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FBA Podcast: Wisdom in the Bodhicaryavatara

By Zac on Sat, 28 Jan, 2023 - 06:00

Parami offers a clear, insightful and practical guide to the classically challenging Wisdom chapter of the Bodhicaryavatara. She places the chapter in context of the Bodhisattva Path and. with consistent warmth and humour, illuminates this part of the text for those who have been struggling with it. 

This talk was given at Glasgow Buddhist Centre, 2022.

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Dharmabytes: Dharmas Are Dreamlike

By Zac on Thu, 26 Jan, 2023 - 06:00

Society is complicated and we have all sorts of stories about that. Satyajyoti explores how our ideas and our stories create their own realities. Whatever our views are about the world influences how we experience the world.

Excerpted from the talk Training In Wisdom, part of the series Mind Training - The Alchemy of The Emotions, given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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FBA Podcast: Wisdom

By Zac on Sat, 14 Jan, 2023 - 06:00

This is the culmination of Buddhist practice – but what is it and why is it so vitally needed in our lives and in the world? Subhadramati offers perspective, depth and encouragement on the Dharma path.

This talk was given at London Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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Dharmabytes: A Doorway Between Poles of Experience

By Zac on Thu, 12 Jan, 2023 - 06:00

Bhadra shares how emptiness and conditionality combine to fuel bodhicitta and create the foundations of Sangha.

From the talk Absolute and Conventional Truth given at Bristol Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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Dharmabytes: Coming Into Relationship

By Zac on Thu, 5 Jan, 2023 - 06:00

Everyone is going through life’s ups and downs. Shubha shares a personal experience of working with resistance and through sitting with it, something new and significant arising.

From the talk All-Accomplishing Wisdom given at London Buddhist Centre, 2011.

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Dharmabytes: Freedom from the Fear of Losing Ourselves

By Zac on Thu, 29 Dec, 2022 - 06:00

Alokadhara investigates how fear arises in dependence upon the delusion of there being a fixed, separate self and how the spell of that delusion can be broken by a clear seeing into the true nature of the five skandhas.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Not Mine, Not I, Not Self - Unbinding the Tentacles of Clinging - the Way to Fearlessness given on Men’s Event at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2013.

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FBA Podcast: The Rise of the Asuras and the Sword of Wisdom

By Zac on Sat, 3 Dec, 2022 - 06:00

Vajragupta (m) offers a Buddhist myth of the asuras, the Titan realm on the Wheel of Life, as a way of seeing and understanding the social and political times we are living through. In this myth, the Buddha appears in the realm of the asuras holding a sword. What does that symbolize? Vajragupta suggests it can be seen as a sword of fearlessness, a sword of truth and wisdom, a sword of justice, and the sword of the...

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FBA Podcast: The Discourse to the Kalamas

By Zac on Sat, 5 Nov, 2022 - 06:00

Dhivan offers this short discourse showing the Buddha addressing a group of people called the Kalamas, who have heard all too many religious teachers telling them what to think, even when it contradicts what the last teacher said. The Buddha instead advises them how to judge for themselves about religion. He also teaches them how to practice the brahma-vihara meditations, and to think for themselves how effective they are.


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Abhaya - Following an Inner Calling (Full Interview)

By Zac on Thu, 27 Oct, 2022 - 10:28

Growing up in Chorley, Lancashire, in the northwest of England, Abhaya (1936-2022) recalls his early life as the youngest of four siblings, raised by parents who were run off their feet. With Dad away at the war, mum managed a small chip shop in which he and his brothers used to help out. Following in the footsteps of his older brother Jack, Abhaya would later spend several years at a Catholic Seminary, a period he jokingly characterizes as being like...

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FBA Podcast: We Are Born of Our Actions - Dancing with the Law of Karma

By Zac on Sat, 22 Oct, 2022 - 06:00

Through recounting the story of the Buddha’s Enlightenment and his subsequent communication about it, Ratnadeva traces the significance and depth of the Buddha’s teaching of karma, as well as addressing the complexities and common misconceptions that can often arise when we approach the topic.

This talk was given at Buddhafield, as part of the series Seeds of the Heart: Talks from the Dharma Parlour, 2022.

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