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FBA Podcast: The Power of Initiation

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 28 Aug, 2021 - 06:00

Here Jnanavaca discusses how Tantric Buddhism is concerned with the direct experience of who we are and what we can become. Its aim is to help us realize our potential by transforming the energy locked in by old habits, fears, and views.

Talk given at London Buddhist Centre, 2020.

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Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Dharma

By akasajoti on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 12:27

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Dharma

By akasajoti on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 12:27

Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu, from London, UK, discuss the process of studying and understanding Sangharakshita’s distinctive presentation of the Dharma, in the third in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training in Triratna.

The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the Preceptors’...

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Poetry East: Exploring Consciousness

By Maitreyabandhu on Wed, 23 Jun, 2021 - 17:55

Poetry East: Exploring Consciousness

By Maitreyabandhu on Wed, 23 Jun, 2021 - 17:55

PoetryEast with Rupert Sheldrake: ‘Exploring Consciousness’

Premier: July 3rd, 7pm (BST).

PoetryEast is delighted to be hosting Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, a biologist and author best known for his hypothesis of morphic resonance. Jnanavaca (who studied physics at Oxford) will be in conversation with Dr Sheldrake about the possible synergy between science and Buddhism, about Sheldrake’s theory of evolution, and about the nature of consciousness. 

Watch live on YouTube

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Dharmabyte: Moving Towards Timelessness

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 17 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

Jnanavaca discusses metta as the foundation of samadhi, taking us back to basics and reminding us to dwell with patience and acceptance in the body.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Metta as the Foundation of Samadhi given as part of the online retreat Towards Insight: Three Myths led by  Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu at Adhisthana, 2020.

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Dharmabyte: Vajrasattva as Blue Sky

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 29 Apr, 2021 - 06:00

With a magician-like quality, Jnanavaca introduces us to the pure white Vajrasattva with a talk ranging from Carl Sagan to childhood magic sets, rainbow men in the sky to the moment of death; Jnanavaca offers a vision of reality that transcends time and space.

From the talk Vajrasattva, Time, Space & Rainbows, part of the series The Symbolic World of the Five Buddha Mandala given at London Buddhist Centre’s Winter Retreat 2019.

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Highlights from Parinirvana Celebrations

By kusaladevi on Fri, 19 Feb, 2021 - 14:04

Highlights from Parinirvana Celebrations

By kusaladevi on Fri, 19 Feb, 2021 - 14:04

Triratna communities around the world have been marking Parinirvana Day, which occurs on 15th February each year, commemorating the physical death and final Nirvana of the Buddha Shakyamuni.

Parinirvana Day is a time to recall the Buddha’s final days and his passing into final Nirvana, as he leaves his physical body. Many centres reflect on this by hearing verses from the Maha-parinibbana Sutta, a beautiful evocation of the Buddha’s generous teachings and acts, even in his final few days. Included in...

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Dharmabyte: Kalyana Mitrata

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 9 Nov, 2020 - 06:00

How do we go beyond the duality of subject and object, self and other, to experience the true nature of reality?

There is no real Buddhism if it’s all about self liberation. We have to see other people as like ourselves. Jnanavaca, telling the story of Meghiya, unequivocally draws out the importance of sangha and kalyana mitrata as the means to bring the Dharma to life in the world.

Excerpted from the talk What is Sangha...

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Dharmabyte: The Quest for Freedom

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 1 Oct, 2020 - 05:10

Jnanavaca weaves magic and myth with the day to day practice of the Dharma in exploring vimukti, freedom, which arises just before full and perfect Enlightenment in the spiral path.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Freedom Or Death given on Buddha Day 2019 at the London Buddhist Centre.

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Iain McGilchrist coming to PoetryEast for Two-Part Special

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 11:20

Iain McGilchrist coming to PoetryEast for Two-Part Special

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 11:20

Join PoetryEast for a two-part conversation with renowned psychiatrist, writer, and literary scholar, Iain McGilchrist - author of The Master and His Emissary.

Part one: ‘The Divided Brain’ will premier on Tuesday 13th October at 7pm (BST). Part two: ‘The Making of the Western World’ on Tuesday 20th October at 7pm (BST). 

Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu (from the London Buddhist Centre) will be in conversation with Dr McGilchrist about brain science, transcendence, poetry, and art. 

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Three Myths: Eight talks

By kusaladevi on Fri, 11 Sep, 2020 - 16:49

Three Myths: Eight talks

By kusaladevi on Fri, 11 Sep, 2020 - 16:49

The team at Adhisthana are really excited to invite you to this online series  - Three Myths: Eight Talks. What are the potential values and shortcomings of each of the Three Myths as an approach to insight? How can this help us live a full Dharma life?

Maitreyabandhu and Jnanavaca will be giving this series of talks, from 11th-18th...

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