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Extracts from a Puja for Urgyen Sangharakshita on the Evening of His Funeral and Burial

By Candradasa on Sun, 25 Nov, 2018 - 21:28

On the evening of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s funeral and burial, after the departure of most of the 1,200 guests, those who remained gathered together to perform a special, final sevenfold puja and close an extraordinary day. 

Padmavajra led the devotional ritual, specifically dedicated to Padmasambhava. In this extract we hear Surata reading verses to Vajrasattva known as ‘The Confounder of Hell’, followed by a rousing version of the Great Guru of Tibet’s mantra. 

Voices were uplifted and many offerings made: to say a last farewell...

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Buddhist Centre Features

Podcast - Extracts from a Puja for Urgyen Sangharakshita on the Evening of His Funeral and Burial

By Candradasa on Sun, 25 Nov, 2018 - 21:25

On the evening of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s funeral and burial, after the departure of most of the 1,200 guests, those who remained gathered together to perform a special, final sevenfold puja and close an extraordinary day. 

Padmavajra led the devotional ritual, specifically dedicated to Padmasambhava. In this extract we hear Surata reading verses to Vajrasattva known as ‘The Confounder of Hell’, followed by a rousing version of the Great Guru of Tibet’s mantra. 

Voices were uplifted and many offerings made: to say a last farewell...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Our Pure Nature

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 23 Feb, 2018 - 12:20

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Our Pure Nature’ by Aryajaya. From the talk entitled ‘Vajrasattva’ who is associated with Purity and with the time of death. Aryajaya helps us to engage more deeply with the meaning and symbolism of Vajrasattva.

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Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

New Year Puja and Mitra Ceremony

By Billy on Sat, 9 Jan, 2016 - 20:40

New Year Puja and Mitra Ceremony

By Billy on Sat, 9 Jan, 2016 - 20:40

We will be welcoming in the new year with a meditation and puja dedicated to Vajrasattva, purifying and dedicating our intentions for the year ahead.

The evening will include a mitra ceremony.

Thursday 14th January at the GBC.  7.30pm start.

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Buddhist Centre Features

Vajrasattva Mantra

By Candradasa on Tue, 27 Oct, 2015 - 15:18

The 100-syllable mantra of Vajrasattva, the Buddhist bodhisattva figure associated with purification of the heart and mind as we cultivate wisdom and compassion.

Recorded at the 2015 Pan-American Triratna Buddhist Order Convention in Mexico.

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Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 5: Guided Mudita Bhavana Meditation (Cultivation of Sympathetic Joy)

By Centre Team on Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 - 23:11
Ratnavandana again with an inspiring take on the third Brahma Vihara - mudita (sympathetic joy), which she renders as a “joyful resonance”. Her central image is of the lark ascending, the music of its song, and the possibilities for joy within us if we choose them…

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Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Vajrasattva Puja

By Candradasa on Wed, 22 Jan, 2014 - 15:45

Vajrasattva Puja

By Candradasa on Wed, 22 Jan, 2014 - 15:45
The sangha at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre off their Dharma year with a renewing Vajrasattva Puja. I was lucky enough to drop in for it. Here are some pictures I took from the beautiful moon shrine made for the occasion by...
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Vajrasattva – The Aspect of Purity

By viriyalila on Mon, 23 Dec, 2013 - 21:30
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, takes us further into the archetypal realm of the Buddha’s and Bodhisattvas. Here Sangharakshita introduces us to “Vajrasattva – The Aspect of Purity”. This is an excerpt from the talk “The Bodhisattva Hierarchy” by Sangharakshita given in 1969.
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vajrasattva

By Vimalasara on Thu, 28 Nov, 2013 - 05:56
Day 12 is the Vajrasattva mantra. Vajrasattva is an archetypal bodhisattva, the colour of sunlight on snow. He is particularly associated with absolute purity, our innate purity. There is a spontaneous laughter: “ha ha ha”, this laughter is the realization that we have always been pure, the purity has just been covered up with life. When you chant the mantra you can feel your shortcomings and unskilful actions falling away from you, being purified by Vajrasattva, eventually leaving you with...

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