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As a special treat for you all this week as we countdown to #buddhaday we will be releasing a series of dharma reflections and evocations of the Buddha over the coming days…⠀
In a conversation between friends, Punyamala speaks to Ratnavuha about her inspiration from some verses contained within the Lalitavistara Sutra which describe the Buddha as he walks to the seat of enlightenment. Together, they explore the image and significance of walking, and how this story draws out the timeless unfolding of awakening in all of our lives
Punyamala also offers an audio recording of the verses for you to listen to, and a suggestion for a walking meditation or reflective practice to connect with the Buddha.
Listen to the reading from the Lalitavistara Sutra.
Take a phrase or two that resonates with you from the text or reflect on the symbolism of some of the images.
Bear it in mind as you take a walk, or within meditation. Perhaps imagining walking alongside the Buddha, if that resonates.
You can listen to the audio of this conversation here.⠀
+ to see all of our buddha day dharma as it’s released, and for the full programme: thebuddhistcentre.com/buddha-day⠀