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Dharmabyte: Enlightenment as a Real Possibility

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 27 Jul, 2018 - 11:56

In this FBA Dharmabyte, ‘Enlightenment as a Real Possibility’, Ratnaguna describes the process of transformation in the context of the Five Aspects of the Spiritual Path - integration, positive emotion, spiritual receptivity, spiritual death, and spiritual rebirth.

From the talk ‘The Underlying Pattern of the Spiritual Life’ given at the Manchester Buddhist Centre on 14th April 2012.

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Dharmabyte: Tethered to Fiction

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Jul, 2018 - 12:24

This FBA Dharmabyte podcast is called ‘Tethered to Fiction’ by Arthabandhu.

Spiritual death does not only mean esoteric meditation practices, it means confronting the vagaries and difficulties of life with honesty and courage and seeing what we can learn from them. By opening up to new experiences life becomes more vivid and enjoyable - if we can just face the fear.

From the talk, ‘The Sea As Spiritual Death’, given at...

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Dharmabyte: The Sea As Spiritual Death

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 14 May, 2018 - 13:14

This Dharmabyte podcast, ‘The Sea As Spiritual Death’, is an excerpt from a talk of the same name by Arthabandhu who explores the image of the sea and the raft.  We hold onto our raft, but this brings suffering - can we let go, enter the sea and become spiritually reborn? This is the question Arthabandhu asks us.

Spiritual death does not only mean esoteric meditation practices, it means confronting the vagaries and difficulties of life with...

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Dharmabyte: The Sea as Spiritual Death

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 11 Apr, 2018 - 16:44

We’ve titled this FBA Dharmabyte podcast, “Fluidity in Our Nature: The Sea”. In this gentle talk, Arthabandhu gives us the image of the sea and the raft. We hold onto our raft, but this brings suffering - can we let go, enter the sea and become spiritually reborn? This is the question Arthabandhu asks us.

Spiritual death does not only mean esoteric meditation practices, it means confronting the vagaries and difficulties of life with honesty...

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Tiratanaloka

Talk on Spiritual Death

By vajratara on Wed, 20 Dec, 2017 - 17:30

Vajratara has been looking up some talks from Tiratanaloka to put online.  They come as part of a series. Though the others in the series were not necessarily recorded, the individual talks stand alone.  This one was given on a retreat at Tiratanaloka for women training for Ordination.  Vajratara gives an introduction to Spiritual death. Using poetry and drawing on her experience of the Sangha, she looks at what spiritual death is, what it isn’t and how to practice it.
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10 Reflections on Spiritual Death by Satyaraja

By Saccanama on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:33

10 Reflections on Spiritual Death by Satyaraja

By Saccanama on Thu, 25 Aug, 2016 - 11:33

These reflections are obviously not comprehensive, but more like threads for future discussion. They were prompted by an article that Rijumati wrote about the importance of introducing spiritual death practices earlier in our training.

1. We need to look at how to introduce spiritual death and rebirth practices from the beginning and at all levels.

At the same time it is important that this is done responsibly and that we are in a position to follow-up through personal communication as these practices can turn...

Triratna International Council
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Dhammarati on Sikkha - a new project to review and develop training in the system of practice

By dhammamegha on Mon, 30 May, 2016 - 18:24

I recently interviewed Dhammarati about an emerging project about the system of training in Triratna. It goes by the name of Sikkha (with a long a), which is a Pali word meaning ‘spiritual training’. It is about deepening our understanding of what and how we practice and teach within the Triratna community, and developing an explicit shared framework to talk about it. 

Here, Dhammarati reflects on what is essential in Buddhist practice: a growth of awareness which leads to positive and rich emotion and a move away...

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FBA Podcast: Bodhicitta and Spiritual Death

By Rijupatha on Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 20:45

FBA Podcast: Bodhicitta and Spiritual Death

By Rijupatha on Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 20:45Subscribe to the FBA Podcast

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Our FBA Podcast this week is entitled “Bodhicitta and Spiritual Death” by Vijayamala, a talk given as part of the Understanding, Exploring and Realising Spiritual Death retreat, led by Kamalashila and Vijayamala, at Adhisthana Dec 2014...