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Dharmabyte: Aspirations Manifesting in Daily Life

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 25 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

Embodying our higher values gives life to our heart and gives heart to our life. Saddhanandi encourages us to get on with our life by gathering our life around our aspirations. 

From the talk Enlightenment as Heart, Life as Whole given at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2005.

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Dharmabyte: Words of Power

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 13 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Saddhanandi paints a picture of how radical and different it was to encounter Buddhism in the mid 1960s. She explores a verse of Zen poetry taking her lead from Sangharakshita’s 1965 lectures on the Essence of Zen. 

Excerpted from the talk entitled The Essence of Zen at Adhisthana, 2019.

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Dharmabyte: Nourishment and Encouragement

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

In the Dhaniya Sutta, the questions arise: ‘how do we move in this world with a freedom to be creative?’ and ‘how often do we follow the addictive tendency?’ Saddhanandi looks at vertical and horizontal nourishment as she explores these questions.

Excerpted from the talk The Dhaniya Sutta - Freedom to be Creative, part of the series Evoking Shakyamuni  given at Adhisthana, 2020.

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FBA Podcast: Virya: A Path of Transformative Action

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 1 Aug, 2020 - 14:00

Viriya expresses itself in action, with attentiveness, care and enthusiasm. Saddhanandi shares from her personal training and experience as an artist to elucidate the meaning of Virya, drawing out the aspect of training the mind to develop positive mental states.

Talk given at Glasgow Buddhist Centre, GBC Rainy Season, March 2020.

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Dharmabyte: Ill-Fitting Wheel

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

Saddhanandi reads the episode of the Buddha working out whether or not he will teach the Dharma. From the talk entitled Dukkha and the Unbiased given as a series of talks and led meditations from a retreat at Adhisthana on Dukkha and the Unbiased.

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FBA Podcast: Shakyamuni

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

Saddhanandi is the Chair of Adhisthana and a preceptor. She was for many years the Chair of Taraloka retreat centre. She was a close friend of Bhante Sangharakshita and is noted for her warmth, friendliness and skills as a Dharma teacher. Here she shares her thoughts on the Buddha Shakyamuni.

This talk is part of the series Buddhas and Bodhisattvas given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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Dharmabyte: The Art of Disappearing

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 2 Sep, 2019 - 14:00

How free would your life be if you gave up unreal expectations? Try to remember something too important to forget. Renunciation is where you are allowing yourself to be obedient to the call of the heart – what do you really want to say ‘yes’ to? One of her telling quotes is ” … there is no spiritual development without renunciation, and no renunciation without spiritual development …”

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Dharmabyte: Turning Towards

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 30 May, 2019 - 14:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is Turning Towards by Saddhanandi. 

How do you make a meaningful practice of loving kindness in a difficult world? How do we turn towards, rather than away…?

This is excerpted from the brilliant talk given on the Metta and Insight Retreat, 2015.

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