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FBA Podcast: Reflections From the Bodhicaryavatara

By Centre Team on Fri, 10 Feb, 2023 - 22:32

Jvalamalini offers suggestions to bear in mind when reading the Bodhicaryavatara, and a few reflections from the text on how to regard self and others. 

“In the same way that the hands and other limbs are loved because they form part of the body, why are embodied creatures not likewise loved because they form part of the universe?” 

“‘If I give, what shall I enjoy?’ Such concern for one’s own welfare is fiendish. ‘If I enjoy, what shall I give?’ Such concern...

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Voices from the Insight Inquiry Project: Padmolka

By Prajnamati on Fri, 30 Nov, 2018 - 14:28

My meditation practice in that time was focussed on direct experience: I would sit for a while and then would look – and what was seen was fabrication! That was clearly seen: this fabrication making something out of direct experience that actually wasn’t in direct experience. Really clearly seeing that was liberating: it was liberating – the energy that went in to that – there was this visceral feeling of release and joy in that release of the energy that

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Great Faith, Great Wisdom - Interview with Ratnaguna on His New Book

By sanghadhara on Thu, 10 Mar, 2016 - 19:36

Ratnaguna shares his excitement on his new book and tells us why he wrote this book on Pure Land sutras, who it’s written for, and the extras! :) Enjoy!

You can order this book soon from Windhorse Publications

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FBA Podcast: A Life-Changing Encounter

By Centre Team on Sat, 27 Feb, 2016 - 11:00

Today’s FBA Podcast recounts the harrowing and revelatory tale of Kisa Gotami in a talk entitled “A Life-Changing Encounter” by Jvalamalini.

In the story, Kisa Gotami’s grief for her dead child is completely transformed after her contact with the Buddha through the experience of compassion and insight, leading her to a life of spiritual commitment and renunciation.

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