Satyaraja explores what it means to ‘cherish’ or treasure the Dharma in all its aspects, and as both the teaching of the Buddha and his Enlightenment experience. The talk concludes with the importance of seeing the Dharma as beautiful if we are to truly cherish it. Excerpted from the talk entitled Cherish the Doctrine given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2919, as part of the series A Living Bodhisattva. ...
This Sunday, join the community at the London Buddhist Centre for a festival marking the death of the Buddha, two and a half millennia ago.
It’s a great opportunity to contemplate impermanence, rejoice in the example of the Buddha’s life and reflect on the precious opportunity that our own lives present us. For those able to attend in-person at the LBC, there is a full program for the day, including meditation, reflection and ritual as well...
A tender and moving talk by Paramananda. Transformation is basically allowing the protective shell of self to dissipate. This shell only falls away if you come into relationship with your real, impermanent, fragile, vulnerable nature and soften into that or open up to that.
At the heart of the spiral path is conditioned co-production which at heart means “changingness”. This “changingness” can be creative (leading to more and more beneficial mental states) or reactive (cycling from pleasurable to painful mental states). Subhadramati describes how the spiral path uses a creative “changingness” to grow out of our habitual habits and into liberation.
Viveka explores the fourth tetrad of the Anapanasati Sutta: “inquiry into the experience of wisdom” particularly applying the contemplations of impermanence, fading away, cessation and relinquishment to the experience of mind and awareness itself.
Dhammaratiilluminates the process of conditionality that is put in motion when engaged in Anapanasati meditation. Here he is introducing the fourth tetrad focusing on the first instruction of contemplating impermanence.