Singhamati invites us to put on Dharma tinted glasses as she explores the very famous summary of the Buddha’s Teaching, found in verse 183 of the Dhammapada, and draws on Sangharakshita’s wisdom as found in the Dhammapada seminars from the 1980’s. It’s a simple, clear teaching offering us the possibility of taking it to heart, living from a more Dharmic perspective with less suffering and greater freedom!
By Suchandra on Tue, 24 Feb, 2015 - 14:30Before every talk Dhammachari Subhuti and Dh. Maitriveer Nagarjun reading out Verse 153 and 154 from Dhammapada, Jara Vagga. Verse 153 Anekajatisamaram Sandhavissam anibbisam dukkha jati punapunam Many a birth have I undergone in this (process of) faring on (in the round of conditioned existence), seeking the builder of the house and not finding him. Painful is (such) repeated birth: Verse 154 Gahakaraka ! ditthos’ si, punageham na kahasi, Sabba te phasuka bhagga, gahakutam visankhitam, visankharagatam cittam, tanhanam khayamajjhaga O house-builder,...
In the second of our puja evenings Vidyatara led a Dhammapada Puja with a two part Shakyamuni mantra and the Indian Shakyamuni mantra. Here they are, along with the shrine salutation and the Refuges and Precepts.
By Candradasa on Wed, 26 Feb, 2014 - 16:52The first of two videos today, each taking a different experimental path to exploring the life and teachings of the Buddha and why they are relevant to us today.