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Tantra For the Modern World

by Satyajyoti (2019)

Satyajyoti introduces the tantra: Buddhism to set life aflame through deep personal transformation of our direct experience. Out with abstractions and theory, it's time to act 'as if your turban was on fire!' In the words of Sangharakshita, 'making Buddhism respectable is the last thing we should do'.

In her introductory talk, Satyajyoti outlines five key principles of Tantric Buddhism and explains the tantric equivalents of the three Buddhist refuges, the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

The new sangha night theme explores the scary, exhilarating, radical and challenging nature of the true Dharma. Over the course of coming talks we will be forging a Western tantra, translating Vajrayana teachings into 21st Century cutting edge practices.

Questions for reflection and discussion:
How could you intensify your practice, making it more direct and emotionally charged?
Is there a situation this week when it could help to 'act as if you're Enlightened'?

Recorded at Sheffield Buddhist Centre on 15.10.19