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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 Friendship and the Heart's Release

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 16 Feb, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Podcast this week is by Maitreyi entitled Spiritual Friendship and the Heart’s Release. Our teacher Sangharakshita has said: “It is in friendship (maitri) that we may find the emotional equivalent of the intellectual understanding of the doctrine of ‘no self’”. The gift of these teachings can help us move beyond self-clinging into a deeper and far more mysterious connection with one another; a Greater Love.

This was the keynote talk given at Taraloka for the...

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Dharmabyte: Understanding the Buddha's Teaching of Anatta

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 10:41

In this FBA Dharmabyte we hear more vintage Sangharakshita in Understanding Anatta (‘No Self’). Everything we know about the self is in constant change and flux. You cannot understand what is meant by anatta until you know this truth.

From the talk “Individuality, True and False” that tackles such terms as self, I, individual, and ego, reveals that each can have both a positive and a negative connotation. What is the self, and how can we cultivate...

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Triratna Highlights

Vessantara Day Retreat - Who Do You Think You Are?

By Candradasa on Tue, 19 Mar, 2013 - 17:26

Vessantara Day Retreat - Who Do You Think You Are?

By Candradasa on Tue, 19 Mar, 2013 - 17:26

Brighton Buddhist Centre are doing some great Soundcloud posts these days. Here’s an intriguing recent example - a full day retreat led by the very wonderful Vessantara who is always worth hearing on the details of working with your mind and facing yourself (or lack of ‘self’!) in practice…