Fri, 27 December 2013
In this week’s FBA Podcast we hear another take on a famous Bodhisattva: “Vajrasattva: Not About Purity” by Jnanavaca given on Vajrasattva Festival Day at London Buddhist Centre on June 2009.
Direct download: podcast204.mp3
Category:FBA Podcast -- posted at: 10:54pm EDT
Fri, 20 December 2013
In this week’s FBA Podcast “Vajrapani The Dharma Protector,” Vadanya introduces us to this Bodhisattva of Energy given as part of a series of talks on Stories and Symbols at Sheffield Buddhist Centre on 3rd July 2007.
Direct download: podcast203.mp3
Category:FBA Podcast -- posted at: 10:23pm EDT
Fri, 13 December 2013
The fires that can consume our old selves also release a new potential, the image of the phoenix evokes this transformation. In this week’s FBA Podcast “Amitabha and the Phoenix,” Vessantara explores Amitabha’s emphasis on meditation and his wisdom of discrimination. Amitabha is also associated with spiritual death. How do all these associations come together? One point of connection is the Bodhicitta. The reorientation of self and a letting go which allows for something vaster and more beautiful to inform our lives. In the first place, this might be expressed through being more empathic and compassionate to others.
Direct download: podcast202.mp3
Category:FBA Podcast -- posted at: 11:04pm EDT
Fri, 6 December 2013
This week’s FBA Podcast “Gazing at the Setting Sun – Amitabha and the Ordination Myth” is a previously unreleased talk by Dhammadinna looking at the process of joining the Triratna (Western) Buddhist Order in the sunset light of Amitabha, the red Buddha of the West.
Direct download: podcast201.mp3
Category:FBA Podcast -- posted at: 9:07pm EDT