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FBA Podcast: Brahmaviharas and the Awakening of the Bodhi Mind

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 16 May, 2020 - 14:00

Concise and essential, Satyaraja draws out practical and profound aspects of the four Brahmaviharas, considering them as both meditation practices and as realms that we can occupy. This is the second talk in a series of four talks on the topic of karuna, compassion.

From the series Brahmaviharas and the Awakening of the Bodhi Mind given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre Winter Retreat, 2016.

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FBA Podcast: The Wheel, The Spiral and The Goal

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 11 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

Vadanya launches a series of talks on three great Buddhist symbols that describe the way things are: the wheel of life, the spiral path, and the ultimate goal of Enlightenment. Together they form a guide to escape from the ultimate vicious circle into the complete freedom and fulfilment of Awakening.

Here, Vadanya explores on the wheel by describing the symbolism of each of the four concentric rings which make up this rich representation of samsara, the never-ending repetition of habitual...

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Dharmabyte: The Point of Freedom

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 5 Sep, 2019 - 14:00

Here Prajnamati offers gentle guidance for meditation inspired by the Anapanasati Sutta. In meditation we choose to center our attention on what arises – initially we may tighten or harden or contract which is movement out of meditation towards hindrance. There is another direction we can go, alternatively we can relax into our experience and move into the point of freedom.

From the talk entitled The Point of Freedom given at Bristol Buddhist Centre, UK,...

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Dharmabyte: A Collective Inner Sleep

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 1 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

We have a collective inner sleep going on when it comes to climate change. In Buddhist terms we call this ‘avidya’, ignorance, which literally means ‘not seeing’ which brings out the active process of ignoring certain aspects of reality, especially those things we believe to be a threat.

This short talk by Dayajoti serves as an introduction to a guided ‘climate’ meditation which can be listened to here: Consensus Trance – Climate. Given at Bristol Buddhist...

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Actions Have Co2nsequences Meditation

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 18 Jul, 2019 - 12:47

Buddhist Action Month is now over but here’s a highlight from the Dublin Buddhist Centre - on 12th June, as part of BAM 2019, some of their Sangha meditated outside the Dáil (the Irish parliament) to raise awareness about the need to take action to address the climate crisis. Here’s a short podcast with some of the participants about why they took part as Dharma practitioners and how the meditation went.

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Dharmabyte: The Four Limitless States

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 3 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Sangharakshita discusses The Four Limitless States.

In Buddhist practice, the traditional method of choice for effecting positive change in one’s life is meditation. Here Sangharakshita takes a closer look, focussing on the ‘superconscious states’ (characterised in turn by integration, inspiration, permeation, and radiation), the practice of developing universal friendliness, and the distinction between calm and Insight. Talk given in 1976.

From the talk, A Method of Personal Development, given as part of the...