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Dharmabyte: Working Towards Wisdom

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 22 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

Metta helps us to disentangle our own self involvement to be able to see the bigger picture. We can only really see things clearly with the eyes of Metta. Vijayasri looks to the life of the Buddha and how he responded to the suffering of the world with metta.

This talk entitled Living with Loving Kindness was given at Croydon Buddhist Centre as part of the regular Saturday morning Sangha class, Autumn 2017.

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Dharmabyte: Total Transformation

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 19 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

The word ‘metta’ is untranslatable, not just from a language perspective, but also in that it is best experienced through our own direct experience. Vidyavachin offers reflections on the Metta Sutta in this talk given at the annual sub35 men’s weekend (Young Buddhists) at Padmaloka Retreat Centre in November, 2018. The talk is entitled Radiate Love and is part of a series of the same name.

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FBA Podcast: The Path of Kindness

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 15 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

Part 5 in the Faces of Enlightenment Sangha night series at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre.

Bodhinaga gives a talk on the Buddha Amitabha and the Metta Bhavana loving-kindness meditation.

Recorded at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 21/05/19

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Dharmabyte: Turning Towards

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 30 May, 2019 - 14:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is Turning Towards by Saddhanandi. 

How do you make a meaningful practice of loving kindness in a difficult world? How do we turn towards, rather than away…?

This is excerpted from the brilliant talk given on the Metta and Insight Retreat, 2015.

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FBA Podcast: Luminous Love

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 25 May, 2019 - 14:00

Enjoy our FBA Podcast this week: Luminous Love by Samantabhadri.

Speaking in a marquee on the June 2012 Women’s National Order Weekend at Taraloka and in a landscape dedicated to the Five Jinas, Samantabhadri explores positive emotion in our system of practice. Her themes are: pliancy and loosening boundaries; the imagination; insight; our collective life; the shade and the light of our spiritual lives.

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Dharmabyte: The Seeds of Love

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 14 Mar, 2019 - 13:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Ratnaghosha offers some inspirational reflections entitled Seeds of Love from the talk entitled Choosing the Best.  

This talk explores the basic choice we have in life and goes into how we can cultivate positive emotion. The topics of motivation, faith and karma are also discussed.

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Dharmabyte: Radical Metta

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 11 Mar, 2019 - 13:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Radical Metta, Saravantu reminds us of the radical nature of metta by recalling her own journey towards the Dharma, as well as telling some other illustrative stories.

From the talk entitled A Most Appropriate Response.

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Dharmabyte: Friendship Arises From Metta

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 28 Feb, 2019 - 14:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte we offer an excerpt from a talk by Vajratara entitled: Friendship Arises from Metta. To have friends, we need to learn to be a friend. Friendship is an active practice, not to be left to chance.

Using the Buddha’s advice to Sigalaka, Vajratara gives some practical guidance on how to be a good hearted, supportive, consistent, beneficial and loving friend.

From the talk entitled How To Be A Friend given at Sheffield Buddhist...

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FBA Podcast: Urban Metta

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 19 Jan, 2019 - 11:00

In this week’s FBA Podcast entitled Urban Metta Bodhilila talks about how city life offers constant opportunities for practising metta in quite challenging situations and can provide a crucible for our spiritual practice, particularly our ethical practice.

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Dharmabyte: Metta as Emptiness

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 17 Jan, 2019 - 11:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is called Metta as Emptiness by Dayajoti. This excerpt is from the talk Dependent Arising given on the Metta and Insight Retreat, held at Taraloka Retreat Centre, May 2015.

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