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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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FBA Podcast: Inquiry Into the Experience of Wisdom

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 27 Nov, 2021 - 06:00

Viveka explores the fourth tetrad of the Anapanasati Sutta: “inquiry into the experience of wisdom” particularly applying the contemplations of impermanence, fading away, cessation and relinquishment to the experience of mind and awareness itself. 

This talk is part of the series Anapanasati Sutta: Instructions for Awakening given at Adhisthana, 2019.

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Dharmabyte: Starting to See Through

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 25 Nov, 2021 - 06:00

Dhammarati illuminates the process of conditionality that is put in motion when engaged in Anapanasati meditation. Here he is introducing the fourth tetrad focusing on the first instruction of contemplating impermanence.

Excerpted from the talk Inquiry Into the Experience of Wisdom, part of the series Anapanasati Sutta: Instructions for Awakening given on retreat at Adhisthana, May 2019.

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FBA Podcast: 'Love Is Proved In the Letting Go'

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 20 Nov, 2021 - 06:00

A personal talk where Punyamala shares her reflections on impermanence, particularly in the context of family life. Weaving in poetry and real life examples, Punyamala looks at the question of how to stay open in the midst of impermanence and death, without falling into despondency. Punyamala describes how she has sought to live a meaningful life, fully open to reality.

This talk was given on an ordination training retreat at Tiratanaloka Retreat Centre, 2019.

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Dharmabyte: A Weak Spot in Reality

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 18 Nov, 2021 - 06:00

Maitreyabandhu reminds us that the Buddha was cautious to describe things that were best directly experienced. The Lakshanas are not a metaphysical description of reality. Impermanence, insubstantiality and suffering show us there is something wrong with our perception.

From the talk Self-Surrender and the Laksana of Dukkha, part of the series Towards Insight: Three Myths given at Adhisthana, 2020.

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Dharmabyte: Why the Buddha Taught Impermanence

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 11 Nov, 2021 - 06:00

All conditioned things are impermanent… Not just a truism, but the central teaching of Buddhism upon which so much else follows. Jnanaketu starts off a three-part series on the lakshanas, or ‘marks’ of conditioned existence, by tackling this most crucial of insights that is easy to say but a great challenge to live by.

Excerpted from the talk The Three Lakshanas: Anitya as part of the series The Three Lakshanas given at ...

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Dharmabyte: There’s Nothing About Us That is Fixed

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 8 Nov, 2021 - 06:17

Silanatha reveals our collective blind spot of applying our awareness of change in the external world with change our inner experience. 

From the talk entitled Impermanence as part of a series on the Three Laksanas given at Colchester Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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