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Two more recordings from Ratnaguna’s beautiful retreat, going on all week in Bristol, UK, with the Triratna community in the heart of the city. A great fifth talk, and a different approach from the first day’s visualisation to imagining Sukhavati, the great jewelled realm of Amitabha.
Talk 5: The Mystery of the Pure Land
This talk corrects some common misunderstandings about the Pure Land texts. The sutras are not to be read as philosophy but appreciated as works of art. They are imaginative evocations, and books of the dead. We can find in them a sense of the great mystery at the heart of the deep Dharma, unfathomable, subtle, hard to see, only to be understood by the wise.
Guided Meditation: Visualisation of Sukhavati 2 - From the Longer Sukhavativyuha Sutra
A very beautiful guided visualisation of the jewelled land of Sukhavati and its enchanting river, drawn from the longer Sukhavativyuha Sutra, and including reflection on the Dharma.
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