Tag: White Lotus Sutra

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Dharmabyte: Seated Upon the Vulture's Peak

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

Sangharakshita takes us to the Vulture’s Peak, the summit of earthly existence, where the Buddha begins the White Lotus Sutra by speaking on infinity. With his words, (and the forthcoming myths, symbols and parables of the sutra), we are entreated to go beyond into the purely spiritual world of the transcendental.

From the talk The Drama of Cosmic Enlightenment, 1971, part of the series Parables, Myths and Symbols of Mahayana Buddhism in the White Lotus Sutra.

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FBA Podcast: The Myth of the Return Journey

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 23 Feb, 2018 - 14:21

This FBA Podcast is by Sangharakshita from 1971. ‘The Myth of the Return Journey’ has a theme which resonates with many similar stories in world literature. Here its important elements are related to the personal quest for meaning. This talk is part of the series Parables, Myths and Symbols of Mahayana Buddhism in the White Lotus Sutra.

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Lotus Sutra: The image of the Plants

By Aryanisha on Thu, 10 Aug, 2017 - 12:31

Lotus Sutra: The image of the Plants

By Aryanisha on Thu, 10 Aug, 2017 - 12:31

Ratnaprabha, from West London Buddhist Centre, UK, has abridged and adapted part of the White Lotus of the Wonderful Dharma Sutra, for reading aloud. We have re-posted the lovely resource from his blog. 

From the White Lotus of the Wonderful Dharma Sutra, Chapter 5.
Abridged and adapted by Ratnaprabha for reading aloud. 
Based on the translations by Kato et al and Reeves, sub-headings not in the original.


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Dharmabyte - The Origins of the Stupa

By Rijupatha on Mon, 24 Feb, 2014 - 16:46
Our FBA Dharmabyte today is dedicated to Dhardo Rinpoche, “The Origins of the Stupa.” In this segment Sangharakshita explains the origins of the Buddhist stupa. From the talk, Five Element Symbolism and the Stupa, given in 1971, is part of the series Parables, Myths and Symbols of Mahayana Buddhism in the White Lotus Sutra. We’ve dedicated this to Dhardo Rinpoche to help support a stupa being built in his honor at Aryaloka Buddhist...
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Befriending our Heights (The Return Journey)

By bodhinaga on Fri, 8 Feb, 2013 - 20:12

Befriending our Heights (The Return Journey)

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

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