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FBA Podcast: Wheeling, Spiralling, and the Fork In the Road

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 25 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

Vilasamani  gives an introduction to the twelve links on the wheel of life, specifying how the spiral path emerges from the gap between feeling and craving. Talk given at West London Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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Dharmabyte: Catching the Arising of Vedana

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 14 Nov, 2019 - 14:00

Vidyamala explores the crucial place of awareness of vedana if we are to move from reactive states to more creative ones.

From the talk Vedana and Growth given on ‘Gravity and Grace’ Retreat, 2018, at Rivendell Retreat Centre. This talk is part of the series An Exploration of the Satipatthana Sutta.

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FBA Podcast: Mind and Mental Events

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 16 Jun, 2018 - 12:00

This FBA Podcast is called ‘Mind and Mental Events’ by Subhuti. These five omnipresent mental events (sarvatragas) constitute the basic mechanics of the mind; if you are conscious, they are present.

1. Feeling-tone (vedana)
2. Recognition (or conceptualisation) (samjna)
3. Directionality of mind (cetana)
4. Contact (sparsa)
5. Egocentric demanding (manaskara)

From this we can conclude that:
1. All our experience is feeling-toned. The more conscious we are...

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Dharmabyte: Worldly and Unworldly Vedana

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 11 May, 2018 - 15:00

This FBA Dharmabyte is on Worldly and Unworldly Vedana from a series of talks on the Satipatthana: A Path to Insight.

This talk is clear, engaging and impassioned. In this full exploration of how to apply mindfulness practice in meditation and our lives, Prasadavati’s depth of lived experience and love of satipatthana shines through. This series was given on an intensive meditation retreat at Taraloka for women who have asked...

Exeter Triratna Group
Exeter Triratna Group

Working with 'vedana'

By mokshini on Thu, 23 Mar, 2017 - 11:16

This week we continued our theme of going deeper in meditation and to truly ‘meditate with and in the body’; learning to find out ‘what is actually happening’ as opposed to what we may just think is happening due to habit or custom.  

Nandavajra introduced us to the term ‘vedana’ - an interesting and useful concept in Buddhism. Sometimes translated as ‘feeling’; a more accurate term is ‘sensation’, or as it sometimes referred to as the ‘initial hedonic feeling tone’ - that is, the...

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Dharmabyte: Being Present to Experience

By Rijupatha on Mon, 7 Apr, 2014 - 15:19
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Being Present to Experience” we have Maitreyabandhu speaking in his usual playful, engaging way on vedana, success, being present to our experience, and recognizing the gap between our thoughts and our direct experience. This is an excerpt from Week 4 of his Dharmic Receptivity Series given at the London Buddhist Centre, Monday, 17 May 2014.

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Dharmabyte: Turning Towards Experience

By Rijupatha on Fri, 4 Apr, 2014 - 16:33
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte we continue podcasting from the Tonglen Retreat with this excerpt from Day 3: “Turning Towards Experience”. Here Saddhanandi talks about turning towards whatever is unsatisfactory in our experience and holding that in the wider framework of spacious awareness. Excerpted from the full talk entitled “Self Tonglen”.

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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
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Spiritual Receptivity and Just Sitting

By Candradasa on Tue, 16 Oct, 2012 - 13:40
We’ve been touching throughout the ‘Religion Without God’ series on the idea of working in meditation to get a feel for a ‘space’ or ‘gap’ between the arising of a feeling (in response to what we take in via the senses) and our emotional/volitional response (liking, not liking, etc.). Vessantara is pretty wonderful on this kind of ‘spiritual receptivity’ work, looking to see what is present in our experience and learning how to attend to it...