Our FBA Dharmabyte today drops us into the realm of ritual with a Manjusri Mantra with Harmonies. From a special Sevenfold Puja recorded on at Jikoji Retreat Center, California, 2008 on a Triratna Buddhist Order Convention. This excerpt is lovely harmonic chanting of the Manjushri (Manjugosha) mantra.
Listen to the full puja – it’s unusual to hear these rituals performed in Sanskrit and English, so a real treat for all ritual lovers courtesy of...
Rounding off day 6 of Living In The Mandala we have another puja that steers to the deep when it comes to evoking the guardian Buddha of the moment, in this case Ratnasambhava - the Jewel-Born, archetypal Buddha of abundance, spiritual riches and the South…
A strong, stirring puja dedicated to Amoghasiddhi, the archetypal, unstoppable green Buddha of the North. This ritual features dedicated sections and readings that call forth Amoghasiddhi’s great qualities of fearlessness as well as the magical realm he inhabits. We are also treated to words enjoining us to practise empathy and sympathetic joy (mudita) in all our relationship. This puja includes some beautiful mantra chanting and lovely verses to Green Tara, Amoghasiddhi’s consort, used to help face and overcome our fears…...
A full puja with some great readings to close the first full day of the retreat. Complete with Ratnavandana’s introduction to ritual as an important element of sitting with the archetypal Buddhas, and a short guided meditation.
By Billy on Wed, 11 Mar, 2015 - 11:15Suriyavavama will be leading an evening on the theme of dana and the four tantric rites. These are fascination, pacification, destruction and prospering. These are connected with the mandala of the Five Buddhas.
By viriyalila on Fri, 6 Mar, 2015 - 02:18 On Sunday, March 8th, Dhardo Rinpoche will lead a Stupa Dedication ceremony at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, 11 am (please arrive by 10:50 am). As there is limited parking due to all the snow, there will be a couple of shuttle vans from Newmarket Elementary School from 10 am - 10:45 am, 243 S Main St, Newmarket, NH 03857.
Here is the talk given at the Sydney Buddhist Centre’s Parinirvana day event. It explores four moments from the last days of the Buddha’s life and draws out some reflections that make this festival day more than just about the death of the Buddha.
By viriyalila on Tue, 23 Sep, 2014 - 22:26The new moon of September is a day dedicated to Padmasambhava, a great Buddhist teacher from the 8th century. Join us for an evening of meditation, ritual and readings of sacred texts as we explore the archetype of the tantric guru.
Wednesday, September 24th, 7 - 9 pm Portsmouth Buddhist Center, 84 Pleasant Street, 2nd Floor