Continuing the series on the White Lotus Sutra, Jayaka gives a talk on the Parable of the Rain Cloud. The parable evokes the qualities of the dharma through the imagery of a mighty rain cloud, falling on all equally. Excerpted from the talk The Parable of The Rain Cloud given at London Buddhist Centre, 2019.
By Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 4 Jun, 2023 - 00:00
In this talk given on the Padmaloka Festival Day Retreat, June 2023, Padmavajra begins by reading from Ratnagunasamcayagatha, telling us that it was one of the first seminars that Sangharakshita held when Padmaloka was founded. From there Padmavajra speaks of his enchantment with Padmaloka over the years. He then tells us that the Lotus Realm is everywhere and suggests some of the practices that could enable all of us to live in the enchantment of the Lotus Ream.
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