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Dharmabyte: Stillness, Simplicity and Contentment

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 19 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

Here Candradasa explores the third precept and the Buddha’s moral code generally and we get some sense of where we might look to find ways to work effectively with our strongest desires in ways that lessen attachment and help us see reality more clearly.

From the talk entitled Sex and Morality, Going Beyond Puritanism given in Portsmouth, NH, October 2012.

This talk is part of the series Religion Without God.

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Dharmabyte: Coming to Stillness

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

Drawing on sources from Russell Brand to Tenzin Palmo, Suryadarshini navigates the third precept. Covering sex, relationships, confessional writing, and social media, she offers suggestions for how to start a shift from attention and attachment into stillness, simplicity and contentment.

From the talk entitled Sex and Social Media: From Attention and Attachment to Contentment given at Norwich Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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Dharmabyte: Abstention from Violence – Love

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 1 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

How can we decide between right and wrong? The Eastern criterion of ethics is psychological rather than theological: ethical behaviour is said to express higher orders of awareness.

Here, Sangharakshita details the first precept, that of abstention from all forms of violence and harm towards other beings. Cultivating the positive aspect of this precept is the embodiment of maitri, love, as expressed through our deeds of loving-kindness.

From the talk entitled The Principles of Ethics: Right Action given as...

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What Are We Committed To? - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 6

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 20 May, 2020 - 08:19

What Are We Committed To? - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 6

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 20 May, 2020 - 08:19

The big questions keep coming as we move deep into our week of shared practice around the seven point mind-training. What are we “bonded” to? How do we see our ethical path? How do we envision making commitments to ourselves and the promises we make? Yashobodhi offers some lojong (“teaching slogans”) that can help us clarify what it is, exactly, we are up to!

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FBA Podcast: Changing Power to Love

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 30 Nov, 2019 - 14:00

Drawing on Bhante’s paper on the Ten Pillars from 1984, the Dhammapada and the Mind Turning teachings, Dhammadinna talks about the paradigm shift we make in our ethical practice from power mode to love mode, and the renunciation of power and blame through which we enter into experience of forgiveness and ksanti.

This talk is part of the series The Order as Practice: Shifting Paradigms.

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Ipswich Young Buddhists - Talk on Intoxication

By RCheesley on Sat, 14 Feb, 2015 - 14:13

Ipswich Young Buddhists - Talk on Intoxication

By RCheesley on Sat, 14 Feb, 2015 - 14:13The next in the series of talks from Young Buddhists at Ipswich Buddhist Centre will be on Saturday, 7th March from 1-3pm.

Rosa will be giving a talk on Intoxication, there will be an opportunity to meditate together, and discussions around how we relate to this precept in our lives.
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Young People's Activities in Colchester

By RCheesley on Sat, 14 Feb, 2015 - 14:08

Young People's Activities in Colchester

By RCheesley on Sat, 14 Feb, 2015 - 14:08After a recent planning meeting we’re pleased to announce the next series for the Young People’s Group at Colchester Buddhist Centre. We’re going to be considering the five precepts:

Saturday, 28th February, 7.30pm - Do no harm
Saturday, 21st March, 7.30pm - Not taking the not given
Saturday, 25th April, 7.30pm - Sex, Love and Simplicity
Saturday, 23rd May, 7.30pm - Truthful Speech
Saturday, 27th June, 7.30pm - Intoxication and Mindfulness

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