The Buddha was said to be completely fearless. What does that mean for us?
We all experience fear at times. And fear has its uses! It can spur us into action and help us avoid danger. But fear can also imprison us and paralyze us. It can stop us from leading the life we want.
It’s a scary world sometimes. So how can we become fearless ourselves?
This is a beautiful animated film by Aryajit about how to face our fears and...
Candraprabha, current Chair of Tiratanaloka Retreat Centre, offers her reflections on different aspects of compassion. From the talk entitled Green Tara, she who embodies the quintessence of compassion. In good humor she reveals much about her own practice of cultivating fearlessness and courage in the face of hopelessness.
Padmavajra gives a talk on how to Go for Refuge in times of adversity and fear.
Given the situation of the world today, with threat of sickness and great uncertainty, how do we practise as Buddhists? How do we continue to deepen our practice of loving kindness, of awareness? What is the real response to the situation we find ourselves in today?
The talk was recorded on the 18th March 2020 in the Padmaloka Shrine Room, with an audience of the Padmaloka community.
Here is the talk I gave from last years International Gathering.
On the theme of The Alchemy of the Dharma, I was asked to talk about the practice of Sangha and how we can transform ourselves in order to transform our communities. I talk about my work on Karuna appeals.
“As a fundraiser at the cutting edge of the practice of connection – trying to forge a sense of mutually vital relationship with strangers (who are not necessarily pleased to find you at their door!)...
A great conversation with the quietly brilliant Abhayadana about her Buddhist work and practice in India. Her name means ‘Giver of Fearlessness’ - and this is something she has dedicated her life to, helping support and free women in her community from the stigma of social caste and the violence that often goes with it.
We hear about her personal approach via meditation and reflection on the Buddhist figure of Kshitigarbha (Jizo) who descends into hell realms to liberate suffering beings. And...
By viriyalila on Wed, 16 Oct, 2013 - 02:10With the coming of autumn in the northern hemisphere, we thought we’d explore the theme of fear, and fearlessness as we begin the month of October. Subscribe to both our free podcasts! Every Saturday we release a full length talk in our FBA Podcast and then twice weekly we offer a little nugget of Dharma in our Dharmabytes. Our team loves putting these podcasts together for our community - info [at] freebuddhistaudio.com...
By bodhinaga on Sun, 19 Aug, 2012 - 22:57Bodhinaga explores some of the symbolism of Amoghasiddhi, including fearlessness, integration and the wisdom of unstoppable success, drawing on a wide range of sources (from the Buddha and Angulimala to The Lord of the Rings and The Matrix). Talk given at Sangha Night, Sheffield Buddhist Centre 24th July 2012.