“What went before — let go of that! All that’s to come — have none of it! Don’t hold on to what’s in between, And you’ll wander fully at peace.”
Today we look a key aspect of this most strange of times: fear itself. Whether it’s the virus, other people, or your own mind that sometimes gets to you. Whether you’re oddly calm, having to work with mild anxiety, or find yourself in the throes of full blown panic...
A great conversation with the quietly brilliant Abhayadana about her Buddhist work and practice in India. Her name means ‘Giver of Fearlessness’ - and this is something she has dedicated her life to, helping support and free women in her community from the stigma of social caste and the violence that often goes with it.
We hear about her personal approach via meditation and reflection on the Buddhist figure of Kshitigarbha (Jizo) who descends into hell realms to liberate suffering beings. And...
This FBA Dharmabyte podcast is called ‘Tethered to Fiction’ by Arthabandhu.
Spiritual death does not only mean esoteric meditation practices, it means confronting the vagaries and difficulties of life with honesty and courage and seeing what we can learn from them. By opening up to new experiences life becomes more vivid and enjoyable - if we can just face the fear.
This Dharmabyte podcast, ‘The Sea As Spiritual Death’, is an excerpt from a talk of the same name by Arthabandhu who explores the image of the sea and the raft. We hold onto our raft, but this brings suffering - can we let go, enter the sea and become spiritually reborn? This is the question Arthabandhu asks us.
Spiritual death does not only mean esoteric meditation practices, it means confronting the vagaries and difficulties of life with...
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte ”Fear, Terror, and Heroic Virtues” is an exploration of the cremation ground as a symbol of transformation. Are we ready to face our own death, and the total transformation it symbolises? From the talk “The Symbolism of the Cremation Ground and the Celestial Maidens”
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte explores four reasons “Why We Fear Death” drawn by Kulaprabha from the Abhaya Sutta in the Pali Canon. It’s a lovely segment from a larger talk looking at the roots of fear, how it relates to change and transformation in spiritual practice, and how we can live more fearlessly.