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FBA Podcast: The Path of the Buddha's Delight

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 11 Dec, 2021 - 06:00

Here Samantabhadri expertly and imaginatively tackles the theme of Wisdom, using the verses in the third section of Tsongkhapa’s short text on the “Three Principal Aspects of the Path.” Dharma themes of the laksanas, suffering, niyamas, self - and no-self - are interwoven with more personal reflections, and with thought-provoking quotations - “…. emptiness, activity and compassion are not three things, but one thing looked at from three different points of view….” 

This is the third of three talks based on...

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Dharmabyte: Ancestral Sense of Being

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 22 Nov, 2021 - 06:00

Dhivan, author of ‘This Being, That Becomes’, talks about some of the historical Buddha’s ideas on how conscious awareness can influence unconscious patterns that keep us imprisoned in a fixed sense of self. 

Excerpted from the talk entitled Doors to Freedom - the Buddha’s Psychology of Liberation, Buddhafield, 2012.

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Pointing to the Moon: Waking Up from a Core Delusion

By Centre Team on Fri, 29 Jan, 2021 - 17:14

Pointing to the Moon: Waking Up from a Core Delusion

By Centre Team on Fri, 29 Jan, 2021 - 17:14

4 workshops led by Tejananda for experienced meditators
3 years minimum experience required

Saturdays: 20th February and 6th March
1st session (90 mins): IE & UK 09:30 | Europe CET 10:30 | India 15:00 | Australia EST 20.30 | New Zealand 22.30
2nd session (90 mins): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | Australia EST...

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Dharmabyte: Unconditional Surrender

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 14:00

Saccanama explores the three myths of spiritual life and the crisis of the self - reason and will are no longer able to cope. In this excerpt we hear about Shinran’s life with readings on self-power and other-power. Dharmakara becomes Amida – the central myth of the Pure Land schools.

From the talk Faith, the Crisis of the Self and Self-Surrender recorded at the Swedish Summer Retreat at Dharmagiri, July 2019 as part of the...

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Dharmabyte: Infinite Spaces + Boundless Awareness

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

It is possible to move our sense of who we are, our stories are changeable. Vidyamala invites us into the world of myth, symbol and poetry to challenge our fixed sense of self.

Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a fluid sense of oneself? Responding to whatever arises with kindness, with love, with compassion, with infinite creative potential.

She finishes emphasising kindness with a wonderful quote from Patrul Rimpoche: “Have a good heart and act with kindness. There is no higher teaching.”

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Dharmabyte: Understanding Anatta

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 20 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

Classic Sangharakshita from the Aspects of the Higher Evolution of the Individual series given in 1970.

Tackling such terms as self, I, individual, and ego, reveals that each can have both a positive and a negative connotation. What is the self, and how can we cultivate true Individuality?

Excerpted from the talk Individuality , True and Self.

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FBA Podcast: Faith, Insight and Transcending the Self

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 18 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

Saccanama offers this thought-provoking talk exploring insight into anatta. What happens when one loses control and renounces the self? 

Recorded at the Swedish Summer Retreat at Dharmagiri Retreat Centre, July 2019.

This talk is part of the series ‘To Place the Heart Upon’ - Exploring Faith in Buddhism.

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Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
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Transforming Self - Ratnaguna (VIDEO)

By sanghadhara on Tue, 27 Aug, 2019 - 11:25

Transforming Self - Ratnaguna (VIDEO)

By sanghadhara on Tue, 27 Aug, 2019 - 11:25

A wonderful first talk of the 2019 International Gathering, whose theme is ‘Alchemy of the Dharma’. The utterly delightful Ratnaguna takes us through the true miracle of transforming ourselves via the magic of a practice in which we also learn to let ourselves change. 

This is a beautiful, reflective, funny take on the challenges of the Dharma life. Ratnaguna’s breadth of reference is itself a joy: taking in Greek philosophy, Hans Christian Andersen, and writings on the nearness of death to life...

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Breaking the silence, changing the story: Buddhism versus neoliberalism

By Yogaratna on Fri, 11 May, 2018 - 06:47

I’ve written a very brief introduction to neoliberal ideas and some of the ways they affect the current global political and ecological situation.  It explores many ways Buddhism and Buddhists are already presenting profound challenges to the neoliberal story - and celebrates this range of responses.  There’s a great deal of excellent work already going on - and a better world is certainly possible.  From meditating in the natural world to rewilding to non-violent direct action for older people (to...

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Dharmabyte: We Are a Flow of Phenomena

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 26 Apr, 2018 - 12:24

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘We Are a Flow of Phenomena’ by Dassini from the talk The Therigatha and the Problem of Self.

We hear a verse about no-self from the nun Uttara. This leads on to reflections about how we subtly reinforce a sense of self through feeling embarrassed or irritable.

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