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Talk 2 of 6 - The Bodhicaryavatara: Confession of Faults and Adopting the Awakening Mind

Mon, 18 Oct, 2021 - 00:00
Confession, conditionality and the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas! Down to earth and honest, Sahajatara talks about chapters 2 & 3 of the Bodhicaryavatara. Second of six talks from the 2021 Taraloka mitra retreat: ‘An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Becoming a Bodhisattva’
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Talk 1 of 6 - The Bodhicaryavatara: An Ordinary Person's Guide to Becoming a Bodhisattva

Mon, 18 Oct, 2021 - 00:00
Maitrisiddhi introduces Santideva’s passionate, challenging text, particularly Chapter 1, and talks about mess in the spiritual life and the wonderful, fantastic, amazing Bodhicitta! First of six talks from the 2021 Taraloka mitra retreat: ‘An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Becoming a Bodhisattva’
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Talk 6 of 6 - 'What Is Created by Illusion and What Is Created by Causes?': Wisdom In the Bodhicaryavatara

Mon, 18 Oct, 2021 - 00:00
Ditching the ancient Indian philosophy, Maitrisiddhi makes sense of the Wisdom chapter in the Bodhicaryavatara and discusses how we can approach seeing things as they truly are. Sixth of six talks from the 2021 Taraloka mitra retreat: ‘An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Becoming a Bodhisattva’
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Talk 5 of 6 - 'Trees Bear No Grudges': Meditative Absorbtion In the Bodhicaryavatara

Mon, 18 Oct, 2021 - 00:00
Kusalasara tackles Santideva’s challenging chapter and looks at the conditions needed for meditation, and how we can play with the practice of exchanging self and other. Fifth of six talks from the 2021 Taraloka mitra retreat: ‘An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Becoming a Bodhisattva’
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Talk 4 of 6: Forbearance and Energy In Pursuit of the Good: the Bodhicaryavatara

Mon, 18 Oct, 2021 - 00:00
Sahajatara explores these two Perfections with humour, realism and dakini-inspiration. Fourth of six talks from the 2021 Taraloka mitra retreat: ‘An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Becoming a Bodhisattva’
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Talk 3 of 6 - 'I Do Not Care If My Guts Ooze Out!': the Bodhicaryavatara

Mon, 18 Oct, 2021 - 00:00
Why is commitment to working with the mind so important? And how can we rouse our warrior energy? Maitrisiddhi gets enthusiastic about chapters 4 & 5 of the Bodhicaryavatara. Third of six talks from the 2021 Taraloka mitra retreat: ‘An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Becoming a Bodhisattva’
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The Dharma and Social Action

Sat, 8 May, 2021 - 00:00
Maitrisiddhi talks personally about her experience of being on environmental social actions in 2019. A talk organised by the Brighton Buddhist Centre for Buddhist Action Month 2020
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Tara and the All Accomplishing Wisdom

Fri, 7 May, 2021 - 00:00
What are the qualities of Buddha-Tara? From a Taraloka retreat on the Mandala of the Five Female Buddhas.
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Mamaki and the Wisdom of Sameness

Fri, 7 May, 2021 - 00:00
Maitrivajri explores Mamaki's abundance and draws our her qualities. From a Taraloka retreat on the Mandala of the Five Female Buddhas.
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Moon of the Mind: Bodhicitta

Fri, 7 May, 2021 - 00:00
A clear and passionate talk, looking at bodhicitta and its twin aspects of love and letting go: wisdom and compassion. Maitrisiddhi explores the role of paradox and how we need to 'hold two necessary ideas together' without polarising between them. From 'Moon of the Mind: Bodhicitta' Taraloka & Tiratanaloka online Great Gathering weekend, for women training for ordination and Order Members.