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FBA Podcast: Hatred and Love

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 3 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

With his usual warmth, clarity and good humour, Prajnaketu explores the mental events of hatred and love with great detail and personal reflections.

“Not by hatred are hatreds ever pacified in the world, by love are they pacified, this is the eternal law.” ~ Dhammapada

In the presence of suffering or pain, our sense of self is often diminished as we come to realize our efforts to control our experience to avoid pain don’t work. On the contrary, wishing ourselves and others well...

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Dharmabyte: Abstention from Violence – Love

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 1 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

How can we decide between right and wrong? The Eastern criterion of ethics is psychological rather than theological: ethical behaviour is said to express higher orders of awareness.

Here, Sangharakshita details the first precept, that of abstention from all forms of violence and harm towards other beings. Cultivating the positive aspect of this precept is the embodiment of maitri, love, as expressed through our deeds of loving-kindness.

From the talk entitled The Principles of Ethics: Right Action given as...

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Dharmabyte: The Shape of Mind

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

As soon as we bring awareness to our mind states they change. Vidyamala speaks to the importance of allowing for growth and integration in our practice. She speaks of the twin pillars of awareness and love and how mindfulness can lead to a deeper and deeper sense of connection with all of life and how kindness is a natural expression of that.

From the talk entitled Citta - Fragments On Love, part of the series An...

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Dharmabyte: Embracing the Impossible

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

Love (compassion and practising for others) and liberation (wisdom and practising for ourselves) are both essential aspects of the Dharma life. With stories of the Buddha, anecdotes from  Maitrisiddhi’s own life, and suggestions around how to respond creatively to the planet’s ecological crisis.

From the talk Love, Liberation and the Bodhisattva Ideal given on a weekend retreat for local sangha members in the broader community at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2019.

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Dharmabyte: Love is Everywhere

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 15 Feb, 2021 - 06:00

Dharmashalin offers his reflections in the first in a three talk series exploring the Rumi quote: ‘Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.’

Excerpted from the talk entitled Love Past the Barriers 1: Rumi and Our Stories About What Love Should Look Like given at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 2021

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Dharmabyte: Dhardo Rimpoche: Myth and Friendship

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

Paraga discusses the importance of connecting with both Myth and Kalyana Mitrata as key aspects to help translate Dhardo Rimpoche’s aspect of ‘Radiate Love’ into our Dharma life.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Radiate Love given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre during the ‘A Living Bodhisattva’ retreat in March 2019.

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Dharmabyte: A State of Being Beyond Imagination

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 8 Feb, 2021 - 06:00

Subhadramati explores integration as a process of meeting Mara in her life and in scenes in the life of the Buddha, and the fulfillment of integration during the Buddha’s last days of exquisite love.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Lion’s Roar: Why Integration = Love given at Bristol Buddhist Centre, 2018.

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FBA Podcast: Moving Through Fear Into Love

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 6 Feb, 2021 - 06:50

In this talk, Satyakirti explores a set of ways through which we can work with fear in our practice, particularly through love and friendship. Using the Angulimala Sutta as an example, he explains how even the greatest fears can be overcome, and how a Buddha is entirely free from fear.

Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre in December 2019 as part of the Sub35s ‘Fearless Love’ retreat.

This talk is part of the series ...

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Getting Real With Viveka and Paramananda - Watch the whole series

By kusaladevi on Thu, 13 Aug, 2020 - 15:24

Getting Real With Viveka and Paramananda - Watch the whole series

By kusaladevi on Thu, 13 Aug, 2020 - 15:24

A reminder that you can revisit the series of conversations - “Getting Real” (Soulful Conversation and Meditation) with Viveka and Paramananda. Each episode features a different poem and is an honest, heartfelt and spontaneous communication and connection between two friends, exploring Dharma practice in our daily lives, as well as a short meditation at the end of each session.

In the first episode, Viveka is here exploring different ways we can listen deeply to one another and to...

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Dharmabyte: A New Type of Consciousness

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 20 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

What if everyone could see the enormity of their potential and be able to grow into that potential? What if those people then created a community… and that community becomes more and more a force for good in the world?

Buddhism teaches us that it is possible to transcend the notion that I exist as a fixed and separate entity in the world and in doing so release a force of unbounded, unconditional love.

Jnanavaca explores...

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