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Dharmabyte: An Inner Journey

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is An Inner Journey.

This is a fascinating introduction to the mandala from Garava - the idea, the myth, the image, the symbol, the experience. His own practice as an artist affords him a respectful and generous perspective, from which we are able to simply sit back and learn.

From the talk Entering the Mandala given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2001

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Dharmabyte: The Symbolism of the Cremation Ground

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 3 Dec, 2018 - 13:00

Are we ready to face our own death, and the total transformation it symbolises? In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, The Symbolism of the Cremation Ground we learn about the eight cremation grounds and the Dakinis who dance there.

From the talk The Symbolism of the Cremation Ground and the Celestial Maidens given in 1971 as part of the series Creative Symbols of the Tantric Path to Enlightenment.

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Dharmabyte: A Mirror in the Wheel

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 27 Jul, 2018 - 12:48

This FBA Dharmabyte is an excerpt from a 1971 talk by Sangharakshita called ‘A Mirror in the Wheel’. The Wheel of Life, described here in all its wealth of detail, is not really a painting but a mirror, giving one successively more profound insights into yourself, and revealing the next step in escaping the endless round.

From the talk ‘The Symbolism of the Tibetan Wheel of Life‘  from the series Creative Symbols of the Tantric Path...

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FBA Podcast: The Power of the Archetypal Realm

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 7 Jul, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Podcast is a talk by Vajratara entitled ‘The Power of the Archetypal Realm’ given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre on 29th May 2007 as part of a series of talks on Buddhist Symbols.

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Dharmabyte: Metaphors and Archetypes

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 5 Jul, 2018 - 12:15

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Metaphors and Archetypes’ from the talk Archetypal Symbolism, Part 2 by Danadasa.

The life story of the Buddha is much more than a historical account – it is a poetic myth full of profound meanings that can resonate with both our conscious minds and our unconscious depths. To fully realize our infinite human potential, we need to harness the power that lies within the vast oceanic depths of our psyches. This talk,...

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Dharmabyte: Keeping Our Hearts Open

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 9 Mar, 2018 - 14:22

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Keeping Our Hearts Open’, an excerpt from the talk on Avalokitesvara by Dharmasri. Speaking from the heart, Dharmasri evokes the wish to alleviate the suffering of all beings embodied by the figure Avalokitesvara.

This talk continues the exploration of Transforming Self and World through looking at the seven-fold puja, by exploring the mantra of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. Dharmasri introduces us to Bodhisattvas as aspects of the Enlightened mind.

We discover the Myth of Avalokitesvara and how...

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Dharmabyte: Our Pure Nature

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 23 Feb, 2018 - 12:20

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Our Pure Nature’ by Aryajaya. From the talk entitled ‘Vajrasattva’ who is associated with Purity and with the time of death. Aryajaya helps us to engage more deeply with the meaning and symbolism of Vajrasattva.

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Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Buddhist Wisdom, A Six-Week Course On Symbolic Dharma (Vajrapriya)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 11:29

Download this overview of the course

The resources include:

  • Notes for the course leader (including learning objectives, guide lines for input and exercises, background information, suggestions for home practice)
  • Exercises, and handouts
  • Overview of the course
  • An overview of the whole of life’s dynamics in symbolic form.
  • The wheel of life – knowing our realm
  • The wheel of life – karma and rebirth
  • The wheel of life – the chain of conditioning, “staying in the gap”
  • The spiral path – to Insight and beyond
  • The mandala of the five Buddhas – Akshobya and Amitabha
  • The mandala of
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Dharmabyte: The Stupa Emerges in The White Lotus Sutra

By Rijupatha on Mon, 12 May, 2014 - 17:05
Our FBA Dharmabyte today is titled “The Stupa Emerges in The White Lotus Sutra” by Sangharakshita from the talk “Five Element Symbolism and the Stupa”. In this excerpt, we hear about how the the Stupa of Abundant Treasures in The White Lotus Sutra emerges. Sangharakshita explains the origins of the Buddhist stupa and its connections with the five elements.

Talk given in 1971. This talk is part of the...
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Dayanandi's Talk "The Symbolism of Tara" Digitized by Volunteers

By Rijupatha on Wed, 21 Aug, 2013 - 17:42
Happy news for the Dharmachackra Archive! An old cassette copy of Dayanandi’s talk “The Symbolism of Tara,” one of the many talks not yet digitized and online at Free Buddhist Audio, was discovered by a mitra at Dharmagiri Retreat Centre in Sweden. Realizing it was not yet online, he teamed up with Michael Meinild Nielsen to digitize the audio for the archive and sent it to us.

The audio includes a talk and a beautiful invocation given at Taraloka...

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