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Radiate Love

By Akashamitra on Wed, 15 May, 2019 - 16:30

Radiate Love

By Akashamitra on Wed, 15 May, 2019 - 16:30

It’s Akashamitra here from Karuna. I’m a programme manager, and as such work very closely with some of the projects Karuna funds. I’ve been working with ITBCI school for the last 4 years, regularly visiting them in Kalimpong, and supporting the school with their work.  As many of you will know, Bhante’s main teacher Dhardo Rinpoche founded the school in 1954 to support some of the poorest children in India, many of whom had recently come over the border...

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Dharmabyte: An Encounter With Padmasambhava in Darjeeling

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 29 Nov, 2018 - 13:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a recollection from Sangharakshita called An Encounter with Padmasambhava in Darjeeling. Padmasambhava, often known as the ‘Second Buddha’, is famous for converting the demons of Tibet. In this lecture we are given a brief biography of Padmasambhava and an outline of the progressive Nyingmapa practices attributed to him.

N.B. Poor original recording. From the talk Padmasambhava: Tantric Guru of Tibet, given in 1972.

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Dhardo Rinpoche's school marks Bhante's death

By Munisha on Sat, 17 Nov, 2018 - 15:29

Dhardo Rinpoche's school marks Bhante's death

By Munisha on Sat, 17 Nov, 2018 - 15:29

The pupils at the ITBCI school in Kalimpong, northern India, recite mantras for Bhante, led by the headmaster, Jampel Khalden. The school was founded for Tibetan refugee children by Bhante’s teacher, the late Dhardo Rinpoche.

(Bhante was buried with his head resting on Dhardo Rinpoche’s yellow monastic robe.)

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Dharmabyte: Overcoming Demons

By Rijupatha on Thu, 30 Jul, 2015 - 11:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is an introduction to Padmasambhava: “Overcoming Demons.” Padmasambhava, often known as the ‘Second Buddha’, is famous for converting the demons of Tibet. From the talk “Padmasambhava: Tantric Guru of Tibet” by Sangharakshita, 1972.

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FBA Podcast: Padmasambhava’s Advice to the Three Fortunate Women

By Rijupatha on Tue, 23 Sep, 2014 - 16:18

FBA Podcast: Padmasambhava’s Advice to the Three Fortunate Women

By Rijupatha on Tue, 23 Sep, 2014 - 16:18Subscribe to the FBA Podcast

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This week’s FBA Podcast, “Padmasambhava’s Advice to the Three Fortunate Women,” comes to us from Glasgow Buddhist Centre, 2010. Padmolka looks at the first section of Padmasambhava’s Advice to The Three Fortunate Women from The Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava. She begins by saying a bit about Padmasambhava subduing the demons of Tibet and the circumstances around the...
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Dharmabytes Podcast #382 - 'Padmasambhava at Work' by Parami

By Candradasa on Tue, 16 Sep, 2014 - 20:21
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Find magic and ritual in today’s FBA Dharmabyte, ‘Padmasambhava at Work’. Parami shares what it’s like ordaining someone – a channel to the transcendental. She talks about her personal link with Sangharakshita and the birth story of Padmasambhava and his taking Buddhism to Tibet – the marriage of cognition, feeling and emotion. From the talk ‘Energy At Its Most Abundant’ by...
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The Himalayas, 1950s - links to Triratna tradition

By Suryaprabha on Thu, 31 Oct, 2013 - 17:28

The Himalayas, 1950s - links to Triratna tradition

By Suryaprabha on Thu, 31 Oct, 2013 - 17:28BACKGROUND is a 42 minute film I made with Ratnaketu in the style of a pilgrimage to the hermitages and monasteries of Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Sikkim assoiated with Urgyen Sangharakshita, the TBC’s founder, and his principal teachers, Tibetan, Indian and Chinese. A beautiful Himalayan peak, Khangchendzonga, overlooked a resurgence of Buddhism, rather ironically first in the ‘West’ and then the ‘East’.
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Padmasambhava's Song

By viriyalila on Thu, 24 Oct, 2013 - 21:46
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Padmasambhava’s Song,” is an excerpt from the talk “Padmasambhava and the King of Tibet” by Vajratara. Here’s another tour-de-force from Vajratara, looking to approach the great figure of Padmasambhava – the ‘Second Buddha’ – through his famous meeting with the King of Tibet. As ever, a provocative, fully engaged and fully engaging take on the Dharma and the challenges that face us on the Path.

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Padmasambhava’s Teachings: Dharmabyte No. 288

By viriyalila on Mon, 21 Oct, 2013 - 15:23
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Padmasambhava’s Teachings,” is an excerpt from the talk “Padmasambhava: Tantric Guru of Tibet” by Sangharakshita given in 1972. Padmasambhava, often known as the ‘Second Buddha’, is famous for converting the demons of Tibet. In this lecture we are given a brief biography of Padmasambhava and an outline of the progressive Nyingmapa practices attributed to him...