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Dharmabyte: A Completely Different Level of Commitment

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 9 Sep, 2019 - 14:00

It’s very hard for us to imagine vimutti, (freedom), in it’s fullest and perfect sense. Sharing a funny story about watching ants from his ordination retreat, Akashamitra evokes a delightful analogy about making a commitment on a complete different level when we aspire to enlightenment.

From the talk entitled Breaking the Fetter of Superficiality from the series ‘The Taste of Freedom’ Revisited given at London Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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Buddhist Voices: Abhayadana - Giving the Gift of Fearlessness to Women in India

By Candradasa on Mon, 9 Sep, 2019 - 13:01

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...

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Dharmabyte: The Point of Freedom

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 5 Sep, 2019 - 14:00

Here Prajnamati offers gentle guidance for meditation inspired by the Anapanasati Sutta. In meditation we choose to center our attention on what arises – initially we may tighten or harden or contract which is movement out of meditation towards hindrance. There is another direction we can go, alternatively we can relax into our experience and move into the point of freedom.

From the talk entitled The Point of Freedom given at Bristol Buddhist Centre, UK,...

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FBA Podcast: Dancing with the Dakinis

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 31 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

Suryagupta delivers a powerful, passionate account of the figure of the Dakini who represents perfect freedom.

London Buddhist Centre’s contemporary series on Sangharakshita’s classic 1979 lecture ‘The Taste of Freedom’.

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Dharmabyte: Uninterrupted Flow of Spontaneous Transcendental States

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 29 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

Why did the Buddha compare the The Dharma-Vinaya having the taste of freedom with the great ocean having the taste of salt? It’s about the direct experience of the qualities of enlightenment. The Dharma-vinaya is an uninterrupted spontaneous flow of spiritual and transcendental states. That flow may crystallise into certain teachings, but should not be identified with it.

Just as the mighty ocean has but one taste, the taste of salt, even so the Dharma-vinaya (Buddhism) has but one taste, the taste...

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FBA Podcast: Ultimate Freedom

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 24 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

Padmavajra visited the London Buddhist Centre to give a talk on Sangharakshita’s classic 1979 lecture ‘The Taste of Freedom’.

Just as the mighty ocean has but one taste, the taste of salt, even so the Dharma-vinaya (Buddhism) has but one taste, the taste of Freedom.

(from ‘The Udana’). 

Talk given June 2019

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Dharmabyte: Ambedkar - A True Hero

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 21 Mar, 2019 - 13:00

Ambedkar: A True Hero, is excerpted from the talk Radical Buddhism - Changing the Myth of Society by Vajratara about Dr Ambedkar and his relevance to the Western Buddhists.

In a culture of unprecedented freedom, Vajratara asks how we choose which path to follow? This was the question facing Dr Ambedkar who had a burning issue to solve - untouchability. Vajratara introduces Dr Ambedkar by showing his methods of solving this problem, and how he came to realise more than...

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Dharmabyte: Into the Depths

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 7 Jan, 2019 - 11:00

What needs to be seen and known in our experience of suffering in order for it to lead to freedom and compassion? Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is called Into the Depths from the talk Insight Into Dukkha by Dayajoti.

Number eight in a series of talks from a 12-day Metta and Insight Retreat at Taraloka, 2015.

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Abhaya On Beauty and The Imagination as Ways to Liberation - New Podcast

By Centre Team on Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 - 14:51

A deep-dive of a conversation between Abhaya and Satyalila, framing the practice of the Dharma as a path towards beauty, letting go, and liberation of the heart and mind. 

Abhaya speaks frankly about the very early days of the FWBO (now Triratna) and how his understanding of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s systematic approach has evolved alongside his personal connection to his teacher and friend. We also hear how his early inspiration around the Tibetan text translated as ‘Self Liberation Through Seeing with Naked...

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