My meditation practice in that time was focussed on direct experience: I would sit for a while and then would look – and what was seen was fabrication! That was clearly seen: this fabrication making something out of direct experience that actually wasn’t in direct experience. Really clearly seeing that was liberating: it was liberating – the energy that went in to that – there was this visceral feeling of release and joy in that release of the energy that
In 2017 Birmingham Buddhist Centre turned their energies towards being and building a vibrant Sangha heart for their community. This short talk, given by Singhamati Chair of the Birmingham Buddhist Centre at the launch of this project, explores how the practice of Sangha is essential for insight on the journey towards Enlightenment.
This FBA Podcast is called ‘The Sangha Context of the Anapanasati Teaching’, a talk given by Shubha at the London Buddhist Centre’s Women’s Night Class, November 21st 2013. Drawing out the full sutta where the Anapanasati teaching is given speaks to the sangha context as a condition for insight.
This FBA Dharmabyte is on Worldly and Unworldly Vedana from a series of talks on the Satipatthana: A Path to Insight.
This talk is clear, engaging and impassioned. In this full exploration of how to apply mindfulness practice in meditation and our lives, Prasadavati’s depth of lived experience and love of satipatthana shines through. This series was given on an intensive meditation retreat at Taraloka for women who have asked...
This FBA Podcast is called ‘Inquisitive Mind, Thinking and Awakening’.
Here Yashobodhi talks about the relationship between thinking and insight. As long as we have a brain, we will have thoughts. Some of these thoughts are helpful. Some not so much. Becoming aware of thoughts is a good start. Whatever next?
This FBA Dharmabyte is the beginning of a heartfelt conversation between Samantabhadri and Dharmakarunya entitled ‘Metta, Contemplative Dialogue.’
The two good friends engage in a contemplative dialogue about Metta. This dialogue, spontaneous and unscripted, unfolds as a significant exploration of Metta. Metta as meditation practice, as an illumination of ordinary living and as a path to insight.