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FBA Podcast: Letting Go

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 6 Nov, 2021 - 05:00

Karunagita introduces four types of letting go - of the weight of past harmful actions, holding our conditioning lightly, of expectations and of physical holding in the body - in this talk at Dhanakosa for the 2017 New Year women mitra retreat. The retreat theme was Padmasambhava’s advice to Queen Ngang Chung.

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The Preliminaries Without Which No Means Exists: Three keynote talks live from Adhisthana

By Centre Team on Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 - 12:37

The Preliminaries Without Which No Means Exists: Three keynote talks live from Adhisthana

By Centre Team on Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 - 12:37

Friday 27, Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 August

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Three keynote talks live from Adhisthana, part of Sub-35s Festival Retreat, open to all

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Adhisthana
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The Guru's Advice: Sub35 Festival Retreat

By Caroline I P on Mon, 10 May, 2021 - 12:12

The Guru's Advice: Sub35 Festival Retreat

By Caroline I P on Mon, 10 May, 2021 - 12:12

THU 26 AUGMON 30 AUG

Lived out fully, Buddhist practice is revolutionary. Its purpose is a complete transformation of every element of our lives and of the world around us. 

The legendary Tibetan Guru Padmasambhava is the archetype of this transformation. His mythic life story presents a conflict between the forces of light and the forces of darkness – a conflict that takes place within our own hearts and minds. Following his example, we can learn to...

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Young women's weekend retreat: The Cremation Ground & the Skull Cup of Wisdom (ONLINE)

By SophieAnn on Sun, 31 Jan, 2021 - 09:11

Young women's weekend retreat: The Cremation Ground & the Skull Cup of Wisdom (ONLINE)

By SophieAnn on Sun, 31 Jan, 2021 - 09:11

An exciting online opportunity for young women, aged 18 to 30.

Friday 30 April 30 to Sunday 2 May.

The ancient Indian cremation ground is a symbol for any crucial situation where we meet impermanence, death, aloneness and fear. It is also a symbol of transformation, a place where death meets life and life meets death. A place where great yogis and dakinis gather at night in darkenss and secrecy, meditating, dancing, embracing and drinking from the skull cup of wisdom. A place of liberated...

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 10: 'Padmasambhava' by Sangharakshita

By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 4 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 10: 'Padmasambhava' by Sangharakshita

By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 4 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

On Day 10 Parami recommends a scintillating title by Sangharakshita entitled simply Padmasambhava. Originally unreleased (because it was given off-the-cuff after Sangharakshita lost his notes!), this inspired talk sees Triratna’s founder intrigued by the Great Guru’s ability to transform the demons of the world, especially in the West. 

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Parami, herself a brilliant speaker, shares her great love of FBA and Dharmachakra, both which have benefitted greatly from her...

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Dharmabyte: Faith in the Path of Liberation

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 28 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

Padmasambhava is a potent symbol of transformation. Here, as part of a Padmasambhava Day Festival, Maitreyi shows us how evoke the help, energy and vision we need to change our lives.

From the talk entitled Heart Advice From the Lotus-Born: ‘Never Be Apart From the Causes For Faith to Arise’, given at the London Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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Padmasambhava: A New Video From Urgyen House

By Centre Team on Thu, 24 Dec, 2020 - 12:12

Padmasambhava: A New Video From Urgyen House

By Centre Team on Thu, 24 Dec, 2020 - 12:12

Dharmachari Paramartha considers Urgyen Sangharakshita’s deep spiritual connection with Padmasambhava, the Lotus-born Guru and introduces the images of Guru Rimpoche at Urgyen House.

Urgyen House is a project dedicated to ensuring the long-term preservation of Sangharakshita’s collection of books, letters, papers, thangkas and artefacts as well as the building in which he spent the last years of his life.

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Dharmabyte: Meeting The Lotus Born

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 5 Nov, 2020 - 06:00

Silence all around the lake, the light of the sky reflecting on it’s surface, blushing in the colors of sunset. Dusk, twilight, a time of transformation, a time of meditation.

Here, Dayanandi evokes the birth of Padmasambhava, the Lotus Born, who is a historical and mythological figure who established Buddhism in Tibet in the eighth century.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Meeting Padmasambhava in the Cave of the Heart given during the Padmasambhava Day Festival at Manchester Buddhist...

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Dharmabyte: Hidden Spiritual Treasures

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 2 Nov, 2020 - 06:01

Vidyasakhi introduces Padmasambhava and Yeshe Tsogyal, his consort and disciple attributed with recording the story of the Great Guru’s establishing Buddhism in Tibet. Offering her perspective as a literary critic, Vidyasakhi speaks from her heart about the mythical and historical dimensions of this significant bit of Buddhist history.

Excerpted from the key note talk entitled Padmasambhava and the Naga King given on the Padmasambhava Festival Day, Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2018.

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FBA Podcast: Heart Advice From the Lotus-Born

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 31 Oct, 2020 - 05:00

Padmasambhava is a potent symbol of transformation. Maitreyi shows us how evoke the help, energy and vision we need to change our lives.

Talk given part of the London Buddhist Centre’s Padmasambhava Day Festival, 2019.

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