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Creating a Retreat at Home: Tips from Satyalila

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 22 Dec, 2020 - 11:21

Creating a Retreat at Home: Tips from Satyalila

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 22 Dec, 2020 - 11:21

Satyalila shares her inspiration and passion for creating retreats at home by re-imagining our everyday space - an ideal practice for the winter holiday period, especially in 2020!

Exploring planning, preparing, starting, sustaining, concluding & celebrating that retreat time, she offers many practical tips for creating the conditions to deepen practice without leaving home.

There are some illustrations for the talk - including Sangharakshita with his teacher, Yogi Chen, who lived in a hermitage on...

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Buddhist Responses to the Pandemic: Subscribe to our Podcasts

By kusaladevi on Fri, 7 Aug, 2020 - 13:23

Buddhist Responses to the Pandemic: Subscribe to our Podcasts

By kusaladevi on Fri, 7 Aug, 2020 - 13:23

A reminder that you can listen again to our Dharma Toolkit podcasts, covering a range of themes around Buddhist responses to the Pandemic, from reflections around personal practice, through current day issues such as Climate change and touching on themes of Beauty and the Arts as a response to times of crisis.

Here’s Episode 25, Ironic Points of light, where Nanadavajra and his friends Satyalila and Subhadassi reflect on W.H. Auden’s poem, September 1st, 1939 and the...

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Dharmabyte: The Super Powers of the Dharma

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 3 Aug, 2020 - 14:00

Satyalila offers a clear and practical guide to how our spiritual journey can consist in transforming the ‘poisons’ (greed, hatred, delusion, pride and envy) with (and ultimately into) the five spiritual faculties (faith, wisdom, mindfulness, samadhi and energy-in-pursuit-of-the-good). This excerpt is focussed on cultivating Wisdom to transform Anger and Hatred.

From the talk entitled “Let Your Poison Be Your Cure” rom the Bristol Sangha Retreat at Adhisthana in May 2017. The title is...

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Dharmabyte: Journey of Internal Transformation

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 2 Mar, 2020 - 14:00

The ‘Vajrayana’ means ‘the way of the vajra’. Satyalila explores and explains how the vajra symbolizes the capacity to transform our darkest and most difficult experience into the liberated energy of awakening. She describes her personal experience of this and concludes with an exploration of the five Buddha mandala as a way of bringing powerful diverse energies into creative, harmonious relationship.

From the talk Imagination, the Vajrayana & Us, part of the series Imagination, the Buddhist Tradition...

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Responding to the Burning World

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 - 13:19

In July 2019 Satyalila gave a series of three talks in Bristol - ‘Responding to the Burning World’. Each talk takes a classic Buddhist parable or sutta as its starting point - the Burning House, the Raincloud and the Two Arrows and explores how these Dharma teachings can help us to develop the resilience to respond creatively to the world as we find it today. 

Weaving poetry with classic Dharma teachings, each talk concludes with a brief exploration of six...

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‘The history of my taking Responsibility’ - Satyalila

By sanghadhara on Wed, 22 Mar, 2017 - 12:19

‘The history of my taking Responsibility’ - Satyalila

By sanghadhara on Wed, 22 Mar, 2017 - 12:19

Satyalila gave the talk entitled ‘The history of my taking Responsibility’ on the Triratna Buddhist Order Women’s UK & Ireland Area Order Weekend at Adhisthana, 5 March 2017