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Dharmabyte: Unadulterated Consciousness

Mon, 12 Apr, 2021 - 06:00

Dhammadinna explores the various meanings of purity associated with Vajrasattva, including the aspect of innocence as well as authentic, unadulterated consciousness.

From the talk entitled Reflections On Vajrasattva - Purity, Confession and Death given as part of the Vajrasattva Festival Day at the London Buddhist Centre, 2010.

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FBA Podcast: Sitting At the Centre of the Mandala

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: The Sun that Dwells in Space

Thu, 8 Apr, 2021 - 07:00

Suryagupta shares a personal and significant story of opening up into a moment of uncertainty, and in it, learning to love, learning to give, later connecting this experience to the Buddha Vairocana.

This is conclusion of the talk entitled Vairocana & the Sunlight of the Enlightened Mind, part of the series The Symbolic World of the Five Buddha Mandala at the London Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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Dharmabyte: Paving the Way

Mon, 5 Apr, 2021 - 06:00

Taranita discusses myth and archetype in relation to our lives, our practice, and building relationships with the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Myth & Archetype given at Bristol Buddhist Centre, 2018 as part of a series on Vairocana and Spiritual Regeneration. This talk follows on from the previous talk on the Dhamma Niyama.

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FBA Podcast: The Lord of the Midnight Sun

Sat, 3 Apr, 2021 - 06:00

Vaddhaka can usually be relied on to give a pretty great talk - and this is no exception. Here we have a real treat - a terrific, energetic exploration of the green Buddha of the north: Amoghasiddhi (Dundubishvara), the Unobstructed One. This is kind of a multi-media affair - listen for the 13th Century Spanish processional music in honour of the Virgin, and a blast of Sibelius too! Marvellous.

Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, Winter Retreat, 2001.

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Dharmabyte: Angulimala and the Buddha

Thu, 1 Apr, 2021 - 06:00

“Absolute fearlessness is synonymous with Enlightenment.” - Sangharakshita

Here Aryadhi introduces Amoghasiddhi, the green Buddha of the North, through the Buddha’s quality of fearlessness as illustrated by the story of Angulimala.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Amoghasiddhi - Journey Into Fearlessness given at Norwich Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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Dharmabyte: Encountering the Depths

Mon, 29 Mar, 2021 - 06:00

Evoking the mystery, power and courage of the deep-green Buddha Amoghasiddhi, Ksantikara extols us to be brave enough to encounter the depths of our being. And from the depths to gather the power to act, to move towards enlightenment and set ourselves free.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Amoghasiddhi & The Call of the Forest, part of the series The Symbolic World of the Five Buddha Mandala given at London Buddhist Centre’s 2019 Winter Retreat.

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FBA Podcast: Amitabha

Sat, 27 Mar, 2021 - 05:00

Saddhaloka introduces us to Amitabha, the red Buddha of the West who represents and inspires the highest love of all…

Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, Winter Retreat, 1997.

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Dharmabyte: The Light + Love of Amitabha

Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - 05:00

Suryagupta calls to mind the the deep red Buddha of love and meditation, Amitabha. Traversing the myth and symbolism of the Buddhist tradition with tales from her own childhood and dream-life, Suryagupta offers up a talk that truly evokes the warm love of the Buddha of the Western realm.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Amitabha & The Infinite Light, part of the series The Symbolic World of the Five Buddha Mandala given at ...

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Dharmabyte: The Light of Compassion

Mon, 22 Mar, 2021 - 05:00

Padmasagara draws out the boundless radiant love of Amitabha and the inconceivable nature of true compassion.

Excerpted from the talk Amitabha’s Infinite Light given as part of the series Faces of Enlightenment at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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