Kiranada is an ordained Buddhist, a traveler, a renowned artist in (cruelty-free) silk, a teacher, an author and a Mom. Here she is at the Portsmouth Public Library in June 2019, reading from her book ‘A Year Of Silence’, an account of her year-long silent, solitary retreat in the New Zealand bush.
As one of her last engagements before heading off to Kentucky and Missouri to begin a further 3-year solitary, silent retreat, this is a wonderful opportunity to hear what it...
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte entitled Words and Experience Ratnaghosha talks about Milarepa’s final exhortation from “The Shepherd’s Search for Mind”, which provides a complete path, effortlessly combining devotion and meditation. He sees how wrong were the fears and hopes of his own mind.
Without arrival, he reaches the place of Buddha; Without seeing, he visions the Dharmakaya; Without effort, he does all things naturally.
This FBA Podcast is a talk by Padmavajra entitled ‘The Motive’. This is the first talk in an eight part series by Padmavajra exploring a great classic of Tibetan Buddhism – Gampopa’s ‘Jewel Ornament of Liberation’.
The work, inspired by devotion to Manjusri, is one of the key texts in the development of the Tibetan Lam Rim teachings. And Gampopa, being one of the two principle disciples of the yogi Milarepa, presents both the monastic...
A jewelled casket of a talk by Vajradarshini, with poetic accompaniment. Rumi meets Tsongkhapa in the Tavern of Ruin, and Dogen, Milarepa and Nagarjuna join them to talk about ‘self’ and ‘world’. Joanna Macy turns up too — then many voices, mixed and mingled, explore the experience of being part of an Order and following the Buddha’s way. Quite splendid...
In this Dharmabyte podcast Ratnaghosha brings us “Experience, Then Understanding”, a short excerpt from the talk entitled The Goal, the sixth talk given on the European Triratna Men’s Convention at Adhisthana on 19 August 2014.
The Men’s Convention, the first to be held at Adhisthana, was based on Milarepa’s final exhortation from “The Shepherd’s Search for Mind”, which provides a complete path, effortlessly combining devotion and meditation.
By Rijupatha on Tue, 10 Jun, 2014 - 14:44In our FBA Podcast today, “Milarepa and the Yak Horn Story,”, Yashobodhi tells the story of Milarepa’s attempt to tackle his disciple Rechungpa’s pride by singing to him from inside a Yak horn.