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FBA Podcast: Lightning Flashes From the Realm of Pure Beauty

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 19 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

In this talk Padmavajra contemplates Beauty in different areas of Dharma life, including the beauty of people, of ethics, of friendship, community and ‘institutions’, and of wisdom. He also looks at the relationship between metta, formless beauty and the yidam, as well as knowing what beauty really is and ‘the pregnant man’.

This talk was given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre during the Spring Short Order retreat in March 2019.

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Dharmabyte: What is Truly Beautiful

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 17 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

Punyamala describes the path of beauty and how we can move from contemplating mundane beauty to the beauty of the enlightened state and in so doing she leads us into an experience of beauty.

From the talk entitled ‘In Beauty May I Walk’ - Beauty As the Fourth Laksana given during the Women’s Area Order Weekend at Adhisthana, December 2019.

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FBA Podcast: Surrendering to a Greater Beauty

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 12 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

Starting with a story from the Rastrapalapariprccha-Sutra, Vajratara draws out the significance of Sangharakshita’s paper on the Fourth Laksana. This is the path of beauty, from contemplation of ugliness to the gateway of liberation called ‘the beautiful’. To be on the path of beauty, we don’t merely enjoy beauty, we have to surrender ourselves to that beauty.

Talk given at Tiratanaloka Retreat Centre, 2019.

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Dharmabyte: A Dharma That Includes Passion and Beauty

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 - 14:00

How can we have a whole life of value and of meaning?

Subhadramati explores the essential integration of arts and asceticism that Sangharakshita struggled to find in his early years as a monk.

From the talk Beauty and Discipline, part of a series for Dharma Night focusing on Urgyen Sangharakshita’s unique contribution to Buddhism. London Buddhist Centre, 2015.

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