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Dharmabyte: Principle of radical transformation

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 29 Oct, 2020 - 05:00

Previously unreleased and, rather famously, given off-the-cuff at the London Buddhist Centre, Sangharakshita gives an enjoyable and stirring evocation of the great Tantric Guru of Tibet.

From the talk entitled Padmasambhava Talk given in 1979.

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Dharmabyte: The Three Robes of Padmasambhava

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Oct, 2020 - 05:09

Subhadramati, with characteristic inspiration, shares a memory of Sangharakshita’s last public appearance before his death, and unfolds the significance this image for us as his disciples. She brings this into relationship with our practice of ethics, articulated through the three robes of Padmasambhava.

From the talk The Archetypal Guru and the Ten Precepts given in the context of the 2020 retreat for women private preceptors at Adhisthana, 2020.

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FBA Podcast: How Padmasambhava is Relevant to Us

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 24 Oct, 2020 - 06:00

After exploring the historical and mythical aspects of Padmasambhava, Prakasha offers insights into how the Tantric Guru of Tibet, Padmasambhava, is relevant to us, here, today, now.

This is the third in a series of talks give on Padmasambhava Day, 2019, for the Shrewsbury Triratna Buddhist Group.

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Dharmabyte: The Essence of Padmasambhava

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 19 Oct, 2020 - 07:00

Prasannavira offers insight into the the essence of Padmasambhava – purity, love, skillful means. With a fearless embracing of experience, taking whatever appears as the Path, facing of inconvenience both personal and external deeper truths, we become the change we’d like to see in the world.

From the talk entitled Who Is Padmasambhava? Given for Padmasambhava Day at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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Dharmabyte: In the Company of Padmasambhava

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 15 Oct, 2020 - 05:10

According to Tibetan tradition, in the bardo, an ‘intermediate state’ in the endless round of birth and death, we are free for an instant from that round. The Tibetan book of the Dead (Bardo Thodol) describes six of these opportunities for escape from reactivity. Here Sangharakshita explores our resistance to facing death and the impact of the esoteric teachings of Padmasambhava.

From the talk Psycho-Spiritual Symbolism in the Tibetan Book of the Dead. part of the series ...

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FBA Podcast: Appearance and Emptiness Are Inseparable

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 6 Jun, 2020 - 14:00

Karunagita explores emptiness through Padmasambhava’s advice to Queen Ngang Chung:

During the time of insight which is surrounded by a calm, gentle aura, openness and appearance are inseparable. The six senses come forth, though appearance and voidness are inseparable;
this is the real foundation, without which no means exists.

Talk given at Dhanakosa Retreat Center, 2017.

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Saturday Night Puja: Padmasambhava Mantra

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 26 Oct, 2019 - 23:49

A puja at the ‘Big One’ wouldn’t be complete without a Padmasambhava mantra - here’s a rousing version complete with harmony before the ritual moved to the outdoors, culminating in a bonfire!

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Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
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Padmasambhava Mantras - Day 3 Triratna International Gathering 2019

By Centre Team on Mon, 2 Sep, 2019 - 12:41

The final evening of the 2019 Triratna International Gathering culminated in a rousing Padmasambhava puja led by Singhamati. Invoking Padmasambhava, himself a master magician, was a fitting end to the “Alchemy of the Dharma”.

Here are two of the mantras from this final puja: firstly, an energetic version, with drums and harmony, and then concluding with the ‘longing’ Padmasambhava mantra as the evening drew to a close…

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Dharmabyte: Kachu Rimpoche

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 1 Jul, 2019 - 16:19

In our FBA Dharmabyte today we are introduced to Kachu Rimpoche by Vajratara one of Sangharakshita’s eight main teachers.

Kachu Rimpoche was a man of great learning, renowned as a deep meditator and visionary, and a gifted sculptor. Rimpoche went out of his way to befriend Sangharakshita. In 1960, on Jampyang Khyentse’s recommendation, Kachu Rimpoche initiated Sangharakshita into the practice of Guru Padmasambhava. At the same time Kachu Rimpoche gave Sangharakshita a new name: Urgyen,...

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