Padmaloka Retreat Centre

The Yidam and the Imaginal Dimension of Spiritual Friendship

On Sun, 16 January, 2022 - 00:00
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The imagination is the faculty by which we can liberate ourselves from self-preoccupation and increasingly identify and empathise with our spiritual friends, but this is easier said than done. In the third talk of the series, Padmasagara explores the obstacles that prevent us seeing people as people and suggests ways in which they can be overcome. Replete with quotes, stories and images from the Pali Canon, the Mahayana Sutras and Sangharakshita's memoirs and lectures, this is a rich, insightful and challenging talk.
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Kathryn Lloyd's picture

Very inspiring, how wonderful. Thank you Padmasagara.…..and perhaps remain open to the possibility that one may have received empowerments for various practices and deities in a previous lifetime which could suddenly burst through. One who intensely desires with true faith to enter Nirvana may get a full download. Be prepared and wish wisely, no need to get hung up on Ordination to receive the blessings of the Buddhas although could certainly be a positive enhancing factor and motivation to keep going forth in the river of reality amongst a lineage of Spiritual Friendship and kindred spirits. Beautiful practicing all and best wishes. 🙏