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Dharmabyte: Receptivity and Transformation

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 14:00

Mahasraddha  shares how his relationship with the Buddha has been central to his life. Are we open to the teachings of the Buddha? What impact does impermanence have on your life? What does transformation look like in your life?

From the talk entitled Spiritual Death given at Manchester Buddhist Centre as part of the Urban Retreat, February 2020.

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Dharmabyte: Vision as Outpouring of the Dharma

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 17 Aug, 2020 - 14:00

Rijusiddha looks at how vision gives us the initial insight into truth, how that vision is a heart response and how that vision gives us energy, if maintained, through the ongoing work of transforming ourselves.

From the talk entitled Vision - The Mind Thinks, the Heart Sees as part of two talks on vision and transformation at the 2018 East Anglian Men’s Event at Padmaloka Retreat Centre.

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Dharmabyte: Journey of Internal Transformation

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 2 Mar, 2020 - 14:00

The ‘Vajrayana’ means ‘the way of the vajra’. Satyalila explores and explains how the vajra symbolizes the capacity to transform our darkest and most difficult experience into the liberated energy of awakening. She describes her personal experience of this and concludes with an exploration of the five Buddha mandala as a way of bringing powerful diverse energies into creative, harmonious relationship.

From the talk Imagination, the Vajrayana & Us, part of the series Imagination, the Buddhist Tradition...

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FBA Podcast: The Burning Ground

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 22 Feb, 2020 - 14:00

Moksatara introduces the dakini, the tantric embodiment of what’s possible when all of our energy is completely engaged, alive and flowing. These beings of limitless space have complete freedom of mind, fierce energy and a full emotional engagement with life.

In order to meet the dakinis we must travel to where they dwell: the cremation grounds, where bodies are taken to be burnt. The deepest, darkest energies to be transformed are associated with fear. By deliberately plunging...

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Dharmabyte: Jellyfish and Kindness

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 23 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

We want to be free from suffering and to become free we need to transform ourselves. How do that? Singhamati describes three paths for transformation: self development, self discovery and self surrender. Each path helping us to turn towards and transform different parts of ourselves.

In this track we hear about the path of Self-Development. Excerpted from the talk entitled Three Paths to Transformation: Self Development, Self Discovery, Self Surrender given at Sangha Night at the ...

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Dharmabyte: Cracks in the Ice

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 26 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

This is a gem of a talk, with a wintery theme.

Parami starts by singing ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ by Christina Rossetti. She then goes on to bring out the underlying meaning of some of the imagery in the poem.

The first metaphors are about bleakness, with the earth as hard as iron and water like a stone, times when we struggle and it seems as if no growth is possible. She talks about her early experience of doing the metta bhavana and...

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FBA Podcast: Redemption is Possible

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 23 Nov, 2019 - 14:00

Here we have Dharmashalin exploring the question: Who is Milarepa and more importantly how is he relevant to us? He’s an incredibly rich character, but what stands out first and foremost is the profound example of transformation, redemption even, that he found in the course of his life. This brings hope to all of us, he changed so we can change…

Talk given at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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FBA Podcast: Transforming Sangha

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 9 Nov, 2019 - 14:00

Sanghamani with a great second talk from the 2019 Triratna International Gathering. Her theme on this Alchemy of the Dharma weekend is how we can transform ourselves in order to transform our communities. And she leads with fearlessness in discussing her own work and practice in this regard.

As a fundraiser at the cutting edge of the practice of connection – trying to forge a sense of mutually vital relationship with strangers (who are not necessarily...

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FBA Podcast: Transforming Self

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 2 Nov, 2019 - 13:00

A wonderful first talk of the 2019 International Gathering, whose theme is ‘Alchemy of the Dharma’. The utterly delightful Ratnaguna takes us through the true miracle of transforming ourselves via magic of a practice in which we also learn to let ourselves change. 

This is a beautiful, reflective, funny take on the challenges of the Dharma life. Ratnaguna’s breadth of reference is itself a joy: taking in Greek philosophy, Hans Christian Andersen, and writings on the nearness of...

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