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By dhammamegha on Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 20:26

Free the Dharma eBook this week

By dhammamegha on Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 20:26

I’ve been thinking for a while about this week’s Free the Dharma eBook; There’s more to dying than death by Lama Shenpen Hookham. You can download it here until June 1. If you prefer, you can buy a printed copy here.

I can feel my resistance. Yet all around us is talk of daily deaths, sickness, and this quiet unseen virus that can pass between us. Some of us are worried about getting sick. Some of us are taking risks,...

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Dharmabyte: Entering Each Other’s Worlds

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 11 May, 2020 - 14:00

Another cracking talk from Vajratara exploring Metta as a path to insight.

What happens when Metta passes through the fires of sunyata? Insight isn’t a cold, detached featureless state. Insight has it’s own positive character – increasing awareness of others and spontaneous compassionate activity.

From the talk entitled Metta and the Path of Insight given on a Young Womens’ Weekend at Taraloka, 2013.

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Dharmabyte: Merit Does Not Equal Insight

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Sep, 2019 - 14:00

With his customary dry wit and sharp eye Abhaya leads us on the crazy paving path through the Diamond Sutra - a text guaranteed to turn your world upside-down. Some very funny parts to this talk - and some excellent evocations of rigorous Dharma practice as part of the everyday business of life.

In this excerpt we hear readings from the sutra about how merit is not enough for insight to arise. From the talk entitled The Diamond...

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Dharmabyte: The Four Limitless States

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 3 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Sangharakshita discusses The Four Limitless States.

In Buddhist practice, the traditional method of choice for effecting positive change in one’s life is meditation. Here Sangharakshita takes a closer look, focussing on the ‘superconscious states’ (characterised in turn by integration, inspiration, permeation, and radiation), the practice of developing universal friendliness, and the distinction between calm and Insight. Talk given in 1976.

From the talk, A Method of Personal Development, given as part of the...

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Dharmabyte: Turning Towards

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 30 May, 2019 - 14:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is Turning Towards by Saddhanandi. 

How do you make a meaningful practice of loving kindness in a difficult world? How do we turn towards, rather than away…?

This is excerpted from the brilliant talk given on the Metta and Insight Retreat, 2015.

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Mahamati - The Many Blessings of Sadhana

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 May, 2019 - 12:22

Mahamati gave a talk on the many blessings of sadhana at the November 2018 UK and Ireland Men’s Area Order Weekend at Adhisthana.

The weekend was hosted by some of the UK based members of the College of Public Preceptors but it was also the first gathering after the death of Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita.

The theme of the weekend was sadhana - “Among our many gifts from Bhante is sadhana. Sadhana can encompass our whole Dharma life. It can be a doorway...

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Dharmabyte: Metta as Emptiness

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 17 Jan, 2019 - 11:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is called Metta as Emptiness by Dayajoti. This excerpt is from the talk Dependent Arising given on the Metta and Insight Retreat, held at Taraloka Retreat Centre, May 2015.

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Dharmabyte: Gestures of Metta

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 14 Jan, 2019 - 11:00

What needs to be seen and known in our experience of suffering in order for it to lead to freedom and compassion? Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is called Gestures of Metta by Saddhanandi. This beautiful collection of thoughts on metta is the introduction to a guided meditation.

The full talk, entitled Metta and Beauty, is from a 12 day meditation retreat on Metta as a Path to Insight given at Taraloka, May 2015.

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