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Dharmabyte: Metta as Dependent Arising

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 28 May, 2018 - 16:56

In this Dharmabyte podcast Dayajoti speaks on Metta As Dependent Arising. From a talk of the same title, given on a Metta as a Path to Insight Retreat in 2015.

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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New Series! Making it Summer in the Heart: the Buddha’s Way of Kindness, Compassion and Calm

Posted by SarahF to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Tue, 1 May, 2018 - 20:19

New Series! Making it Summer in the Heart: the Buddha’s Way of Kindness, Compassion and Calm

Posted by SarahF to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Tue, 1 May, 2018 - 20:19

May 6th - June 24th, Sundays 9.30am-12pm “…in shining, glowing, beaming and radiance, the release of mind by universal friendliness far excels and surpasses… all worldly merit.”
This year at Portsmouth Buddhist Center we’re following the seasons as a model for how to move through the different stages of a spiritual life. We’ve embraced the quiet beauties of the winter of things, then woken to spring and the idea of new life for the mind. Now as the days warm and...

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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: A Darkness was Ripped From My Eyes

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 2 Apr, 2018 - 11:51

We’ve titled this FBA Dharmabyte podcast “A Darkness Was Ripped From My Eyes”, a line from the poem, Singapore, by Mary Oliver, recited with commentary offered by Ratnaguna. As our eyes open to the lives of others, we try to run away from what we do not like. We think there is nothing we can do, or is there?

From the talk, The Tender Gravity of Kindness, by Ratnaguna, a commentary on two...

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Dharmabyte: What is Insight?

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 2 Apr, 2018 - 11:30

In this Dharmabyte podcast, “What is Insight?” Dayajoti and Saddhanandi talk about Metta as an ungraspable co-arising, inseparable from mindfulness, which expresses itself in different ways.

What is Metta, What is Insight is the final talk in a series from a 12 day meditation retreat on metta as a path to insight from May 2015.

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Tuesday Meditation: Blazing Loving-Kindness

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Mon, 12 Mar, 2018 - 10:31

Tuesday Meditation: Blazing Loving-Kindness

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Mon, 12 Mar, 2018 - 10:31

This series of five sessions will be a journey into focused positive emotion. We’ll be using the framework of the Metta Bhavana and modifying it to draw in the other Brahma Viharas and deeply explore individual relationships to create some extra intensity around the practice.

Our meditation sessions begin at 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm UK
Session Dates: Mar 6, Mar 13, Mar 20, Mar 27, Apr 3 

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Dharmabyte: What is Metta?

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 5 Mar, 2018 - 17:59

In this FBA Dharmabyte, “What is Metta?” Dayajoti and Saddhanandi talk about Metta as an ungraspable co-arising, inseparable from mindfulness, which expresses itself in different ways.

What is Metta, What is Insight’ is the final talk in a series from a 12 day meditation retreat on metta as a path to insight from May 2015.

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Dharmabyte: Metta as Quite Ordinary and Everyday

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 5 Mar, 2018 - 17:33

In this FBA Dharmabyte entitled “Metta as Quite Ordinary and Everyday”, Jvalamalini gives a very personal and helpful take on the metta bhavana (loving kindness) practice, recounting her history with it and the kinds of areas she has worked with over the years in order to learn to love herself and others as deeply as she can, specifically here how metta is very simple, practical and not necessarily out of the ordinary.

From the talk “A Personal...

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Dharmabyte: To Make the Imperfect Perfect it is Enough to Love it

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 11:04

In this FBA Dharmabyte from Vajrapriya entitled ‘To Make the Imperfect Perfect is Enough to Love it’, he discusses the fact of suffering or dukkha as part of being human. What are we to do? We can love what is, and in doing so make the imperfect perfect.

From the talk entitled, “Loving What Is” given in January 2008.

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Dharmabyte: Living in Harmony With the Truth

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 28 Feb, 2018 - 19:41

In this FBA Dharmabyte, we hear from Parami, our international Order Convenor, about how dukkha is not living in harmony with truth of conditioned existence and how it is metta that is the volitional response to interconnectedness.

‘Living in Harmony With Truth’ is from the talk “The Awakening Heart” the first talk in the series of the same name.  It touches on aspects of Sangharakshita’s ‘system of meditation’, and most specifically the area of positive emotion.

Parami is an...

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