Ratnaguna shares with us his great love for the Vimalakirti Nirdesa, a Buddhist Mahayana text he’s gone back to again and again and again since 1979. He explores how a Bodhisattva should regard living beings, or how they should develop the Great Love for them, according to the mysterious character Vimalakirti.
The nature of ignorance and the nature of wisdom are the same. How do the Bodhisattvas enter the Dharma door of non-duality? Sangharakshita explains some of the dualities listed in the Vimalakirti Nirdesha Sutra, gives some examples of his own (with tips on how to transcend them), and concludes with Vimalakirti’s ‘thunder-like silence’.
Inconceivable Emancipation An Order retreat on the Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra 29th January–5th February 2016 with Dhammarati, Lokeshvara, Parami, Saddhaloka + Saddhanandi
In 2016, Adhisthana will hold a series of Order retreats and seminars beginning with a week long retreat on the Vimalakirti Nirdesa sutra. On these events we hope to offer the same richness of vision that was witnessed on the Order weekend in celebration of Bhante’s 90th birthday, with its magnitude and diversity, though on...
In this segment of the talk entitled, “Five Hundred Parasols” she references the early chapters of the Vimalakirti Nirdesa as a poetic example of the relationship between individual spiritual practitioners and the greater universe of all sentient beings and the Cosmic Bodhicitta.
By Viryabodhi on Wed, 29 May, 2013 - 14:49Under sitt besök i maj 2013 undervisade den mycket uppskattade Ratnaguna både på en ordensmitradag, ledde en workshop på Buddhadagen och slutligen, på Sanghakvällen den 27 maj, ledde han en metta bhavana meditation och gav ett föredrag om ett tema i mahayanatexten Vimalakirti Nirdesa: The Great Love. Nu kan du lyssna på dem: