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What Is Nirvana and Do We Really Want to Get There? Talk 5

Sat, 20 Mar, 2021 - 00:00
In the final talk in the series, Vajragupta responds to questions from participants: is Nirvana about escape from Samsara or is it the Bodhisattva Ideal? How would we know a Bodhisattva if we met one? And what’s our chances of gaining Enlightenment? In answering these questions, Vajragupta makes fascinating use of the teaching of the five niyamas.
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Sangha As a Gift to the World

Sat, 20 Mar, 2021 - 00:00
A talk given on an online weekend retreat with Croydon Buddhist Centre. Having considered “sangha as a gift to each other” (the first talk - not recorded) Vajragupta considers how the sangha reaches out into the world, looking at three areas: loving-kindness and common humanity, community and service, and wisdom in an age of information overload.
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What Is Nirvana and Do We Really Want to Get There? Talk 4

Fri, 19 Mar, 2021 - 00:00
Vajragupta talks about Nirvana as seen in the early Buddhist tradition - as the eradication of greed, hatred, and delusion, and the cessation of the whole samsaric process. And then he explores how Nirvana was seen in later tradition - linking this to the Bodhisattva Ideal and the realisation of emptiness and compassion.
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What Is Nirvana and Do We Really Want to Get There - Talk 2

Mon, 15 Mar, 2021 - 00:00
In the second talk in this series, Vajragupta explores the power of ideas to shape us, our lives and world, and even human history. As Buddhism comes to the West, is it taken on in a way that seems to fit with certain prevailing ideas and assumptions in our culture? What ideas and world-views conduce to Enlightenment and the fullest expression of human potential, and what ideas and world-views may hinder? A talk fizzing with ideas to make you think and wonder… Talk given at the Croydon Buddhist Centre, 2021
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What Is Nirvana and Do We Really Want to Get There - Talk 1

Mon, 15 Mar, 2021 - 00:00
In this first talk of a series, Vajragupta asks if certain key ideas are getting diluted in Buddhism's translation into the modern, Western world. Do teachings around Enlightenment, nirvana, or rebirth fade into the background in the way the Dharma is presented? What effect will this have on how the path will unfold for us? Talk given at the Croydon Buddhist Centre, 2021
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What Is Nirvana and Do We Really Want to Get There - Talk 3

Mon, 15 Mar, 2021 - 00:00
In talk three of a series of five, Vajragupta explores how we can immerse ourselves in the ideas, world-views, and myths of Buddhism, through faith and belief, myth and ritual. What happens when we do this? What perspectives unfold? An inspiring talk about the need for vision and ideals to draw forth our full creativity and potential and to make a better world possible. Talk given at the Croydon Buddhist Centre, 2021
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Drop In Meditation - Vajragupta: Mindfulness of Breathing (Facebook live 18.07.20)

Mon, 20 Jul, 2020 - 13:14

Drop In Meditation - Vajragupta: Mindfulness of Breathing (Facebook live 18.07.20)

Mon, 20 Jul, 2020 - 13:14

Inner Strength. Connect with your inner strength. Be a force for good in the world. Drop-in meditation class, Saturdays, 10.30am for about an hour, live streamed on Facebook. Learn the basics of Buddhist meditation. No charge but donations welcome. First week - Vajragupta leads us in the mindfulness of breathing meditation. http://www.buddhistcentrecroydon.org/support-us/4594080060

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Carol Robertson

Meditation Toolkit: 5 Hindrances (facebook live 8.07.20)

Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 13:53

Meditation Toolkit: 5 Hindrances (facebook live 8.07.20)

Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 13:53

Meditation Toolkit. Vajragupta gives a short talk on what we can learn and what we can do when our meditation is flavoured with restlessness and anxiety. Followed by a mindfulness of breathing meditation.
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Lifting the Heart - Connecting through Puja week 6 (facebook live 20.06.20)

Thu, 25 Jun, 2020 - 18:28

Lifting the Heart - Connecting through Puja week 6 (facebook live 20.06.20)

Thu, 25 Jun, 2020 - 18:28

This week, Kalyananara explores the section on Entreaty and Supplication before leading the mindfulness of breathing meditation.

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Carol Robertson

Buddha Amoghasiddhi (Facebook Live 17.06.20)

Thu, 18 Jun, 2020 - 17:53

Buddha Amoghasiddhi (Facebook Live 17.06.20)

Thu, 18 Jun, 2020 - 17:53

Come on a journey to the wild and expansive lands of the north, and meet with the mysterious green Buddha Amoghasiddhi, holding his right hand with palm facing outwards in a gesture of calm fearlessness. A short talk and led meditation with Vajragupta, Wednesday 17th June, 7.30pm, live streamed on Facebook.


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