We are entering a very difficult time, as individuals and as a Sangha. We cannot change this situation, but we do have a choice between a negative and a creative response. Tragic as this epidemic is, if we see it from a Dharmic perspective, it could be an opportunity to take our practice – and our Sangha – to a new level.
We all know the story of the Buddha and the Four Sights. Siddhartha Gotama lived a sheltered life in his...
In this talk on the Buddha’s parinirvana, Vadanya explores how we can use our imagination to have a real living connection with the Buddha, and how we can make our own future potential for enlightenment a source of strength and guidance in our present lives.
By bodhinaga on Fri, 8 Feb, 2013 - 20:12Vadanya explores ‘Integration’ through the story of ‘The Return Journey’ in the White Lotus Sutra. Talk given at Sangha Night, Sheffield Buddhist Centre, as part of a series of talks on myths, stories and symbols. 13/11/2012
By bodhinaga on Fri, 26 Oct, 2012 - 14:23Vadanya tells the the tale of the Lampton Worm, a folk legend from the North East of England, and explores what it teaches us about integration and owning up to our own flaws. 23rd October 2012.
By bodhinaga on Fri, 24 Aug, 2012 - 11:46A talk given by Vadanya at Sangha Night, Sheffield Buddhist Centre on 31st July 2012 as part of a series of talks on the Mandala of the 5 Buddhas on the Refuge Tree of the Triratna Buddhist Order.
By Rijupatha on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 17:08Just added to Free Buddhist Audio, this excellent series of talks from Sheffield takes a look at the Refuge Tree of the Triratna Buddhist Order, and some of the important figures in that spiritual lineage that we draw inspiration from.
By bodhinaga on Wed, 16 May, 2012 - 12:52By popular demand, Vadanya shared his talk from the Spring Sangha Retreat, exploring the stages of the 7fold Puja for those of us at Sangha Night who missed it first time round (or couldn’t wait to hear it again).