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Dharmabyte: Let Go, Even of the Dharma

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Maitrisiddhi explores the fourth great thunderclap from the Heart Sutra: All Buddhist teachings are simply Relative Truth; the Highest truth cannot be stated in words, using the simile of the raft.

From the talk entitled The Highest Truth Cannot Be Stated In Words from retreat on the Heart Sutra at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2019.

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FBA Podcast: Here, Then

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 29 Aug, 2020 - 14:00

Subhadassi talks about dharma practice in challenging times, drawing on poetry & literature (Pablo Neruda & Franz Kafka) and the Perfection of Wisdom Tradition (especially the Heart Sutra). We also bump into the householder Vimalakirti, Subhadassi’s wife & children, the Diamond Sutra, Compassion, the Three Lakshanas & Hakuin along the way.

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Dharmabytes Podcast: Live Like a River Flows

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

Ratnavandana offers a personal sharing of her reflections on a six month solitary retreat where she was focussing on the Heart Sutra. 

With Avalokitesvara as her guide, she was hoping to deepen her understanding of the emptiness of the five skandhas as well as exploring how to bring all the ordinary everyday activities of life into the realm of the sacred.

This excerpt includes a reading evocation on the Five Buddha Mandala.

From the talk Glimpses of Emptiness...

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Dharmabyte: Avalokitesvara in the Heart Sutra

By Rijupatha on Mon, 3 Aug, 2015 - 11:00

Avalokitesvara plays a key role in the Heart Sutra. In our FBA Dharmabyte today, “Avalokitesvara in the Heart Sutra,” Taranita charts the history and symbolism of this archetypal figure across Buddhist history and cultures.

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Dharmabytes: The Heart Sutra – Sunyata

By Rijupatha on Tue, 18 Mar, 2014 - 23:25
Our FBA Dharmabyte today is a short talk by Taranita entitled: “The Heart Sutra – Sunyata.” Sunyata is central to the Heart Sutra, and here Taranita discusses this subtle Buddhist teaching – often translated as Emptiness or Voidness. In doing so, amongst other things, he compares Christian transubstantiation with Buddhist insubstantiality.

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FBA Podcast - Entering The Realm Of Perfect Wisdom

By Rijupatha on Sat, 15 Mar, 2014 - 18:13

FBA Podcast - Entering The Realm Of Perfect Wisdom

By Rijupatha on Sat, 15 Mar, 2014 - 18:13In our FBA Podcast this week, “Entering The Realm Of Perfect Wisdom,” Santavajri shares her connection with the Heart Sutra on Sangha Night at Sheffield Buddhist Centre. Talk was given on 5th May, 2008 as part of a series on Great Buddhist Texts.

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