Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Chanting the Padmasambhava Mantra on the Urban Retreat

By Candradasa on Sun, 10 Nov, 2013 - 18:04
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!

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Death is Certain, and Other Points of Freedom

By viriyalila on Sun, 3 Nov, 2013 - 02:22

Death is Certain, and Other Points of Freedom

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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In “Death is Certain” from the talk “The Transitoriness of Life and...
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Padmasambhava's Song

By viriyalila on Thu, 24 Oct, 2013 - 21:46
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.

Talk given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2007
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Padmasambhava’s Teachings: Dharmabyte No. 288

By viriyalila on Mon, 21 Oct, 2013 - 15:23
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.
Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

Padmasambhava Puja

By bodhinaga on Mon, 5 Nov, 2012 - 22:34

Padmasambhava Puja

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.
Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

Padmasambhava Day 2012

By bodhinaga on Wed, 10 Oct, 2012 - 11:23

Padmasambhava Day 2012

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.
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New Dharmabyte: "The Show of Wealth" by Vajratara

By Rijupatha on Tue, 14 Aug, 2012 - 15:37

New Dharmabyte: "The Show of Wealth" by Vajratara

By Rijupatha on Tue, 14 Aug, 2012 - 15:37Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “The Show of Wealth,” is an excerpt from the talk “Padmasambhava and the King of Tibet” 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.

Talk given at Sheffield Buddhist...
Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

Padmasambhava & the System of Practice by Bodhinaga 5 May 2012

By bodhinaga on Tue, 3 Jul, 2012 - 14:24

Padmasambhava & the System of Practice by Bodhinaga 5 May 2012

By bodhinaga on Tue, 3 Jul, 2012 - 14:24Bodhinaga introduces the figure of Padmasambhava and tells the story of how he subdued the demons of Samye Ling to establish the Dharma in Tibet. What might be some of our own demons? What would Padmasambhava have to tame if we invited him to the modern west? Includes Bodhinaga’s imaginary exchange between Padmasambhava and our own Prime Minister.

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