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...
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.
By akasajoti 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
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.
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.
By bodhinaga 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.