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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.
College of Public Preceptors
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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Death is Certain, and Other Points of Freedom

By viriyalila on Sun, 3 Nov, 2013 - 02:22

Death is Certain, and Other Points of Freedom

By viriyalila on Sun, 3 Nov, 2013 - 02:22We rolled out some esoteric talks through the rest of October, giving space for reflection on Padmasambhava, the great guru of Tibet, including a ‘long-lost talk’ by Sangharakshita given at the London Buddhist Center in 1979 along with sprinkles of death, change and compassion.

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Check out these little Dharma nuggets in our twice weekly FBA Dharmabytes podcast:

In “Death is Certain” from the talk “The Transitoriness of Life and...

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