To get the best out of this website, please read on...
We have set your language based on your browser language settings or location. To change language use the flag above.
We'd like you to have the best possible experience of our new site, and we notice you're using an older browser that isn't compatible with some of the latest developments on the internet.
We've designed things so Free Buddhist Audio will continue to work for you, but we invite you to a better experience of the web now and in future if you have a few minutes to upgrade...
Install (or update from an older version) a future-friendly browser:
There is no transcript for this talk. Help us make one!
A jewelled casket of a talk by Vajradarshini, with poetic accompaniment. Rumi meets Tsongkhapa in the Tavern of Ruin, and Dogen, Milarepa and Nagarjuna join them to talk about 'self' and 'world'. Joanna Macy turns up too — then many voices, mixed and mingled, explore the experience of being part of an Order and following the Buddha's way. Quite splendid stuff.
Talk given at the Western Buddhist Order Women's Convention, 2005
|1.||Padmasuri - introduction (5:17)|
|2.||Introducing Nagarjuna and Rumi (4:41)|
|3.||Rumi on mystical intoxication; Tsongkhapa reading Nagarjuna (4:59)|
|4.||Clinging to selfhood; quote from Dogen; insubstantiality and interconnectedness; creating a dualistic perspective (5:38)|
|5.||Reality and intuition; Rumi and the tavern of ruin; creating our world through perception (12:07)|
|6.||Rumi and the metaphor of cooking - discipline; developing awareness; wabi-sabi - seeing the beauty in impermanence and ordinariness (6:48)|
|7.||Milarepa and Rechungpa; relative and absolute truth - a middle way (5:38)|
|8.||A personal experience of seeing emptiness; the continual arising and dissolving of forms (3:58)|
Total running time: 49:06