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Advice to the 100 Fortunate Women - Parami

Posted by akasajoti to Buddhist Centre Features on Sat, 9 Dec, 2017 - 10:57

Advice to the 100 Fortunate Women - Parami

Posted by akasajoti to Buddhist Centre Features on Sat, 9 Dec, 2017 - 10:57

The closing talk from the women’s area order weekend at Adhisthana in December 2017. The weekend was on the theme of Padmasambhava and the Arising of Faith.

Parami riffs off of the Advice from the Lotus Born given to Yeshe Tsogyal on the conditions for the arising of faith. She talks of a vision she had of Padmasambhava at Dhanakhosa earlier in the year, and her reflections since on the relevance of Padmasambhava to her personally, to the Order, and to the...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Great Faith, Great Wisdom - Complete Retreat Recordings By Ratnaguna

Posted by Centre Team to Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 22 Sep, 2017 - 15:05

On this retreat, recorded during the recent Rainy Season Retreat at Bristol Buddhist Centre in the UK, Ratnaguna guides us on a journey into Amitābha’s Pure Land, Sukhāvati – a mythical realm where the ground is golden, trees are made of jewels, heavenly musical instruments play ravishing music, and magical birds sing the Dharma. It is a vast ‘illumined image’ – a symbol of the beauty and joy of the spiritual life. The three Pure Land sutras invite...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Great Faith, Great Wisdom, Day 6 - Rainy Season Retreat 2017 by Ratnaguna

Posted by Centre Team to Bristol Buddhist Centre on Sat, 16 Sep, 2017 - 15:23

All this week, Ratnaguna and the Bristol Triratna sangha have turned their urban Centre into a realm for exploration of Sukhavati, the Pure Land of Amitabha. Now on the last day of our retreat, we meet the Buddha. This is what the retreat has been building up to…

With readings from the Guan Jing and from the Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava.

Recorded as part of Ratnaguna’s retreat on Great Faith, Great Wisdom at Bristol Buddhist Centre, Sept 2017.

Talk 9: The Buddha Beyond the Buddha
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Vimalamati - Filaments of Compassion

Posted by akasajoti to Buddhist Centre Features on Tue, 20 Sep, 2016 - 00:14

Vimalamati - Filaments of Compassion

Posted by akasajoti to Buddhist Centre Features on Tue, 20 Sep, 2016 - 00:14

From a series of talks given on the Women’s International Order Convention 2016, taking one of the figures of the different sadhana practices that Sangharakshita received as the focus for each day.

Vimalamati gives a beautifully rich and imaginative talk on the day devoted to Padmasambhava. She focuses on the red lotus arising from the blue sky, describing the space from which the yiddam appears as the fabric of a fine silk made of the filaments of compassion.

Please note that Tarahridaya, who kindly...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Padmasambhava and the Magic Of Compassion

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 1 Aug, 2015 - 11:00

This week’s FBA Podcast, is brought to us by Padmavajra called “Padmasambhava and the Magic Of Compassion”. Padmavajra is an ideal person to introduce Padmasamabhava, the great Tantric guru of Tibet. He is both a devotee and a good storyteller – a winning combination as we are brought into vivifying contact with the origins and mysteries of this central Vajrayana figure.

Please note, there is some audio skipping on this recording for a couple of minutes at around...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Overcoming Demons

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 30 Jul, 2015 - 11:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is an introduction to Padmasambhava: “Overcoming Demons.” Padmasambhava, often known as the ‘Second Buddha’, is famous for converting the demons of Tibet. From the talk “Padmasambhava: Tantric Guru of Tibet” by Sangharakshita, 1972.

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Ipswich Buddhist Centre
Ipswich Buddhist Centre

Padmasambhava puja - Sangha night

Posted by RCheesley to Ipswich Buddhist Centre on Thu, 25 Jun, 2015 - 19:30

Padmasambhava puja - Sangha night

Posted by RCheesley to Ipswich Buddhist Centre on Thu, 25 Jun, 2015 - 19:30

The next Sangha Night series will be on Padmasambahva.  We kicked off with a Puja, and the next weeks will feature various talks:

  • 2nd July - Introducing Padmasambhava and the Lotus
  • 9th July - The Vajra - The significance of the diamond thunderbolt
  • 16th July - Welcoming Sanghajata back from her Ordination retreat in Spain
  • 23rd July - The Yogi/Yogini - Buddhism as an unconventional path
  • 30th July - Overcoming the demons - The building of the Samye monastery


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