Padmaloka Retreat Centre
“Like someone hankering for the pleasure and fruit of love-play”
Padmavajra’s seventh talk on Shantideva’s Bodhicarayvatara is an exploration of chapter seven, the Perfection of Vigour (virya paramita). In this chapter Shantideva, makes it very clear that without virya there is no Enlightenment. He tells us what virya is, as well as what opposes virya, which include, sloth, laziness and self-contempt. He explains that virya is developed through the application of six powers: desire; pride; delight; letting go; dedication; and self-mastery. “Having become patient one should cultivate vigour, because Enlightenment depends on vigour. For without vigour there is no merit, just as there is no movement without wind”.
Padmaloka is now in a period of financial uncertainty and any donations made will help to ensure that Padmaloka can continue to be a place for study, meditation, friendship and worship - transforming self and world in the light of the Dharma.
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