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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: 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.

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The Karaniya Metta Sutta

Posted by akasajoti to Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 24 Aug, 2016 - 22:44

The Karaniya Metta Sutta chanted by Jnanasakhi, from India, during a puja dedicated to Green Tara, the compassionate goddess, on the Women’s International Order Convention 2016.

Here is another beautiful recording of the Metta Sutta chanted by Joe Richardson.

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Chanting the Karaniya Metta Sutta

Posted by viriyalila to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 13 Feb, 2014 - 14:01
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, takes us deep into the Pali Suttas as practice. Here, Padmavajra chants Karaniya Metta Sutta as the opening to his talk, “The Power of Love”, which will be podcast in full this weekend.
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Urban Retreat 2013, Complete Retreat Materials: 5. Complete Talks

Posted by Candradasa to Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun on Mon, 18 Nov, 2013 - 14:23
Here is a set of all the talks given for the Urban Retreat 2013, including introductions by Vajragupta and others, as well as the full series on the stages of the Metta Bhavana by Vessantara.

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Loving-kindness and your relationship with yourself...

Posted by vajragupta to Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun on Mon, 4 Nov, 2013 - 12:36
Upekshadaka, from the Ghent Buddhist Centre in Belgium, shares how the practice and development of metta (loving-kindness) has changed his life. He describes the effect on his relationship with his father, with his work, and, most of all, on his relationship with himself. Metta allows him not to hide his weaknesses, and also not to hide his strengths and qualities. And having that kinder relationship to himself transforms his relationships with others.

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