Love (compassion and practising for others) and liberation (wisdom and practising for ourselves) are both essential aspects of the Dharma life. With stories of the Buddha, anecdotes from Maitrisiddhi’s own life, and suggestions around how to respond creatively to the planet’s ecological crisis.
Nagapriya talks via Zoom on Buddhist practice as a path towards the transcendence of our egocentric tendencies and motivations, which are the cause of our suffering, and the obstacles to our compassionate response to others. Transcendence is what is beyond our self clinging will, and by connecting with it we can begin to live our lives on the basis of a new logic. One motivated by the aspiration to benefit all beings through everything we do.
As part of our North London Buddhist Centre autumn theme of ‘Solidarity with Self and World’ do join Nandaraja for this Guest Workshop on meditation. You will be introduced to a set of 4 core meditations that inspire and nourish specifically through helping us to nurture our positivity, helping it to flourish and grow. These are the Brahma Viharas or Divine Abodes. Nandaraja is passionate about meditation and has been practising for many...
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A Bodhisattva is the ultimate treasure-seeker, searching for the Chintamani, the wish-fulfilling jewel, which gives all beings that which they truly desire.
But how does a Bodhisattva find this gem and what do they do once they have found it? Sadayasihi explores the nature of compassion and how generosity can be both a means of expressing, as well as cultivating, compassion.
After all, a Bodhisattva would never keep the Chintamani for themselves…
Saddharaja explores self-sacrifice as a component of the Bodhisattva Ideal introduces Chapter 18 The Chapter on the Tigress. He goes on to explore compassion and altruism, and how we can develop these by letting go of attachment and hatred, and thereby gaining true freedom.
The third of four talks given during the Open Retreat at Padmaloka Retreat Centre in October 2019.
If you are any way way connected to Triratna, the International Council is kind of a big deal. Even if you don’t know it!
Last week – as every year – Order members all around the world gathered for a series of intensive discussions to explore Dharma practice in our community. What’s live and bubbling up in their own areas: Australia and New Zealand, Canada & the USA, Europe, India, Ireland & the UK. What’s passing...
As well as meeting together and addressing live topics and priorities across Triratna, International Councils are also a context for members to gather and build community. This year’s Dharma theme was the arising of the Bodhicitta.