The six realms are created and perpetuated by our relation to our heart space. In this talk Bhadra describes the tendencies to push our life towards fantasies of growth to get the love we long for or to deny our experiences of unmet needs that often carry us into numbness, addiction and oblivion. He suggests the mirror of the wheel of life encourages us to look deeply into the felt experience of our hearts to find the life that wants...
A guided reflection on the three levels of what is described as the ‘heart space’; the meeting point between self and world. Bhadra guides us into the experiences of the front facing heart, the deep heart and the heart of awareness itself.
Worlds defined by pride, addiction, hatred, delusion, ignorance and attachment swirl within and around us. To step into the potential of our life we need to know where we stand. This is the first step on the path of liberation. This week we will be exploring the imagery of the six realms. Where do we find ourselves?
This striking image has many depths and hidden secrets. Do our present conscious actions build our future? An ambitious but brief look at the eight distinct aspects of consciousness to point towards an understanding of the Buddhist perspective on karma as this is depicted as driving this whole wheel of becoming. Be the Revolution course on the Wheel of Life with Bhadra. Week 2/6.
Saddhaloka reflects on the first Buddhist book he read, The Way of the White Clouds, by Lama Govinda, sharing a verse to Amitabha, the red Buddha of the West who represents and inspires the highest love of all…
On the Wheel of Life, the whole person is symbolised by a boat with passengers, the five skandhas. Ratnaprabha focuses especially on our habit energies, and our habitual preferences. Are we ruled by our likes and dislikes? Is there a creative response? How to the five Buddhas fit in?
Buddhism Going Deeper - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times A free North London Buddhist Centre online course led by Vajramitra.
Book here. Four Wednesday evenings from 13 May, 19:00-21:00, online via Zoom, you’ll be sent the link when you book. (Note the recent NLBC newsletter had the wrong date.) A going deeper course focused on the Tibetan Wheel of Life. It’s for you if you have practised mindfulness of breathing and loving kindness meditations. No charge, but a donation...
Vilasamani gives an introduction to the twelve links on the wheel of life, specifying how the spiral path emerges from the gap between feeling and craving. Talk given at West London Buddhist Centre, 2016.
The wheel of life shows the six realms corresponding to six kinds of mental states that can result from our actions. How can we recognise these states in everyday life and what can we do to live with a more fully human life?
In this Dharmabyte, Satyajyoti offers this personal talk introducing the realm of the titans and her transformation of competitiveness into appreciation.