Maitreyabandhu draws out the deeper meaning and finer detail of five different poems, each around the theme of death with the final poem focusing on spiritual rebirth.
By discussing the background of the poems and poets, the intricacies of their structure, and bringing in a Buddhist interpretation of the themes raised in the poems, Maitreyabandhu shows us the importance and profundity of poetry and how it can help us to explore Dharmic themes more deeply.
By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 21 Sep, 2020 - 14:00
Maitreyabandhu explores the path to insight in the context of Triratna’s system of practice. He does this by exploring the three myths of self-development, self-surrender and self-discovery, as well as spiritual death and spiritual rebirth in the dharma life.
Visuddhimati explores how we really need to know ourselves deeply and experientially to allow us to let go into the deep mystery at the heart of the mandala. She shares her reflections on initiation, spiritual death and rebirth, inspired by a Rilke poem. Using the structure of the Rilke poem she explores how engaging with images and allowing them to unfold their meaning within us, allows us to let go into wisdom.
In this FBA Dharmabyte, ‘Enlightenment as a Real Possibility’, Ratnaguna describes the process of transformation in the context of the Five Aspects of the Spiritual Path - integration, positive emotion, spiritual receptivity, spiritual death, and spiritual rebirth.
Our new series: Sundays in March and April, 9.30am-12pm Passing from one season to the next, we are reminded of the constancy of change. The freshening and new growth of springtime connects us with the positive, potentially joyous, aspects of this reality. From now through April, as we witness the reawakening of the natural world around us, we will explore seven qualities of an awakened mind:
Where do we already experience them in our lives and how can we cultivate them...
I recently interviewed Dhammarati about an emerging project about the system of training in Triratna. It goes by the name of Sikkha (with a long a), which is a Pali word meaning ‘spiritual training’. It is about deepening our understanding of what and how we practice and teach within the Triratna community, and developing an explicit shared framework to talk about it.
Here, Dhammarati reflects on what is essential in Buddhist practice: a growth of awareness which leads to positive and rich emotion and a move away...
This is the third meditation retreat led by Vessantara at Adhisthana circling round the mandala of spiritual practice. This time we come to spiritual rebirth. How can we deepen and strengthen our connection with Enlightenment, with our potential for limitless compassionate awareness beyond greed, hatred, and delusion, so that it then pervades all aspects of our Dharma life? We shall explore this through presentations from Vessantara, guided meditations, optional meditation reviews, ritual and puja, and with the support of several...