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An interview with Ratnasuri

By Hridayagita on Thu, 3 Oct, 2019 - 12:07

As we head towards celebrating the life of Ratnasuri with her funeral here at Taraloka on the 10th October 2019. This is a link to an interview with Ratnasuri, aged 90, by Samantabhadri on the retreat ‘Facing Death, Embracing Life’ at Taraloka November 2013.

An alert, thoughtful Ratnasuri chats about inspiration, old age, her death and re-birth, Bhante, Taraloka, Amitabha and Vajrayogini.

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Dharmabyte: A Garland of Going Forth

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 16 Sep, 2019 - 14:00

This is one of a series of talks on the Therigatha, the songs or poems of the nuns at the time of the Buddha.

Gunasiddhi begins by saying that the songs are trying to communicate a level of spiritual experience to the hearer. The talk contains three themes: Going Forth, Friendship and Impermanence.

In this Dharmabyte we hear about the topic of Going forth which happened in a variety of ways for different reasons for these nuns. For us, we don’t go...

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More Free Time!

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 21 May, 2019 - 14:44

More Free Time!

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 21 May, 2019 - 14:44

Recently TBCO featured Helen Lewis of Windhorse Publications interviewing Vajragupta about his new book, Free Time! From Clock-watching to Free-flowing – a Buddhist Guide. Here Vajragupta reveals more about the book… and about the mystery of time.

Your new book is now available from Windhorse Publications, and it is about Buddhism and time, and our relationship with time… can you say more?
As we know, the Buddha said that experience is shaped by mind; we become...

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Dharmabyte: What is actually happening?

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 19 Jun, 2018 - 14:00

In this FBA Dharmabyte Arthapriya creatively explores the question: What is actually happening?

Arthapriya explores the Buddhist understanding of what we call reality, and how it is less common sensical than we might imagine. In particular, he questions how much our ‘outside world’ is in fact so strongly conditioned by our state of mind. Covering karma, emptiness, impermanence and galaxies, this is a wide ranging talk!

From the talk ‘The Nature of Reality‘ of a series of three talks entitled...

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Dharmabyte: Nothing is Standing Still

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 10:33

In this FBA Dharmabyte ‘Nothing Is Standing Still’ Sangharakshita describes the characteristic of anitta as the whole universe is one vast set of processes, all interrelated.

From the talk, “The Texture of Reality,” given in 1966, a lecture dealing with the three marks (lakshanas) of conditioned existence and their transcendence via the three liberations (vimokshas).

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Dharmabyte: Life is King

By Rijupatha on Thu, 17 Dec, 2015 - 11:00

We’ve been moved to share an abundant handful of Sangharakshita’s writings and poems this month. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a poem entitled “Life is King”. Selected from “Conquering New Worlds”, read by the author and published by Windhorse Publications, Glasgow, 1986.

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Sitting With Experience - Online Meditation

By Candradasa on Mon, 5 Oct, 2015 - 23:31

Sitting With Experience - Online Meditation

By Candradasa on Mon, 5 Oct, 2015 - 23:31

As part of our five-week series (you don’t need to attend them all!) this week - Tuesday 6th October - we’ll be going further again together into this whole business of sitting with whatever arises in the context of a deepened sense of nourishing awareness and kindness.

Come and join us - and make more of your day…

Tuesdays 2.30pm EST / 7.30pm UK

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Sitting Still in the Turning World - Online Meditation

By Candradasa on Mon, 28 Sep, 2015 - 18:07

Sitting Still in the Turning World - Online Meditation

By Candradasa on Mon, 28 Sep, 2015 - 18:07

As part of our five-week series (you don’t need to attend them all!) this week - Tuesday 29th September - we’ll be ‘just sitting’ still together - just trying to be with our experience, whatever that is, and respond with a deepened sense of nourishing awareness and kindness.

Come and join us - and make the most of a space for your heart and mind…

Tuesdays 2.30pm EST / 7.30pm UK

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