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The Awakening

Tue, 8 Jun, 2021 - 00:00

In this fifth talk from the ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ retreat, Nagasiddhi engagingly describes the Buddha’s seismic awakening experience under the bodhi tree, as well as exploring the mythic images of the story.

Talk given online in April 2021.

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This talk is one of a series given by Nagasiddhi at Rivendell Retreat Centre during the April 2021 home retreat ‘In the footsteps of the Buddha’ hosted by the Buddhist Centre Online. This magical week-long retreat explores the images, myths and symbols of the Buddha’s journey to awakening using dharma talks, meditation, storytelling, puppetry and art.

See also: Mandarava’s innovative telling of the Buddha’s life story through puppetry

Specially written ritual verses on the Buddha’s life recited on the retreat

Visit 'In the Footsteps of the Buddha' for more resources from this retreat

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Going Forth

Mon, 7 Jun, 2021 - 00:00

In this third talk from the ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ retreat, Nagasiddhi continues his exploration of the Buddha’s life story with its next turning point: the Buddha’s decision to turn his back on his life of privilege, to leave his home and family and to go forth to seek for the truth in the forest.

Talk given online in April 2021.

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This talk is one of a series given by Nagasiddhi at Rivendell Retreat Centre during the April 2021 home retreat ‘In the footsteps of the Buddha’ hosted by the Buddhist Centre Online. This magical week-long retreat explores the images, myths and symbols of the Buddha’s journey to awakening using dharma talks, meditation, storytelling, puppetry and art.

See also: Mandarava’s innovative telling of the Buddha’s life story through puppetry

Specially written ritual verses on the Buddha’s life recited on the retreat

Visit 'In the Footsteps of the Buddha' for more resources from this retreat

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The Four Sights

Mon, 7 Jun, 2021 - 00:00

In this second talk from the ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ retreat, Nagasiddhi mixes the mythic and the historic to trace the Buddha-to-be’s early years up to the ‘four sights’: the turning point in his life that set him on the path to liberation.

Talk given online in April 2021.

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This talk is one of a series given by Nagasiddhi at Rivendell Retreat Centre during the April 2021 home retreat ‘In the footsteps of the Buddha’ hosted by the Buddhist Centre Online. This magical week-long retreat explores the images, myths and symbols of the Buddha’s journey to awakening using dharma talks, meditation, storytelling, puppetry and art.

See also: Mandarava’s innovative telling of the Buddha’s life story through puppetry 

Specially written ritual verses on the Buddha’s life recited on the retreat

Visit 'In the Footsteps of the Buddha' for more resources from this retreat

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Rites of Passage

Mon, 7 Jun, 2021 - 00:00

In this first talk from the ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ retreat, Nagasiddhi invites us to experience the dharma imaginatively: through art and heart. He outlines the turning points or ‘rites of passage’ in the Buddha’s mythic life story that will be explored throughout the retreat.

Talk given online in April 2021.

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This talk is one of a series given by Nagasiddhi at Rivendell Retreat Centre during the April 2021 home retreat ‘In the footsteps of the Buddha’ hosted by the Buddhist Centre Online.

This magical week-long retreat explores the images, myths and symbols of the Buddha’s journey to awakening using dharma talks, meditation, storytelling, puppetry and art.

See also: Mandarava’s innovative telling of the Buddha’s life story through puppetry

Specially written ritual verses on the Buddha’s life recited on the retreat

Visit 'In the Footsteps of the Buddha' for more resources from this retreat

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Giving Up Asceticism and the Rose Apple Tree

Mon, 7 Jun, 2021 - 00:00

In this fourth talk from the ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ retreat, Nagasiddhi traces the period after the Buddha’s going forth: as he masters meditation then turns towards extreme asceticism in his quest to overcome dukkha. Having taken himself to the brink of death, the Buddha-to-be finally realises that he must find his own ‘middle way’ to liberation.

Talk given online in April 2021.

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This talk is one of a series given by Nagasiddhi at Rivendell Retreat Centre during the April 2021 home retreat ‘In the footsteps of the Buddha’ hosted by the Buddhist Centre Online. This magical week-long retreat explores the images, myths and symbols of the Buddha’s journey to awakening using dharma talks, meditation, storytelling, puppetry and art.

See also: Mandarava’s innovative telling of the Buddha’s life story through puppetry

Specially written ritual verses on the Buddha’s life recited on the retreat

Visit 'In the Footsteps of the Buddha' for more resources from this retreat

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FBA Podcast: The More They Beat Us, The Louder We Sang

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 7 Nov, 2020 - 05:15

‘Serenity, freedom from disease, joy and long life, the happiness of an emperor, prosperity; these the patient person receives while continuing in cyclic existence.

Padmavajra’s sixth talk on the Bodhicaryavatara explores Shantideva’s thorough exploration of the perfection of patience. In this chapter, Shantideva brings our attention to the seriousness of the faults of hatred and anger.

He shows how such states of mind arise and gives a number of ways in which...

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Transforming Self and World Part 2: Buddhist Politics

Tue, 21 Jul, 2020 - 00:00
Part 2 of talk given by Akuppa to the June online gathering of the Triratna Buddhist Community in Scotland. Here he examines the relationship between the notion of self and society. He asks how do we engage with the collective life of the society we are part of. Using the examples of the Buddha, Dr Ambedkar, and Sangharakshita as to how we might do that.
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Transforming Self and World Part 1: The Luminous Mind

Tue, 21 Jul, 2020 - 00:00
Part 1 of two talks given by Akuppa to the Triratna Buddhist Community in Scotland online gathering in June 2020. Here he explores the story of who you are and how you come to create the story of you. We need a different story. Living from a truer story of our luminosity and what happens when we come together on the basis of our luminous mind/heart.
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Transforming Self and World Part 2: Buddhist Politics

Tue, 21 Jul, 2020 - 00:00
Part 2 of talk given by Akuppa to the June online gathering of the Triratna Buddhist Community in Scotland. Here he examines the relationship between the notion of self and society. He asks how do we engage with the collective life of the society we are part of. Using the examples of the Buddha, Dr Ambedkar, and Sangharakshita as to how we might do that.
Free Buddhist Audio's picture
Free Buddhist Audio

Transforming Self and World Part 1: The Luminous Mind

Tue, 21 Jul, 2020 - 00:00
Part 1 of two talks given by Akuppa to the Triratna Buddhist Community in Scotland online gathering in June 2020. Here he explores the story of who you are and how you come to create the story of you. We need a different story. Living from a truer story of our luminosity and what happens when we come together on the basis of our luminous mind/heart.