Tag: Urgyen Sangharakshita

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Dharmabytes: Skullcup as Symbol of Transformation

By Centre Team on Mon, 30 Oct, 2023 - 10:00

Bodhinaga explores the myth of Padmasambhava arriving in Tibet, at the invitation of the King, to establish the Dharma at Samye. When he meets the King of Tibet, Padmasambhava refuses to bow. Then he transforms the demons of Tibet, getting them to help rather than oppose the construction of Samye Monastery. Bodhinaga asks us: What do we serve in our life? What are our inner demons? And how can we use their energy for the Dharma? From...

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FBA Podcast: A Deeper Rhythm

By Centre Team on Sat, 28 Oct, 2023 - 11:00

Vishvapani explores the dynamic vision of Urgyen Sangharakshita in setting up a new Buddhist movement in the West, and asks how we might relate to him now. His central reference point in this provocative and moving talk is the Padmasambhava Abisheka - the initiation received by Sangharakshita in Kalimpong, India, in 1962 from the great Tibetan Lama, Kachu Rimpoche. The energy emanating from a simple shrine room–location of that significant meeting in Sangharakshita’s life–reverberates through everything that came...

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FBA Podcast: Looking Back - And Forward

By Zac on Sat, 1 Apr, 2023 - 06:00

In this 2007 talk, Sangharakshita helps celebrate the 40th anniversary of the FWBO (as well as the 60th anniversary of his own ‘Going Forth’). With characteristic clarity and conviction, he shares his reflections on the history of the Movement and Order he founded, as well as some pertinent thoughts on the future. If you’ve never heard him before - and just to put this in context - the first talk we have in...

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Dharmabytes: A World of Spiritual Experience

By Zac on Thu, 23 Mar, 2023 - 06:00

A traditional exposition of Buddhist meditation looking at why we meditate; preparation for meditation; the five meditation practices designed to counteract the five mental poisons; and the three stages of meditation.

Excerpted from the talk Meditation: the Expanding Consciousness given in 1967 by Sangharakshita.

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