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Dharmabyte: A Single Slash of Anger

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 17 Oct, 2019 - 14:00

Hatred or ill-will arises when something gets in the way of something we desire. From a mild irritation at being inconvenienced, to violent anger, competitiveness, jealousy, all are forms of ill-will.

Khemasuri explores the theme of anger in Santideva’s Bodhicaryavatara at Sangha Night, Sheffield Buddhist Centre. Excerpted from the talk entitled Gratitude to Everyone given on 15th April 2008. Part of a series on Great Buddhist Texts.

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Dharmabyte: Patience, Pride and Evil Actions

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 - 14:00

Here Vairocana shares thoughts on patience, pride and evil actions as described in the Bodhicaryavatara, verse 21. Shantideva reflects that compassion arises upon seeing the suffering of the world and that this manifests in one loosening ones pride. This leads to a fear of the consequences of evil and a delight in Enlightenment itself, or as Shantideva puts it, delight in the Conquerors.

From the talk The Section on Evil from the Dhammapada given at Glasgow...

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Dharmabyte: Love When There is No Reason to Love

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 3 Oct, 2019 - 14:00

Satyajyoti gives a talk on Ksanti, the patient forbearance that is the true antidote to anger and ill-will. She shares Santideva’s advice on learning to endure pain and discomfort so we can respond with an attitude of love in difficult circumstances.

From the talk Make Your Own Sandals, Part 6 in the ‘Path to Awakening’ Sangha Night series at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Mokshini: On the Bodhisattva Heart Of Intention

By mokshini on Thu, 16 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Mokshini: On the Bodhisattva Heart Of Intention

By mokshini on Thu, 16 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

Here’s my own “video diary” on the great heart of intention that informs every act and can open up a beautiful space for us and the world if we only pay attention in everyday life…

More at thebuddhistcentre.com/bam - get involved!

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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

A Workshop On Patience

By Candradasa on Tue, 24 Mar, 2015 - 15:35

A Workshop On Patience

By Candradasa on Tue, 24 Mar, 2015 - 15:35

Come and join me at Aryaloka this Saturday, 9am-1pm, to explore Shantideva’s famous work, the Bodhicaryavatara - and specifically the chapter on patience (kshanti)… We’ll be using our voices as well as our minds to try and bring to life these wonderful, subtle verses that carry much for any contemporary Dharma farer to dwell upon…

Patient endurance is the best way to make things good… (The Buddha, ‘Dhammapada’)

A chance to cultivate the heart of patience this weekend!

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Aryaloka Buddhist Center
Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Ancient Wisdom Series - The Bodhicaryavatara: Cultivating the Heart of Patience

By Candradasa on Tue, 24 Mar, 2015 - 15:30

Come and join us this Saturday, 9am-1pm, to explore Shantideva’s famous work, the Bodhicaryavatara - and specifically the chapter on patience (kshanti)… We’ll be using our voices as well as our minds to try and bring to life these wonderful, subtle verses that carry much for any contemporary Dharma farer to dwell upon…

Patient endurance is the best way to make things good…

The Buddha, ‘Dhammapada’

Come and cultivate the heart of patience this weekend!...