Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

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...

Tiratanaloka
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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Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

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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