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The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

A Rainbow of Qualities - Celebrating Subhuti by Padmavajra

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 18:02

A Rainbow of Qualities – celebrating Subhuti by Padmavajra

In the course of the last gathering of public preceptors at Adhisthana in November, Subhuti told us that he had decided to retire from the College of Public Preceptors.

Subhuti has been at the heart of the College from the very beginning. He was the first chairman of the College and has played a leading part in giving the College its form and shape. Subhuti was, in fact,  a preceptor before there was even a...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The Buddha As the Symbol of Awakening

Posted by Centre Team to Community Highlights on Sun, 22 May, 2016 - 12:57

Happy Buddha Day 2016! 

To mark this great festival day, Padmavajra evokes the qualities of the Buddha, and explores how seeing into the marks of existence is the best way to realise who and what the Buddha really was.

Buddha Day Talk given in Birmingham, UK, 2016

(Picture by Bodhidasa in Sydney, Australia)

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The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Dhammadinna and Padmavajra talk about the retreats for private preceptors

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Mon, 14 Mar, 2016 - 11:38

One of the major areas of work for the public preceptors is the training of private preceptors, of whom there are now well over 200 worldwide. Separate retreats for men and women private preceptors happen every year at Adhisthana and Padmavajra and Dhammadinna, who have been involved in them for 10 years or more, share their reflections about these retreats.

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Eros and Beauty II - Talks Available Now

Posted by akasajoti to Adhisthana on Tue, 16 Dec, 2014 - 17:29

Eros and Beauty II - Talks Available Now

Posted by akasajoti to Adhisthana on Tue, 16 Dec, 2014 - 17:29Subhuti and Padmavajra returned to Adhisthana in November, for ‘Eros and Beauty II’. Over four days of talks they explored beauty and the dharma life; covering themes such as the ecstatic nature of the aesthetic moment, and the relationship of eros and beauty with spiritual death and the bodhicitta.

The talks are available here on Free Buddhist Audio

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Tales from the Tantra - Padmavajra

Posted by Vidyatara to The College of Public Preceptors on Tue, 29 Apr, 2014 - 12:46

Tales from the Tantra - Padmavajra

Posted by Vidyatara to The College of Public Preceptors on Tue, 29 Apr, 2014 - 12:46A talk from Padmavajra - one of the Public Preceptors based at Padmaloka - on the Buddhist Tantra, given at the London Buddhist Centre.
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Padmavajra on the 'Buddhafield' in Buddhist Mahayana Tradition

Posted by Candradasa to Community Highlights on Sun, 19 May, 2013 - 18:59
If you wonder why Buddhafield is called that, we thought you might like a little bit of the deep Dharma behind the name!

Here are some extracts from Padmavajra’s classic talk series from 2004 on the Diamond Sutra in which he looks at the Buddhist Mahayana tradition of the creation of Buddhafields as part of the Bodhisattva’s activity.

These are taken from talks 3 and 8. Listen to the whole series

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Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

Padmasambhava Day 2012

Posted by bodhinaga to Sheffield Buddhist Centre on Wed, 10 Oct, 2012 - 11:23

Padmasambhava Day 2012

Posted by bodhinaga to Sheffield Buddhist Centre 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.
Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

Recollecting My Teacher

Posted by bodhinaga to Sheffield Buddhist Centre on Sun, 7 Oct, 2012 - 21:29

Recollecting My Teacher

Posted by bodhinaga to Sheffield Buddhist Centre on Sun, 7 Oct, 2012 - 21:29Padmavajra recollects his teacher, Urgyen Sangharakshita, under the headings of ‘Creator of Environments’, ‘Translator’, ‘Spiritual Friend’, ‘Vajra Guru’ and ‘Urgyen’. Given on 3rd October 2012 at Sheffield Buddhist Centre.
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Today's Dharmabyte episode: "The Bodhisattva's Gifts" by Padmavajra

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 9 Aug, 2012 - 18:37

Today's Dharmabyte episode: "The Bodhisattva's Gifts" by Padmavajra

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 9 Aug, 2012 - 18:37Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “The Bodhisattva’s Gifts,” by Padmavjra, is from the third talk in the series: “The Diamond Sutra – Taking Mind to its Limits.” Padmavajra takes a look into the world of the Bodhisattva and the six Perfections of Wisdom, especially dana – generosity which forms an essential basis of Buddhist practice and of life.

Subscribe to the Dharmabytes podcast stream: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dharmabytes-from-free-buddhist/id416832097

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