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Dharmabyte: What Happens When We Stop and Listen?

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 14 Jun, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte is entitled ‘What happens when we stop and listen?’ from the talk ‘The Sound of Reality’ by Padmavajra.

This richly rewarding talk explores the place and function of sound in Buddhist practice and history, as well as within Padmavajra’s own spiritual life.

A wide-ranging cultural journey is made from John Coltrane to Sufi Qawwali, from mantra to Zen poetry, taking in Andre Gide, Renaissance Neoplatonism and the ancient Pali Verses en route. Not to...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Resources for Religion Without God, Week 4, Magic for the Modern World

By Candradasa on Mon, 12 Nov, 2012 - 14:06

Resources for Religion Without God, Week 4, Magic for the Modern World

By Candradasa on Mon, 12 Nov, 2012 - 14:06And here are the resources for the talk on Magic, concluding our series:

Mucalinda Sutta
Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s translation
John D. Ireland’s translation

Audio
Padmavajra’s ‘Alchemy of Love’ series (Mahayana section of talk)
Sangharakshita on magic rites in India and their evolution as Tantric rites - ‘The Symbolism of Colours and Mantric Sound’ (Vajrayana section of the talk)

Reading
Pico della Mirandola on ‘Natural Magic’ - ...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Religion Without God, Part 4 - Magic For the Modern World

By Candradasa on Sat, 10 Nov, 2012 - 14:50
In the final talk of our series on ‘Religion Without God’, Candradasa offers a personal look at aspects of magic in the East and West, considering its place in Buddhist history and practice and also its meeting with Christianity at the time of the Renaissance. What emerges is a picture of how magic defined in various ways can be a powerful metaphor for the everyday work of Buddhist meditation and ethical practice - with the enchantment of love and wisdom...