Viriya expresses itself in action, with attentiveness, care and enthusiasm. Saddhanandi shares from her personal training and experience as an artist to elucidate the meaning of Virya, drawing out the aspect of training the mind to develop positive mental states.
The ‘Vajrayana’ means ‘the way of the vajra’. Satyalila explores and explains how the vajra symbolizes the capacity to transform our darkest and most difficult experience into the liberated energy of awakening. She describes her personal experience of this and concludes with an exploration of the five Buddha mandala as a way of bringing powerful diverse energies into creative, harmonious relationship.
Moksatara introduces the dakini, the tantric embodiment of what’s possible when all of our energy is completely engaged, alive and flowing. These beings of limitless space have complete freedom of mind, fierce energy and a full emotional engagement with life.
In order to meet the dakinis we must travel to where they dwell: the cremation grounds, where bodies are taken to be burnt. The deepest, darkest energies to be transformed are associated with fear. By deliberately plunging...
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a full description of The Sevenfold Puja. From the talk entitled Poetry and Devotion in Buddhism: the Sevenfold Puja by Sangarakshita. The central problem of spiritual life is the mobilisation of our emotional energies, so that what we know can be put into practice. Energies may be blocked, wasted or too coarse, and the Buddhist puja takes us through a series of devotional moods to help liberate them.
Our FBA Podcast this week is a cracking and wonderfully detailed talk called Vajrapani - Energy Unlimited by Vessantara, author of ‘Meeting the Buddhas’. He is the ideal person to introduce us to the complex and fascinating Tantric figure of Vajrapani - ‘Lord of Secrets’, embodiment of ”virya’ (Energy in Pursuit of the Good). Vessantara’s style is familiar and well-earthed, and therefore eminently well suited to material that bristles with electricity and is...
The central problem of spiritual life is the mobilisation of our emotional energies, so that what we know can be put into practice. Energies may be blocked, wasted or too coarse, and the Buddhist puja takes us through a series of devotional moods to help liberate them.
In dieser Workshopreihe wollen wir das Ziel des Buddhismus – Erleuchtung – näher untersuchen. Erleuchtung hat viele Namen, darunter Erwachen, Erkennen, Sehen wie die Dinge sind, Nirwana, etc.
In unseren Treffen wollen wir die drei Kernqualitäten der Erleuchtungserfahrung untersuchen, Mitgefühl, Weisheit und Energie. Wir werden im gemeinsamen Austausch und in Workshops untersuchen, was Erleuchtung, bzw. Mitgefühl, Weisheit und Energie für uns bedeutet, wo wir in unserer Erfahrung...
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, entitled “The Spirit of Cooperative Work”, Parami looks at Sangharakshita’s encouragement of cooperative work and Team-Based Right Livelihood businesses, examining the history of these types of businesses in the Triratna Buddhist Community as well as how we can keep the energy and momentum behind them alive.