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Dharmabyte: The Fulcrum of Vedana

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 15 May, 2018 - 12:00

This FBA Dharmabyte is from a talk by Kulaprabha called The Alchemy of Happiness, a thoughtful take on the positive emotions cultivated in the ‘Brahma Vihara’ meditations.

This excerpt, called ‘The Fulcrum of Vedana’, takes a look at the relationship between mindfulness and positive emotion. Talk given at the Western Buddhist Order convention, 2007.

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Dharmabyte: Worldly and Unworldly Vedana

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 11 May, 2018 - 15:00

This FBA Dharmabyte is on Worldly and Unworldly Vedana from a series of talks on the Satipatthana: A Path to Insight.

This talk is clear, engaging and impassioned. In this full exploration of how to apply mindfulness practice in meditation and our lives, Prasadavati’s depth of lived experience and love of satipatthana shines through. This series was given on an intensive meditation retreat at Taraloka for women who have asked...

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Dharmabyte: Whole Body Breathing

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 10 May, 2018 - 15:56

This FBA Dharmabyte, ‘Whole Body Breathing’, is an excerpt from the talk Anatomy of the Breath by Padmadarshini. 

This talk provides a really good working context to help your meditation practice. Best to lie down comfortably as you listen to Padmadarshini’s description of the anatomical and physiological processes involved in breathing. She’s a yoga teacher as well as a meditation teacher and she draws on both those sets of skills to give this talk. And as you...

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Dharmabyte: Working at Your Own Pace

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 15:45

This FBA Dharmabyte, ’Working at Your Own Pace’ brings to life Viveka’s fresh and vibrant take on the traditional practice of anapanasati - mindfulness with breathing.

Using the breath as a stabilizing presence, this series of meditations (including two fully-guided practices) is designed to help us discover the nature of reality itself by encouraging us to notice what is actually happening each moment in a direct and open way. Anapanasati is a complete path to awakening...

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Dharmabyte: Metta, Contemplative Dialogue

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 1 May, 2018 - 12:14

This FBA Dharmabyte is the beginning of a heartfelt conversation between Samantabhadri and Dharmakarunya entitled ‘Metta, Contemplative Dialogue.’

The two good friends engage in a contemplative dialogue about Metta. This dialogue, spontaneous and unscripted, unfolds as a significant exploration of Metta. Metta as meditation practice, as an illumination of ordinary living and as a path to insight.

Listen to the whole conversation on Free Buddhist Audio Metta, Contemplative Dialogue.

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Dharmabyte: Our Habitual Mind is Unaware

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 21 Feb, 2018 - 17:29

This FBA Dharmabyte ’Our Habitual Mind is Unaware’ by Ratnadhya, is excerpted from Mind the Gap - Creating the Creative Space.

Given at an introductory meditation weekend retreat in Worcestershire, Ratnadhya addresses the subject of Bardos and what they can teach us about our need to cultivate creative gaps in our lives in which we can just be rather than do. He talks about bardos of scale, from the traditional bardos of life and death, to the bardos that...

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Guided Buddhanusmrti at Bodhgaya with Purna

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 16:23

On the 2018 Triratna Buddhist Order Convention at the traditional seat of the Buddha’s Enlightenment, Dharmachari Purna leads the assembled men’s wing of the Order in a traditional practice of recollecting the Buddha, with a special emphasis of his presence under the Bodhi tree itself.

Recorded in February 2018, Bodhgaya, India.

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Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana Retreat - The Talks By Subhuti

Posted by Centre Team to Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 22 Sep, 2017 - 15:17

An outstanding series of talks by Subhuti on the theme of Sadhana during the Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana retreat at Adhisthana in 2017.

Over the course of six talks he articulates the stages we traverse in the practice of sadhana, which correspond to the stages of the system of practice - Reverence, Solidarity, Wise Attention, The Illumined Image, Dwelling in Reality and Dedication.

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