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FBA Podcast: Freedom - The Bigger Picture

By Zac on Sat, 3 Sep, 2022 - 06:00

Spiritual freedom arises when your heart and mind is transformed. In order to live in a world that is harmonious, that’s loving, that’s enabling us to all fulfill our potential, then we all must be working for freedom in some way, working for our own and others, whoever they are. Suryagupta draws out the meaning of Freedom through the story of Nelson Mandela.

A two-week seminar with the (then) brand new chair of the ...

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Dharmabyte: Practicing Patience

By Zac on Mon, 22 Aug, 2022 - 06:00

Trusting Love

Maitrisiddhi shows us the importance and value in holding the ideal of spiritual friendship alongside the reality of life in the Sangha. Our teacher Sangharakshita has said: “It is in friendship (maitri) that we may find the emotional equivalent of the intellectual understanding of the doctrine of ‘no self’”. The gift of these teachings can help us move beyond self-clinging into a deeper and far more mysterious connection with one another; a Greater Love.

Excerpted from the talk entitled ...

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FBA Podcast: Live United

By Zac on Sat, 30 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Spiritual Friendship in Action

Vidyadaka speaks here on the second part Dhardo Rimpoche’s motto ‘Cherish the Doctrine, Live United, Radiate Love’ by exploring how we actually do this and drawing out deeper aspects of its meaning. Firstly, we need to live united with ourselves, then learn to live united with others, with our teachers and with reality.
Covering themes such as the true individual, spiritual friendship, vertical communication, and renunciation, this talk was given at ...

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Dharmabyte: Going Beyond Ourselves

By Zac on Wed, 27 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Friendship in the Spiritual Life

Sudrishti celebrates sangha, community, spiritual friendship with this talk on Kalyana Mitrata. Enlightened beings exemplify unconditional, unlimited love – something we as unenlightened beings can emulate and draw inspiration from to transform our relationships, self and world.

Excerpted from the talk The Good Friend given on Buddha Day at Sydney Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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Dharmabyte: Viewing Each Other with Kindly Eyes

By Zac on Wed, 20 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Culagosingha Sutta

Kalyanavaca shares the story of three monks living in harmony with each other, like milk and water blended together.

From the talk entitled Kalyana Mitra given at London Buddhist Centre, 2014.

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Doorway to the Deep: A day retreat on meditation with Singhashri

By Centre Team on Fri, 15 Jul, 2022 - 10:25

Doorway to the Deep: A day retreat on meditation with Singhashri

By Centre Team on Fri, 15 Jul, 2022 - 10:25

10th September 2022

This day involves two sessions to allow maximum participation internationally across time zones. Feel free to attend one or both.

First session (4 hrs): USA PST 04:00 | México 06:00 | USA EST 07:00 | IE...

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Dharmabytes: Take Notice of Inconsistencies

By Zac on Wed, 13 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Magical Aspects of Emptiness

Kamalashila looks at our whole relationship to nature and the elements: how the artificiality in our lives can get in the way of seeing what things are actually like - and what we might do about that in practice! Kamalashila uses these reflections as a way into evoking a more natural, deeply encouraging perspective, one that allows us to open up to the reality the Buddha pointed to under the tree and let the Dharma transform...

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Dharmabyte: Gestures of Metta

By Zac on Wed, 6 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Being Open to the Beautiful

Saddhanandi shares observations on retreat of expressions of metta, kindness, and celebrates the simple beauty of such gestures. From the introduction to meditation entitled Metta and Beauty, the ninth in a series from a 12 day meditation retreat on Metta as a Path to Insight, 2015.

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Dharmabyte: Reimagining the Significance of Breaking

By Zac on Mon, 4 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Allowing Sensitivity + Poignancy 

Maitridevi explores how things that are broken can be given a fresh perspective through their repair and how, through this process, a greater beauty can be revealed. Excerpted from the talk entitled Love and the Beauty of Broken Things given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2018.

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FBA Podcast: Beauty, Love and the Dharma Life

By Zac on Sat, 2 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

The Life of the Buddha

In this talk, Padmavajra explores the themes of beauty and love in the story of the life of the Buddha. He looks at the importance of nature, the arts, ethics, meditation and friendship in the journey to becoming one with Beauty.

This talk was given at the Mid-Essex Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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