Vidyasakhi vividly draws us into the magical world of the Eight Cremation Grounds where Padmasambhava tamed demons and engaged in his Bodhisattva training. Vidyasakhi is a musician and Padmasambhava practitioner with a background in storytelling. She has used these skills to dramatise The Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava and is a very good guide into the symbolism of this sacred space.
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A wonderful set of talks from Sanghadhara, Saddhanandi, Chittapala, Maitrijyoti, Dhivan, Kusaladevi and Joanna Spence.
The theme of the festival was “Kiss the Earth”. When we connect with the earth, we are also connecting with ourselves and with other beings, recognizing we are part of a greater whole. We can begin to let go of the barriers...
By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 20:56
When we connect with the earth, we are also connecting with ourselves and with other beings, recognizing we are part of a greater whole. We can begin to let go of the barriers that separate us from one another
We have learnt this past few years how rapidly things can change, and seen the illusion that humanity is in total control swept away. A more humble, respectful approach is need to rebalance our world, both internally and externally.
If a talk could ever be described as beautifully bracing, this is it! Amaragita brings a sharp-edged mind and a long-term perspective to the whole question of what practice is.
As you might expect, she also brings humour, warmth and kindness too, qualities that more than balance out the penetrating clarity and sometimes challenging questioning underpinning this exploration of the possibility of practice - for all and especially for those raising families at any stage of...
By Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 6 Jan, 2021 - 06:00
And for our last day of the Twelve Days of FBA we are delighted to have Ratnaghosha recommend a late talk by Sangharakshita entitled ’Fields of Creativity’.
Ratnaghosha was the host on the occasion of this recording when Sangharakshita returned to London to launch the final volume of his memoirs, ‘Moving Against the Stream’. From Yogi Chen to Beowulf, Aristotle to William Blake, this is a sparkling evocation of the crucial role of creativity in any Dharma...
By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 5 Jan, 2021 - 06:00
On Day 11 we welcome Shraddhavani, who joined the Dharmachakra Board of Trustees just over a year ago.
Initially dismayed that her favourite talk had already been selected by another team member, a further look through the many speakers who inspire her surfaced a beautiful talk given in 2020 by Parami on the mythical creature, the ‘windhorse’…
By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 4 Jan, 2021 - 06:00
On Day 10 Parami recommends a scintillating title by Sangharakshita entitled simply Padmasambhava. Originally unreleased (because it was given off-the-cuff after Sangharakshita lost his notes!), this inspired talk sees Triratna’s founder intrigued by the Great Guru’s ability to transform the demons of the world, especially in the West.