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Dharmabyte: A Mirror in the Wheel

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 27 Jul, 2018 - 12:48

This FBA Dharmabyte is an excerpt from a 1971 talk by Sangharakshita called ‘A Mirror in the Wheel’. The Wheel of Life, described here in all its wealth of detail, is not really a painting but a mirror, giving one successively more profound insights into yourself, and revealing the next step in escaping the endless round.

From the talk ‘The Symbolism of the Tibetan Wheel of Life‘  from the series Creative Symbols of the Tantric Path...

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Bristol Buddhist Centre

Imagine! Notes from Sangha Night Series

By jvalamalini on Sun, 19 Feb, 2017 - 18:51

Satyalila’s notes from a series of talks on imagination, January 2017

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Espace Sangha de Paris

Mort de Chatrul Sangye Dorje

By Ujumani on Thu, 7 Jan, 2016 - 21:19

Mort de Chatrul Sangye Dorje

By Ujumani on Thu, 7 Jan, 2016 - 21:19

Chatrul (ou Chetrul) Sangye Dorje
18 juin 1913 - 31 décembre 2014

Le dernier des 8 maîtres de Sangharakshita encore en vie, Chatrul Sangye Dorje, est décédé dans son monastère népalais, semble-t-il paisiblement.

C’était une personnalité excentrique et imprévisible, qui a vécu une vie errante dans les montagnes de l’Himalaya. Il est...

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Buddhist Centre Features

Sangharakshita On Chetul Sangye Dorje

By Candradasa on Wed, 6 Jan, 2016 - 23:32

Chetul (Chatral) Sangye Dorje, the great Tibetan Master who just passed away at the age of 102, was one of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s eight main teachers. Here is Sangharakshita in 1990, paying tribute to him.

Read more about Chatral Sangye Dorje as Sangharakshita’s teacher

More talks on Chatral Sangye Dorje...

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Remembering Chetul (Chatral) Sangye Dorje, 1913-2015

By Candradasa on Tue, 5 Jan, 2016 - 22:31

Here’s a forthright and passionate talk by Vajratara, taking as its starting point the great contemporary Tibetan teacher Chatral (Chetul) Sangye Dorje, who died at the turn of the year. Vajratara considers his relationship to practice in Triratna, via his giving of the Green Tara practice to Sangharakshita. The main focus, however, is the need to practice the Dharma for others as part of a meaningful community, and she argues her case with a balance of down-to-earth humour and...

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Triratna News

Death Of Chatral Sangye Dorje

By Candradasa on Tue, 5 Jan, 2016 - 21:39

Death Of Chatral Sangye Dorje

By Candradasa on Tue, 5 Jan, 2016 - 21:39

Chatral Sangye Dorje (also variously spelled Chetrul or Chetrul), the last surviving of Sangharakshita’s teachers, was born in 1913 and died on 31st December.

This is an excellent, at times very funny, introduction to him by Karunamati, who was fortunate enough to meet with him in Nepal as part of her medical work there with the Green Tara Trust

At the time this talk was given the great Tibetan Master - one of Sangharakshita’s eight main teachers - was 93 years old and...

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Dharmabyte: Magic Rites

By Rijupatha on Thu, 20 Aug, 2015 - 11:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called “Magic Rites”. From the talk, “The Symbolism of Colours and Mantric Sound”, where Sangharakshita explores the rich symbolic significance of colour and sound, highlighting their role as crucial agents of transformation. The lecture concludes with a brief introduction to the figure of Manjughosha, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom.

Talk given in 1971. This talk is part of the series “Creative Symbols of the Tantric Path...

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FBA Podcast: Energy, the Tantric Precepts and Enlightenment

By Rijupatha on Mon, 1 Sep, 2014 - 16:47

FBA Podcast: Energy, the Tantric Precepts and Enlightenment

By Rijupatha on Mon, 1 Sep, 2014 - 16:47Subscribe to the FBA Podcast

Vajratara delivers our FBA Podcast this week, “Energy, the Tantric Precepts and Enlightenment.” An exploration of what energy means in the spiritual life and how to work with it, especially referencing Sangharakshita’s ‘Tantric’ version of the Five Precepts. Given at the 2011 National Young Triratna Buddhists Weekend retreat exploring the theme of ‘Energy for Enlightenment’. See www.buddhismtoday.co.uk for more young Buddhists’ events...
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The College of Public Preceptors

Tales from the Tantra - Padmavajra

By Vidyatara on Tue, 29 Apr, 2014 - 12:46

Tales from the Tantra - Padmavajra

By Vidyatara on Tue, 29 Apr, 2014 - 12:46A talk from Padmavajra - one of the Public Preceptors based at Padmaloka - on the Buddhist Tantra, given at the London Buddhist Centre.

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