Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Abhaya (Highlights)

By Zac on Sat, 1 Oct, 2022 - 11:48

“You have to balance or hold the bearer of the archetype with the ordinary human being, that’s very important. Because there’s no way you’re going to reconcile them.”

Abhaya Annals:

In 1968 I was living in Cornwall with my family, sharing in a kind of family community experiment. I had met Bhante and the seedling movement a year before at his first summer retreat at Haslemere, Surrey.

In 1978 I was working as a carpenter at Sukhavati in Bethnal Green, which soon came to be...

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Dharmabyte: Urban Gonzo Psycho - Geography

By Zac on Thu, 30 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Padmamati explores the spirit, or soul, of place, that of animating your physical context to experience it in an emotional and psychological way. The speaker is Padmamati - aka Stephen Coates - founder and frontman of cabaret band The Real Tuesday Weld, who have made so many contributions to London creative life.
Excerpted from the talk Urban Imagination given at West London Buddhist Centre, 2014.

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Dharmabyte: Vision-Worlds Unveiled

By Zac on Thu, 9 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Nagapriya encourages us to read Mahayana Sutras, when reading such a text, if we allow ourselves to really enter into it, we find ourselves transported into it. The scripture, through our participation in it, unveils a samadhi, a particular vision-world that a Bodhisattva dwells in. 

Excerpted from the talk Mahayana Buddhist Scriptures, part of the series Visions of Mahayana Buddhism, given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2009.

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Truly Amazing is this Dream-like World: Exploring our dreams through the Dharma with Arthabandhu

By Zac on Tue, 22 Feb, 2022 - 12:03

Truly Amazing is this Dream-like World: Exploring our dreams through the Dharma with Arthabandhu

By Zac on Tue, 22 Feb, 2022 - 12:03

April 2-3 2022

First session (2 hrs): USA PST 01:00 | México 03:00 | USA EST 04:00 | IE & UK 09:00 | Europe CET 10:00 | India 13:30 | Australia AEDT 19.00 | New Zealand 21.00

Second session (2 hrs): USA PST 06:00 | México 08:00 | USA EST 09:00 | IE & UK 14:00 | Europe CET 15:00 | | India 18:30 | Australia ...

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Dharmabyte: Vertical Imagination as Divine Eye

By Zac on Mon, 7 Feb, 2022 - 06:00

Living ethically requires us to have imagination in how we treat others, and truly put ourselves in others’ shoes. Here, Sangharakshita discusses vertical imagination as seeing the world with the Divine Eye.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Living with Ethics (book launch) given at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 2009.

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FBA Podcast: The Alchemical Buddha

By Zac on Sat, 1 Jan, 2022 - 01:00

Satyapara leads us in an evocation of the alchemical Buddha drawing out the mythic dimension through receptivity and imagination.

Talk given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2018.

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Dharmabyte: Building Spiritual Power Together

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Nov, 2021 - 06:00

Viveka concludes this Anapanasati Sutta: Instructions for Awakening retreat with a final exploration of the wisdom tetrad, focusing on the experience of relinquishment and offers suggestions on bearing with confoundment through imagination and inquiry. 

Excerpted from the talk Where Is Self Arising Now? given at Adhisthana, May 2019.

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FBA Podcast: Buddha with a Thousand Faces

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 6 Mar, 2021 - 06:00

Imagine being with the Buddha, imagine the emotional effect of being that close to the Buddha. Bodhinaga draws out stories from the life of the Buddha that point to the importance of imagination as we engage with our aspiration for Enlightenment.

This talk is part of the series entitled Faces of Enlightenment given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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Looking into the Well: Using Writing to Explore the Mind

By Centre Team on Mon, 8 Feb, 2021 - 23:00

Looking into the Well: Using Writing to Explore the Mind

By Centre Team on Mon, 8 Feb, 2021 - 23:00

A four-week course with Yashobodhi: Sundays: March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
Each session will be done twice every week to accommodate time zones (see below for times and springtime changes mid-course!). 

Come to any session you want with your ticket.

Reserve your space (Suggested donation for the whole course: $80  £80  €80)

About the course
In this course we will use writing as a tool to tap into the abundance and wisdom that usually lie dormant under our habitual ways of viewing ourselves and the world. 

The prompts we will be using...

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FBA Podcast: The Imaginal Faculty

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 9 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

The Imaginal Faculty….what is it and why does it matter in our spiritual lives? Taravandana offers a personal perspective on her journey and experience of it in her practice. She offers guidance and pointers on how to open up further to the Imaginal Faculty in our own practice.

A talk given as part of a day for women training for ordination, Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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