Tag: Tantric Buddhism

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Suryagupta with Jan Willis

By Centre Team on Thu, 23 May, 2024 - 10:55

Suryagupta with Jan Willis

By Centre Team on Thu, 23 May, 2024 - 10:55

Come to hear Jan Willis, (who Time Magazine named as one of six spiritual innovators for the new millennium), in conversation with Suryagupta for a fascinating exploration of Buddhism and spiritual friendship across the ages, traditions and cultures.

Born in Alabama Jan Willis was active in the Civil Rights movement participating in the legendary marches led by Dr Martin Luther King. She went on to study Philosophy, and has taught Buddhism across the world for decades, She is currently a Professor...

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FBA Podcast: The Dakini and the Skull Garland

By Centre Team on Sat, 30 Dec, 2023 - 11:00

Tantric Buddhism is concerned with the direct experience of who we are and what we can become. Its aim is to help us realize our potential by transforming the energy locked in by old habits, fears, and views. This experience cannot be mediated by concepts; it needs to be evoked with the help of symbols. Subhadramati gave this talk at London Buddhist Centre, 2020.

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Dharmabytes: Unknown Terrains

By Centre Team on Mon, 25 Dec, 2023 - 11:00

Colour has an important place in Buddhism, for example as a way to express different aspects of the Enlightened mind in the Five Jinas. This symbolism can open the imagination to new depths of understanding. As an artist and former art teacher, Ahimsaka  has studied colour extensively and helps us explore the deeper significance of colour in Buddhist practice. Excerpted from the talk Tantric Path - The Symbolism of Colour given at Cambridge Buddhist...

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FBA Podcast: The Buddha Here and Now

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Dec, 2023 - 11:00

Padmavajra evokes the spirit of Tantric Buddhism, which transforms the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha from abstract ideals into living qualities of our present experience. He explores the guru, the yidam and the dakini as Tantric embodiments of Enlightenment here and now, sharing stories from his own experience of practice. Talk given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2019, as part of the series Tantra Now!

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The Cosmos As Existing in Space

By Centre Team on Wed, 5 Jul, 2023 - 11:29

Revered by Buddhists from earliest times, the stupa is here explained in terms of the five elements, the ‘Vase of Initiation’, and the ‘Flaming Drop’.

Excerpted from the talk given by Sangharakshita entitled The Tantric Symbolism of the Stupa as part of the series Creative Symbols of the Tantric Path to Enlightenment, 1972.

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Dharmabyte: Powerful Positive Magic

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 6 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Tantric Buddhism developed outside the monasteries in small groups gathered around magical, shamanic gurus. In this talk Vadanya explores what magic is and how we can bring mystery into the forefront of life as an act of ‘war against the ordinary’.  

Excerpted from the talk entitled Making Life Magic recorded at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2019, as part of the series Tantra Now!

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FBA Podcast: The Power of Initiation

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 28 Aug, 2021 - 06:00

Here Jnanavaca discusses how Tantric Buddhism is concerned with the direct experience of who we are and what we can become. Its aim is to help us realize our potential by transforming the energy locked in by old habits, fears, and views.

Talk given at London Buddhist Centre, 2020.

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Dharmabyte: Beauty, Love and The Rite of Fascination

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 22 Feb, 2021 - 06:00

The Vajrayana, or Tantric Buddhism, is a path of radical transformation that harnesses the energy of life’s deepest and strongest experiences. Falling in love is one such experience that can provide great masses of energy to power our spiritual development.

Vadanya reveals how in the Vajrayana we fall in love not with other people but with the person who we can become - with the ideal of the Enlightened mind - especially as experienced in the figure of the...

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Dharmabyte: The Wheel of Life as a mirror

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 13 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

Sangharakshita describes in all its wealth of detail, the Wheel of Life. It’s really a painting but a mirror, giving one successively more profound insights into oneself, and revealing the next step in escaping the endless round.

From the talk entitled The Symbolism of the Tibetan Wheel of Life, part of the series Creative Symbols of the Tantric Path to Enlightenment, 1972.

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FBA Podcast: Spiritual Friendship and the Tantric Rites

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 21 Mar, 2020 - 13:00

Vajratara introduces the theme of spiritual friendship or kalyana mitrata. What is spiritual friendship? How is it distinguished from ordinary friendship? How can we make friends? What is the difference between vertical and horizontal friendship? Using stories, personal anecdotes and images she introduces the overall theme to prepare for more talks in this series, which focusses on the tantric rites and friendship.

This talk is part of the series Spiritual Friendship and the Tantric Rites, given at a ...

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