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FBA Podcast: Amitabha

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 27 Mar, 2021 - 05:00

Saddhaloka introduces us to Amitabha, the red Buddha of the West who represents and inspires the highest love of all…

Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, Winter Retreat, 1997.

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Dharmabyte: The Light + Love of Amitabha

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - 05:00

Suryagupta calls to mind the the deep red Buddha of love and meditation, Amitabha. Traversing the myth and symbolism of the Buddhist tradition with tales from her own childhood and dream-life, Suryagupta offers up a talk that truly evokes the warm love of the Buddha of the Western realm.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Amitabha & The Infinite Light, part of the series The Symbolic World of the Five Buddha Mandala given at ...

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Dharmabyte: The Light of Compassion

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 22 Mar, 2021 - 05:00

Padmasagara draws out the boundless radiant love of Amitabha and the inconceivable nature of true compassion.

Excerpted from the talk Amitabha’s Infinite Light given as part of the series Faces of Enlightenment at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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Dharmabyte: Embracing Darkness: Embracing Love

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 31 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

Saddhaloka reflects on the first Buddhist book he read, The Way of the White Clouds, by Lama Govinda, sharing a verse to Amitabha, the red Buddha of the West who represents and inspires the highest love of all…

From the fourth talk in a six-part series on the figures on the Wheel of Life entitled Amitabha, given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 1997.

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An interview with Ratnasuri

By Hridayagita on Thu, 3 Oct, 2019 - 12:07

As we head towards celebrating the life of Ratnasuri with her funeral here at Taraloka on the 10th October 2019. This is a link to an interview with Ratnasuri, aged 90, by Samantabhadri on the retreat ‘Facing Death, Embracing Life’ at Taraloka November 2013.

An alert, thoughtful Ratnasuri chats about inspiration, old age, her death and re-birth, Bhante, Taraloka, Amitabha and Vajrayogini.

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FBA Podcast: The Path of Kindness

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 15 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

Part 5 in the Faces of Enlightenment Sangha night series at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre.

Bodhinaga gives a talk on the Buddha Amitabha and the Metta Bhavana loving-kindness meditation.

Recorded at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 21/05/19

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FBA Podcast: Bright Blue Sky, Deep Blue Sea

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 17 Nov, 2018 - 12:00

Our FBA Podcast this week is called Bright Blue Sky, Deep Blue Sea by Suryadarshini. Amitabha is one of the most well-known archetypal Buddhas, whose qualities of love and compassion attract myriad practitioners and devotees.

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Dharmabyte: Bathed in Light and Love

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 15 Nov, 2018 - 12:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called Bathed in Light and Love by Ghosaka. From a contemplative talk entitled Amitabha: Pouring Forth From Stillness on the red Buddha of the west. Meditation, the setting sun, the Great Love, the heart in its proper place… Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, Winter Retreat 2001

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Great Faith, Great Wisdom - Complete Retreat Recordings By Ratnaguna

By Centre Team on Fri, 22 Sep, 2017 - 15:05

On this retreat, recorded during the recent Rainy Season Retreat at Bristol Buddhist Centre in the UK, Ratnaguna guides us on a journey into Amitābha’s Pure Land, Sukhāvati – a mythical realm where the ground is golden, trees are made of jewels, heavenly musical instruments play ravishing music, and magical birds sing the Dharma. It is a vast ‘illumined image’ – a symbol of the beauty and joy of the spiritual life. The three Pure Land sutras invite...

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Great Faith, Great Wisdom, Day 6 - Rainy Season Retreat 2017 by Ratnaguna

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Sep, 2017 - 15:23

All this week, Ratnaguna and the Bristol Triratna sangha have turned their urban Centre into a realm for exploration of Sukhavati, the Pure Land of Amitabha. Now on the last day of our retreat, we meet the Buddha. This is what the retreat has been building up to…

With readings from the Guan Jing and from the Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava.

Recorded as part of Ratnaguna’s retreat on Great Faith, Great Wisdom at Bristol Buddhist Centre, Sept 2017.

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