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Spiritual Receptivity Retreat With Vessantara (Adhisthana 2017) - Complete Retreat Recordings

By akasajoti on Mon, 30 Oct, 2017 - 14:21

In August 2017 at Adhisthana, Vessantara continued his exploration of our mandala of spiritual practice with a second, deeper look at Spiritual Receptivity. This retreat focused on Just Sitting, a practice in which we’re open to the whole of our experience which forms a vital balance to structured practice, and is also the centre of the meditative mandala, where everything culminates in an experience which Sangharakshita describes as ‘existential relaxation’.

In this series of sessions, Vessantara weaves input around guided...

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Dharmabyte: Ksanti as Spiritual Receptivity

By Rijupatha on Mon, 3 Nov, 2014 - 17:00
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Ksanti as Spiritual Receptivity,” Sangharakshita reminds us that thinking we have nothing more to learn is more dangerous than anything in the spiritual life.

From “Masculinity and Femininity in the Spiritual Life” given in 1969, part of the series “Aspects of the Bodhisattva Ideal”.

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Dharmabyte: Being Present to Experience

By Rijupatha on Mon, 7 Apr, 2014 - 15:19
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Being Present to Experience” we have Maitreyabandhu speaking in his usual playful, engaging way on vedana, success, being present to our experience, and recognizing the gap between our thoughts and our direct experience. This is an excerpt from Week 4 of his Dharmic Receptivity Series given at the London Buddhist Centre, Monday, 17 May 2014.

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Saddhaloka - Tales From the Pali Canon Around Receptivity

By Candradasa on Tue, 5 Mar, 2013 - 12:33
Saddhaloka in great form under the Bodhi Tree, setting us up for a morning of reflection on the men’s convention (day 5!) by telling stories from some of the oldest Buddhist sutras. Famous tales like Meghiya meet less well-known ones (the tale of ‘Contradictor’!) and a picture emerges of the Buddha meeting all-comers and finding a way to speak that allowed their hearts to open…

In English with Hindi translation.

Recorded at Bodh Gaya, 28th February 2013