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Avalokitesvara's Tears

by Viryadevi

"Tread softly because you tread on my dreams." In this talk, given at the 50th anniversary celebrations at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre in April 2018, Viryadevi gives her take on what is asked of us when we commit to creating a buddhaland - a collective spiritual life together. Drawing on two of the myths that have shaped the life and imagination of the Order - the 1,000 Armed Alalokitesvara and Chapter 1 of the Vimalakirti Nirdesa - she asks whether things going wrong, either on an individual or personal level, have a place in our collective imagination. She also suggests ways that our relationship to our founding bodhisattva, Sangharakshita, could become more mature.

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Avalokitesvara's Tears (57:53) 


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