This week’s FBA Podcast is a talk by Padmavajra entitled ‘The Bodhicitta - A supra-personal spiritual force’. This is the second in a series of five talks given on a Going for Refuge retreat at Padmaloka called Living From The Bodhicitta.
Padmavajra explores some aspects of Sangharakshita’s insights into the Bodhicitta, as well as how we might live a life devoted to living from the Bodhicitta.
It’s Buddhist Action Month, and you may well be reflecting on the choices you make and the impact they have on the world around you. It is clear that humanity is facing into an unprecedented situation of human caused global warming, and, without taking adequate and immediate action, runaway climate change is imminent- which would ultimately make most of our planet uninhabitable for humans. So far, so alarming. What is one to do in such a situation?
Visuddhimati launches the Triratna Urban Retreat on the theme of the greater mandala of uselessness - a teaching Sangharakshita has given us in 1976 derived from the Ratnagunasamcayagatha Sutra of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras.
Here you can download handouts for a six-week course introducing the various schools of Mahayana Buddhism. The handouts were provided by Achala from New Zealand. Please note that Achala says they all need further improvement!
This is what Achala said about his intentions when designing this course:
I tried to construct a course such that it:
covers what an average human being needs to effectively practice Buddhism.
doesn’t not have a scholastic bent (so a few Pali/Sanskrit terms seemed reasonable but not so many as