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Dharmabyte: Our Habitual Mind is Unaware

By Sadayasihi 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

By Centre Team on Sat, 17 Feb, 2018 - 02:43

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

By Centre Team 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...

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

By Free Buddhist Audio 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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Dharmabyte: Mind and the Nature of Commitment

By Centre Team 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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Prasadachitta - Whirlpools and Clear Water

By Candradasa on Fri, 30 Oct, 2015 - 23:59

Prasadachitta’s talk is like a beautiful stillness amid the whirl of a full Order Convention. His conversational style gradually brings forth the depth of reflection behind it. And the integrity of his personal practice bubbles easily to the surface when, with humility and good humour, he shares his own experience of working across two very human tendencies that have a bearing on friendship. 

His evocation of the river - now full of whirlpools as it flows through the ‘Neurotaloka’, now becalmed as...

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Mind In Harmony by Subhuti - Free Excerpt

Mind In Harmony by Subhuti - Free Excerpt

By Candradasa on Mon, 23 Mar, 2015 - 16:31

Subhuti’s Mind in Harmony: A Psychology of Buddhist Ethics is now available on the Windhorse Publications website in both paperback and eBook format. It has been funded by many generous Mind in Harmony sponsors, who make publishing new Dharma books possible. Although the book is now out, Windhorse are still just under £500 short of their full target, so more donations would be very...

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Dharmabyte: Seeing the Mind By Not Seeing It

By Rijupatha on Mon, 28 Jul, 2014 - 16:32
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Seeing the Mind by Not Seeing It,” is an excerpt from the 1965 talk, “Seeing Into One’s Own Nature and Realising Buddhahood” by Sangharakshita. We are instructed by the Buddha that ‘Mind cannot be seen,’ and yet the Zen Master directs us to ‘See the Mind’. How is the contradiction to be solved?

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FBA podcast: Forces That Shape the Mind

By Rijupatha on Mon, 16 Jun, 2014 - 19:50

FBA podcast: Forces That Shape the Mind

By Rijupatha on Mon, 16 Jun, 2014 - 19:50In this FBA Podcast entitled “Forces That Shape the Mind,”, Manjuvajra continues with his thoughts on ‘Evolution and the meaning of life’. Individuals enter this path of a higher evolution by consciously cooperating with the evolutionary process to refine their self consciousness: to purifying the mind as a basis for the next evolutionary step. To purify the mind we must know the mind, so in this talk we explore an analysis of the mind that...
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Dharmabyte: Direct Pointing

By Rijupatha on Tue, 10 Jun, 2014 - 14:48
Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called: “Direct Pointing” by Sangharakshita. What is the mind? What is projection? What higher states of mind are accessible? Zen challenges us to look directly within our own minds to find out. From the talk, “A Direct Pointing to the Mind of Man” given in 1965 as part of the series The Essence of Zen.

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