Nov 30, 2020
Spiritual practice can be thought of in terms of developing
positive qualities within ourselves. But in a very real sense it
also consists in creating sufficiently beautiful conditions within
our minds so that something from outside us may be invited in.
From the talk entitled Inviting the Enlightened Mind given by
Nov 26, 2020
Jayaratna shares his story of about a recent journey to track down his difficulties with the Sevenfold Puja, and what he learned about himself in the process.
Nov 23, 2020
Most of our life strategies are to avoid pain. We can ask ourselves - Do I want to be bound by suffering, or free from suffering? Aryajaya describes the movement towards the Three Jewels as a development of faith and effective Going for Refuge.
Nov 19, 2020
Here Sangharakshita explores the Four Reliances as he distinguishes the meaning of vijnana (Discriminating Consciousness) and jnana (Transcendental Awareness) and then further distinguishes prajna-paramita (Perfection of Wisdom) from jnana.
Launching his book entitled Wisdom Beyond Words, 1993.
Nov 16, 2020
Vajradevi introduces the idea of 'talking meditation', where we carry the thread of awareness through verbal communication. This extends beyond awareness of the speech precepts to being aware of the texture or tone of our own and others' voices, using a 'settled back' stance and giving priority to the thread of...