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Dharmabyte: Extending the Refuges

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 27 Dec, 2021 - 06:00

Ratnaprabha describes Nagarjuna’s Five Great Stages of Spiritual Development as expounded in ‘The Precious Garland’ on leading the spiritual life. Recollection, Positivity, Openness, Renewing, and Spontaneous Compassionate Action ultimately lead us to making the Dharma available to others, the greatest gift we can give.

Excerpted from the talk A System of Spiritual Development given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2002.

The companion talk referenced is called Creating Sangha and Changing the World by Saddhaloka.


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FBA Podcast: Great Compassion Penetrates Into the Marrow of the Bones

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 14:00

A stirring and penetrating talk by Dhammadinna around the image that a Bodhisattva’s compassion runs as deep as their very bones. Nagarjuna, Milarepa and others add their voices as Dhammadinna makes an emotionally resonant but clear-eyed attempt to lay out the ground of a practice that is moving towards the development of Bodhichitta. Why bother? she asks us, and shows how open-heartedness can respond realistically and well to suffering in our own lives and in the lives of others.


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FBA Podcast: Her Two Hands Are the Two Truths

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 12:00

Our FBA Podcast this week is by Kulaprabha entitled Her Two Hands Are the Two Truths.

This is the second in a four-part series by Kulaprabha on Nagarjuna’s ‘Lines Written to Tara.’

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Dharmabyte: Reality and Intuition

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 7 Jun, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte is entitled ‘Reality and Intuition’ from the talk ‘All One Gorgeous Mistake’ by Vajradarshini.

A jewelled casket of a talk by Vajradarshini, with poetic accompaniment. Rumi meets Tsongkhapa in the Tavern of Ruin, and Dogen, Milarepa and Nagarjuna join them to talk about ‘self’ and ‘world’. Joanna Macy turns up too — then many voices, mixed and mingled, explore the experience of being part of an Order and following the Buddha’s way. Quite splendid...