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FBA Podcast: Chetul Sangye Dorje

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 29 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

Here’s a forthright and passionate talk by Vajratara, taking as its starting point the great contemporary Tibetan teacher (sometimes also written ‘Chatral Sangye Dorje’) and his relationship to practice in Triratna, rooted in his giving of the Green Tara practice to Sangharakshita.

The main focus, however, is the need to practice the Dharma for others as part of a meaningful community, and Vajratara argues her case with a balance...

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Dharmabyte: Bringing Tara into Being

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 23 Feb, 2018 - 12:11

Prepare to be inspired by this FBA Dharmabyte by Tejasvini called ‘Bringing Tara Into Being’. From the talk entitled ‘Green Tara’ from the Cambridge Buddhist Centre Sangha Night series on the imagination, exploring different Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. 

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'The Bodhisattvas are also necessary' - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 - 11:49

'The Bodhisattvas are also necessary' - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 - 11:49

Written in early 2018, in this piece Sangharakshita commences with a story told to him by one of his teachers, and from there he goes on to reflect on the significance of Bodhisattvas in his life and that of all Buddhists.

This piece is open to all and can be read on Sangharakshita’s website: ‘The Bodhisattva’s are also necessary’ along with other articles also written by him, including a recent one about Green...

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Green Tārā and the Fourth Lakṣaṇa - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 10 Jan, 2018 - 12:15

Green Tārā and the Fourth Lakṣaṇa - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 10 Jan, 2018 - 12:15

Composed during the latter part of December and completed on New Year’s Day 2018, the starting point here is the four sādhanas (sādhana is a visualisation of a Buddha or Bodhisattva figure) Sangharakshita received from one of his teachers, Jamyang Khyentse Rimpoche: Mañjughoṣa, Avalokiteśvara, Vajrapāṇi, and Green Tārā, and their ‘correspondence’ (in the hermetic sense) with the lakṣaṇas, the samādhis, and the vimokṣas leading to a series of reflections on the Path of...

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The Quintessence of Compassion

By akasajoti on Fri, 26 Aug, 2016 - 16:44

The Quintessence of Compassion

By akasajoti on Fri, 26 Aug, 2016 - 16:44

The birds sing at dawn for you
And, after winter, Earth puts out bright flowers
The stars adorn your hair
And oceans lie like crumpled silk
Beneath your feet.
Your eyes shine with pure love.
Clouds melt in your hands
Dropping moisture to plants and streams.

Bestowing confidence, unwavering
Tara you are the perfect friend
Delighting in turning sorrow to joy
Your sole desire to heal all pain.
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