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Dharmabyte: Fearlessness is a Great Virtue

By Zac on Mon, 3 Oct, 2022 - 06:00

In this talk, Khemabandhu takes us on a journey into the terrifying cremation grounds which Padmasambhava deliberately sought out. The facing of our deepest fears presents us with and incredible opportunity for spiritual development, but how do we summon up the courage necessary to do so?

This talk was given during a young men’s retreat held at Padmaloka as part of the series Entering the Realm of the Guru, 2022.
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FBA Podcast: Freedom - The Bigger Picture

By Zac on Sat, 3 Sep, 2022 - 06:00

Spiritual freedom arises when your heart and mind is transformed. In order to live in a world that is harmonious, that’s loving, that’s enabling us to all fulfill our potential, then we all must be working for freedom in some way, working for our own and others, whoever they are. Suryagupta draws out the meaning of Freedom through the story of Nelson Mandela.

A two-week seminar with the (then) brand new chair of the ...

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Dharmabyte: Working Together

By Zac on Thu, 18 Aug, 2022 - 06:00

Skillful Interactions with the World Around Us

Subhuti explores why working together in a team based on right livelihood is so important for transformation of the individual and the world. Excerpted from the talk The History Of and Value In Team-Based Right Livelihood given at Windhorse: Evolution, 2010.

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FBA Podcast: Transformation

By Zac on Sat, 6 Aug, 2022 - 06:00

Letting In the Light

Kalyanamati explores six ways in which we can work with our energies in order to transform our emotional depths in line with our deepest vision. This talk was given at the East Anglian Men’s Event at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2018.

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Dharmabyte: Softening Into Letting Go

By Zac on Mon, 11 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Coming Into Your True Nature

A tender and moving talk by Paramananda. Transformation is basically allowing the protective shell of self to dissipate. This shell only falls away if you come into relationship with your real, impermanent, fragile, vulnerable nature and soften into that or open up to that.

Excerpted from the talk The Nature of Transformation given at West London Buddhist Centre, 2014.

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Dharmabyte: Dukkha as Compost

By Zac on Thu, 23 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Dayajoti explores the metaphor of ‘sh*t happens’ - it’s what you do with it that matters! Turning towards your poo as a reflection on the process of transformation. 

From the talk Bodies of Earth - Beyond Me and Mine - Dukkha from a two-week women’s retreat at Eco-Dharma Retreat Centre, 2012.

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
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Ratnakumar - Changing Self, Changing World (Full Interview)

By Zac on Tue, 10 May, 2022 - 17:00

I asked him, if I would go there, will I get food? And he said “Yes, obviously there will be a feast and you can have enough to eat.’ And I thought then, ’I’ll go.’

In 1998 when Ratnakumar was 13 years old, one of his cousins asked him if he’d like to go to a public meeting. That meeting just so happened to be an anniversary celebration for the birthday of Dr. Bimrao Ambedkar, the great leader of India’s Dalit community...

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Dharmabyte: Taking Our Seat in the Cremation Ground

By Zac on Thu, 31 Mar, 2022 - 06:00

To plunge ourselves into the crucial citation takes tremendous courage. Sangharakshita asks:

Are we ready to face our own death, and the total transformation it symbolizes? From the talk The Symbolism of the Cremation Ground and the Celestial Maidens part of the series Creative Symbols of the Tantric Path to Enlightenment, 1971.

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FBA Podcast: Padmasambhava the Mysterious, the Wonderful, the Inspiring

By Zac on Sat, 5 Mar, 2022 - 06:00

In this introduction to Padmasambhava, Vidyadaka guides us through the symbolism of Padmasambhava’s appearance on a lotus, in the centre of Lake Dhanakosa. We hear about the qualities of the lake, the land of Uddiyana, King Indrabhuti’s plight and uncover their deeper meanings and relevance to our own life. Vidyadaka also describes Padmasambhava, his own initial discovery of him and Bhante’s first glimpse of the Great Guru in Darjeeling.

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Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
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Beyond limits - Karuna appeals 2022 (applications open)

By Sanghamani on Thu, 13 Jan, 2022 - 16:12

Beyond limits - Karuna appeals 2022 (applications open)

By Sanghamani on Thu, 13 Jan, 2022 - 16:12


Do you want to live this year with deeper meaning and purpose?

To develop more kindness, with others.. for others..

and move beyond ways that limit you?

For over fourty years people in our community have choosen to deepen their practice by joining a Karuna fundraising appeal team. Many have said that doing an appeal was one of the most significant and transformative times of their dharma lives.

Fundraising as a spiritual practice means remembering to open to what’s alive in each moment, meeting fear with metta...

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