“The not doing of anything evil. 

Undertaking to do what is ethically skilful. 

Complete purification of the mind.

This is the teaching of the Buddhas” 

Dhammapada v. 183 
Dharmabytes Podcast

Uncertainty as Positive Emotion Dharmabytes from free buddhist audio

A Tibetan Story shared by Vessantara about a young boy and his family and the uncertainty of the course of our lives. Excerpted from the talk entitled Positive Emotion as part of the series The Mandala of Spiritual Practice: Positive Emotion Retreat given on a retreat called The Mandala of Spiritual Practice: Positive Emotion at Adhisthana, 2015.   *** Subscribe to our Free Buddhist Audio podcast – a full Dharma talk every week! Follow our blog for news and new Dharma FBA on Twitter FBA on Facebook FBA on Soundcloud
  1. Uncertainty as Positive Emotion
  2. Self-Transformation Through Parenting
  3. Beyond Ordinary Mind
  4. Mind is Not the Enemy
  5. Nourishment and Encouragement
  6. Embracing Darkness: Embracing Love
  7. Faith in the Path of Liberation
FBA Talks Podcast

The Possibility of Practice Free Buddhist Audio

If a talk could ever be described as beautifully bracing, this is it! Amaragita brings a sharp-edged mind and a long-term perspective to the whole question of what practice is. As you might expect, she also brings humour, warmth and kindness too, qualities that more than balance out the penetrating clarity and sometimes challenging questioning underpinning this exploration of the possibility of practice – for all and especially for those raising families at any stage of life. Amaragita offers three principles for considering the possibilities of deepening into the Dharma in any situation, and they are are worth remembering – or as she says, remembering to remember! Great, gently radical words that are bold enough to imagine and even assume the possibility of a more compassionate future for all beings. Talk given as part of the 2015 Mothers Retreat at Taraloka Retreat Centre. *** Help keep FBA free for everyone! Become a supporter today.  Subscribe to our Dharmabytes podcast – bite-size pieces of Dharma inspiration, two times a week! Follow our blog for news and new Dharma FBA on Twitter FBA on Facebook FBA on Soundcloud
  1. The Possibility of Practice
  2. The Imaginal Faculty
  3. Sharpening the Image
  4. The Buddha Vandana
  5. Lightning Flashes From the Realm of Pure Beauty
  6. Surrendering to a Greater Beauty
  7. Faith, the Crisis of the Self and Self-Surrender
  8. Dwelling In the Presence of the Buddha
  9. Shining the Infinite Light of Wisdom
The Buddhist Centre Podcast

412: The Alchemical Heart (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 35) The Buddhist Centre

Happy New Year! May 2021 prove a kinder, more hopeful year for all. In this first podcast of the year we turn to the magic of inner transformation, with a special episode to mark our forthcoming Home Retreat: 'The Alchemical Heart' with Paramananda (https://thebuddhistcentre.com/stories/toolkit/live/#alchemy) . In our conversation around the work involved with an "alchemical" approach to meditation Paramananda explores the relationship between Buddhist perspectives on life and the social, political and psychological realms. And most importantly, its connection to a sense of reality as fundamentally poetic in nature. All in service to figuring out how we can live from a genuine, authentic place in our own experience. Aside from alchemy's place in various western wisdom traditions, if here it is all about internal change, then, says Paramananda, the body is the vessel: this is where the work happens – because it is the nearest bit of reality with which we can become intimate. And to do so we must engage with the language of the heart, which is the language of images. To hear Paramananda speak about meditation as a way to truly experience "the poetics of the breath", we know we're in for something extraordinary. Come and join ups on the alchemical journey! In your own time and way on Home Retreat, bring your own body, longing and love. Sign up for the 'The Alchemical Heart' Home Retreat (https://thebuddhistcentre.com/stories/toolkit/live/#alchemy) *** Paramananda has been teaching meditation for over 35 years and is well known for his body-based, poetic approach. He has published a number of books on meditation including ‘Change Your Mind (https://www.windhorsepublications.com/product/change-mind-practical-guide-buddhist-meditation-print-ebook/) ’ and, most recently, ‘The Myth of Meditation (https://www.windhorsepublications.com/product/the-myth-of-meditation-paperback-ebook/) ’. *** Check out our Dharma Toolkit space (https://thebuddhistcentre.com/toolkit) for details of all we have on offer to help you make it through the pandemic and stay inspired. Come meditate with us any week day! (https://thebuddhistcentre.com/stories/toolkit/meditation/) *** Theme music by Ackport! (https://soundcloud.com/rascal-press/06-make-room-for-fun) Used with kind permission. #coronavirus #Covid19 #crisis #pandemic #Buddhism #Buddhist #Buddha #Dharma #Triratna #community #sangha #meditation #mindfulness #alchemy #alchemical #imagination #images #transformation 
  1. 412: The Alchemical Heart (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 35)
  2. 411: Buddhist Economics, Part 2 – Post-Pandemic (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 34)
  3. 410: Buddhist Economics, Part 1 – Pre-Pandemic (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 33)
  4. 409: These Are The Moments (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 32)

Thought For the Day
Only Medicine for this Suffering World

Thought For The Day
Breathe Out Kindness

Thought For The Day
Just Notice

Thought For The Day
Just Like Me

%d bloggers like this: