Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Milarepa: Inspiration From the Lineage Retreat (2 of 6)

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 22 Sep, 2022 - 00:00
The second of six informal talks by Saddhanandi exploring themes from one of Milarepa’s Songs: The Song of Self-Examination, found in the Chapter’ Meeting Rechunga’ one of Milarepa’s female disciples. This talk was recorded on retreat at Taraloka in 2022. The song offers an uncompromising criterion for the spiritual life: endurance of hardships, renunciation of ‘nature lands’ property, friends and lovers; and a willingness to follow the instructions of a Guru. Saddhanandi discusses the themes using extracts from Sangharakshita’s seminars on other Songs of Milarepa. Talk Two: Motivation, Faith, Guru, Disciple An introduction to the song of Milarepa: ‘The Song of Self-Examination’ on which the retreat is based. The talk unpacks the first couple of verses looking at Milarepa’s faith towards Marpa and the nature of discipleship.
Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Milarepa: Inspiration From the Lineage Retreat (1 of 6)

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 22 Sep, 2022 - 00:00
PLEASE NOTE: It is not currently possible to listen to this talk; this problem will hopefully be fixed soon. Apologies. This is the first of six informal talks by Saddhanandi exploring themes from one of Milarepa’s Songs: The Song of Self-Examination, found in the Chapter’ Meeting Rechunga’ one of Milarepa’s female disciples. The song offers an uncompromising criterion for the spiritual life: endurance of hardships, renunciation of ‘nature lands’ property, friends and lovers; and a willingness to follow the instructions of a Guru. Saddhanandi discusses the themes using extracts from Sangharakshita’s seminars on other Songs of Milarepa. Talk One: Life of Milarepa An introduction to Milarepa and the opening talk to a week-long retreat at Taraloka in 2022 based around Milarepa’s teachings. Also highlights the significance of Milarepa within the history of Triratna and Bhante’s engagement with his own disciples.
Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Milarepa: Inspiration From the Lineage Retreat (6 of 6)

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 22 Sep, 2022 - 00:00
The last of six informal talks by Saddhanandi exploring themes from one of Milarepa’s Songs: The Song of Self-Examination, found in the Chapter’ Meeting Rechunga’ one of Milarepa’s female disciples. This talk was recorded on retreat at Taraloka in 2022. The song offers an uncompromising criterion for the spiritual life: endurance of hardships, renunciation of ‘nature lands’ property, friends and lovers; and a willingness to follow the instructions of a Guru. Saddhanandi discusses the themes using extracts from Sangharakshita’s seminars on other Songs of Milarepa. Talk Six: Milarepa’s Understanding and Perspective The last verse of the Milarepa song – the themes of the transiency and precariousness of life, and then Bhante’s seminar exploration of Milarepa’s perspective on the nature of change, and of the ‘building of self’, and the importance to know the Dharma for ourselves and not just through books.
Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Milarepa: Inspiration From the Lineage Retreat (5 of 6)

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 22 Sep, 2022 - 00:00
The fifth of six informal talks by Saddhanandi exploring themes from one of Milarepa’s Songs: The Song of Self-Examination, found in the Chapter’ Meeting Rechunga’ one of Milarepa’s female disciples. This talk was recorded on retreat at Taraloka in 2022. The song offers an uncompromising criterion for the spiritual life: endurance of hardships, renunciation of ‘nature lands’ property, friends and lovers; and a willingness to follow the instructions of a Guru. Saddhanandi discusses the themes using extracts from Sangharakshita’s seminars on other Songs of Milarepa. Talk Five: Worldly Winds, Personal Precepts and Reaction Practice This talk explores the effect of the Worldly Winds in our lives, and the need to know what are susceptible to. Then the need for personal instructions in the area of Dharma Practice and where we might get that input from: reflection, a Kalyana Mitra, Reaction Practice
Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Milarepa: Inspiration From the Lineage Retreat (4 0f 6)

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 22 Sep, 2022 - 00:00
The fourth of six informal talks by Saddhanandi exploring themes from one of Milarepa’s Songs: The Song of Self-Examination, found in the Chapter’ Meeting Rechunga’ one of Milarepa’s female disciples. This talk was recorded on retreat at Taraloka in 2022. The song offers an uncompromising criterion for the spiritual life: endurance of hardships, renunciation of ‘nature lands’ property, friends and lovers; and a willingness to follow the instructions of a Guru. Saddhanandi discusses the themes using extracts from Sangharakshita’s seminars on other Songs of Milarepa. Talk Four: Renunciation and Aloneness Exploring themes from the next verse in Milarepa’s song: attachment in its various forms. Also, the need to move towards the positive whilst practicing non-attachment. The talk then explores the loneliness inherent in conditioned existence – what Bhante calls ‘existential aloneness’.
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Community Highlights

The Sound of One Hand: An Interview with Satyadasa

By Centre Team on Wed, 21 Sep, 2022 - 17:12

The Sound of One Hand: An Interview with Satyadasa

By Centre Team on Wed, 21 Sep, 2022 - 17:12

Many of you will have heard our recent podcast The Sound of One Hand, where we chat to Satyadasa about his new memoir of the same name, published in February 2022.

Satyadasa’s book is a relatable and humorous account of a Buddhist life, and is already well regarded by many readers. In this video from a recent Sangha night at the The Nottingham Buddhist Centre in the UK, Zac Pomphrey, a member of our team here at...

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By Suvannavira on Wed, 21 Sep, 2022 - 11:39

«Восстановление буддизма на Тибете: история Атиши», Саддхалока, 26.05.2022

Послание Атищи, Саддхалока, 21.06.22