Padmasagara explores the glimpses of the Buddha’s liberating vision found in the Ariyapariyesana sutta, focussing on the Buddha’s description of Reality in terms of pratitya samutpada (conditionality) and his response to Brahma Sahampati’s request to teach the Dhamma. The talk also explores how we can begin to realise this vision for ourselves by responding to the Buddha’s exhortation: ‘let those who have ears release their faith’.
Paramabandhu explores in great breadth and depth the profound and central teaching of the Buddha: conditionality.
Drawing especially on incidents from the lives of the Buddha and his disciples in the Pali Canon, he highlights seven points that we should be particularly aware of when looking to understand this important teaching.
Talk given in the Dublin Buddhist Centre on Friday 17th May 2018.
This Dharmabyte podcast is called “The Tree is Teaching Us” by Suchitta. The birth of a tree is no different from our own - dependent on conditions and the elements. Every part of the body changes according to its nature, no different from the tree.
Viveka exploring the theme of racism from the perspective of the Dharma and what the Buddha had to say about complex conditionality. A timely look at understanding - and ultimately undoing - the patterns that lead to prejudice and bias, of all kinds.
Specifically, this talk investigates:
Opening to the inter-personal, organizational, and societal conditioning that perpetuates racial bias.
Understanding ‘implicit bias’, which is how thoughts, feelings, emotions, and actions are influenced (largely unconsciously) by exposure to stereotypes and fears about targeted social groups.
By Candradasa on Wed, 19 Sep, 2012 - 20:59Tonight at the class, as part of Suddhayu’s excellent series on the Tibetan Wheel of Life, we’ll be exploring the Nidanas somewhat experientially. The ‘nidana chain’, in more established Buddhist usage, is a list of twelve identifiable elements in the grand, complex process of cause and effect that conduces to our sufferings. In that sense it’s also a dynamic model of how pratitya samutpada works in the world and in our minds (not that...