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Dharmabyte: Everything is Impermanent

By Zac on Thu, 29 Sep, 2022 - 06:00

In Mahasraddha talks about the act of going for refuge by way of taking a good, hard look at our lives and the experience of dukkha, aka suffering, in light of the Buddha’s teaching. 

From the talk ​​The Sevenfold Puja: Going For Refuge, given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2010.

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Dharmabyte: A Single Line of Poetry

By Zac on Thu, 25 Aug, 2022 - 06:00

The Mystery of Spiritual Friendship

In the opening talk of the series, Padmasagara explores the profundity of the Buddha’s statement that spiritual friendship is ‘the whole of the spiritual life’ or, in other words, the whole of the Going for Refuge. He emphasises the “guhya” (secret or hidden) nature of spiritual friendship and demonstrates how its emergence in the world was inseparable from the Buddha’s ineffable Nirvana. Excerpted from the talk The Mystery of Spiritual Friendship,...

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Dharmabyte: An Existential Choice

By Zac on Thu, 11 Aug, 2022 - 06:00

Acting Out of Kindness

Dhammarati explores Going for Refuge and its central emphasis in the Triratna Buddhist Order here, bringing in the story of his own spiritual journey as an example of finding one’s unique response. He also looks to historical sources to identify some of the ways we can deepen our connection practically and experientially.

Excerpted from the talk The Triratna Emphasis On Going For Refuge given on a mens ordination training retreat at Aryaloka...

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Dharmabyte: As Long As Breath Lasts

By Zac on Mon, 8 Aug, 2022 - 06:00

Giving Yourself to the Three Jewels 

What is it to look to the ‘Three Jewels’ as a response to our dissatisfaction? Viveka takes a wide-ranging look at one of the most important aspects of Buddhist practice, whose significance is upheld in every tradition. From the talk entitled Going for Refuge given at San Francisco Buddhist Center, 2006.

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Maitripala (highlights)

By Zac on Thu, 4 Aug, 2022 - 12:45

I don’t need to go away from samsara to be really going for refuge. I can be right in the middle of it.

Maitripala Annals:
 
In 1968, I was 12 years old. I was living with my parents and siblings in suburban Reservoir, Melbourne Australia.
I was second eldest (first daughter) of five children. We had moved up to the city from an idyllic country life in Gippsland to have closer access to secondary schools. My early life...

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Dharmabyte: Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels

By Zac on Thu, 4 Aug, 2022 - 06:00

Subhadramati gives an introduction to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha as refuges and explores the practical implications of holding these values in one’s life. From the talk The Endless Round and the Point of Freedom given as part of a series on Going For Refuge given at London Buddhist Centre, 2014.

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Dharmabyte: Life is a Search for Refuge

By Zac on Thu, 14 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

Padmasagara explores the profundity of the Buddha’s statement that spiritual friendship is ‘the whole of the spiritual life’ or, in other words, the whole of the Going for Refuge. 

From the talk The Mystery of Spiritual Friendship, part of the series Of the Mysteries of Spiritual Friendship and the Three Tantric Refuges given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2022.

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Dharmabyte: Something Essential in Going Forth

By Zac on Thu, 7 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

Saddhaloka explores the key aspects of any practitioner’s commitment, Going Forth and Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels, evoking how Sangharakshita engaged with these formative acts as foundations of his own practice in India at the end of the Second World War.

Excerpted from the talk Going Forth And Going For Refuge given at the Triratna International Council meeting, 2019.

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Dharmabyte: Another Dimension of Experience

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 6 Dec, 2021 - 06:00

Getting to a refuge is essential to liberation, and it needs to be something beyond our present understanding. Akashadevi describes the process of deepening our going for refuge as well as a common misunderstanding. 

From the talk Going For Refuge, part of the series Sangharakshita and his approach to Buddhism at West London Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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FBA Podcast: Going For Refuge - What Gets In the Way?

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 4 Dec, 2021 - 06:00

Maitrisara explores the vipallasas, the topsy turvy views as a way to explore how our delusions inhibit our efforts in spiritual practice. She begins with an overview of what Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels means and why frameworks to explore delusion (like the topsy turvy views) can help us. She illustrates the topsy turvy views with examples from her own life. 

This talk was given on a retreat for women mitras in the MidWest Region, 2019.

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