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The Three Family Protectors

Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 00:00
This series of talks explores three great Buddhist symbols that describe the way things are: the wheel of life, the spiral path and the ultimate goal of Enlightenment. Together they form a guide to escape from the ultimate vicious circle into the complete freedom and fulfilment of Awakening. In this talk, Vidyavacin introduces the three family protectors - three archetypal figures representing different aspects of the ultimate goal of the spiritual life. Between them, Manjusri, Avalokitesvara and Vajrapani symbolise the complete spiritual development of a human being. These three aspects are Wisdom, the cognitive dimension; Compassion, the emotional dimension; Energy, the volitional dimension. Talk recorded on 10.03.20 at Sheffield Buddhist Centre.
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The Buddha As the Goal

Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 00:00
Moksatara gives a talk about the Buddha, the goal of the Buddhist path. This series of talks explores three great Buddhist symbols that describe the way things are: the wheel of life the spiral path and the ultimate goal of Enlightenment. Together they form a guide to escape from the ultimate vicious circle into the complete freedom and fulfilment of Awakening. Recorded at Sheffield Buddhist Centre on 3.3.20
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Free Buddhist Audio

The Three Family Protectors

Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 00:00
This series of talks explores three great Buddhist symbols that describe the way things are: the wheel of life, the spiral path and the ultimate goal of Enlightenment. Together they form a guide to escape from the ultimate vicious circle into the complete freedom and fulfilment of Awakening. In this talk, Vidyavacin introduces the three family protectors - three archetypal figures representing different aspects of the ultimate goal of the spiritual life. Between them, Manjusri, Avalokitesvara and Vajrapani symbolise the complete spiritual development of a human being. These three aspects are Wisdom, the cognitive dimension; Compassion, the emotional dimension; Energy, the volitional dimension. Talk recorded on 10.03.20 at Sheffield Buddhist Centre.
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Positive Spirals

Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 00:00
In the game of life we wander between realms, moving from lower states to higher as our actions affect the state of our mind. Continuing from last week's talk, Dharmamayi gives us a closer look at what can emerge from 'the gap' in the chain of cyclic, repetitive existence. When we act creatively rather than reacting to events in the habitual way, a huge range of possibilities opens up. The spiral path is a progressive series of positive mental states leading to ever more free and expansive ways of living. It's a path we can all enter through choosing how to respond to what life brings, and is the same path which took the Buddha all the way to Enlightenment. This series of talks explores three great Buddhist symbols that describe the way things are: the wheel of life, the spiral path and the ultimate goal of Enlightenment. Together they form a guide to escape from the ultimate vicious circle into the complete freedom and fulfilment of Awakening. Talk recorded on 25.02.20
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Free Buddhist Audio

The Buddha As the Goal

Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 00:00
Moksatara gives a talk about the Buddha, the goal of the Buddhist path. This series of talks explores three great Buddhist symbols that describe the way things are: the wheel of life the spiral path and the ultimate goal of Enlightenment. Together they form a guide to escape from the ultimate vicious circle into the complete freedom and fulfilment of Awakening. Recorded at Sheffield Buddhist Centre on 3.3.20
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Vicious Circles and Doorways to Freedom

Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 00:00
This series of talks explores three great Buddhist symbols that describe the way things are: the wheel of life, the spiral path and the ultimate goal of Enlightenment. Together they form a guide to escape from the ultimate vicious circle into the complete freedom and fulfilment of Awakening. This talk was recorded at Sheffield Buddhist Centre 11/02/2020.
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Free Buddhist Audio

Positive Spirals

Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 00:00
In the game of life we wander between realms, moving from lower states to higher as our actions affect the state of our mind. Continuing from last week's talk, Dharmamayi gives us a closer look at what can emerge from 'the gap' in the chain of cyclic, repetitive existence. When we act creatively rather than reacting to events in the habitual way, a huge range of possibilities opens up. The spiral path is a progressive series of positive mental states leading to ever more free and expansive ways of living. It's a path we can all enter through choosing how to respond to what life brings, and is the same path which took the Buddha all the way to Enlightenment. This series of talks explores three great Buddhist symbols that describe the way things are: the wheel of life, the spiral path and the ultimate goal of Enlightenment. Together they form a guide to escape from the ultimate vicious circle into the complete freedom and fulfilment of Awakening. Talk recorded on 25.02.20
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Free Buddhist Audio

Vicious Circles and Doorways to Freedom

Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 00:00
This series of talks explores three great Buddhist symbols that describe the way things are: the wheel of life, the spiral path and the ultimate goal of Enlightenment. Together they form a guide to escape from the ultimate vicious circle into the complete freedom and fulfilment of Awakening. This talk was recorded at Sheffield Buddhist Centre 11/02/2020.
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Free Buddhist Audio

Three Personal Talks: Realms of the Wheel

Wed, 5 Feb, 2020 - 00:00
The wheel of life shows the six realms corresponding to six kinds of mental states that can result from our actions. How can we recognise these states in everyday life and what can we do to live with a more fully human life? In this talk Satyajyoti, Pete and Dharmamayi share their personal experiences of three of these realms. Satyajyoti talks about the realm of the titans and her transformation of competitiveness into appreciation; Pete recalls his experience of the realm of hungry ghosts and some suggestions of how to navigate out of this desert landscape. Dharmamayi gives vivid expression to life in the hell realm and shares her personal antidotes to this state of intense mental distress. This series of talks explores three great Buddhist symbols that describe the way things are: the wheel of life, the spiral path and the ultimate goal of Enlightenment. Together they form a guide to escape from the ultimate vicious circle into the complete freedom and fulfilment of Awakening. Questions for reflection and discussion: If you wanted to leave the asura realm, which wisdom would appeal to your desire for perfection? Is there a particular Buddhist text that you value and respect? Which antidotes work best for you if you have entered the hell realm? Recorded at Sheffield Buddhist Centre on 4.2.20
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Free Buddhist Audio

Three Personal Talks: Realms of the Wheel

Wed, 5 Feb, 2020 - 00:00
The wheel of life shows the six realms corresponding to six kinds of mental states that can result from our actions. How can we recognise these states in everyday life and what can we do to live with a more fully human life? In this talk Satyajyoti, Pete and Dharmamayi share their personal experiences of three of these realms. Satyajyoti talks about the realm of the titans and her transformation of competitiveness into appreciation; Pete recalls his experience of the realm of hungry ghosts and some suggestions of how to navigate out of this desert landscape. Dharmamayi gives vivid expression to life in the hell realm and shares her personal antidotes to this state of intense mental distress. This series of talks explores three great Buddhist symbols that describe the way things are: the wheel of life, the spiral path and the ultimate goal of Enlightenment. Together they form a guide to escape from the ultimate vicious circle into the complete freedom and fulfilment of Awakening. Questions for reflection and discussion: If you wanted to leave the asura realm, which wisdom would appeal to your desire for perfection? Is there a particular Buddhist text that you value and respect? Which antidotes work best for you if you have entered the hell realm? Recorded at Sheffield Buddhist Centre on 4.2.20