Paramabandhu introduces some of the symbolism of Akshobhya - the deep blue Buddha of the Eastern realm, particularly emphasizing patience (ksanti) and how it can help us overcome our own anger.
Excerpted from the talk entitled The Patience of the Deep Blue Akshobhya as part of the series The Symbolic World of the Five Buddha Mandala given at London Buddhist Centre, 2019.
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Saddhaloka, Paramabandhu and Ratnadharini introduce the meeting, talking about ordinations and ordination courses, sadhana, and new members of the Preceptors’ College.
Two days of the meeting are devoted to meetings of the various kulas of the College. Currently there are the following kulas -
Indian Kula (not present at this meeting but all 8 of them were here for the November 2015 meeting) - Subhuti Yashosagar, Amrutdeep, Jnanasuri, Karunamaya, Chandrashil, Amoghasiddhi and Adityabodhi.
Men’s ‘Padmaloka’ Kula - Padmavajra, Satyaraja, Surata, Arthapriya, Paramabandhu, Moksananda and Maitreyabandhu.
Men’s ‘non-UK’ Kula -...
Paramabandhu introduces a new ordination retreat at Guhyaloka which will run for one month in September next year. It will be a bilingual retreat in Spanish and English.