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Dharmabyte: Our Illusory View

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 21 Jun, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte is another dip into the Yogachara from Subhuti called ‘Our Illusory View’. This is the last in a brilliant four-part series by Subhuti on the Yogachara school of Buddhist philosophy, which provides a comprehensive psychological overview of the workings of ‘consciousness’.

What can we do about the veils of our basic delusions? Where do ethics come into all this? Time to steep ourselves in reality again for another session with Subhuti as he grasps...

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FBA Podcast: Mind and Mental Events

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 16 Jun, 2018 - 12:00

This FBA Podcast is called ‘Mind and Mental Events’ by Subhuti. These five omnipresent mental events (sarvatragas) constitute the basic mechanics of the mind; if you are conscious, they are present.

1. Feeling-tone (vedana)
2. Recognition (or conceptualisation) (samjna)
3. Directionality of mind (cetana)
4. Contact (sparsa)
5. Egocentric demanding (manaskara)

From this we can conclude that:
1. All our experience is feeling-toned. The more conscious we are...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Blake's Idea of the "Devouring" Aspect of Mind

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 10:56

Sangharakshita reflects on William Blake’s concept of the “devouring” aspect of mind and how it relates to the chain of conditionality in today’s FBA Dharmabyte entitled ‘Blake’s Idea of the ‘Devouring’ Aspect of Mind’.

From the talk entitled, “Fields of Creativity” given in 2001.

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Dharmabyte: Our Habitual Mind is Unaware

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 21 Feb, 2018 - 17:29

This FBA Dharmabyte ’Our Habitual Mind is Unaware’ by Ratnadhya, is excerpted from Mind the Gap - Creating the Creative Space.

Given at an introductory meditation weekend retreat in Worcestershire, Ratnadhya addresses the subject of Bardos and what they can teach us about our need to cultivate creative gaps in our lives in which we can just be rather than do. He talks about bardos of scale, from the traditional bardos of life and death, to the bardos that...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Triratna International Council - Day 2: Mind Training and What a Community Needs to Grow Around the World

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council on Sat, 17 Feb, 2018 - 02:43

Triratna International Council - Day 2: Mind Training and What a Community Needs to Grow Around the World

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council on Sat, 17 Feb, 2018 - 02:43

Dassini introduces today’s video stars from the 2018 International Council: Aryajaya from Australia and the UK, Candradasa from the UK and US, and Karmavajra and Ratnashree from India. A day of Dharma study looking at Eight Verses for Training the Mind from the Lojong tradition, as well as discussion of how to support community growth in India and around the world. 

All wrapped up with a lovely song by Ratnashree on how to step forward in the...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Eight Verses for Training the Mind - A Series from the International Council 2018

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio to Community Highlights on Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 19:11

As part of the 2018 International Council we’re studying the mind training verses. We’ll be adding more each day (as the rural internet allows!).

First up we have Dhammarati’s excellent overview of the text, followed by Saddhaloka’s look at the first two verses. We then have Ratnadharini’s inspiring, down-to-earth consideration at verses 4-6. Parami explores the final 2 verses for us in the light of Bodhicitta practice and tonglen. And the series is rounded off by Viveka looking at the final verse as a...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Mind and the Nature of Commitment

Posted by Centre Team to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 22 Feb, 2016 - 18:27

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte features Dhammarati on the topic of Going for Refuge. In “Mind and the Nature of Commitment” he talks about setting the mind to purified intention and making correction after failure – crucial aspects in cultivating a committed Buddhist practice.

From the talk “A System of Training”.

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