A very interesting introduction to the mandala here from Garava - the idea, the myth, the image, the symbol, the experience. His own practice as an artist affords him a respectful and generous perspective, from which we are able to simply sit back and learn.
This new piece by Sangharakshita appeared originally on his own website.
*** One is never too old to learn. It is only relatively late in my Dharma life that I have become more aware of or have focused on the Garava Suttaof the Pali Canon. This is not to say that I did not know of its existence but that it started having a significance for me that it had not had before. What struck me was...
A great talk by Subhuti to get the first full day of the Triratna Order Convention for 2013 off to a deeply engaging start. Looking at the Garava Sutta in its earlier and later versions, and drawing inspiration from the occasion and our setting so close to the Vajrasana (the Buddha’s ‘Seat of Enlightenment’), Subhuti draws out a distinctive difference that opens into a world of significance for our Buddhist Order and the wider Triratna Community.