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True Entrusting 2022 (2 of 8)

Wed, 16 Nov, 2022 - 00:00
‘Grasped never to be abandoned’. Introducing Shinran’s approach to the Dharma: us as foolish deluded beings, and Amida as the limitless. How should we understand Other Power? Looking at Japanese Shin in the context of the Three Myths of the Spiritual Life. Talks suitable for experienced practitioners only, as a sound base of experience and Dharma knowledge is taken for granted. Given on the 2022 Taraloka retreat ‘True Entrusting: Shinran, the Buddha and Bhante’, which explored Shinran’s classic text ‘Tannisho’. Talks begin with a section of this text. *Maitrisiddhi gave talks on the same themes in 2021. While there is overlap, there is also new material in each talk.*
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True Entrusting 2022 (1 of 8)

Wed, 16 Nov, 2022 - 00:00
‘Just say the nembutsu…’ Introductory talk. Where did Shinran and the Japanese Shin tradition spring from? An overview of ‘recollection of the Buddha’ through the centuries until its flowering as Japanese Shin in medieval Japan. Talks suitable for experienced practitioners only as a sound base of experience and Dharma knowledge is taken for granted. Given on the 2022 Taraloka retreat ‘True Entrusting: Shinran, the Buddha and Bhante’, which explored Shinran’s classic text ‘Tannisho’. Talks begin with a section of this text. *Maitrisiddhi gave talks on the same themes in 2021. While there is overlap, there is also new material in each talk.*
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True Entrusting 2022 (5 of 8)

Wed, 16 Nov, 2022 - 00:00
‘When we think good thoughts we think we are good’: Shinran and ethics Shinran at his most controversial – is he throwing ethics out of the window? Or is he asking us to take a wisdom perspective? Points of contact and contrast between Japanese Shin and early Buddhism. Talks suitable for experienced practitioners only, as a sound base of experience and Dharma knowledge is taken for granted. Given on the 2022 Taraloka retreat ‘True Entrusting: Shinran, the Buddha and Bhante’, which explored Shinran’s classic text ‘Tannisho’. Talks begin with a section of this text. *Maitrisiddhi gave talks on the same themes in 2021. While there is overlap, there is also new material in each talk.*
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True Entrusting 2022 (4 of 8)

Wed, 16 Nov, 2022 - 00:00
‘Since I am absolutely incapable of any religious practice…’: Shinran and Going for Refuge. The existential situation and the self as false refuge. True entrusting and Going for Refuge – same or different? Talks suitable for experienced practitioners only, as a sound base of experience and Dharma knowledge is taken for granted. Given on the 2022 Taraloka retreat ‘True Entrusting: Shinran, the Buddha and Bhante’, which explored Shinran’s classic text ‘Tannisho’. Talks begin with a section of this text. *Maitrisiddhi gave talks on the same themes in 2021. While there is overlap, there is also new material in each talk.*
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True Entrusting 2022 (3 of 8)

Wed, 16 Nov, 2022 - 00:00
‘Beyond description, explanation and conception’. True entrusting or ‘shinjin’ – what is it? Exploration of faith as wisdom, and wisdom as faith. Dharma practice as gifted to us. Talks suitable for experienced practitioners only, as a sound base of experience and Dharma knowledge is taken for granted. Given on the 2022 Taraloka retreat ‘True Entrusting: Shinran, the Buddha and Bhante’, which explored Shinran’s classic text ‘Tannisho’. Talks begin with a section of this text. *Maitrisiddhi gave talks on the same themes in 2021. While there is overlap, there is also new material in each talk.*
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True Entrusting 2022 (8 of 8)

Wed, 16 Nov, 2022 - 00:00
‘Alice through the Looking-Glass’: a summary of Shinran’s approach to the Dharma life, outlines of how we might live it, and tentative suggestions about how to communicate about it within Triratna! Talks suitable for experienced practitioners only, as a sound base of experience and Dharma knowledge is taken for granted. Given on the 2022 Taraloka retreat ‘True Entrusting: Shinran, the Buddha and Bhante’, which explored Shinran’s classic text ‘Tannisho’. Talks begin with a section of this text.
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True Entrusting 2022 (7 of 8)

Wed, 16 Nov, 2022 - 00:00
‘True entrusting that is as firm as a diamond….’: Shinran and irreversibility. What effect would it have on us, to trust that our connection with the Dharma will take us all the way to Enlightenment? Talks suitable for experienced practitioners only, as a sound base of experience and Dharma knowledge is taken for granted. Given on the 2022 Taraloka retreat ‘True Entrusting: Shinran, the Buddha and Bhante’, which explored Shinran’s classic text ‘Tannisho’. Talks begin with a section of this text. *Maitrisiddhi gave talks on the same themes in 2021. While there is overlap, there is also new material in each talk.*
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True Entrusting 2022 (6 of 8)

Wed, 16 Nov, 2022 - 00:00
‘Our compassion is inconsistent and limited’: Shinran, metta and bodhicitta Seeing our limitations clearly, without judgement - yet opening to metta that is limitless - metta that can never be “ours”. And what is blind belief, and how can we tell the difference between that and faith? Talks suitable for experienced practitioners only, as a sound base of experience and Dharma knowledge is taken for granted. Given on the 2022 Taraloka retreat ‘True Entrusting: Shinran, the Buddha and Bhante’, which explored Shinran’s classic text ‘Tannisho’. Talks begin with a section of this text. *Maitrisiddhi gave talks on the same themes in 2021. While there is overlap, there is also new material in each talk.*
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The Heart Sutra

Tue, 8 Nov, 2022 - 00:00
The Heart Sutra is a radical and classic wisdom-text which goes to the heart of how to become free, and how to help the world become free. Enigmatic, speaking to our depths, undermining any fundamentalism or limiting views about ourselves, it asks us to dive deep into the nature of experience, looking, for ourselves, to see truly the way things are. How would it be, if we really realised that we, and all we see around us, was simply flow, change, potential? This talk by Vajrapriya on The Heart Sutra was recorded on the Four Sanghas retreat at Taraloka in 2022.
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Turning Towards the Buddha: The True Nature of Devotion In Our Lives

Mon, 7 Nov, 2022 - 00:00

In this talk Samantabhadri explores what it was like to meet the Buddha, the fully Enlightened human being. She then discusses 'garava' as devotion for the whole richness of our Dharma Lives, including positive emotions for all beings.

This talk was given on Turning Towards the Transcendent, the Women's AOWE held at Taraloka in June 2022.