This FBA Podcast is a talk by Mahamati entitled ‘Actualizing the 1000 Armed Avalokiteshvara’. The third of four talks given on the Padmaloka May National Order weekend, Mahamati talks on actualizing the myth of the Order- symbolised in the 1000 armed Avalokiteshvara.
How do we have a creative response to suffering, without either getting overwhelmed or turning away? ThisFBA Dharmabyte, ‘Embodying Compassion in the World’, illustrates the keep kindness of the Buddha with the story of Kisagotami.
In this talk, given on a work retreat at Taraloka, Maitrisiddhi describes the Bodhisattva Ideal with the myth of Avalokitesvara. She explores the crucial interrelationship between keeping our own personal practice and inspiration at our hearts and...
The life story of the Buddha is much more than a historical account – it is a poetic myth full of profound meanings that can resonate with both our conscious minds and our unconscious depths. To fully realize our infinite human potential, we need to harness the power that lies within the vast oceanic depths of our psyches. This talk,...
This is an excerpt from the first of four talks on the Cosmic Mythic Vision of the Mahayana. Here Jvalamalini explores the faculties of mythos and logos, how they’re conditioned by historical context, a suggestion from neuroscience about how imaginal practice might work, and how the integrated Imagination perceives wisdom beyond words.
This week’s FBA Podcast is a talk by Padmavajra entitled ‘The Bodhicitta - A supra-personal spiritual force’. This is the second in a series of five talks given on a Going for Refuge retreat at Padmaloka called Living From The Bodhicitta.
Padmavajra explores some aspects of Sangharakshita’s insights into the Bodhicitta, as well as how we might live a life devoted to living from the Bodhicitta.
The Yogachara School of Indian Mahayana Buddhism and its doctrine of ‘Mind-Only’ (Chittamatra) crucially influenced the development of Zen. Here the doctrine is related to subjective and absolute idealism in Western philosophy.
The ‘turning about’ or paravrtti is described in the Yogachara school of Buddhism in terms of the transformation of the eight ordinary kinds of discriminating consciousness into the five Transcendental Wisdoms of the Buddhas.
This FBA Podcast is a talk by Ratnaprabha entitled ‘Sowing Seeds In the Soil of the Mind - The Alaya.’
The alaya, or storehouse consciousness, is the Buddhist equivalent of the unconscious mind. It is like a garden, in which every experience and action sows a seed which may later sprout and create our unfolding life.
This talk describes how this relates to the six sense awarenesses, the mind as a sense, and the...