College of Public Preceptors

Introducing Subhadramati

On Thu, 10 March, 2016 - 10:12
Saccanama's picture

Dhammadinna asks the questions to introduce her good friend Subhadramati.

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Kalyanasri's picture

Hello Saccanama

I enjoyed listening to this interview but it is rather a strain, as I have my Mac on full volume and still find it difficult to hear a lot of it. Is there any possibility that the volume could be upped your end for the next interview? With thanks Kalyanasri 

Saccanama's picture

Hi Kalyanasri,

I have tried it on 2 Macs here at Adhisthana and they both seem to work fine. Is anybody else having the same problem as Kalyanasri?


Centre Team's picture

Listening on a Mac on headphones it seems loud enough, though there is some crackle in the background. Kalyanasri, can you try with headphones to see if that is better? 

Kalyanasri's picture

Thank you. It is a lot better with headphones…..

sucimani's picture

Loved this. Great interview with some very good questions. Looking forward to tomorrow’s offering.

samrat8382's picture

Nice Video Talk,

I Samrat Kamble, Stay in Buddhland Community Dapodi pune India. Just Share my experiance in  Buddhland Community, Before joining I have littel bit knowledge about buddha but after joinining the  Buddhland Community I have got new opprotunities  for knowlwdge lesson leran. we have celebrate first time my birth day(8 March) as on buddhism culture and it was  unforgottble for me. Now I am leaving very stress less bez of mediation - 

however, meditation does not mean thinking at all but fixing the mind in a spiritual ideal, to be one with it, or the thought-process dissolving in the consciousness of it. According to Zen, meditation does not involve any concept but is an awareness of inner silence. As per the Yoga of Patanjali, meditation is a combination of three steps: pratyaharaor abstraction, or withdrawal of the mind from the sense-objects or attention to their memory; dharana or concentration; and dhyana or contemplation which, however, is not a thought-process but an absorption of the feeling of oneness with the ideal.

Awareness of an inner silence is not something easy to achieve. It can be confused with a state of dullness or being soporific, which is not the purpose of meditation. To meditate mean does not mean to have a good rest while sitting pretty, and silence is not productive without spiritual aspiration. On the other hand, few have the capacity to think clearly, and too much of mental exercise could lead to tension and confusion.


Samrat - Keep in touch me samrat8382 [at]

Padmavajri's picture

Thank you for this `Introducing Subhadramati’ interview. Lovely idea.