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Dharmabyte: Our Root Fear - Selflessness

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 27 May, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today brings us face to face, as it were, with Our Root Fear, that of selflessness.

From the talk Ethics as Insight Practice by Guhyavajra.

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Dharmabyte: Nothing to Fear

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Nov, 2018 - 13:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is all about Nothing to Fear. Vajrasara explores the life and teachings of the Buddha as they’ve come down through the stories of the tradition. From the talk Tales of a Free Spirit - 45 Years of the Buddha’s Life, given in 2006.

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Dharmabyte: Fear and Vajrapani

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 14:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte offers a sensitive and thoughtful exploration of Fear and Vajrapani. This excerpt is from the talk entitled The Blazing Iron Club and the Winged Horse (Winter Retreat Dec 2010) by Vidyadaka.

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Dharmabyte: Tethered to Fiction

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Jul, 2018 - 12:24

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.

From the talk, ‘The Sea As Spiritual Death’, given at...

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Dharmabyte: The Sea As Spiritual Death

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 14 May, 2018 - 13:14

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...

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Dharmabyte: The Gift of Fearlessness

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Apr, 2018 - 16:10

Fear is the great modern disease. Helping to create the conditions of fearlessness is one of the greatest gifts we can give.

This FBA Dharmabyte podcast is entitled”The Gift of Fearlessness” by Sangharakshita from the talk Altruism and Individualism in the Spiritual Life given in 1969 as part of the series Aspects of the Bodhisattva Ideal.

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"Death is Certain" [Dharmabytes Podcast #287]

By viriyalila on Thu, 17 Oct, 2013 - 14:07
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Death is Certain,” is an excerpt from the talk “The Transitoriness of Life and the Certainty of Death” by Vajradarshini. Here she talks about disassociating from our own death and how our death really is not that significant. In imagining this, knowing this, there is freedom. The third talk in a five-part series from Tiratanaloka’s retreat on the ‘Four Mind Turnings’ of the Tibetan tradition.
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Cutting the Rope: FBA Dharmabyte

By viriyalila on Tue, 15 Oct, 2013 - 21:26
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Cutting the Rope,” is an excerpt from the talk “Touching the Void” by Jnanavaca. Here he talks about the analogy of ‘cutting the rope’ and taking responsibility. In the full talk Jnanavaca relates events in Joe Simpson’s popular mountaineering book ‘Touching the Void’ to aspects of Buddhist practice. Look out for some wonderful quotes – from T.E. Lawrence to Einstein. Inspiring stuff all round…

Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2004...
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Why Are We So Afraid?

By viriyalila on Fri, 11 Oct, 2013 - 01:13
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Why Are We So Afraid?,” is an excerpt from the talk “Dying to Live” by Vidyamala. Here she talks about being present with fear in the face of impermanence.

In the full talk, Vidyamala gives a strong account of working with suffering and sorrow in life, and of transforming experience into one characterized by contentment and a sense of meaning. From her own practice of living with chronic pain comes a...
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Tasting Fear

By viriyalila on Mon, 30 Sep, 2013 - 13:23
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Tasting Fear,” by Kulaprabha is an an excerpt from the talk “Spiritual Death, Fear and Fearlessness.” Spiritual Death is about death of our fixed, bounded self, the self that is made up of bundled habits and preferences and views – especially views about existence and non-existence. So don’t be surprised if, when contemplating the impermanence and unreliability of that small self, you taste fear. It’s natural enough in the circumstances. After all,...