In August 2017 at Adhisthana, Vessantara continued his exploration of our mandala of spiritual practice with a second, deeper look at Spiritual Receptivity. This retreat focused on Just Sitting, a practice in which we’re open to the whole of our experience which forms a vital balance to structured practice, and is also the centre of the meditative mandala, where everything culminates in an experience which Sangharakshita describes as ‘existential relaxation’.
In this series of sessions, Vessantara weaves input around guided...
Posted by Centre Team on Fri, 22 Sep, 2017 - 15:17
An outstanding series of talks by Subhuti on the theme of Sadhana during the Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana retreat at Adhisthana in 2017.
Over the course of six talks he articulates the stages we traverse in the practice of sadhana, which correspond to the stages of the system of practice - Reverence, Solidarity, Wise Attention, The Illumined Image, Dwelling in Reality and Dedication.
Posted by Centre Team on Fri, 22 Sep, 2017 - 15:05
On this retreat, recorded during the recent Rainy Season Retreat at Bristol Buddhist Centre in the UK, Ratnaguna guides us on a journey into Amitābha’s Pure Land, Sukhāvati – a mythical realm where the ground is golden, trees are made of jewels, heavenly musical instruments play ravishing music, and magical birds sing the Dharma. It is a vast ‘illumined image’ – a symbol of the beauty and joy of the spiritual life. The three Pure Land sutras invite...
About 60 Order Members gathered at Adhisthana last week for a retreat on the Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana, spending each day moving through the system of practice and building up the Sadhana. Each afternoon in the Sangharakshita Library, before the image of Manjughosa that presides there, Subhuti gave a talk articulating six different aspects of the unfolding drama of the Sadhana, which correspond to the stages of the system of practice - Reverence, Solidarity, Wise Attention, The Illumined Image, Dwelling in Reality + Dedication.
Posted by Centre Team on Sun, 27 Aug, 2017 - 19:06
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Welcome to New Hampshire, where we are getting the North American Order Convention underway by bringing you live coverage of the ordinations of the beings formerly known as Rochelle Gatlin and Steve Wade.
Both have already been ordained privately and given their...
The International Gathering at Adhisthana is now underway! As usual, we’ll be bringing you the best of the event online throughout the weekend: talks, interviews, podcasts, video and pictures as people come together to explore the Dharma and celebrate community.