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Reverencing Awareness

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 30 Mar, 2017 - 01:00
The fourth talk from our Rainy Season Retreat 2017 at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre. A lovely, reflective talk on meditation practice by Maitrisiddha. Starts with a sensitively led meditation/reflection practice organically moving from awareness of the body to insight into the nature of mind.
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Approaching Sadhana

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 30 Mar, 2017 - 01:00
This is the 5th talk from our Rainy Season Retreat at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre. Maitrinaga and Suriyavamsa share some of their musings on sadhana. These two friends are in the same order chapter and frequently talk about sadhanas as an essential and inspiring part of their practice. This two-hander covers both the lived experience and principles of sadhana practice. And looks at how that sits within the Triratna system of practice, or aspects of spiritual life.
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Queen Vaidehi's Predicament

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 30 Mar, 2017 - 01:00
This is the 6th talk from the Glasgow Buddhist Centre's Rainy Season Retreat. Amoghavira talks about the richness and expansive beauty of the pureland Sutras, drawing on Ratnaguna's excellent commentary "Great Faith, Great Wisdom'.
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Inspired by the Sukhavati Sutras

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 30 Mar, 2017 - 01:00
The last in the series from the Glasgow Buddhist Centre's Rainy Season Retreat 2017. Ben Jarrett shares his enthusiasm and inspiration for the Sukhavati Sutras. A Mahayana treat.
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What Is Ordination?

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 28 Mar, 2017 - 01:00
This is the second talk from the Glasgow Buddhist Centre's Rainy Season Retreat 2017. Candrika and Abhayavaca talk about ordination in the Triratna Buddhist Community, commitment and going for refuge.
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The Eight Worldly Winds and the Law of Karma

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 28 Mar, 2017 - 01:00
This is the third talk from the Glasgow Buddhist Centre Rainy Season Retreat 2017. Dassini looks at the Eight Worldly Winds and the Four Right Efforts, relating them back to the Four Mind Turning Reflections.
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Learning to Fly

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 28 Mar, 2017 - 01:00
This is the first of a series of talks from The Rainy Season Retreat 2017 at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre. Suriyavamsa looks at our dharma practice as a workable situation in a broken world. He draws on lyrics by Leonard Cohen, poems by Sangharakshita and William Blake, quotes from Chogyam Trungpa and Suzuki Roshi and the image of the Taj Mahal. Please excuse the bootleg sound quality.
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Reverence, Devotion and Gratitude

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 1 Jul, 2016 - 18:00
Harvey talks about the importance of reverence and devotion and working with our ego-based tendency of not wanting to acknowledge anyone or anything as higher. He also rejoices in his teachers and his conditions for practising the Dharma.
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Buddhist Centres and the Bodhisattva Ideal

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 27 Oct, 2014 - 00:00
In this talk Dassini addresses her local sangha on the theme of the Bodhisattva Ideal and suggests that as a concrete expression of this, they make all their Dharma classes free, no longer charging for teaching the Dharma or meditation. With readings from the Samyutta Nikaya and the Bodhicaryavatara.
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The Cosmic Going For Refuge and An Introduction to the Refuge Tree

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 4 Sep, 2014 - 01:00
In the first part Silaketu talks about faith, imagination, symbol and myth, and about seeing deeper. Then he goes on to talk about the Cosmic Refuge Tree and how to approach that world of imagery and meaning.
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