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Dharmabyte: Creating a Dharma Context in Everyday Life

By Zac on Thu, 6 Oct, 2022 - 06:00

The Dharma is only truly meaningful if it allows us to live more fully and if we are able to take it with us into the final moments before our death. There is nothing more practical than this. Mahasraddha explores what this means for us.

From the talk The Dharma as Context for Living and Dying given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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Hebrew Translation Group
Hebrew Translation Group

עומד לצאת לאור בקרוב: "לשוט עם רוחות העולם" מאת וג'רגופטה Vajragupta's Sailing the Worldly Winds in Hebrew coming soon

By Prakashika on Wed, 5 Oct, 2022 - 11:11

עומד לצאת לאור בקרוב: "לשוט עם רוחות העולם" מאת וג'רגופטה Vajragupta's Sailing the Worldly Winds in Hebrew coming soon

By Prakashika on Wed, 5 Oct, 2022 - 11:11

שמחה לבשר: ספרו של וג’רגופטה, לשוט עם רוחות העולם - מדריך בודהיסטי לצליחת סערות החיים בתרגום עברי, עומד לצאת לאור בזמן הקרוב בהוצאת בודהיספרא. אנא הפיצו את הבשורה!

החיים מלאים בסערות שמחוללות נסיבות חיצוניות או פנימיות. הן יכולות לעורר בנו השתוקקות או סלידה, תקווה או פחד, אך גם נדיבות, טוּב לב ותובנה. הבודהה תיאר את אותן טלטלות – קטנות כגדולות – באמצעות ארבעה זוגות של רוחות העולם: רווח והפסד, תהילה וקלון, שבח וגנאי, עונג וכאב. אי אפשר להימלט מפניהן: הן מנשבות בדרכים רבות בכל מקום: בבית, בעבודה, בחופשה ובבית הספר. וכשאנו נידפים כך ברוח, כיצד נוכל שלא לאבד תחושת כיוון, ביטחון ומשמעות?
 

הלימוד החומל ועם זאת הבלתי מתפשר של הבודהה מתווה דרך שבאמצעותה נוכל לגלות איזון פנימי מול רוחות העולם. מתוכה מציע המורה הבריטי וג’רגופטה, בגישתו המעשית ובלשונו הבהירה, כלים עכשוויים שישמשו אותנו גם בעיצומן של סערות החיים ובתוך המולת העיר המודרנית.
Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Ritual and Imagination Retreat 2022 (4 of 6)

By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 4 Oct, 2022 - 00:00
A series of talks exploring ritual and imagination from Punyamala and Samantabhadri. These talks were recorded at Taraloka during a retreat for women training for ordination. Talk Four: Ritual and the Path of Beauty This talk explores the Shubha vimoksa-mukkha – the beautiful as a gateway to Awakening. Punyamala clearly sets out Sangharakshita’s vision of the path of beauty. She makes practical suggestions about how to walk in beauty, especially in a ritual context.
Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Ritual and Imagination Retreat 2022 (3 of 6)

By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 4 Oct, 2022 - 00:00
A series of talks exploring ritual and imagination from Punyamala and Samantabhadri. These talks were recorded at Taraloka during a retreat for women training for ordination. Talk Three: Being with the Transcendental through Imagination and Ritual Samantabhadri explores our deeper imaginative experience of the physical world, of beauty and of the transcendental. This arises in ritual and devotion through more subtle experience of the body, speech and mind and thus within gesture and movement, words and mantra, atmosphere and transcendental presence.
Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Ritual and Imagination Retreat 2022 (2 of 6)

By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 4 Oct, 2022 - 00:00
A series of talks exploring ritual and imagination from Punyamala and Samantabhadri. These talks were recorded at Taraloka during a retreat for women training for ordination. Talk Two: Bringing the Heart Back Home: An overview of ritual in the Dharma Life Punyamala explores the importance of ritual and its potential for transformation. She considers ritual as a dramatized form of meditation involving body, speech and mind in which we can come into alignment with the beyond.
Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Ritual and Imagination Retreat 2022 (1 of 6)

By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 4 Oct, 2022 - 00:00
A series of talks exploring ritual and imagination from Punyamala and Samantabhadri. These talks were recorded at Taraloka during a retreat for women training for ordination. Talk One: Carving Ourselves Anew: Reflections on the practice of devotion Punyamala explores the significance of devotion in the Dharma life and the importance of cultivating it. She suggests various ways to express devotion.
Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Ritual and Imagination Retreat 2022 (6 of 6)

By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 4 Oct, 2022 - 00:00
A series of talks exploring ritual and imagination by Punyamala and Samantabhadri. These talks were recorded at Taraloka during a retreat for women training for ordination. Talk Six: Prajnaparamita: Perfect Wisdom and Perfect Beauty Samantabhadri explores the Perfection of Wisdom tradition, its vision and its apparent decline. She then evokes the utterly beautiful translucent figure of Prajnaparamita, the mother of all the Buddhas, seemingly arising and passing away, honoured, forgotten and re-discovered.
Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Ritual and Imagination Retreat 2022 (5 of 6)

By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 4 Oct, 2022 - 00:00
A series of talks exploring ritual and imagination from a retreat led by Punyamala and Samantabhadri. These talks were recorded at Taraloka during a retreat for women training for ordination. Talk Five: A Personal Talk In this talk Sinhacandra explores her personal relationship to shrines, ritual and devotion. In doing so she explores her love of ritual and how building shrines are a funadamental part of her practice.