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Dharmabyte: Overcoming Demons

By Rijupatha 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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Padmasambhava puja - Sangha night

By RCheesley on Thu, 25 Jun, 2015 - 19:30

Padmasambhava puja - Sangha night

By RCheesley 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


Sangha Night is for those interested in taking their interest in...

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Dharmabyte: The Dharma Challenges Our Views

By Rijupatha on Thu, 6 Nov, 2014 - 15:25
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “The Dharma Challenges our Views,” Satyaraja asks us What’s most important to us? What do we devote our time to? He reminds us that we don’t like uncertainty, and yet, when we strive to gain insight to see things as they really are, we realize we have to stay open and receptive to...
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Ancient Royal Orchard newly founded in east London, UK

By Munisha on Thu, 16 Oct, 2014 - 00:18

Ancient Royal Orchard newly founded in east London, UK

By Munisha on Thu, 16 Oct, 2014 - 00:18Uddiyana was an ancient land famous for rich, fertile plains, soaring mountains and an abundance of natural environment and culture. Sounds a long way from the streets of Leytonstone, east London, UK? A long-established Triratna men’s community there has just adopted “Uddiyana” (Royal Orchard) as its new name.

As they explain, “Uddiyana was the mythical birthplace of Padmasambhava. He’s an important figure for our community, and has a central place on our shrine. Actually, though, our...
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FBA Podcast: Padmasambhava’s Advice to the Three Fortunate Women

By Rijupatha on Tue, 23 Sep, 2014 - 16:18

FBA Podcast: Padmasambhava’s Advice to the Three Fortunate Women

By Rijupatha on Tue, 23 Sep, 2014 - 16:18Subscribe to the FBA Podcast

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This week’s FBA Podcast, “Padmasambhava’s Advice to the Three Fortunate Women,” comes to us from Glasgow Buddhist Centre, 2010. Padmolka looks at the first section of Padmasambhava’s Advice to The Three Fortunate Women from The Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava. She begins by saying a bit about Padmasambhava subduing the demons of Tibet and the circumstances around the...
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Dharmabytes Podcast #383 - "The Things We Bow Down To"

By Rijupatha on Tue, 23 Sep, 2014 - 15:46
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Vajratara delivers today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “The Things We Bow Down To.” We’ve got this nagging feeling that things are just not right. What do we go for refuge from? What do we go for refuge to?

From the talk, “Padmasambhava and the King of Tibet” given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2007.



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Dharmabytes Podcast #382 - 'Padmasambhava at Work' by Parami

By Candradasa on Tue, 16 Sep, 2014 - 20:21
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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...
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Day 2: Padmasambhava Mantra

By Candradasa on Sun, 25 May, 2014 - 15:29

Day 2: Padmasambhava Mantra

By Candradasa on Sun, 25 May, 2014 - 15:29Chanting of the Padmasambhava Mantra at night on day two of the International Retreat.

With thanks to Suvajra!

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Padmasambhava Mantra (Live at the ECA)

By Candradasa on Fri, 10 Jan, 2014 - 15:54
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.

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Padmasambhava mantra

By Vimalasara on Sun, 1 Dec, 2013 - 07:25
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...

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