To mark the start of our Home Retreat on the theme of turning towards difficulties and moving through them well, a great, practical conversation with Yashobodhi about the meditative, reflective work of the Seven-Point Mind Training tradition in Buddhism.
A mythic image to sum up and symbolize this is that of the Buddha on the cusp of his Enlightenment. He is sitting still at the point when Mara attacks him with all the weapons he can muster. But, as the story...
Prajnaketu leads the Ghent sangha through an experience of ‘flow’ and describes how Buddhism offers a systematic path to ever more satisfying and absorbing mental states, taking the mind beyond the limitations of contemporary psychology and articulating a response to evil in the world. Given on the 22nd of March.
By bodhinaga on Fri, 8 Feb, 2013 - 20:23Ratnaprabha paid a visit to Sheffield to tell us the very entertaining story of ‘Ananda and the Outcaste Girl’, included in his new book, ‘Finding the Mind’. A talk given at Sangha Night, Sheffield Buddhist Centre, as part of a series of talks on myths, stories and symbols.