Find magic and ritual in today’s FBA Dharmabyte, ‘Padmasambhava at Work’. Parami shares what it’s like ordaining someone – a channel to the transcendental. She talks about her personal link with Sangharakshita and the birth story of Padmasambhava and his taking Buddhism to Tibet – the marriage of cognition, feeling and emotion. From the talk ‘Energy At Its Most Abundant’ by...
A strong chanting of the Padmasambhava Mantra from the first Triratna European Chairs Assembly of the new year (2014). The chant is led by Nayaka from Dhanakosa Retreat Centre in the Scottish Highlands.
Padmasambhava is the great guru of Tibet, the founder of the different traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Welcome to those of you who have joined our community recently. And welcome back to some of you who have been busy doing other things. Day 15 is the Padmasambhava mantra. Padmasambhava is associated with taking Buddhism to Tibet and transforming demons. When we chant the Padmasambhava mantra we can think of our own demons – the difficult and often painful forces within us – being transformed. We can imagine asking Padmasambhava to help us with our struggles, freeing up...
An absolutely beautiful piece of chanting from the Young Buddhists weekend at Adhisthana as part of the Urban Retreat. Rather amazingly this has been listened to over 1000 times in less than half a day!
By viriyalila on Sun, 3 Nov, 2013 - 02:22We rolled out some esoteric talks through the rest of October, giving space for reflection on Padmasambhava, the great guru of Tibet, including a ‘long-lost talk’ by Sangharakshita given at the London Buddhist Center in 1979 along with sprinkles of death, change and compassion.
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Padmasambhava’s Song,” is an excerpt from the talk “Padmasambhava and the King of Tibet” by Vajratara. Here’s another tour-de-force from Vajratara, looking to approach the great figure of Padmasambhava – the ‘Second Buddha’ – through his famous meeting with the King of Tibet. As ever, a provocative, fully engaged and fully engaging take on the Dharma and the challenges that face us on the Path.
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Padmasambhava’s Teachings,” is an excerpt from the talk “Padmasambhava: Tantric Guru of Tibet” by Sangharakshita given in 1972. Padmasambhava, often known as the ‘Second Buddha’, is famous for converting the demons of Tibet. In this lecture we are given a brief biography of Padmasambhava and an outline of the progressive Nyingmapa practices attributed to him...
By bodhinaga on Mon, 5 Nov, 2012 - 22:34On Sunday 11th November there will be a puja to Padmasambhava from 6pm to 7pm, led by Bodhinaga. And if you enjoy chanting, you can warm up for the puja by coming to the ‘Devotion through Chanting’ group led by Steph from 5pm.
By bodhinaga on Wed, 10 Oct, 2012 - 11:23Padmavajra has been a devotee of the ‘Precious Guru’, Padmasambhava, for over 35 years and is a very inspiring practitioner and speaker. To help us celebrate Padmasambhava Day at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, Padmavajra explores Padmasambhava as ‘teacher’, and 5 different types of teacher/teaching.