Starting with a story from the Rastrapalapariprccha-Sutra, Vajratara draws out the significance of Sangharakshita’s paper on the Fourth Laksana. This is the path of beauty, from contemplation of ugliness to the gateway of liberation called ‘the beautiful’. To be on the path of beauty, we don’t merely enjoy beauty, we have to surrender ourselves to that beauty. Given on a weekend retreat at Tiratanaloka.
Vajratara has been looking up some talks from Tiratanaloka to put online. They come as part of a series. Though the others in the series were not necessarily recorded, the individual talks stand alone. This one was given on a retreat at Tiratanaloka for women training for Ordination. Vajratara gives an introduction to Spiritual death. Using poetry and drawing on her experience of the Sangha, she looks at what spiritual death is, what it isn’t and how to practice it. ...
Last weekend Tiratanaloka hosted a weekend for women mitras exploring why we have an Order and what ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order involves. Listen to Maitreyi’s talk from the weekend - great for those thinking of asking for Ordination, those who are training for Ordination and those who want to ponder the significance of being Ordained!
This is a recent talk from Tiratanaloka - given by Amritamati on a weekend retreat in January. She came back from Triratna’s first Anagarika convention in December inspired and enthusiastic about exploring simplicity and contentment for those living in every kind of lifestyle.