This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Keeping Our Hearts Open’, an excerpt from the talk on Avalokitesvara by Dharmasri. Speaking from the heart, Dharmasri evokes the wish to alleviate the suffering of all beings embodied by the figure Avalokitesvara.
This talk continues the exploration of Transforming Self and World through looking at the seven-fold puja, by exploring the mantra of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. Dharmasri introduces us to Bodhisattvas as aspects of the Enlightened mind.
Our treat for you on the Fourth Day of FBA is a playlist of spectacular mantras from the Free Buddhist Audio archives. The first track is an introduction by Sangharakshita on the meaning of mantras and their purpose in Buddhist practice. We hope you enjoy today’s gift!
The opening ritual to dedicate the Rainy Season Retreat included meditation, readings (from Dilgo Khyentse Rimpoche and Nyanaponika Thera) and chanting to invoke the mandala of the five archetypal Buddhas and the qualities of kindness, compassion, gladness, and equanimity.
By shraddhavani on Mon, 16 Jun, 2014 - 15:27Calling all members of the worldwide Triratna community! Here is an opportunity to have your personal expression of reverence for Dhardo Rinpoche included in a stupa that will “radiate love for thousands of years” (the words of the stonemason who will build the stupa). We need thousands of mantras to place in the drum of the bodhicitta stupa now under construction at Aryaloka. We invite you to write your favorite mantras – once or hundreds of times – and send...
In the second of our puja evenings Vidyatara led a Dhammapada Puja with a two part Shakyamuni mantra and the Indian Shakyamuni mantra. Here they are, along with the shrine salutation and the Refuges and Precepts.