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FBA Podcast: Sangharakshita Foresees His Death In 'Padmaloka'

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 1 Feb, 2020 - 09:00

Vishvapani beautifully explores Sangharakshita’s poem ‘Padmaloka’ in which he looks forward to his own death.

It’s a poem about death, rebirth and nature, and Vishvapani connects it to other poetry which it echoes.

This talk was given a week after Sangharakshita’s death in November 2018 at Cardiff Buddhist Centre.

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Dharmabyte: Delighting in the Mystery of Others

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 2 Dec, 2019 - 16:21

Ultimately, one is freed from the state of hatred with a heart of loving kindness.

Vidyavachin  offers reflections on the Metta Sutta.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Radiate Love given at the annual sub35 men’s weekend at Padmaloka Retreat Centre in November 2018.

This talk is part of the series Radiate Love.

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Dharmabyte: Total Transformation

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 19 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

The word ‘metta’ is untranslatable, not just from a language perspective, but also in that it is best experienced through our own direct experience. Vidyavachin offers reflections on the Metta Sutta in this talk given at the annual sub35 men’s weekend (Young Buddhists) at Padmaloka Retreat Centre in November, 2018. The talk is entitled Radiate Love and is part of a series of the same name.

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Podcast - Concluding thoughts at the end of the ECA, Summer 2019

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Jul, 2019 - 18:42

“To be a chair is not to be a particular kind of person…they are very different. But what they do have in common, is a love of Triratna, a love of the Dharma and a longing to help…”

The 2019 Summer ECA - European Chairs’ Assembly - took place at Padmaloka in the UK.  We are joined by Aryanita from Paris, Vanaraji from Mid-Essex, Jayaraja from Buddhafield and Amritasiddhi from Nagpur, India, all reflecting on how...

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FBA Podcast: The Diamond Sutra - Taking Mind to Its Limits

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 8 Dec, 2018 - 13:00

This week’s FBA Podcast is the first talk in a sparkling, wide-ranging, thoroughly comprehensive ten talk series by Padmavajra on ‘The Diamond Sutra’ entitled Taking Mind to its Limits. We are taken through the work stage by stage, and here we begin with the opening scenes and the text itself as a revelation of Reality…

Talks given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2004.

This talk is part of the series The Diamond Sutra - Taking Mind to its...

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Bhante at Padmaloka

By Sanghanistha on Tue, 4 Dec, 2018 - 10:41

Bhante founded Padmaloka in 1976, living here for twelve years until moving to London in 1988, afterwards visiting us as often as he was able to. In many ways Bhante never left Padmaloka, he lit a sacred flame here which we still tend. We’ve always been crystal clear that he is our teacher and we are his disciples, regardless of the vicissitudes that intermittently sweep through the Order and movement. The last time I saw Bhante, during this summer’s European Chair’s Assembly at...

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Dharmabyte: Tethered to Fiction

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Jul, 2018 - 12:24

This FBA Dharmabyte podcast is called ‘Tethered to Fiction’ by Arthabandhu.

Spiritual death does not only mean esoteric meditation practices, it means confronting the vagaries and difficulties of life with honesty and courage and seeing what we can learn from them. By opening up to new experiences life becomes more vivid and enjoyable - if we can just face the fear.

From the talk, ‘The Sea As Spiritual Death’, given at...

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FBA Podcast: The Motive

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 21 Jul, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Podcast is a talk by Padmavajra entitled ‘The Motive’. This is the first talk in an eight part series by Padmavajra exploring a great classic of Tibetan Buddhism – Gampopa’s ‘Jewel Ornament of Liberation’.

The work, inspired by devotion to Manjusri, is one of the key texts in the development of the Tibetan Lam Rim teachings. And Gampopa, being one of the two principle disciples of the yogi Milarepa, presents both the monastic...

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Dharmabyte: The Seed of the Thus Gone

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 17 Jul, 2018 - 14:54

Enlightenment must be within our reach! This FBA Dharmabyte, is called ‘The Seed of the Thus Gone’, an excerpt from the talk simply titled The Motive by Padmavajra.

This is the first talk in an eight part series by Padmavajra exploring a great classic of Tibetan Buddhism – Gampopa’s ‘Jewel Ornament of Liberation’. The work, inspired by devotion to Manjusri, is one of the key texts in the development of the Tibetan Lam Rim teachings. And Gampopa,...

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FBA Podcast: Actualizing the 1000 Armed Avalokiteshvara

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 14 Jul, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Podcast is a talk by Mahamati entitled ‘Actualizing the 1000 Armed Avalokiteshvara’. The third of four talks given on the Padmaloka May National Order weekend, Mahamati talks on actualizing the myth of the Order- symbolised in the 1000 armed Avalokiteshvara.

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