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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
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

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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Dharmabyte: Mindfulness of the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 9 Dec, 2021 - 06:00

Using metaphors from the Bodhicaryavatara, Bodhinaga draws out how mindfulness can transform our lives, both as a defence against negative, reactive patterns and in actively developing the heart and mind of a Bodhisattva, ‘one who cares more for others than they care for themselves’. 

From the talk entitled Staying in Touch, part of the series The Path of Awakening, given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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FBA Podcast: Insight, Meditation and Empathy

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 2 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

There is no insight without compassion, and no compassion without insight. Ratnaghosha elucidates the path of transformation as one of expanding more and more into embodying love in all its forms.

This talk was given at the Mid Essex Buddhist Centre, 2021.

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FBA Podcast: The Power of Initiation

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 28 Aug, 2021 - 06:00

Here Jnanavaca discusses how Tantric Buddhism is concerned with the direct experience of who we are and what we can become. Its aim is to help us realize our potential by transforming the energy locked in by old habits, fears, and views.

Talk given at London Buddhist Centre, 2020.

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Dharmabyte: Making Ourselves an Offering

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 20 May, 2021 - 06:00

Amaladipa explores how losing and finding ourselves in the service of others can be a way of transforming conditioning and suffering.

From the talk entitled Losing and Finding Ourselves in the Service of Others given as part of the Sangha Night series on the Noble Eightfold Path at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 2021.

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Dharmabyte: The Spiritual Faculties are Embryonic

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Apr, 2021 - 06:00

Vajradevi reminds us that the word indriya (‘faculty’) applies to both spiritual and sense faculties and that we can use the latter to strengthen the former. Delighting in the word ‘moha’ sounding like ‘a soft fluffy cloud’, Vajradevi draws out the fact that it is the most difficult of the poisons to recognise - greed and aversion being much louder and more colourful. It’s also ‘a natural state of affairs’ until we can create and support conditions to...

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