Buddhist Voices
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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Abhaya (Highlights)

By Zac on Sat, 1 Oct, 2022 - 11:48

“You have to balance or hold the bearer of the archetype with the ordinary human being, that’s very important. Because there’s no way you’re going to reconcile them.”

Abhaya Annals:

In 1968 I was living in Cornwall with my family, sharing in a kind of family community experiment. I had met Bhante and the seedling movement a year before at his first summer retreat at Haslemere, Surrey.

In 1978 I was working as a carpenter at Sukhavati in Bethnal Green, which soon came to be...

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Dharmabyte: What is Art?

By Zac on Thu, 28 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

“Art is the organisation of sensuous impressions that express the artist’s sensibility and communicate to his audience a sense of values that can transform their lives.” Using his own definition, Sangharakshita investigates the relevance of art and the artist to higher evolution.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Art and the Spiritual Life given in 1969 as part of the series The Higher Evolution.


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Dharmabyte: A Perfected Universe, A Perfected Self

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 16 Mar, 2020 - 13:00

A very interesting introduction to the mandala here from Garava - the idea, the myth, the image, the symbol, the experience. His own practice as an artist affords him a respectful and generous perspective, from which we are able to simply sit back and learn.

Excerpted from the talk Entering the Mandala given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2001.

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Imagining the Buddha - by Maitreyabandhu

By lokabandhu on Fri, 1 Jun, 2012 - 08:05
Imagining the Buddha - by Maitreyabandhu. In this talk Maitreyabandhu explores his responses to Aloka’s remarkable new Buddha Rupa in the Padmaloka shrine room. You can see a glimpse of the image itself here.