Over the last few weeks, Adhisthana has been ringing with conversations on Sadhana.
Ksantikara has been recording a series of conversations with six fellow order members, talking to each of them about their Yiddam and Sadhana practice. Every time he returned to the office after having had one of these conversations, he would be almost bouncing, his eyes sparkling.
He kept saying how good these conversations were, how much he enjoyed them, and that he was really looking forward to sharing the recordings with the order.
Written in early 2018, in this piece Sangharakshita commences with a story told to him by one of his teachers, and from there he goes on to reflect on the significance of Bodhisattvas in his life and that of all Buddhists.
Composed during the latter part of December and completed on New Year’s Day 2018, the starting point here is the four sādhanas (sādhana is a visualisation of a Buddha or Bodhisattva figure) Sangharakshita received from one of his teachers, Jamyang Khyentse Rimpoche: Mañjughoṣa, Avalokiteśvara, Vajrapāṇi, and Green Tārā, and their ‘correspondence’ (in the hermetic sense) with the lakṣaṇas, the samādhis, and the vimokṣas leading to a series of reflections on the Path of...