Here are the two wonderful Dharma talks by Ratnaguna from the first day of the retreat this weekend, along with a led visualisation bringing the Pure Land of Sukhavati, made of all precious things, to life. As a treat to conclude, we also get the Bristol sangha chanting a beautiful, resonant version of Amitabha mantra.
Talk 1: Why hear the Pure Land Sutras?
An introduction to the three Pure Land sutras and to understanding the practice of Mahayana sutras in general. Other...
Rounding off the opening day of the 2016 Triratna International Council, a treat from the team of members of the Order representing India. The Karaniya Metta Sutta - source of the loving kindness practice central to Triratna’s approach to Buddhism and meditation - chanted beautifully in the gathering dark at Adhisthana.
On July 7th we’ll be starting a new six week series of meditations based on the Anuruddha Sutta and the Buddha’s description of how the qualities of a Dharma farer relate to the practices they engage in - especially in meditation itself.
This Dhamma is for one who is modest, not for one who is self-aggrandizing. This Dhamma is for one who is content, not for one who is discontent. This Dhamma is for one who is reclusive, not for one
In this week’s FBA Podcast, Vadanya shares much to reflect on in the “Sutra of Golden Light.” This is the first of two talks given during the Men`s Event in November 2009 on the theme of the Sutra of Golden Light. Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Center, 2009.
In this segment of the talk entitled, “Five Hundred Parasols” she references the early chapters of the Vimalakirti Nirdesa as a poetic example of the relationship between individual spiritual practitioners and the greater universe of all sentient beings and the Cosmic Bodhicitta.