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Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre

This Being retreat day 2, The Application of Conditionality

By yashobodhi on Tue, 8 Apr, 2014 - 13:58
We’ve moved into the territory of the creative and reactive mind, of the spiral path and samsara, and the pivotal role of feeling in the nidana chain. Here’s Dhivan going into this and translating all this lingo into everyday English.
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre

This Being retreat day 1, The principle of conditionality

By yashobodhi on Tue, 8 Apr, 2014 - 10:10
On the first day of the This Being That Becomes retreat, Dhivan talks about the Buddha’s general formulation of conditionality, about the Four Noble Truths and about the three kinds of dukkha.
The Buddha’s words to Ananda: ‘This dependent arising is deep and profound. It is from not understanding and penetrating this Dharma that people have become like a tangle of string covered in mould and matted like grass, unable to escape from samsara with its miseries, disasters and bad...
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre

Shrine with nidanas

By yashobodhi on Tue, 8 Apr, 2014 - 09:45

Shrine with nidanas

By yashobodhi on Tue, 8 Apr, 2014 - 09:45
A shrine emerged based on the conditions on this retreat: Nayaka’s vison of a bowl and a robe, Dhivan and I talking about rupas resembling real human beings that inspire both of us, Khemaka and Carole setting out to make it happen, Dhivan’s trip to New Zealand to lead study where he received a set of visual images representing the nidana chain. All must have started though, with the Buddha being born,...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

New Talk from Vessantara: Conditionality and Meditation

By viriyalila on Mon, 1 Oct, 2012 - 14:46

New Talk from Vessantara: Conditionality and Meditation

By viriyalila on Mon, 1 Oct, 2012 - 14:46New talk from Vessantara - featured in this weeks FBA Podcast

Conditionality and Meditation” is a talk by Vessantara who has just completed a three year, three month, three day retreat.

Conditionality is a central theme of the teaching of the Buddha, and it is very helpful to bring our understanding of it into the arena of our meditation practice. During this talk, Vessantara looks at how to set up good conditions for...
Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Conditionality & Meditation with Vessantara, part 2

By jvalamalini on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 23:24

Conditionality & Meditation with Vessantara, part 2

By jvalamalini on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 23:24Vessantara talks at the Bristol Buddhist Centre about engaging with the concept of conditionality - part 2

Conditionality is a central theme of the Buddha’s teaching, and it is very helpful to bring our understanding of it into the arena of our meditation practice. During this evening we look at how to set up good conditions for our meditation to unfold in a natural, expansive way. We also explore how to meditate on conditionality, so that we take our...
Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Conditionality & Meditation with Vessantara, part 1

By jvalamalini on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 08:10

Conditionality & Meditation with Vessantara, part 1

By jvalamalini on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 08:10Vessantara talks at the Bristol Buddhist Centre about engaging with the concept of conditionality. Conditionality is a central theme of the Buddha’s teaching, and it is very helpful to bring our understanding of it into the arena of our meditation practice. During this evening we look at how to set up good conditions for our meditation to unfold in a natural, expansive way. We also explore how to meditate on conditionality, so that we take our understanding of it deeper,...

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