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How do we relate to the Buddha? Sangharakshita has emphasised the importance of connecting with him as a historical figure. Through personal example and stories asks the question, do we even see the Buddha as a kind old man? Maybe that would be a...
How do we construct our world? Collective experiences impact on our personal views and experiences. Mahayana texts offer us the opportunity to interrupt our usual way of perceiving and thinking about the world. explores the extraordinary character,...
“The creative mind loves when there is no reason to love.” Sangharakshita gives the second talk in a series on Compassion for a Modern Word on a theme close to her heart. The Bodhisattva aim is to free all beings from suffering – what about...
Reflections Following a Three Year Retreat
Spiritual Death and Rebirth
Seeing the true nature of existence
Padmasambhava’s advice to Queen Ngang Chung
Up and Down, Round and Round...
Concise and essential, draws out practical and profound aspects of the four Brahmaviharas, considering them as both meditation practices and as realms that we can occupy. This is the second talk in a series of four talks on the topic of karuna,...
Moving Towards Bodhicitta
gives an introduction to the twelve links on the wheel of life, specifying how the spiral path emerges from the gap between feeling and craving. Talk given at , 2016.
The Wheel of Life - The Hub
Challenging Dharma For Challenging Times
Kalyana Mitrata In Early Buddhism and Today
introduces the theme of spiritual friendship or kalyana mitrata. What is spiritual friendship? How is it distinguished from ordinary friendship? How can we make friends? What is the difference between vertical and horizontal friendship? Using...