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Dharmabyte: Peaceful Vajrapani

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 12:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, introduces to another side of the usual wrathful Vajrapani, entitled Peaceful Vajrapani.

From an imaginative yet practical talk entitled Vajrapani by Sanghanistha. Given during the 2016 ‘Cosmic Going for Refuge Tree’ retreat at Padmaloka.
 

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FBA Podcast: Vajrapani - Energy Unlimited

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 12:00

Our FBA Podcast this week is a cracking and wonderfully detailed talk called Vajrapani - Energy Unlimited by Vessantara, author of ‘Meeting the Buddhas’. He is the ideal person to introduce us to the complex and fascinating Tantric figure of Vajrapani - ‘Lord of Secrets’, embodiment of ”virya’ (Energy in Pursuit of the Good). Vessantara’s style is familiar and well-earthed, and therefore eminently well suited to material that bristles with electricity and is...

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Dharmabyte: Fear and Vajrapani

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 14:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte offers a sensitive and thoughtful exploration of Fear and Vajrapani. This excerpt is from the talk entitled The Blazing Iron Club and the Winged Horse (Winter Retreat Dec 2010) by Vidyadaka.

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International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'

Follow up on the International Practice Week

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 29 Sep, 2018 - 06:00

Follow up on the International Practice Week

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 29 Sep, 2018 - 06:00

The International Practice Week is drawing to a close! 

Don’t forget that you can continue to watch or listen to the talks at a later stage. Yashobodhi has provided this helpful resource with the Seven Point Mind Turning, and the 59 lojong slogans which you can consult again to remind you.  You can also consult our guide for ideas around ritually marking the end of the week.

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International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'

Day 7: Guides to What Actually Works (with Concluding Thoughts)

By Centre Team on Fri, 28 Sep, 2018 - 04:00

Day 7: Guides to What Actually Works (with Concluding Thoughts)

By Centre Team on Fri, 28 Sep, 2018 - 04:00

Yashobodhi is our guide for this year’s Dharma immersion online and at Triratna Centres around the world as part of the 2018 International Practice Week. 

We’ve come to the end of our week together looking at training the mind to greater happiness using new ways of engaging with our experience in the world. To gather the threads of the practice together Yashobodhi reflects on some key, pithy lojong reminders that capture the great efficacy and delight of this work - and which we...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'

Day 6: What Are We Committed To?

By Centre Team on Thu, 27 Sep, 2018 - 04:00

Day 6: What Are We Committed To?

By Centre Team on Thu, 27 Sep, 2018 - 04:00

Yashobodhi is our guide for this year’s Dharma immersion online and at Triratna Centres around the world as part of the 2018 International Practice Week. 

The big questions keep coming as we move deep into our week of shared practice around the seven point mind-training. What are we “bonded” to? How do we see our ethical path? How do we envision making commitments to ourselves and the promises we make? Yashobodhi offers some lojong (“teaching slogans”) that can help us clarify what...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'

Day 5: How Do We Know This is Working?

By Centre Team on Wed, 26 Sep, 2018 - 04:00

Day 5: How Do We Know This is Working?

By Centre Team on Wed, 26 Sep, 2018 - 04:00

Yashobodhi is our guide for this year’s Dharma immersion online and at Triratna Centres around the world as part of the 2018 International Practice Week. 

Day 5 revolves around evaluating the mind-training practice we’ve been engaged in all week. This is essential on any spiritual path, with any kind of method or doctrine, and Yashobodhi provides a clear set of questions to ask ourselves in checking out that the things we’re doing are actually helping! The sense of agency and confidence we...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'

Day 4: Making Our Whole Life a Life of Practice

By Centre Team on Tue, 25 Sep, 2018 - 04:00

Day 4: Making Our Whole Life a Life of Practice

By Centre Team on Tue, 25 Sep, 2018 - 04:00

Yashobodhi is our guide for this year’s Dharma immersion online and at Triratna Centres around the world as part of the 2018 International Practice Week. 

Day 4, point 4 of our practice week looks at what it means to integrate this kind of mind training work into every area of our lives using reflection on 5 forces (or “powers”). Yashobodhi also movingly evokes the relevance of such deep Dharma activity to the process of our own (and other people’s) death…

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International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'

Day 4: Join an Online Meditation Session!

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 24 Sep, 2018 - 19:47

Day 4: Join an Online Meditation Session!

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 24 Sep, 2018 - 19:47

As part of the International Practice Week - our online urban retreat - there is a precious opportunity to join an online meditation session on Tuesday 25th September!

The session will begin at 2:30 ET / 7:30 UK. 

Find this event on Google Hangout

Some experience with basic meditation is helpful, but not necessary.

If you enjoy this online meditation, please consider making a gift to support our work at https://thebuddhistcentre.com/giving!

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