Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 4: Karuna & Amitabha

By jvalamalini on Tue, 17 Mar, 2015 - 14:57

Day 4: Karuna & Amitabha

By jvalamalini on Tue, 17 Mar, 2015 - 14:57After days of gloom outside it’s wonderful to have spring sunshine today as we move into contemplating karuna - which Sangharakshita has described as like metta with a shadow over it.

Ratnavandana says:
It is good to reflect on our attitudes to suffering, whether it’s physical or emotional. I know for a long time I had this a sense that somehow suffering was wrong, that I shouldn’t be suffering, so there was a feeling of failure there which was...
Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 2: Guided Meditation - Just Sitting (With Amitabha Mantra)

By Centre Team on Mon, 16 Mar, 2015 - 13:24
Ratnavandana lead us through a meditation where we just try to be present with our experience in the context of the mandala of the Five archetypal Buddhas. Today we are invited to sit in the “heart’s natural state” of metta (loving kindness) and to visualise the great tree of the Brahma Viharas.

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Stockholms buddhistcenter
Stockholms buddhistcenter

Great Faith Great Wisdom

By Viryabodhi on Fri, 16 May, 2014 - 09:25
The text that Rarnaguna has written and used in a talk at the Stockholms Buddhistcenter, on May 12, 2014.
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Free Buddhist Audio

Amitabha and the Phoenix

By viriyalila on Sat, 14 Dec, 2013 - 13:43

Amitabha and the Phoenix

By viriyalila on Sat, 14 Dec, 2013 - 13:43The fires that can consume our old selves also release a new potential, the image of the phoenix evokes this transformation. In this week’s FBA Podcast “Amitabha and the Phoenix,” Vessantara explores Amitabha’s emphasis on meditation and his wisdom of discrimination. Amitabha is also associated with spiritual death. How do all these associations come together? One point of connection is the Bodhicitta. The reorientation of self and a letting go which allows for something vaster...
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Free Buddhist Audio

Mantra von Amitabha

By viriyalila on Fri, 13 Dec, 2013 - 02:03
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a ritual chant of devotion: “Mantra von Amitabha” by Nagadakini recorded in Essen, Germany.
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

Amtabha mantra

By Vimalasara on Fri, 6 Dec, 2013 - 06:05
Day 20 is the Amitabha mantra. Amitabha is a deep red archetypal Buddha. He is particularly associated with love and loving kindness, and with meditation. When we chant the Amitabha mantra you could imagine feeling connected to a great red sun of love and stillness; to the heartbeat of loving kindness. You could visualize or feel rays of ruby light streaming towards you and filling you with love, easing your suffering and stilling your heart and mind. The mantra is...
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The Jewel of the Mandala

By viriyalila on Thu, 5 Dec, 2013 - 17:00
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte “The Jewel of the Mandala” is an excerpt from the fourth talk in a six-part series on the figures on the Wheel of Life. 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
Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

Shinran- The Power Of The Lucid Mind by Satyajyoti 29th May 2012

By bodhinaga on Fri, 13 Jul, 2012 - 18:36

Shinran- The Power Of The Lucid Mind by Satyajyoti 29th May 2012

By bodhinaga on Fri, 13 Jul, 2012 - 18:36Satyajyoti speaking at Sangha Night about Shinran, Amitabha and the power of the ‘lucid mind’. 29th May 2012.

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