The Magic of Meditation with Kamalashila (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 434)On Fri, 9 December, 2022 - 22:22
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Since the 1970s Kamalashila has been exploring meditation and, as an author and teacher in the Triratna Buddhist Order, shaping our understanding of meditation in all its practical magic and mystery.
These days he spends much of his time at home in rural England, leading in-depth meditation retreats online for members of the Order. Join us in his garden amongst the summer birds and wildflowers of Suffolk for a conversation about how sadhana – a lifelong, 360º approach to Buddhist meditation and practice – transforms our consciousness and our whole way of experiencing the world.
You can’t understand it all rationally, Kamalashila says, and this perspective sits comfortably with his embrace of technology and the Internet as effective, if imperfect, tools with which to pursue a personal and communal exploration of the Dharma. What emerges is a vision of Buddhism that knows to be genuinely learning we must also accept that how we see things is often simply wrong. In giving himself to a relationship with something truly mysterious, Kamalashila invites us to be open to a kind of magic whose roots in Indian and Tibetan tradition are made most meaningful today by our own sustained, faithful practice.
This podcast includes a short closing meditation on the sounds of nature!
Listen to episodes of Kamalashila’s Quarterly from the podcast
Visit Kamalashila’s website for resources on Buddhist meditation
Buy ‘Buddhist Meditation: Tranquillity, Imagination and Insight’ by Kamalashila
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