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Dharmabyte: Coming Together in Community

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 7 Nov, 2019 - 14:00

Here Padmavajra discusses the Sangharavastus and the Pratisamvids - a compassion aspect and a wisdom aspect of the Bodhisattva’s aspiration to create community as a condition for Enlightenment.

From the talk Freedom From Polarization given at the Croydon Buddhist Centre in January 2019.

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FBA Podcast: Using Your Head

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 5 Oct, 2019 - 14:00

To succeed at anything, we need to think; to go about it in a way that’s actually going to work. Vadanya examines different metaphors that help us to bring our reasoning and wisdom into action to make spiritual progress. He highlights the importance of creating the right conditions to grow and flourish, particularly the importance of spiritual friendship.

Part 5 in the ‘Path to Awakening’ Sangha night series at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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Dharmabyte: The Dharma Door of Non-duality

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 19 Sep, 2019 - 14:00

The nature of ignorance and the nature of wisdom are the same. How do the Bodhisattvas enter the Dharma door of non-duality? Sangharakshita explains some of the dualities listed in the Vimalakirti Nirdesha Sutra, gives some examples of his own (with tips on how to transcend them), and concludes with Vimalakirti’s ‘thunder-like silence’.

From the talk entitled The Way of Non-Duality part of the series The Inconceivable Emancipation - Themes from the Vimalakirti Nirdesha, given in 1979.

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Dharmabyte: Working Towards Wisdom

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 22 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

Metta helps us to disentangle our own self involvement to be able to see the bigger picture. We can only really see things clearly with the eyes of Metta. Vijayasri looks to the life of the Buddha and how he responded to the suffering of the world with metta.

This talk entitled Living with Loving Kindness was given at Croydon Buddhist Centre as part of the regular Saturday morning Sangha class, Autumn 2017.

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FBA Podcast: How to Build a Buddhaland

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 20 Jul, 2019 - 14:00

Today we have instructions for How to Build a Buddhaland by Padmavajra.

1. Make yourself

2. Gather wisdom

3. Make friends

4. Make a world together

5. Revere the mystery


Talk given at London Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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Dharmabyte: At the Heart of the Sangha

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 21 Feb, 2019 - 14:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, At the Heart of the Sangha Dhammamegha speaks about Sangha as Dharma practice and how spiritual community and friendship with the admirable are part of our heritage in Triratna.

From the talk Wisdom’s Gathering: The Difference That Makes a Difference given on the Triratna International Gathering at Adhisthana, 27 August 2017.

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FBA Podcast: Faith and Wisdom

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 9 Feb, 2019 - 14:00

This week’s FBA Podcast by Danadasa is entitled Faith and Wisdom. In this Buddhist path of transformation, how we relate to practice has a profound effect upon that which unfolds. How do we relate to the idea of path and goal? How do we relate to effort? How do we relate to not knowing? During this 4-week Sangha Night series, Danadasa will explore what is meant by a wise relationship to practice through the perspective...

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Dharmabyte: Going Deeper into the Heart of How Things Are

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 6 Dec, 2018 - 13:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is called Going Deeper into the Heart of How Things Are, from the talk entitled Prajnaparamita, the female Bodhisattva of wisdom, by Vessantara. This excerpt goes into detail of the several mantras associated with this figure.

From the series of talks for Sangha Night on Buddhas and Bodhisattvas given at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre.

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5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #8 Wisdom Beyond Words

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 29 Aug, 2018 - 15:30

5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #8 Wisdom Beyond Words

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 29 Aug, 2018 - 15:30

“The culmination of wisdom is freedom from all views. You have nothing to say. When all the answers are in your being, you have no need to keep them in your head.” - Sangharakshita (Seminar on The Door of Liberation)

The goal of Buddhism is the attainment of Enlightenment - but what is Enlightenment? One way of describing it is seeing the true nature of reality and living in accordance with that vision. An Enlightened being is free...

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Dharmabyte: The Horse and the Rider

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

This FBA Dharmabyte, is called ‘The Horse and the Rider’, an excerpt from the talk entitled Cutting the Bonds by Vadanya, the introduction to a Sangha Night Series at Sheffield Buddhist Centre - ’Total Transformation - Head, Heart and Guts’.

Using an analogy of a rider on a horse, Vadanya notes that we often act as if our head (the rider) is the most important aspect of our experience and overlook our emotions and our...

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