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Vimalamati - Filaments of Compassion

By akasajoti on Tue, 20 Sep, 2016 - 00:14

Vimalamati - Filaments of Compassion

By akasajoti on Tue, 20 Sep, 2016 - 00:14

From a series of talks given on the Women’s International Order Convention 2016, taking one of the figures of the different sadhana practices that Sangharakshita received as the focus for each day.

Vimalamati gives a beautifully rich and imaginative talk on the day devoted to Padmasambhava. She focuses on the red lotus arising from the blue sky, describing the space from which the yiddam appears as the fabric of a fine silk made of the filaments of compassion.

Please note that Tarahridaya, who kindly...

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Vassika - A Vision of History, Revisited

By akasajoti on Mon, 19 Sep, 2016 - 23:55

Vassika - A Vision of History, Revisited

By akasajoti on Mon, 19 Sep, 2016 - 23:55

Given on the Women’s International Order Convention 2016, at Adhisthana.

Revisiting Bhante’s 1978 talk on the Vision of History, Vassika articulates our responsibility to become a true and vital spiritual community in a pure and uncompromising form, in order to respond to and transform the world. She makes five suggestions; to strive to become true individuals; to maintain harmony in the Order, to reach out into the world and provide conditions for personal transformation; to keep alive Bhante’s vision of history and...

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Parami - Listening to the Cries of the World

By akasajoti on Mon, 19 Sep, 2016 - 23:53

Parami - Listening to the Cries of the World

By akasajoti on Mon, 19 Sep, 2016 - 23:53

From a series of talks given on the Women’s International Order Convention 2016, taking one of the figures of the different sadhana practices that Sangharakshita received as the focus for each day.

A short personal talk from Parami, humorous and touching, where she shares how her relationship with Avalokiteshvara began and talks about encountering him on a solitary retreat through hearing the cries of the world.

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The Buddha in the Budget - Kuladharini

By akasajoti on Mon, 19 Sep, 2016 - 23:40

The Buddha in the Budget - Kuladharini

By akasajoti on Mon, 19 Sep, 2016 - 23:40

From a series of talks given on the Women’s International Order Convention 2016, taking one of the figures of the different sadhana practices that Sangharakshita received as the focus for each day.

A thought-provoking, intelligent talk from Kuladharini, on a day devoted to Shakyamuni, who describes her experience of her bond with the Buddha as it manifests on the streets of Glasgow, in the dana economy at the Buddhist Centre, and in her work as the Director of the Scottish Recovery Consortium....

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