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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.


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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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Dharmabyte: Bound or Free?

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Nov, 2020 - 06:00

Most of our life strategies are to avoid pain. We can ask ourselves - Do I want to be bound by suffering, or free from suffering? Aryajaya describes the movement towards the Three Jewels as a development of faith and effective Going for Refuge.

From the talk entitled Commitment Is Key given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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Dharmabyte: Unconditional Surrender

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 14:00

Saccanama explores the three myths of spiritual life and the crisis of the self - reason and will are no longer able to cope. In this excerpt we hear about Shinran’s life with readings on self-power and other-power. Dharmakara becomes Amida – the central myth of the Pure Land schools.

From the talk Faith, the Crisis of the Self and Self-Surrender recorded at the Swedish Summer Retreat at Dharmagiri, July 2019 as part of the...

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Dharmabyte: Don't Wait Another Second to Practice

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 24 Aug, 2020 - 14:00

Surata talks about the nature of Viriya, diligence to practice, to apply oneself, to engage in a steady practice, even when one doesn’t quite feel like it. Calling on Shraddha (faith) we call on diligence that does not lose heart!

Excerpted from the third in a series of four talks on the Bodhisattva ideal entitled Plunging Into The Positive - Kshanti and Virya, given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, March 2011, for men training to join...

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Dharmabyte: An Intuition In Us

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 18 May, 2020 - 14:00

Vajradevi explores aspects of faith, including faith and receptivity, the relationship of confidence and doubt in our own practice. She goes on to look at how faith and wisdom relate, including right view and how ‘faith is wisdom, but not fully realised.’

From the talk Recap On Sati (mindfulness) & Exploring the Faculty of Faith as part of the series Pathways to the Beautiful Mind: Bristol Rains Retreat.

Bristol Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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