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FBA Podcast: The Heart Sutra

By Zac on Sat, 21 Jan, 2023 - 06:00

Vajrapriya takes us into this radical and classic wisdom-text which goes to the heart of how to become free, and how to help the world become free. Enigmatic, speaking to our depths, undermining any fundamentalism or limiting views about ourselves, it asks us to dive deep into the nature of experience, looking, for ourselves, to see truly the way things are. This talk was recorded on the Four Sanghas Retreat Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2022.

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Dharmabytes: Freedom from the Fear of Losing Ourselves

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

Alokadhara investigates how fear arises in dependence upon the delusion of there being a fixed, separate self and how the spell of that delusion can be broken by a clear seeing into the true nature of the five skandhas.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Not Mine, Not I, Not Self - Unbinding the Tentacles of Clinging - the Way to Fearlessness given on Men’s Event at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2013.

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Amala (Highlights)

By Zac on Wed, 2 Nov, 2022 - 13:26

“The Heart Sutra was my moment of conversion, when I was 17 years old.”
 

Amala’s Annals:

In 1968 I was 14 years old, attending a Quaker High School in Washington, D.C., USA. I was very aware of the Civil Rights movement and the unrest all around me due to race issues. I was also aware of the growing peace movement(s) and started to be active in anti-Vietnam marches in Washington.

In 1978 I had graduated from university two years before with...

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Dharmabyte: Letting the Words Drop In Deeply

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

The Perfection of Wisdom literature is filled with paradox. Santavajri shares her reflections on the rather baffling concepts presented in The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra. Both relevant and incomprehensible, the true meaning goes well beyond the words themselves.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Approaches to the Perfection of Wisdom given at the London Buddhist Centre’s Women’s Class as part of their exploration of the Bodhisattva Ideal, 2011.

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