Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, is called Compassionate Action by Sangharakshita. This excerpt is from Taraloka Retreat Centre, when Sangharakshita inaugurates their new shrine cabin dedicated to Tara - the radiant Bodhisattva of compassion, inspiration to many who lead a Buddhist life aspiring to beauty and a steady openness in the face of the mysteries of existence.
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.
By Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 26 Sep, 2015 - 13:38
The retreat at Taraloka in Wales gets underway with a reassuring and encouraging message from Amaragita for all parents who need to stop from time to time, and then a lovely brief exercise led by Karunagita to ground everyone in the space. Dedicating the “sacred space” of the retreat follows, and we end with a beautiful chanting of the Green Tara mantra. A perfect way to begin…
The month of December will be filled with the spirit, love and symbolism of Bodhisattva’s. We had our first meeting with Tara in Saturday’s podcast by Vajratara titled “Mindfulness: The Great Love”. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a further tribute to “The Bodhisattva Tara” by Kamalashila. From a series about the final mantras of the sevenfold puja, Kamalashila talks about the birth and significance of this bodhisattva.
Happy news for the Dharmachackra Archive! An old cassette copy of Dayanandi’s talk “The Symbolism of Tara,” one of the many talks not yet digitized and online at Free Buddhist Audio, was discovered by a mitra at Dharmagiri Retreat Centre in Sweden. Realizing it was not yet online, he teamed up with Michael Meinild Nielsen to digitize the audio for the archive and sent it to us.
The audio includes a talk and a beautiful invocation given at Taraloka...