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Dharmabyte: Beauty, Love and The Rite of Fascination

On Mon, 22 February, 2021 - 06:00
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The Vajrayana, or Tantric Buddhism, is a path of radical transformation that harnesses the energy of life’s deepest and strongest experiences. Falling in love is one such experience that can provide great masses of energy to power our spiritual development.

Vadanya reveals how in the Vajrayana we fall in love not with other people but with the person who we can become - with the ideal of the Enlightened mind - especially as experienced in the figure of the Buddha. He explores our attraction to beauty and the qualities of our future self that we are intuitively drawn to. Using the magical rite of fascination we can develop sraddha, respond to our longing and follow the call from beyond.

From the talk entitled Falling In Love, the Vajrayana Way given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2019, as part of the series Tantra Now!

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