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An Introduction to Prajna Paramita

Tue, 24 May, 2022 - 00:00
Pasadini launches the year of Prajna at Glasgow Buddhist Centre with an overview of the paramita, Prajna.
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The Cosmic Significance of Enlightenment

Tue, 24 May, 2022 - 00:00
Parami celebrating Buddha day 2022 at Glasgow Buddhist Centre. With this talk Parami rejoices in the Buddha's victory through the Lotus Sutra.
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Sangha: There Are Joys and There Are Challenges.

Wed, 24 Nov, 2021 - 00:00
Akasaruci explores the practice of sangha- its joys and its challenges. Our fantasy of how it should be and the the many ways that it can be.
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Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Wed, 24 Nov, 2021 - 00:00
Akasaruci reflects on sangha. How do we work with sangha -and our connections and friendships in it, our ideals of how it should be vs reality of how it is? Sangha as both joy and challenge.
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Abortion, Buddhist Ethics and Amitabha's Love

Fri, 23 Jul, 2021 - 00:00
A sensitive exploration of the issues surrounding abortion and an introduction to Buddhist ethics, that begins with a short evocation of Amitabha. Throughout, Pasadini encourages reflections on the role of sexuality and the internal, external and cultural contexts within which women make the decision of what to do when faced with an unintended pregnancy. Her exploration ends with a rousing call to develop compassion and wisdom for ourselves and others facing ethical dilemmas.  Pasadini is part of Glasgow Buddhist Centre's spiritual leadership kula, is on the teaching team at Danakosa and worked for a number of years at a reproductive health clinic in the USA.
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Fearlessness On Buddha Day

Mon, 24 May, 2021 - 00:00
Abhayavaca investigates fear and courage both in his own experience and in the example of the Buddha. This talk was given as part of the GBC's Buddha day celebrations in 2021
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Vajrapani's Gateway to Freedom

Mon, 17 May, 2021 - 00:00
Vajrapani, Bodhisattva of Energy is traditionally associated with the Gateway to Reality known as the Animita - ‘the Signless’ which is reached through a profound understanding of Impermanence. Not as a theory or as something abstract but as an experience and realisation. In this talk, the final in her series on Virya given in 2020 to mark the Glasgow Buddhist Centre’s Year of the Paramita of Virya, Viryadevi asks what is the connection between Virya or Energy and Impermanance. She describes how the development and sustenance of Virya, relies on a commitment to increasing integration and purity. A commitment that we strengthen through time. And then points to how that commitment opens us into a world beyond time , the mysterious world of ‘the signless’.
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An Introduction to Shinran and the Pure Land

Mon, 17 May, 2021 - 00:00
Maitrisiddhi's magnificent contribution to Glasgow Buddhist Centre's series on the pure land. In it she introduces us to Shinran, the Japanese teacher on the refuge tree of the Triratna Buddhist Community. Maitrisiddhi explores what Shinran has to tell us about faith and ordinariness. Both of them encourage us to rest in Metta towards our our unenlightened mind. Or as Maitrisiddhi puts it delightfully "seeing our own numptiness and orienting again and again towards the infinite"
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Love and Loss On Parnirvana Day At Newcastle Centre

Mon, 17 May, 2021 - 00:00
"This thou perceivest which makes thy love more strong- to love that well which thou must leave ere long" Parami considers parinirvana day from the perspective of love and loss.
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Contentment- Taking Your Practice Off the Cushion

Thu, 1 Apr, 2021 - 00:00
Abhayavaca explores contentment and happiness in the context of our practice off the cushion. How do we work with our emotional and mental states? Given as part of Glasgow Buddhist Centre's Rainy Season Retreat 2021