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A Sure Sign of Ignorance (Dharmabytes Podcast)

By Centre Team on Mon, 13 May, 2024 - 11:00

According to the Buddha we see permanence where there is impermanence, substantiality where there is insubstantiality, see the unlovely as beautiful and the unpleasant as pleasant. How does this affect us? And even more importantly, what can we do about this? Yashobodhi makes the simple yet profound connection between ignorance and suffering. Excerpted from  the talk Distortions of the Mind given at West London Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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Dharmabytes: Taking Impermanence to Heart

By Centre Team on Mon, 22 Jan, 2024 - 11:00

True wisdom in the Buddhist sense is not book knowledge, but understanding how things really are. The Buddha was always pragmatic in his approach and sought to get straight to the root of suffering. His vision was embedded in conditioned co-production: awareness that things are always coming into being and passing away, and that there are many conditions in play together. Satyajyoti uses the metaphor of the ocean, with many waves arising and passing away, as a...

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Dharmabytes: Surrendering to Uncertainty

By Centre Team on Thu, 23 Nov, 2023 - 11:00

Satyaraja explores what it means to ‘cherish’ or treasure the Dharma in all its aspects, and as both the teaching of the Buddha and his Enlightenment experience. The talk concludes with the importance of seeing the Dharma as beautiful if we are to truly cherish it. Excerpted from the talk entitled Cherish the Doctrine given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2919, as part of the series A Living Bodhisattva.
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Dharmabytes: Let Life Teach Us

By Centre Team on Thu, 17 Aug, 2023 - 11:00

Singhamati explores the Buddha’s teachings on Wisdom, primarily looking at the three Lakshanas, the three marks of conditioned existence. 

From the talk Being with the Buddha Through Wisdom, the fourth in a series given on retreat at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2012.

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Dharmabytes: An Error of Perception

By Zac on Thu, 11 May, 2023 - 06:00

Vidyamala simplifies the whole of Buddhism with this succinct teaching on impermanence.

From the talk Overview of the Five Stages of the System of Practice, part of the series The Bridge, the Path and the Goal given at Adhisthana, 2019.

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Parinirvana Day Festival 2023 | London Buddhist Centre with Online Elements

By Centre Team on Fri, 3 Feb, 2023 - 10:29

Parinirvana Day Festival 2023 | London Buddhist Centre with Online Elements

By Centre Team on Fri, 3 Feb, 2023 - 10:29

This Sunday, join the community at the London Buddhist Centre for a festival marking the death of the Buddha, two and a half millennia ago. 

It’s a great opportunity to contemplate impermanence, rejoice in the example of the Buddha’s life and reflect on the precious opportunity that our own lives present us. For those able to attend in-person at the LBC, there is a full program for the day, including meditation, reflection and ritual as well...

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Dharmabyte: Softening Into Letting Go

By Zac on Mon, 11 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Coming Into Your True Nature

A tender and moving talk by Paramananda. Transformation is basically allowing the protective shell of self to dissipate. This shell only falls away if you come into relationship with your real, impermanent, fragile, vulnerable nature and soften into that or open up to that.

Excerpted from the talk The Nature of Transformation given at West London Buddhist Centre, 2014.

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Dharmabyte: Reimagining the Significance of Breaking

By Zac on Mon, 4 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Allowing Sensitivity + Poignancy 

Maitridevi explores how things that are broken can be given a fresh perspective through their repair and how, through this process, a greater beauty can be revealed. Excerpted from the talk entitled Love and the Beauty of Broken Things given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2018.

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Dharmabyte: Things Break

By Zac on Thu, 16 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Maitridevi explores looking at ways to re-vision breaking and brokenness in ourselves and in relationships so that we can hold them with love.
Excerpted from the talk A Love of Broken Things given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2018.

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Dharmabyte: Changingness: All There Is

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 13 Dec, 2021 - 06:00

At the heart of the spiral path is conditioned co-production which at heart means “changingness”. This “changingness” can be creative (leading to more and more beneficial mental states) or reactive (cycling from pleasurable to painful mental states). Subhadramati describes how the spiral path uses a creative “changingness” to grow out of our habitual habits and into liberation.

From the talk The Spiral Path, part of the series ‘The Taste of Freedom’ Revisited given...

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