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Dharmabyte: Moving Towards Timelessness

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 17 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

Jnanavaca discusses metta as the foundation of samadhi, taking us back to basics and reminding us to dwell with patience and acceptance in the body.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Metta as the Foundation of Samadhi given as part of the online retreat Towards Insight: Three Myths led by  Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu at Adhisthana, 2020.

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FBA Podcast: Sangha As a Gift to the World

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 29 May, 2021 - 06:00

Vajragupta considers how the sangha reaches out into the world, looking at three areas: loving-kindness and common humanity, community and service, and wisdom in an age of information overload.

A talk given on an online weekend retreat with Croydon Buddhist Centre, 2020.

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Dharmabyte: Metta Bhavana as Insight Practice

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 13 May, 2021 - 06:00

Bodhidasa discusses the Metta Bhavana and the way it is taught in the Triratna system of meditation. Reflecting on the Karaniya Metta Sutta and Buddhaghosha’s 5th century text the Visuddhimagga, Bodhidasa explores how this core practice relates to the Bodhisattva ideal, and how we can expand, refresh and enrich our metta practice in all its stages by re-visiting the structure.

From the talk entitled Beyond Boundaries given at Sydney Buddhist Centre, 2018.

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Coming up next month: 'Freedom of the heart' - *online* Taraloka metta retreat for Triratna regulars!

By SophieAnn on Tue, 23 Feb, 2021 - 15:12

Coming up next month: 'Freedom of the heart' - *online* Taraloka metta retreat for Triratna regulars!

By SophieAnn on Tue, 23 Feb, 2021 - 15:12

With limited spaces left, avoid disappointment and book onto this online retreat, led by Saddhanandi, Shubhavyuha and team.

Using the words of the Buddha in the Karaniya Metta Sutta as our guide, we will focus on metta, grounding it in ethics, the practice of it in meditation, and the realisation of the fullness of metta in wisdom.

In cultivating metta, we are seeking to do something both ordinary, in developing qualities such as kindness, friendliness, patience, generosity - and something extraordinary, as metta moves...

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FBA Podcast: The Revolutionary Power of Love

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 13 Feb, 2021 - 06:00

The Karaniya Metta sutta is the focus for Parami’s exploration of working with anger, working with polarisation in our relationships and in the world. She uses the lesson of the extremes in this current moment in history as a launching pad for insight into the nature of love.

She gave this talk to the gathered Triratna Buddhist Community in Scotland at their New Year gathering online. It has the flavour of a call to practice and...

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Dharmabyte: Great Love as Emptiness

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 4 Feb, 2021 - 06:32

Here we have Padmavajra talking about the importance of bhavana in our metta practice –  the growing of friendly feelings, friendly responses, slowly, gently, like a garden. What you attend to, you become. It is vital that we engage with the practice honestly, starting where we actually are and gradually moving towards non-dual loving kindness, maha maitri, the Great Love that has dissolved the distinction between self and other.

From the talk entitled Introducing the Great Love...

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A heart-opening offering from Taraloka ❤

By SophieAnn on Fri, 29 Jan, 2021 - 13:49

A heart-opening offering from Taraloka ❤

By SophieAnn on Fri, 29 Jan, 2021 - 13:49

Six sessions of talks and meditations on self-compassion by Maitrisiddhi are now freely available to listen to on our YouTube channel, just click on the link below!

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FBA Podcast: Lightning Flashes From the Realm of Pure Beauty

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 19 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

In this talk Padmavajra contemplates Beauty in different areas of Dharma life, including the beauty of people, of ethics, of friendship, community and ‘institutions’, and of wisdom. He also looks at the relationship between metta, formless beauty and the yidam, as well as knowing what beauty really is and ‘the pregnant man’.

This talk was given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre during the Spring Short Order retreat in March 2019.

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