Here’s a delightful conversation between friends: Akasajoti, based in London, UK and the recently ordained Varadhi, in Melbourne, Australia!
Akasajoti and Varadhi explore their favourite mind-training slogans – ‘of the two witnesses, hold the principal one’ and ‘liberate yourself by examining and analysing’ – looking at how empowering it can be to bring greater honesty and self-awareness into their lives.
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Today we look forward to the start of our first Home Retreat of these coronavirus times in the company of Dassini and Vajragupta, sailing through our human relationship to the Worldly Winds (lokadhammas), a lesser known gem of a Buddhist teaching we think will be a useful tool for anyone living through our current shared crisis.
Vajragupta’s book will be the basis of our online course, designed...
By Carol Robertson on Thu, 24 Apr, 2014 - 14:466 week course exploring the Worldly Winds Starts Tuesday 20th May 7.15-9.15pm Full course paid in advance £40 (inc copy of Sailing the Worldly Winds) or drop in any week £7.00 If you would like to join this course you should be familiar with the Triratna meditation practices
By jvalamalini on Sat, 11 Aug, 2012 - 00:35‘Sailing the Worldy Winds: A Buddhist Way Through the Ups and Downs of Life’ by Vajragupta. Windhorse Publications, 2011.
This little gem of a book is well worth reading. It is tardis-like: it looks little but synthesises a lot of material. Vajragupta initially introduces the eight worldly winds quite simply, then explores them through Dharma practice, meditation and looking more deeply at the winds in the light of ‘pratitya-samutpada’ or conditioned co-production. He challenges the views and beliefs of...
Listen on iOS or get the app. A moving talk from India by Yashosagar describing his own sources of inspiration in working with the Worldly Winds, and a glimpse at how the Dharma can really change people’s whole worlds… On Soundcloud.