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Aug 29, 2022

Abandoning Our Wrong Ideas About the Path

More poetry, more Rumi, more listening joy from Vajradarshini. And what a title! In fact, this is another splendid journey around the idea of Enlightenment, using the languages of surrender and discipline from the Sufi context. It’s as heady as a sumptuous wine, but...

Aug 25, 2022

The Mystery of Spiritual Friendship

In the opening talk of the series, Padmasagara explores the profundity of the Buddha's statement that spiritual friendship is 'the whole of the spiritual life' or, in other words, the whole of the Going for Refuge. He emphasises the "guhya" (secret or hidden) nature of spiritual...

Aug 22, 2022

Trusting Love

Maitrisiddhi shows us the importance and value in holding the ideal of spiritual friendship alongside the reality of life in the Sangha. Our teacher Sangharakshita has said: "It is in friendship (maitri) that we may find the emotional equivalent of the intellectual understanding of the doctrine of ‘no...

Aug 18, 2022

Skillful Interactions with the World Around Us

Subhuti explores why working together in a team based on right livelihood is so important for transformation of the individual and the world. Excerpted from the talk The History Of and Value In Team-Based Right Livelihood given at Windhorse: Evolution,...

Aug 15, 2022

Sangha as a Spiritual Practice 

Saravantu talks about one of Triratna's emphases - a unified Order - by looking inwards. If we turn away from elements of our own character, we will find ourselves turning away from others. A unified Order needs us to be able to turn towards all aspects of ourselves. From the talk An...