In this Dharmabyte podcast, ‘A Prayer to the Moon’, Paramananda shares a David White poem about the moon as a means of expressing consciousness that is inspired by longing for something greater than us.
From a talk called ‘The Moon’ given at the West London Buddhist Centre.
In this FBA Dharmabyte entitled ‘Changing Faith’, Sangharakshita discusses how Faith (shraddha) arises in dependence on unsatisfactoriness (dukkha). From the talk The Dynamics of Being given in 1966 as part of the series Introducing Buddhism.
In this FBA Dharmabyte entitled ‘Faith’, Subhadramati explores what Buddhism means by faith, pointing us to what exactly we need to have faith in if we are to deepen into life. From the talk of the same name, Faith, given on the Urban Retreat 2016.
This FBA Dharmabyte is entitled ‘Confidence’. Confidence in the three jewels is incredibly important for our spiritual lives. Excerpted from the talk of the same title, Confidence, which includes a led meditation.
As his contribution to evoking the “lion’s roar” of the Buddha, Purna talks about myth and the importance of reverence in any spiritual life, regardless of temperament. We are given a faith-centered tour of the seven traditional spots around the Bodhi tree marking different aspects of the Buddha’s Enlightenment experience. And Purna enjoins us to “release faith” by following in the Buddha’s footsteps and dropping our rigid self view…
The closing talk from the women’s area order weekend at Adhisthana in December 2017. The weekend was on the theme of Padmasambhava and the Arising of Faith.
Parami riffs off of the Advice from the Lotus Born given to Yeshe Tsogyal on the conditions for the arising of faith. She talks of a vision she had of Padmasambhava at Dhanakhosa earlier in the year, and her reflections since on the relevance of Padmasambhava to her personally, to the Order, and to the...