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A Bodhisattva's Mindfulness - Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 5

Thu, 27 Aug, 2020 - 00:00
'One should speak confident, measured words, clear in meaning, delighting the mind, pleasing to the ear, soft and slow, and stemming from love' In his fifth talk devoted to the Bodhicaryavatara, Padmavajra explores chapter five 'The Guarding of Total Awareness'. In this chapter Shantideva makes vividly clear the importance of mindfulness and awareness of purpose in the Bodhisattvas life. Shantideva tells us about the centrality and power of the mind and the need for scrupulous attention to every detail of our lives. His discussion of mindfulness embraces the importance of mindfulness of the body and it's movements, mindfulness of things, as well as mindfulness of others. He also reveals how we can develop and protect mindfulness. Shantideva's discussion makes it clear that the development of total awareness is achieved through a life wholeheartedly devoted to the Bodhisattva training.
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Tiratanavandana Morning Chanting At Padmaloka

Mon, 22 Jun, 2020 - 01:00
A recording of the salutation to the Three Jewels, the Tiratanavandana, chanted in the Padmaloka Shrine room June 2020.
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Tiratanavandana Morning Chanting At Padmaloka

Mon, 22 Jun, 2020 - 00:00
A recording of the salutation to the Three Jewels, the Tiratanavandana, chanted in the Padmaloka Shrine room June 2020.
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Led Going For Refuge and Prostration Practice

Fri, 15 May, 2020 - 01:00
Padmasagara leads through the Going for Refuge and Prostration Practice. For an introduction to the practice, watch Padmasagara's video: https://youtu.be/UiC5xZQb8G8 Download the printouts to go along with the practice here: https://bit.ly/GFRprintout
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Led Going For Refuge and Prostration Practice

Fri, 15 May, 2020 - 00:00
Padmasagara leads through the Going for Refuge and Prostration Practice. For an introduction to the practice, watch Padmasagara's video: https://youtu.be/UiC5xZQb8G8 Download the printouts to go along with the practice here: https://bit.ly/GFRprintout
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Shakyamuni Visualization - Led Meditation

Sun, 10 May, 2020 - 01:00
Satyaraja leads through the visualization and mantra recitation practice of the Buddha Shakyamuni. This practice is sometimes practised during retreats at Padmaloka and in fact used to be given at the time of an individual becoming a mitra. The recording took place on Wednesday 6th May 2020 during a community silent retreat day at Padmaloka as part of a 2-day celebration of Wesak, otherwise known as Buddha Jayanti or Buddha Day.
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Shakyamuni Visualization - Led Meditation

Sun, 10 May, 2020 - 00:00
Satyaraja leads through the visualization and mantra recitation practice of the Buddha Shakyamuni. This practice is sometimes practised during retreats at Padmaloka and in fact used to be given at the time of an individual becoming a mitra. The recording took place on Wednesday 6th May 2020 during a community silent retreat day at Padmaloka as part of a 2-day celebration of Wesak, otherwise known as Buddha Jayanti or Buddha Day.
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Vigilance with Regard to the Bodhicitta - Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 4

Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 01:00
"The defilements do not dwell in objects, nor in the collection of the senses, nor in the space in between. There is nowhere else for them to dwell and yet they churn up the entire universe." In his fourth talk on the Bodhicaryavatara, given on the weekly Padmaloka retreat, Padmavajra explores Shantideva's discussion of vigilance (apramada) in relation to the cultivation of the Bodhicitta. In this chapter, Shantideva takes a sober look at the promises he has made to liberate all beings and the full implications of breaking those promises. He takes a good hard look at what will destroy the Bodhicitta, which are the defilements (kleshas) and strongly evokes the warrior spirit, declaring war on the defilements. He also reveals that he will do that through cultivating 'wisdom's glare'.
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Vigilance with Regard to the Bodhicitta - Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 4

Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 00:00
"The defilements do not dwell in objects, nor in the collection of the senses, nor in the space in between. There is nowhere else for them to dwell and yet they churn up the entire universe." In his fourth talk on the Bodhicaryavatara, given on the weekly Padmaloka retreat, Padmavajra explores Shantideva's discussion of vigilance (apramada) in relation to the cultivation of the Bodhicitta. In this chapter, Shantideva takes a sober look at the promises he has made to liberate all beings and the full implications of breaking those promises. He takes a good hard look at what will destroy the Bodhicitta, which are the defilements (kleshas) and strongly evokes the warrior spirit, declaring war on the defilements. He also reveals that he will do that through cultivating 'wisdom's glare'.
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Vigilance with Regard to the Bodhicitta - Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 4

Mon, 27 Apr, 2020 - 01:00
"The defilements do not dwell in objects, nor in the collection of the senses, nor in the space in between. There is nowhere else for them to dwell and yet they churn up the entire universe."  In his fourth talk on the Bodhicaryavatara, given on the weekly Padmaloka retreat, Padmavajra explores Shantideva's discussion of vigilance (apramada) in relation to the cultivation of the Bodhicitta. In this chapter, Shantideva takes a sober look at the promises he has made to liberate all beings and the full implications of breaking those promises. He takes a good hard look at what will destroy the Bodhicitta, which are the defilements (kleshas) and strongly evokes the warrior spirit, declaring war on the defilements. He also reveals that he will do that through cultivating 'wisdom's glare'.