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Introducing the Afrikan Wisdom Summit: Curated and co-produced by Dharmacharani Vimalasara

By Vimalasara on Thu, 24 Mar, 2022 - 11:17

Introducing the Afrikan Wisdom Summit: Curated and co-produced by Dharmacharani Vimalasara

By Vimalasara on Thu, 24 Mar, 2022 - 11:17

April 5-11 | ONLINE | Free 7-day summit

I have curated and co-produced this inspiring Afrikan Wisdom Summit, with speakers from the UK, USA, Canada, Caribbean.

Topics include spiritual traditions, the arts, liberation, wisdom of the body and raising our next black generation, and ancestors. Topics that all speakers say involve the whole of humanity. It’s free, and you can upgrade to keep the talks and teaching tools. 

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The Nature of Mind - Seminar: The Wisdom of Near Death Experiences

By Zac on Fri, 25 Feb, 2022 - 13:26

The Nature of Mind - Seminar: The Wisdom of Near Death Experiences

By Zac on Fri, 25 Feb, 2022 - 13:26

led by Maitreyabandhu & Jnanavaca
4th March | 7-8:30pm GMT, 8-9:30pm CET, 6-7:30am AEDT

‘Near death experiences have previously been considered unworthy of science but, now that these experiences are being seriously acknowledged and are a valid area for scientific study, it seems that we are on the threshold of expanding our current knowledge about the meaning of life and death.’

- Dr Penny Sartori

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This interactive zoom seminar will explore the implications...

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Dharmabyte: The Pull of Nirvana

By Zac on Thu, 10 Feb, 2022 - 06:00

Sangharakshita describes the process of moving from the psychological to the transcendental as represented by the eighth stage of the positive 12 nidanas - knowledge and vision of things as they really are. 

From the talk The Psychology of Spiritual Development, part of the series Aspects of Buddhist Psychology, 1967.

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FBA Podcast: The Path of the Buddha's Delight

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 11 Dec, 2021 - 06:00

Here Samantabhadri expertly and imaginatively tackles the theme of Wisdom, using the verses in the third section of Tsongkhapa’s short text on the “Three Principal Aspects of the Path.” Dharma themes of the laksanas, suffering, niyamas, self - and no-self - are interwoven with more personal reflections, and with thought-provoking quotations - “…. emptiness, activity and compassion are not three things, but one thing looked at from three different points of view….” 

This is the third of three talks based on...

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Dharmabyte: Building Spiritual Power Together

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Nov, 2021 - 06:00

Viveka concludes this Anapanasati Sutta: Instructions for Awakening retreat with a final exploration of the wisdom tetrad, focusing on the experience of relinquishment and offers suggestions on bearing with confoundment through imagination and inquiry. 

Excerpted from the talk Where Is Self Arising Now? given at Adhisthana, May 2019.

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FBA Podcast: Inquiry Into the Experience of Wisdom

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 27 Nov, 2021 - 06:00

Viveka explores the fourth tetrad of the Anapanasati Sutta: “inquiry into the experience of wisdom” particularly applying the contemplations of impermanence, fading away, cessation and relinquishment to the experience of mind and awareness itself. 

This talk is part of the series Anapanasati Sutta: Instructions for Awakening given at Adhisthana, 2019.

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Dharmabyte: Experiencing Wisdom Through Faith

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 2 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Saccanama explores shraddha, often translated as ‘faith’, as the emotional counterpoint of wisdom. It’s not a foundation for insight to arise, but rather it’s the equivalent of perceptual, cognitive insight experienced through reverence, worship and devotion.

From the talk entitled The Roots of Faith recorded at the Swedish Summer Retreat at Dharmagiri, July 2019. This talk is part of the series ‘To Place the Heart Upon’ - Exploring Faith in Buddhism.

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FBA Podcast: Living with Loving Kindness

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 7 Aug, 2021 - 06:00

The Buddha was a problem solver looking at suffering and the release from suffering. Here, Vijayasri introduces us to metta, the basic teaching of the Buddha, by exploring the first chapter of Living with Kindness by Sangharakshita. She considers the Karaniya Metta Sutta, looks at the work of Buddhaghosa, and investigates the ideas of metta as a strongly positive emotion, a rational emotion and as wisdom. The session finishes with some questions...

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FBA Podcast: Sangha As a Gift to the World

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 29 May, 2021 - 06:00

Vajragupta considers how the sangha reaches out into the world, looking at three areas: loving-kindness and common humanity, community and service, and wisdom in an age of information overload.

A talk given on an online weekend retreat with Croydon Buddhist Centre, 2020.

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Dharmabyte: The Spiritual Faculties are Embryonic

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Apr, 2021 - 06:00

Vajradevi reminds us that the word indriya (‘faculty’) applies to both spiritual and sense faculties and that we can use the latter to strengthen the former. Delighting in the word ‘moha’ sounding like ‘a soft fluffy cloud’, Vajradevi draws out the fact that it is the most difficult of the poisons to recognise - greed and aversion being much louder and more colourful. It’s also ‘a natural state of affairs’ until we can create and support conditions to...

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