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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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Dharmabyte: Faith is the Foundation: Virya is the Wall

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 10 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

There is an unfolding process within us – in each moment we have a choice to move towards the painful and unskilful, or we can move towards liberation. Faith is the intuition that there is a way of responding to experience that moves us away from suffering and towards liberation. What most deeply matters to us? What conditions allow for the process of flourishing to happen?

Dhammarati calls on the story of Milarepa to draw out the relationship between faith...

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Longing for the Dharma: The Power of Dharma Chanda

By SophieAnn on Sun, 31 Jan, 2021 - 09:48

Longing for the Dharma: The Power of Dharma Chanda

By SophieAnn on Sun, 31 Jan, 2021 - 09:48


All you need is faith!


Follow the YouTube link for a short talk by Maitrisiddhi, given to Order Members during Summer 2020, during which she shares her renowned passion for the Dharma.


For more, joinMaitrisiddhi
online for ‘True Entrusting: Shinran, the Buddha and Bhante’ in February, an online retreat suitable for GFR mitras and OMs.


For more information, or to book a limited space, please visit: https://taraloka.org.uk/retreats/online-true-entrusting-shinran-the-budd…

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Dharmabyte: Faith in the Path of Liberation

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 28 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

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

From the talk entitled Heart Advice From the Lotus-Born: ‘Never Be Apart From the Causes For Faith to Arise’, given at the London Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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FBA Podcast: The Buddha Vandana

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 26 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

A self-proclaimed ‘doctrine follower’, Nagasuri challenges herself to speak on the basis of her faith in the Buddha, and does so with moving eloquence. Personal, full of devotion, she shares over 30 years of being in contact with the Buddha and explains how the grace of the Buddha’s blessings has opened her heart time and time again.

Talk given at the Women’s International Order Convention 2011.

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Dharmabyte: There’s A Lot of Potential Within Us

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 24 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

Kamalashila takes us into the world of the Abhidharma to investigate how positive mind states emerge. He describes the types of Shraddha (confidence, faith or esteem), and their place in Buddhist practice.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Shraddha given for Sangha Night at the West London Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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FBA Podcast: Faith, the Crisis of the Self and Self-Surrender

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 5 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

How will you conceive of yourself as becoming like the Buddha? Saccanama explores the three myths of spiritual life, that of self-development, that of self-surrender, and that of self-discovery.

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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