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Only Possibilities - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat Day 5

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 7 Apr, 2020 - 12:37

Only Possibilities - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat Day 5

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 7 Apr, 2020 - 12:37

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. 


- Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks with John Moyne

This beautiful poem by Rumi popped into my head when I was reflecting on today’s home retreat material, which is about...

Tiratanaloka
Tiratanaloka

New Retreat at Tiratanaloka: The Nature of Existence

By vajratara on Fri, 20 Dec, 2019 - 19:06

New Retreat at Tiratanaloka: The Nature of Existence

By vajratara on Fri, 20 Dec, 2019 - 19:06

Due to popular demand, we have added an extra retreat to our programme in 2020.  Our theme will be ‘The Nature of Existence’: the marks of conditioned existence, the doors of liberation and the topsy turvy views.  We will explore beauty, change, emptiness and ultimate happiness.  The material is taken from Chapter 11 of Sangharakshita’s book ‘The Three Jewels’, which we will study in groups as well as having significant portions of the retreat laid aside for meditation and reflection...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

An Offering From the Goddess Of The Spring

By dh sthanashraddha on Sat, 2 Jun, 2018 - 08:16

An Offering From the Goddess Of The Spring

By dh sthanashraddha on Sat, 2 Jun, 2018 - 08:16

2.30am alarm is ringing! Why is my alarm going off at this time of the night!! Ah yes I remember. So I crawl out of bed stagger around and remember to pack matches and jam jar candles. Along with jars of popping corn, oats and soya milk. Some white flowers from the garden and a swan feather and a white peacock feather. I remember to pack the incense but later recall I didn’t pack any charcoal discs…

After...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Eros and Beauty – Beauty As Refuge

By Rijupatha on Sun, 5 Apr, 2015 - 14:39

FBA Podcast: Eros and Beauty – Beauty As Refuge

By Rijupatha on Sun, 5 Apr, 2015 - 14:39

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In this week’s FBA Podcast“Eros and Beauty – Beauty As Refuge,” Subhadramati continues the series exploring the place of Eros and Beauty in the Buddhist life by drawing out the experience of poetry and connecting with strangers. 26th January 2015, London Buddhist Centre.

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Eros and Beauty II - Talks Available Now

By akasajoti on Tue, 16 Dec, 2014 - 17:29

Eros and Beauty II - Talks Available Now

By akasajoti on Tue, 16 Dec, 2014 - 17:29Subhuti and Padmavajra returned to Adhisthana in November, for ‘Eros and Beauty II’. Over four days of talks they explored beauty and the dharma life; covering themes such as the ecstatic nature of the aesthetic moment, and the relationship of eros and beauty with spiritual death and the bodhicitta.

The talks are available here on Free Buddhist Audio