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The Nature of Friendship

Mon, 13 Dec, 2010 - 00:00
Narottama delights with a very poetic and personal talk about how friendship is vital to our happiness and spiritual development as human beings.

Talk given at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, 2010
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The Symbolic Meaning of Vajrayogini

Mon, 13 Dec, 2010 - 00:00
Karunasara takes us into the timeless world of the dakini Vajrayogini, with an explanation of the symbolic meanings found in Tantric imagery and visualization of her, as well as an overview of her spiritual qualities.
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Hui Neng: Legend and Teachings

Sun, 12 Dec, 2010 - 00:00
Vidhuma gives us an introduction to Hui Neng - a founding teacher of the Ch'an (Zen) tradition - during this Sangha Day celebration talk. We get a taste of the legend of Hui Neng's life and the fundamentals of his teachings on the essence of mind and enlightenment as an activity, not a destination.

Talk given at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, November 2010
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The Story of Patacara

Sun, 12 Dec, 2010 - 00:00
As part of the celebration of Sangha Day, Dayalocana first defines the difference between the Arya Sangha and the Maha Sangha. She then recounts the harrowing story of the Buddhist nun Patacara and the hardships that she went through before encountering the Buddha and becoming one of his foremost female disciples.
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Three Perspectives On the Practice of Spiritual Friendship

Wed, 24 Nov, 2010 - 00:00
Three short talks on the theme of spiritual friendship that flow beautifully into one another: beginning with the Buddha and Kalyana Mitrata, moving on to our horizontal friendships and our working ground for self-transcendence, through to the arising of the Bodhicitta through collective spiritual practice.

Talk given at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, November 2010
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Reflections On Aryaloka

Tue, 28 Sep, 2010 - 01:00
To appreciate the significance of the 25th Anniversary of the Triratna's sole retreat center in America, Nagabodhi takes us back 2500 years to the time of the Buddha through the early years of the movement right up to the present day and onwards into the future.

An inspiring and well thought out talk including stories about Sangharakshita and Aryaloka's early pioneers, Nagabodhi explores one man's perspective on bringing Buddhism to the West: A story of heroism, gratitude and love for the Dharma.

Talk given at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, New Hampshire USA, August 2010
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Simile Of The Heartwood

Mon, 27 Sep, 2010 - 01:00
What is the heartwood of Aryaloka? Dayalocana, Aryaloka's Chair, offers fourteen stories that illustrate the heartwood of the Buddhist Center, it's inner core, strength, and beauty. Celebrating 25 years of Dharma practice, Aryaloka is situated on a street named Heartwood Circle, giving her good cause to reflect on The Simile of the Heartwood, from the Majjhima Nikaya.
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