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Dharmabyte: Vasubandhu's Four Factors

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

Vasubandhu lived in northern India and Nepal in the 4th century CE. He was a renowned teacher in the Sarvastivadin School of Buddhism but later converted to Mahayana Buddhism under the influence of his brother Asanga.

In this talk Kulaprabha introduces us to a work of his dealing with the conditions necessary for the arising of the Bodhicitta - here translated as Bodhi Resolve. In particular, she compares and contrasts Vasubandhu’s Four Factors as they are described in this text with...

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Dharmabyte: Enlightenment is Possible

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 19 Apr, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Enlightenment Is Possible’ by Saddhanandi from the talk Reflecting On the Life of the Buddha.

This is the first of four talks exploring Vasubandhu’s Four Factors. In his treatise Generating Bodhi Resolve, Vasubandhu describes them as able to generate the resolve to cultivate and accumulate the bases for the Arising of the Bodhicitta. You can find out more about them in Sangharakshita’s books The Meaning of Conversion in Buddhism...

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Dharmabyte: Conditions For Generating Bodhi Resolve

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 16 Apr, 2018 - 14:45

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Conditions For Generating Bodhi Resolve’ from the talk Vasubandhu’s Treatise on Generating Bodhi Resolve given at the London Buddhist Centre, September 2009.

In this talk Kulaprabha introduces us to a work of his dealing with the conditions necessary for the arising of the Bodhicitta - here translated as Bodhi Resolve. In particular, she compares and contrasts Vasubandhu’s Four Factors as they are described in this text with Sangharakshita’s description and evocation of...

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BAM retreat in Ireland - Self and Other: the Alchemy of Transformation

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 5 Jun, 2015 - 15:30

BAM retreat in Ireland - Self and Other: the Alchemy of Transformation

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 5 Jun, 2015 - 15:30

Compassion is far more than emotion. It is something that springs

Up in the emptiness which is when you yourself are not there,

So that you do not know anything about it.

Nobody, in fact, knows anything about it (If they knew it, it would not be Compassion);

But they can only smell

The scent of the unseen flower

That blooms in the Heart of the Void

(‘The Unseen Flower’, by Bhante)

BAM in Ireland opened with a retreat over the June bank holiday weekend in the lovely surroundings of Sandville House, Co. Cavan.  Twenty...

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Dharmabyte: Our Reaction to Suffering

By Rijupatha on Tue, 27 Jan, 2015 - 03:34
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Our Reaction to Suffering”, Kulaprabha offers quite personal reflections on our responses to suffering. From the talk “Contemplating the Suffering of Beings” given at Taraloka.