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Dharmabyte: Embracing Darkness: Embracing Love

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 31 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

Saddhaloka reflects on the first Buddhist book he read, The Way of the White Clouds, by Lama Govinda, sharing a verse to Amitabha, the red Buddha of the West who represents and inspires the highest love of all…

From the fourth talk in a six-part series on the figures on the Wheel of Life entitled Amitabha, given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 1997.

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Dharmabyte: The Human Realm on the Wheel of Life

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

On the Wheel of Life, the whole person is symbolised by a boat with passengers, the five skandhas. Ratnaprabha focuses especially on our habit energies, and our habitual preferences. Are we ruled by our likes and dislikes? Is there a creative response? How to the five Buddhas fit in?

From the talk Likes and Dislikes given at West London Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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Buddhism Going Deeper - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times. A free course led by Vajramitra.

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:00

Buddhism Going Deeper - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times. A free course led by Vajramitra.

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:00

Buddhism Going Deeper - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times
A free North London Buddhist Centre online course led by Vajramitra.

Book here. Four Wednesday evenings from 13 May, 19:00-21:00, online via Zoom, you’ll be sent the link when you book. (Note the recent NLBC newsletter had the wrong date.)
A going deeper course focused on the Tibetan Wheel of Life. It’s for you if you have practised mindfulness of breathing and loving kindness meditations. No charge, but a donation...

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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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FBA Podcast: Communicating Through Symbols

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 18 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

Here we have Maitreyi talking about communicating through symbols, this time round through the hub of the wheel of life. Talk given at Mid Essex Buddhist Centre, February 2020.

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Dharmabyte: Insecurity and Competition

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 16 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

The wheel of life shows the six realms corresponding to six kinds of mental states that can result from our actions. How can we recognise these states in everyday life and what can we do to live with a more fully human life?

In this Dharmabyte, Satyajyoti offers this personal talk introducing the realm of the titans and her transformation of competitiveness into appreciation.

Excerpted from Three Personal Talks: Realms of the Wheel where Satyajyoti,...

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Dharmabyte: The Wheel of Life as a mirror

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 13 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

Sangharakshita describes in all its wealth of detail, the Wheel of Life. It’s really a painting but a mirror, giving one successively more profound insights into oneself, and revealing the next step in escaping the endless round.

From the talk entitled The Symbolism of the Tibetan Wheel of Life, part of the series Creative Symbols of the Tantric Path to Enlightenment, 1972.

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FBA Podcast: The Wheel, The Spiral and The Goal

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 11 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

Vadanya launches a series of talks on three great Buddhist symbols that describe the way things are: the wheel of life, the spiral path, and the ultimate goal of Enlightenment. Together they form a guide to escape from the ultimate vicious circle into the complete freedom and fulfilment of Awakening.

Here, Vadanya explores on the wheel by describing the symbolism of each of the four concentric rings which make up this rich representation of samsara, the never-ending repetition of habitual...

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Dharmabyte: A Mirror in the Wheel

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 27 Jul, 2018 - 12:48

This FBA Dharmabyte is an excerpt from a 1971 talk by Sangharakshita called ‘A Mirror in the Wheel’. The Wheel of Life, described here in all its wealth of detail, is not really a painting but a mirror, giving one successively more profound insights into yourself, and revealing the next step in escaping the endless round.

From the talk ‘The Symbolism of the Tibetan Wheel of Life‘  from the series Creative Symbols of the Tantric Path...

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FBA Podcast: Likes and Dislikes

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 23 Feb, 2018 - 14:11

This FBA Podcast is a talk by Ratnaprabha called ‘Likes and Dislikes’.

On the Wheel of Life, the whole person is symbolised by a boat with passengers, the five skandhas. Ratnaprabha focuses especially on our habit energies, and our habitual preferences. Are we ruled by our likes and dislikes? Is there a creative response? How to the five Buddhas fit in?

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