May 28, 2020
Nirvana is described as great bliss, that arises when grasping at self and other has vanished. A stream of uninterrupted creative activity, the Buddha is the supreme example of this. Here Padmavajra offers a deep dive into the Dhammapada, verses 277-279, on impermanence, dukkha and insubstantiality.
From the talk...
May 25, 2020
In answering the question 'What is Buddhism?', Sangharakshita identifies higher evolution - the development of higher states of consciousness - with the twelve links in the progressive trend of the Buddha's teaching of conditioned co-production.
In this excerpt we hear about the unification of all our emotional...
May 21, 2020
Upekkha is a fire in the heart that is steady and constant. Dayajoti gives us a beautiful description of the wisdom aspect of metta, that being upekkha, equanimity.
May 18, 2020
Vajradevi explores aspects of faith, including faith and receptivity, the relationship of confidence and doubt in our own practice. She goes on to look at how faith and wisdom relate, including right view and how 'faith is wisdom, but not fully realised.'
From the talk Recap On Sati (mindfulness) & Exploring the Faculty...
May 14, 2020
Saccanama offers this glimpse into the meaning of faith from the Buddhist perspective through personal examples from his life and practice.