Posted by akasajoti to Adhisthana on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 19:00
This is the last post from the week’s retreat on Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata. Thank you for following! It’s been very satisfying to know that we’re reaching some more people around the world and sharing some glimpses and content from what’s happening at Adhisthana.
You can find all of the posts and presentations from the week here.
We’ll be doing the same again from the Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana retreat later on in the year; and...
Posted by akasajoti to Adhisthana on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 16:51
Lokeshvara speaks of the culmination of metta in Equanimity, and describes two ways of seeing Upekkha – as the outward radiation of goodwill that makes no distinction between living beings; and as the inner attitude of complete equanimity as life flows in, the attitude when abandoning the welcoming and rebelling of the worldly winds.
He expresses very personally, and insightfully, his own practice of developing this second aspect of equanimity, as a practice of ‘willingly inviting ruin”, referring to this poem by...
Posted by akasajoti to Adhisthana on Wed, 14 Jun, 2017 - 14:54
“True wisdom never rests in itself very long, there is always this movement towards suffering through compassion.”
Saddhaloka’s presentation on Metta and Wisdom, where he spoke of the unity of the dual aspects of the path – samata and vipassana, wisdom and compassion, merit and insight – and described how they are really a part of a single process, with reference to some stories of the Buddha’s life and the teachings of Atisha on sunyatakarunagarbha.
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Posted by akasajoti to Adhisthana on Sun, 11 Jun, 2017 - 08:10
The one who abides in love, and puts their faith in the teaching of the Buddha, will win through to the state of calm and blissful release.
The first presentation on the Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata retreat, held at Adhisthana in 2017, on the theme of Metta and Bodhicitta.
Saccanama evokes Metta through a variety of canonical and poetic sources, referring to the seminars which Bhante led on the Karaniya Metta Sutta, edited in Living with Kindness, as well as various suttas...
Posted by Christine to Earth Metta Sangha on Fri, 20 Feb, 2015 - 23:37The MASSIVE white elephant (cow?) in the room. As a well-informed vegan, I am shocked by what this film reveals. Please take a look and pass it on.
Posted by Maitrisingha to Norwich Buddhist Centre on Fri, 17 Oct, 2014 - 11:16The third in a series of short Dharma talks by Vajraguptā. In this video she talks about the importance of self-mettā, before going in to exploring all 5 stages of the mettā bhavana meditation.
Posted by Suryadarshini to Norwich Buddhist Centre on Thu, 21 Aug, 2014 - 10:54Singhamati, a young Order member living in Birmingham, visits the Norwich Buddhist Centre for a weekend sleepover retreat on the Brahma Viharas.