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FBA Podcast: Ultimate Freedom

By Zac on Sat, 10 Sep, 2022 - 06:00

The Buddha said that just as the taste of the ocean has but one taste, the taste of salt, so the Buddha’s teaching has one taste, the taste of freedom. Liberation, freedom or emancipation are the essence of the Buddha’s vision. In this wide ranging talk Padmavajra explains the conditions necessary to secure this heart’s release.

This talk is part of the series ‘The Taste of Freedom’ Revisited given at ...

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Love and Rage - Bodhilila with Lama Rod Owens (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 433)

By Centre Team on Fri, 10 Jun, 2022 - 00:33

In this final episode of the current season of the podcast, Bodhilila, Chair of the West London Buddhist Centre, is in conversation with Lama Rod Owens, bestselling author of ‘Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger’

Their exchange weaves across a number key Dharma threads, beginning with a sense of how being in the body can be a way to step out of systems that stop us reaching our full potential as human beings; a...

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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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Dharmabyte: Another Dimension of Experience

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 6 Dec, 2021 - 06:00

Getting to a refuge is essential to liberation, and it needs to be something beyond our present understanding. Akashadevi describes the process of deepening our going for refuge as well as a common misunderstanding. 

From the talk Going For Refuge, part of the series Sangharakshita and his approach to Buddhism at West London Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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FBA Podcast: Stabilizing the Insight

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 16 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

Nagasiddhi takes us into the mind and heart of the new Buddha after his awakening – as he explores this new territory within, and with other people he encounters setting out on the next stage of his journey into liberation.

Talk given as part of the series ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ during the April 2021 home retreat from Rivendell Retreat Centre hosted by The Buddhist Centre Online.

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Afrikan Wisdom

By Vimalasara on Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 14:29

Afrikan Wisdom

By Vimalasara on Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 14:29

Afrikan Wisdom, edited by Vimalasara:
New Voices Talk Black Liberation, Buddhism, and Beyond

A spiritual, political, and interdisciplinary anthology of wisdom stories from Black liberation leaders and teachers.

Afrikan Wisdom represents an intersectional, cross-pollinated exploration of Black life–past, present, and future. Award-winning author and editor Vimalasara’s (Valerie Mason-John) collection of 34 essays–written by an eclectic and inspirational group of Black thought leaders and teachers–reflects on the unique and multilayered experience of being Black in the world today.

Afrikan Wisdom is available now via North Atlantic...

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Dharmabyte: Faith is the Foundation: Virya is the Wall

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 10 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

There is an unfolding process within us – in each moment we have a choice to move towards the painful and unskilful, or we can move towards liberation. Faith is the intuition that there is a way of responding to experience that moves us away from suffering and towards liberation. What most deeply matters to us? What conditions allow for the process of flourishing to happen?

Dhammarati calls on the story of Milarepa to draw out the relationship between faith...

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Dharmabyte: The Abode of Security

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 10 Sep, 2020 - 14:00

In this talk Dharmasri helps us discover confession using extracts from pujas such as those from the Sutra of Golden Light and the Vajrasattva puja. Exploring what confession is and is not with an emphasis on self metta and the feeling of liberation that comes from having all of ourselves witnessed by others.

From the talk Confession: Refining Our Ethical Sensitivities given at the Croydon Buddhist Centre in May 2016 as part...

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Closing the Home Retreat - Alive, Aware, Awake!

By kusaladevi on Fri, 17 Jul, 2020 - 09:46

Closing the Home Retreat - Alive, Aware, Awake!

By kusaladevi on Fri, 17 Jul, 2020 - 09:46

Closing the Home Retreat - Alive, Aware, Awake!

We hope you have enjoyed becoming Alive, Aware and Awake with us this week! 

Thank you so much to the Taraloka team for leading daily sessions, exploring the four foundations of - or gateways into - mindfulness. You can find the recordings of the daily Zoom sessions on the Home Retreat page. You can also find the recordings on this Youtube Playlist.

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