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Dharmabyte: Entering Each Other’s Worlds

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 11 May, 2020 - 14:00

Another cracking talk from Vajratara exploring Metta as a path to insight.

What happens when Metta passes through the fires of sunyata? Insight isn’t a cold, detached featureless state. Insight has it’s own positive character – increasing awareness of others and spontaneous compassionate activity.

From the talk entitled Metta and the Path of Insight given on a Young Womens’ Weekend at Taraloka, 2013.

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Reflections from Ratnavandana - Being Divine Online Home Retreat: Day 7

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 09:05

As we come towards the end of our Being Divine Online home retreat it is my great pleasure today to share with you some further reflections from Ratnavandana on this theme.

She beautifully evokes where and how she is currently spending this time of lockdown in rural Wales, UK, and shares how the Brahma Viharas have been helping her at this strange and difficult time. What she gives us is her deep confidence in these practices and a rich tapestry...

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Dharmabyte: Delighting in the Mystery of Others

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 2 Dec, 2019 - 16:21

Ultimately, one is freed from the state of hatred with a heart of loving kindness.

Vidyavachin  offers reflections on the Metta Sutta.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Radiate Love given at the annual sub35 men’s weekend at Padmaloka Retreat Centre in November 2018.

This talk is part of the series Radiate Love.

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Dharmabyte: The Training of Confession

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 11 Nov, 2019 - 14:00

Confession in the Buddhist tradition is a very positive practise. It’s about opening oneself up to big mind, opening oneself up to wise conduct. 

Dassini looks at the individual nature of practising ethics, the need for metta in response to guilt, how to make a confession effective. From the talk entitled Confession given at Glasgow Buddhist Centre April, 2018.

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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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