Tag: Bodhisattva Ideal

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FBA Podcast: Wisdom in the Bodhicaryavatara

By Zac on Sat, 28 Jan, 2023 - 06:00

Parami offers a clear, insightful and practical guide to the classically challenging Wisdom chapter of the Bodhicaryavatara. She places the chapter in context of the Bodhisattva Path and. with consistent warmth and humour, illuminates this part of the text for those who have been struggling with it. 

This talk was given at Glasgow Buddhist Centre, 2022.

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Dharmabytes: A Doorway Between Poles of Experience

By Zac on Thu, 12 Jan, 2023 - 06:00

Bhadra shares how emptiness and conditionality combine to fuel bodhicitta and create the foundations of Sangha.

From the talk Absolute and Conventional Truth given at Bristol Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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Nagapriya: Serving the Bodhisattva

By aparajita on Mon, 2 Jan, 2023 - 14:55

Nagapriya: Serving the Bodhisattva

By aparajita on Mon, 2 Jan, 2023 - 14:55

The keynote talk at the 2022 International Council, held at Adhisthana, in which Nagapriya explores the path of responsibility in the context of the Bodhisattva Ideal.

If you prefer, here’s an audio version

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Dharmabyte: The Ethics of Love

By Zac on Mon, 28 Nov, 2022 - 06:00

Buddhist ethics is practical, it’s to do with engagement with the world. Parami is an ideal guide for this sort of material, steeped as she is in study and practice engaged within the light of the ‘Bodhichitta’, and the Bodhisattva Ideal itself. 

From the talk entitled The Awakening Heart given at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2006.

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FBA Podcast: The Jewel in the Lotus

By Zac on Sat, 25 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Sraddhagita explores in a quietly effective, down-to-earth way one of the great central images of Mahayana Buddhism, usually associated with the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara.

This talk was given at the London Buddhist Centre, 2007.

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Akasasuri (Highlights)

By Zac on Mon, 20 Jun, 2022 - 16:24

The first mettā bhavana I was completely blown over and that was it. I thought ‘If that is a way of living, I’d quite like to live that way.’
 

Akasasuri Annals:

In 1967 I was 13 years old; a happy child in a little village in the South of Holland, near the Belgium border. I was attending secondary school in a nearby city 10 miles away. I had a lot of friends and was regularly send out of the classroom due...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Prasadacarin: Friendship and the Path of Responsibility (Full Interview)

By Zac on Sat, 4 Jun, 2022 - 11:17

Padmapani is my Yidam, two-armed Avalokitesvara… I came from a Pureland Mahayana tradition so I wanted all of the Buddhas and bodhisattvas to be part of my practice, but I gradually narrowed down… Avalokitesvara gave the Heart Sutra and bit by bit it became clear that, ‘Well, it’s just a question of how many arms!


When Prasadacarin’s school teacher organized a class visit to a Mahayana Buddhist temple in Stockholm, Sweden, he did not imagine his encounter with the Dharma...

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Dharmabyte: Keep The Doors Open To All Beings

By Zac on Thu, 2 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

By keeping our heart open, we communicate our values to all beings, offering an opportunity to break down polarisation in our world. Parami  reminds us that a bodhisattva creates the conditions where all beings can see through the causes of conditions and therefore create the conditions for future happiness.

Excerpted from the talk After the Enlightenment: Breaking Through to Freedom given on Buddha Day at North London Buddhist Centre, May...

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50 Years, 50 Voices: Buddhadasa (Highlights)

By Zac on Thu, 12 May, 2022 - 17:08

I think it began for me when I was 8 years old…


 

Buddhadasa’s Annals
In 1968 - I was 25 and working as an interior designer with a firm of architects in Bloomsbury Square, London. It was the era of drawing boards and T squares and the time of transition from Imperial to Metric. It was also the year when decimalisation began to be introduced. This was my second and half-hearted attempt to establish a career having previously discharged...

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Home Retreat: How To Really Save the World | Cómo realmente cambiar el mundo

By kusaladevi on Fri, 25 Jun, 2021 - 15:31

Home Retreat: How To Really Save the World | Cómo realmente cambiar el mundo

By kusaladevi on Fri, 25 Jun, 2021 - 15:31

How to Really Save the World:
The Dharma life as a revolution for everyone

Seven days of meditation, lively exploration, and strong, supportive friendship: a space to formulate your own ideals. 

Led by Parami and friends in English and Spanish

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we’ve had to reschedule this retreat. The new dates are:...

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