October 16th, 2014
In today’sFBA Dharmabyte we hear from Ratnaghosha from the Men’s Combined Convention in “Speaking About the Goal.” Words and descriptions cannot fully encapsulate transcendental experience. Inspired by verses from Milarepa’s final exhortation from “The Shepherd’s Search for Mind”, which provides a complete path, effortlessly combining devotion and meditation:
Without arrival, he reaches the place of Buddha;
Without seeing, he visions the dharmakaya;
Without effort, he does all things naturally.
This is an excerpt from the sixth talk given on the European Triratna Men’s Convention at Adhisthana on 19 August 2014, entitled “The Goal.”
October 13th, 2014
In today’sFBA Dharmabyte we hear from Maitreyabandhu from the Men’s Combined Convention in “Hearing the Cuckoo’s Cry.” Reading haiku, Maitreyabandhu brings us to reflect on our shared understanding of the goal of insight and enlightenment.
This is an excerpt from the second talk given on the European Triratna Men’s Convention at Adhisthana on 19 August 2014, entitled “Against Avoiding Pain.”
October 11th, 2014
This week’s FBA Podcast, is another brilliant talk from the European Combined Order Convention. In “Wow! Opening to Insight,” Viveka gives us much to reflect upon in our practice in a world that needs our presence. Are we ready to awaken to all sorts of astonishing things? What do you know from direct experience? What we see is pratitya-samutpada, which isn’t a view, but rather a description of how things are. In the lasagnas we see that all of our conditions are a proximate cause for insight arising – just be curious…and have a look!
We need to be more unconditionally loving as a community in order to support the arising of insight.