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Dec 2, 2021

Vidyadaka talks about his spiritual teachers as offering the Dharma in an ordinary, straightforward way. 

Spiritual friendship is not an added-on part of Going for Refuge, nor is it the Buddhist equivalent to having some mates - rather it is of the essence of the spiritual life and a vital means of communication,...


Nov 29, 2021

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 


Nov 25, 2021

Dhammarati illuminating the process of conditionality that is put in motion when engaged in Anapanasati meditation. Here he is introducing the fourth tetrad focusing on the first instruction of contemplating impermanence.

Excerpted from the talk Inquiry Into the Experience of Wisdom, part of the series


Nov 22, 2021

Dhivan, author of 'This Being, That Becomes', talks about some of the historical Buddha's ideas on how conscious awareness can influence unconscious patterns that keep us imprisoned in a fixed sense of self. 

Excerpted from the talk entitled Doors to Freedom - the Buddha's Psychology of Liberation, Buddhafield, 2012.


Nov 18, 2021

Maitreyabandhu reminds us that the Buddha was cautious to describe things that were best directly experienced. The Lakshanas are not a metaphysical description of reality. Impermanence, insubstantiality and suffering show us there is something wrong with our perception.

From the talk Self-Surrender and the Laksana of...