On this retreat Vessantara will guide us through practices that will penetrate to the the wisdom at the heart of this text. Through symbols and imagery we will bring about a mystic marriage of insight and imagination.
So, how do you practise a Mahayana sutra? Can you take it deep into your being, so that it’s vision affects your whole life?
Nagapriya takes an unusual angle as he speaks of the Dharma as a portal into the Buddha’s mind itself…
From the talk Cherish the Doctrine given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2022. Part 1 of a three part series based around the motto of the great Tibetan 20th Century teacher Dhardo Rimpoche - “Cherish the Doctrine, Live United, Radiate Love.”
In this first of four talks on ‘The Cosmic Mythic Vision of the Mahayana’ Jvalamalini explores the faculties of mythos and logos, how they’re conditioned by historical context, a suggestion from neuroscience about how imaginal practice might work, and how the integrated Imagination perceives wisdom beyond words. Talk given at Bristol Buddhist Centre, 2017.
Bodhilila’s first talk as part of the ‘Poetics of Awakening’ retreat. Looking at the symbolic and practical aspects of practice she considers how meditation itself is an expression of ourselves as a way to change through, moment by moment, being who we are in the light of the Dharma. An encouraging and inspiring approach to sitting aligned to the nature of things.
Our yearly journey with the elements takes us through the forest in 2023. Our relationship to the trees that we depend on and share our world with is special – and often unseen. Our exploration takes us from the soil and mycelium up to the leaves and...