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Letter from a Buddhist Retreat Centre

By vajratara on Fri, 17 Apr, 2015 - 16:33

Letter from a Buddhist Retreat Centre

By vajratara on Fri, 17 Apr, 2015 - 16:33

Vajratara lives at Tiratanaloka, a retreat centre in Wales that specialises in running retreats for women who are training for Ordination. She gives us a flavour of a remote — but busy — life

The wind has finally died down and the sun is shining. This morning, when I went for my run, the waves on the reservoir were spraying over the dam, the wind howling and crashing down the valley. The new and tender crocuses and snow drops were...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

New Dharmabyte: "The Show of Wealth" by Vajratara

By Rijupatha on Tue, 14 Aug, 2012 - 15:37

New Dharmabyte: "The Show of Wealth" by Vajratara

By Rijupatha on Tue, 14 Aug, 2012 - 15:37Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “The Show of Wealth,” is an excerpt from the talk “Padmasambhava and the King of Tibet” 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.

Talk given at Sheffield Buddhist...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

NEW: Refuge Tree Series

By Rijupatha on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 17:08

NEW: Refuge Tree Series

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.

“Ksitigarbha” by Vajratara: http://freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC1248

“Kukai” by Vadanya: http://freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC1249

“Hui Neng” by Vajratara: http://freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC1250

“Shin Ran” by Vadanya: http://freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC1251

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