it was like to meet the Buddha, the fully Enlightened human being. She then discusses ‘garava’ as devotion for the whole richness of our Dharma Lives, including positive emotions for all beings.

From the talk entitled Turning Towards the Buddha: The True Nature of Devotion given on the Women’s Area Order Weekend held at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2022.

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Dharmabyte: An Overwhelming Torrent

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

Padmasambhava is a potent symbol of transformation. Maitreyi shows us how to evoke the help, energy and vision we need to change our lives.

From the talk Heart Advice From the Lotus-Born: ‘Never Be Apart From the Causes For Faith to Arise’ given at London Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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PoetryEast with Tracy K. Smith

By Zac on Fri, 25 Feb, 2022 - 13:40

PoetryEast with Tracy K. Smith

By Zac on Fri, 25 Feb, 2022 - 13:40

Saturday 5th March, 7pm (YouTube Premier)

The American poet and educator Tracy K. Smith has published four collections of poetry. Her 2011 collection Life on Mars won the Pulitzer Prize. Tracy served as the Poet Laureate of the United States from 2017 to 2019. Her memoir, Ordinary Light, was published in 2015. She was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2021, the same year that Such Color: New and Selected Poems was published. 

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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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Dharmabyte: Experiencing Wisdom Through Faith

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 2 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Saccanama explores shraddha, often translated as ‘faith’, as the emotional counterpoint of wisdom. It’s not a foundation for insight to arise, but rather it’s the equivalent of perceptual, cognitive insight experienced through reverence, worship and devotion.

From the talk entitled The Roots of Faith recorded at the Swedish Summer Retreat at Dharmagiri, July 2019. This talk is part of the series ‘To Place the Heart Upon’ - Exploring Faith in Buddhism.

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