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FBA Podcast: Sitting At the Centre of the Mandala

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 10 Apr, 2021 - 06:00

Once again at the Centre of the Mandala, we meet Vairocana. How do we balance the teachings of effort and openness? One way is through the image of the Sun and relaxed being, the practice of the Dharma is simply to come back. Yet, of course, this requires effort.

Another question is the balance between practical and mythical approaches: Can we hold both at once? What do we give significance to? What do we make real ? Can we open to a world...

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Dharmabyte: Uncertainty as Positive Emotion

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 18 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

A Tibetan Story shared by Vessantara about a young boy and his family and the uncertainty of the course of our lives.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Positive Emotion as part of the series The Mandala of Spiritual Practice: Positive Emotion Retreat given on a retreat called The Mandala of Spiritual Practice: Positive Emotion at Adhisthana, 2015.

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FBA Podcast: Spiritual Receptivity and Just Sitting

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 27 Jun, 2020 - 14:00

Vessantara shares reflections that emerged during his three year retreat, namely a poignant opportunity to let go of self reference and enjoy the simple awareness of the present moment.

This talk was given at the Triratna Buddhist Order European Order Gathering at Wymondham College August 25, 2012.

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Responding to the Burning World

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 - 13:19

In July 2019 Satyalila gave a series of three talks in Bristol - ‘Responding to the Burning World’. Each talk takes a classic Buddhist parable or sutta as its starting point - the Burning House, the Raincloud and the Two Arrows and explores how these Dharma teachings can help us to develop the resilience to respond creatively to the world as we find it today. 

Weaving poetry with classic Dharma teachings, each talk concludes with a brief exploration of six...

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Dublin Buddhist Centre

Talk by Vessantara: Padmasambhava Practice – a Personal Unfolding

By Vajrashura on Tue, 19 Jun, 2018 - 19:33

In this wonderful personal talk about Padmasambhava, Vessantara talks about his connection with the strange figure of Padmasambhava.

On the way, he gives an insight into what it’s like to relate to these Buddha and Bodhisattva figures deeply, and how we can do this.

And he explores the effects doing this can have on our mind, our heart and our Dharma lives.

Talk given in the Dublin Buddhist Centre on Tuesday 25th April 2017.