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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.