Radical transformation is possible if we allow Padmasambhava and all that he symbolizes to touch our lives. Ratnaghosha encourages us to face our demons, find our cremation grounds, and free up our energies.
Vajratara offers a provocative, fully engaged and fully engaging take on the Dharma and the challenges that face us on the Path. We approach the great figure of Padmasambhava - the ‘Second Buddha’ - through his famous meeting with the King of Tibet. There’s plenty to consider in this thoughtful interpretation of the central story - with lots of light relief too, as the Refuges are explored with walk-ons from Nirvana (the band!), Samuel Johnson,...
In this wonderful personal talk about Padmasambhava, Vessantara talks about his connection with the strange figure of Padmasambhava. On the way, he gives an insight into what it’s like to relate to these Buddha and Bodhisattva figures deeply, and how we can do this. And he explores the effects doing this can have on our mind, our heart and our Dharma lives.
The seven line prayer to Padmasambhava is a big feature in many teachings/ practices coming from the Tibetan tradition. Dharmashalin offers a taster of what it might mean for us and how we might relate to it.
Bhadra introduces the archetypal magician, Padmasambhava, illustrating how engaging the imagination through ritual and being willing to make the journey of descent are key elements of a fruitful practice.
Padmolka takes us through the first section of this inspiring text from The Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava. We hear about the Great Guru subduing the demons of Tibet and the circumstances around the time when this teaching is given. Padmasambhava is asked for a short, practical teaching which can be learned by heart to help Queen Nang Chung to practice the Dharma and ultimately lead her to Buddhahood.