By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 26 Oct, 2021 - 12:43
With the end of October approaching and the evenings drawing in, it has been almost a year since Dharmavadana embarked on his feat of reading The White Lotus Sutra over a whole night. He raised the incredible sum of £2,039 for our wonderful centre. Following in the footsteps of Dharmavadana’s golden path of inspiration…. the annual Sutrathon is born!
Here we are now, 15 courses, 13 events, 10 retreats and many hours of shared practice in our weekly and monthly classes later....
Kamalashila explores the centrality of mindfulness to the Buddhist path. He discusses the concept of intoxication, with reference to the 5th Precept and the Sutra of Golden Light. Kamalashila then considers the four foundations of mindfulness from the Satipatthana Sutta and concludes that mindfulness is the basis of metta and allows us to embrace the realm of truth and beauty.
In this talk Dharmasri helps us discover confession using extracts from pujas such as those from the Sutra of Golden Light and the Vajrasattva puja. Exploring what confession is and is not with an emphasis on self metta and the feeling of liberation that comes from having all of ourselves witnessed by others.
Here Saddharaja describes the rainy season in India and its role in the origin of confession practice in Buddhism. He goes on to describe the different kinds of confession practice, their benefits and how they totally differ from confession in other religions.
Summertime Special number six, and we’ll be continuing our series on transforming self and world: Suriyavamsa will be giving a talk on Sangharakshita and the Sutra of Golden Light. An evening not to be missed! 7:30pm - 9:30pm