Tue, 18 January 2011
“Great Compassion Penetrates into the Marrow of the Bones” – A stirring and penetrating talk by Dhammadinna around the image that a Bodhisattva’s compassion runs as deep as their very bones. Nagarjuna, Milarepa and others add their voices as Dhammadinna makes an emotionally resonant but clear-eyed attempt to lay out the ground of a practice that is moving towards the development of Bodhichitta. Why bother? she asks us, and shows how open-heartedness can respond realistically and well to suffering in our own lives and in the lives of others.
Talk given at the Western Buddhist Order Convention, 2009
Direct download: podcast50.mp3
Category:FBA Podcast -- posted at: 7:28pm EDT
Tue, 4 January 2011
In this talk, “Out of Compassion for the World”, Parami explores the theme of the Buddha’s compassionate action and how ultimately it came from beyond self, beyond other – it emerged from his realisation of ‘Emptiness’. The Buddha realised full well how hard it was going to be to communicate what he had discovered to other people – to us. He knew that the grip of greed, hatred and delusion is very strong. He could imagine how vexatious it might be to teach. Fortunately for us, he could also see our potential. And so out of compassion he taught.
Talk given at FWBO International Retreat at Taraloka, May 08
Direct download: podcast49.mp3
Category:FBA Podcast -- posted at: 11:51am EDT