Spiritual practice can be thought of in terms of developing positive qualities within ourselves. But in a very real sense it also consists in creating sufficiently beautiful conditions within our minds so that something from outside us may be invited in.
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The defining act of being a Buddhist is ‘going for refuge’ to the three jewels of the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. If we’re to do that effectively, we need to relate to the three jewels – the highest ideals of...
Sanghadevi shares a story on the development of enlightenment through tales of pilgrimage from the Avatamsaka Sutra, known as the Flower Ornament Scripture. This story illustrates the art of engagement and the art of letting go, combining activity with receptivity, which supports the arising of the unbounded energy of the creative mind.
Nagabodhi offers his reflections on the Buddha’s enlightenment. What is it are we actually trying to achieve? How intensely are we cultivating and experiencing metta, friendship, kindness, compassion, patience and love?
11 May: Celebrating the Buddha’s Enlightenment With Manjumitra, Khemananda, Lalitaraja, Santva and Friends. The evening will include meditation, a talk by Khemananda - ‘Reflections on the Buddha’s Enlightenment’, and ritual. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 878 7847 7026, Password: 019357
18 May: Going for Refuge in Meditation 2 – Meditate like it matters!
A follow-on evening with Lalitaraja looking at Going for Refuge in meditation and meditation as a ground for deepening Going for Refuge. ...
As a special treat for you all this week as we countdown to #buddhaday we will be releasing a series of dharma reflections and evocations of the Buddha over the coming days…⠀
Today, from the ClearVision archives, we share a talk Sangharakshita gave on Buddha Day in 1999! Sangharakshita reflects on the Buddha’s achievement of Enlightenment, drawing our attention to an often overlooked feature of this great event - the Buddha’s expression of gratitude to the tree that...
4 May: Deepening my Going for Refuge - what does this mean? The Particular (me) and the Universal (the bigger picture). With Santva and Friends. Join Zoom Meeting
11 May: Celebrating the Buddha’s Enlightenment With Manjumitra, Khemananda, Lalitaraja, Santva and Friends. The evening will include meditation, a talk by Khemananda - ‘Reflections on the Buddha’s Enlightenment’, and ritual. Join Zoom Meeting
All welcome, intended for those with a genuine interest in following the...
Sangharakshita describes in all its wealth of detail, the Wheel of Life. It’s really a painting but a mirror, giving one successively more profound insights into oneself, and revealing the next step in escaping the endless round.
Vadanya launches a series of talks on three great Buddhist symbols that describe the way things are: the wheel of life, the spiral path, and the ultimate goal of Enlightenment. Together they form a guide to escape from the ultimate vicious circle into the complete freedom and fulfilment of Awakening.
Here, Vadanya explores on the wheel by describing the symbolism of each of the four concentric rings which make up this rich representation of samsara, the never-ending repetition of habitual...