International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'

Day 2, Part 3: Training in Relative Bodhichitta

On Sun, 23 September, 2018 - 04:02
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Centre Team

Yashobodhi is our guide for this year’s Dharma immersion online and at Triratna Centres around the world as part of the 2018 International Practice Week.

Point 2 of the lojong mind training being explored this week as to do with how to practise ‘Bodhichitta’ (the deep, realised wish for all to attain liberation of heart and mind), introduced in the first of today’s three talks.

Having already touched on the area of “absolute” Bodhichitta, here Yashobodhi draws out the “relative” aspect of this same work where the focus in on compassion practice – for ourselves and for all beings. This essential insight work is located within the Tonglen (“sending and receiving via the breath”) meditation, to which we are also introduced.

If you have any comments or questions about this point or the retreat itself, let us know in the comments here and we’ll try to respond.

With thanks to West London Buddhist Centre.

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silaratna's picture

Hi Yashobodhi

Just wanted to express my appreciation for your excellent talks.

I’m enjoying them very much and finding all sorts of great ‘practice pearls’ in what you deliver.

I’m looking forward to Viveka’s retreat on these themes at Sudharshanaloka here in New Zealand at the end of December.

metta

Silaratna ( Gisborne NZ)

yashobodhi's picture

Thanks for your appreciative words, Silaratna. I hope you have fab retreat with Viveka later this year.