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Dharmabyte: Ancestral Sense of Being

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 22 Nov, 2021 - 06:00

Dhivan, author of ‘This Being, That Becomes’, talks about some of the historical Buddha’s ideas on how conscious awareness can influence unconscious patterns that keep us imprisoned in a fixed sense of self. 

Excerpted from the talk entitled Doors to Freedom - the Buddha’s Psychology of Liberation, Buddhafield, 2012.

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Dharmabyte: There Really Isn’t a Me

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 4 Nov, 2021 - 05:00

Locana offers an excellent introduction to the most subtle and complex part of the Buddha’s teaching on impermanence: that all things in conditioned existence are empty of any innate self-nature. Insubstantiality might never be really ‘simple’ to understand - but this is a good place to start.

Excerpted from the talk Anatta Made Simple, 2001.

Locana (Elizabeth English) is the author of ‘Vajrayogini: Her Visualization, Rituals, and Forms’.***

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FBA Podcast: Spiritual Death - Spiritual Rebirth

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 30 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

Padmavajra offers a deep set of reflections on these aspects of the Spiritual Path using Sangharakshita’s poem ‘Advent’; the contemplation of impermanence, death and our lack of any ‘self-lordship’; Lahiji’s vision of ‘the black light’; bewilderment; and the concept of becoming reborn in the Bodhisattva.

Talk given at Padmaloka Buddhist Centre, 2013, as part of a series of three talks entitled The Stages of the Path.

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Dharmabyte: A Non-Existing Self

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 14 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

Dhivan talks about some ways in which Buddhists deny the self beginning with how the non-self teaching is presented in the Pali scriptures. From the talk entitled Denying the Self as part of the series Symposium on the Non-Self given at Adhisthana, 2018.

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FBA Podcast: Ritual: A Path to Truth and Self Transcendence

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 25 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Samantabhadri speaks on ritual and its place and potential within the Triratna Community. She explores ritual as personal experience and in relation to going beyond a fixed self, to the collective, to the imagination, to compassion and to our longing for the transcendental. 

Samantabhadri, visiting from Taraloka Retreat Centre, gave this keynote talk at Nottingham Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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Dharmabyte: A New Type of Consciousness

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 20 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

What if everyone could see the enormity of their potential and be able to grow into that potential? What if those people then created a community… and that community becomes more and more a force for good in the world?

Buddhism teaches us that it is possible to transcend the notion that I exist as a fixed and separate entity in the world and in doing so release a force of unbounded, unconditional love.

Jnanavaca explores...

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Dharmabyte: Infinite Spaces + Boundless Awareness

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 6 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

It is possible to move our sense of who we are, our stories are changeable. Vidyamala invites us into the world of myth, symbol and poetry to challenge our fixed sense of self.

Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a fluid sense of oneself? Responding to whatever arises with kindness, with love, with compassion, with infinite creative potential.

She finishes emphasising kindness with a wonderful quote from Patrul Rimpoche: “Have a good heart and act with kindness. There is no higher teaching.”

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FBA Podcast: Faith, Insight and Transcending the Self

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 18 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

Saccanama offers this thought-provoking talk exploring insight into anatta. What happens when one loses control and renounces the self? 

Recorded at the Swedish Summer Retreat at Dharmagiri Retreat Centre, July 2019.

This talk is part of the series ‘To Place the Heart Upon’ - Exploring Faith in Buddhism.

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Dharma Talk: What’s Race, Gender, Sexuality and Skin Color Got to Do with Non-Self

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 5 Mar, 2019 - 12:29

A timely and thought-provoking talk by Vimalasara around what race, gender, sexuality and skin colour have got to do with the idea and experience of non-self? Vimalasara draws inspiration from the life and example of Dr Ambedkar as she explores how to approach these issues from a Dharmic perspective.

This talk was given at a People of Colour (POC) day-long retreat at San Francisco’s East Bay Meditation Centre 2019.

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