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Goodbye From Mexico (Adios de México)

By Candradasa on Sun, 1 Nov, 2015 - 20:36

This is our final podcast from the 2015 Pan-American Convention here at Chintamani Retreat Centre in Mexico. We hear from Amala, Jnanadakini, Lokeshvara, Paramachitta, and Shantinayaka - 4 of whom are Order Conveners for the Triratna Buddhist Order - about how they they think it’s gone and the highlights they’ll be carrying back home.

Con traducción en Español.

Listen out for more Buddhist Voices, mantras, and inetrviews from the wider Triratna community in Mexico, coming soon in this space, and on Soundcloud...

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Prasadachitta - Whirlpools and Clear Water

By Candradasa on Fri, 30 Oct, 2015 - 23:59

Prasadachitta’s talk is like a beautiful stillness amid the whirl of a full Order Convention. His conversational style gradually brings forth the depth of reflection behind it. And the integrity of his personal practice bubbles easily to the surface when, with humility and good humour, he shares his own experience of working across two very human tendencies that have a bearing on friendship. 

His evocation of the river - now full of whirlpools as it flows through the ‘Neurotaloka’, now becalmed as...

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Bodhichitta Mantra

By Candradasa on Fri, 30 Oct, 2015 - 19:14

Members of the Triratna Buddhist Order on their Pan-American Convention join with women training for ordination to chant the Bodhichitta mantra for the benefit of all beings. 

The ‘Bodhichitta’ is sometimes rendered as the ‘will to Enlightenment’ or the ‘heart-mind of Enlightenment’ - signifying the complete dedication of our efforts to cultivate wisdom and compassion, in line with the Buddha’s teachings, making no distinction between our own well-being and that of others. In that sense the development of Bodhichitta is...

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Buddhist Voices - Saddhajoti On Co-Creating Chintamani Retreat Centre in Mexico

By viriyalila on Fri, 30 Oct, 2015 - 00:25

Viriyalila in conversation with the wonderful Saddhajoti, whose vision of a Buddhist retreat centre rising out of barren sugar cane plantation land has been fully realized here at Chintamani, near Cuernavaca in Mexico. 

It’s a truly extraordinary achievement, and the great beauty and elegance of the place has been hugely enjoyed by all lucky enough to be attending the Triratna Buddhist Order’s 2015 Pan-American Convention. 

We hear how Chintamani - named after the mythical wish-fulfilling jewel which is a symbol for the Dharma offered...

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Lokeshvara - Five Thoughts On Friendship As A Spritual Path

By Candradasa on Thu, 29 Oct, 2015 - 22:55

Lokeshvara in lovely form, as befits his subject, sharing some thoughts around the idea of friendship (specifically kalyana mitrata in the Buddhist tradition) as a full spiritual path in and of itself. 

His five perspectives go easily beyond any cliches about the importance of friendship. What we get instead is a deeply felt and considered, always sympathetic and practical look at what it takes to transform ourselves by being a friend to others. 

To locate the practice in the Triratna Buddhist Order he draws...

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Kalyana Mitrata Mantra In The Rain

By Candradasa on Thu, 29 Oct, 2015 - 00:54

As part of a meditation evoking the path of friendship and lineage, members of the Triratna Buddhist Order chant the ‘kalyana mitrata’ mantra in a rainstorm at Chintamani Retreat Centre in Mexico.

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Buddhist Voices - Danadasa & Prasadachitta on San Francisco, Consciousness, and Friendship

By Candradasa on Wed, 28 Oct, 2015 - 22:53

We continue to celebrate the diversity of those attending the 2015 Triratna Buddhist Order Pan-American Convention in Mexico with two close friends from San Francisco. The theme of the Convention is friendship itself as a whole path of practice, and this is a pleasing ramble with two Californians taking in topics as diverse as the tech boom in San Francisco, the nature of interpretative understanding, and how beautiful it is to sit in a garden as part of a Buddhist...

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The Stupa: Adornments of Chintamani - Gallery No. 2

By Candradasa on Wed, 28 Oct, 2015 - 05:38

The Stupa: Adornments of Chintamani - Gallery No. 2

By Candradasa on Wed, 28 Oct, 2015 - 05:38

The stupa at Chintamani is weathered and beautiful. Its sides reveal hidden protectors when you look up close…

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Viriyakirti - La Lluvia del Dharma (Revisada)

By Candradasa on Wed, 28 Oct, 2015 - 05:28

Introducing the theme of kalyana mitrata - the Buddhist idea of beautiful friendship as a full spiritual path - Viriyakirti, the newest and youngest Order member in Latin America, revisits Urgyen Sangharakshita’s celebrated talk The Rain of the Dharma as a basis for looking at what makes friendship a practice in itself…

Una charla en Español y en Inglés.

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