This is the eighth in a sparkling, wide-ranging, thoroughly comprehensive ten talk series by Padmavajra on 'The Diamond Sutra'. The sutra asks more and more of us the deeper we look; it encourages us to see our world differently. The whole universe passes before our eyes - where will we abide?
Talks given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2004
This talk is part of the series The Diamond Sutra - Taking Mind to its Limits.
|1.||The first ending of the sutra; the path of emptiness and interconnectedness (4:45)|
|2.||Chapter 10 - the Buddha as Bodhisattva in previous lives, Jataka tales; St Jehosaphat (4:54)|
|3.||The cosmic origins of Jataka - the Buddha Dipankara; the story of Sumeda (5:30)|
|4.||The story in the sutra; transmission, blessing and initiation (5:46)|
|5.||Reflections on an ordination - appreciation rather than appropriation (3:33)|
|6.||The creation of Buddhafields; Dharmakara and Sukhavati - surrendering to the vow (4:53)|
|7.||The Buddha's seeing in Enlightenment; vision into actuality - spiritual community (4:01)|
|8.||Purelands in Mahayana Buddhism; the impermanence of what we care for - sitting loose; Padmaloka - the Realm of the Lotus; the Pureland wherever you are; Rumi in Bombay (6:12)|
|9.||Unsupported mind, unsupported heart; the Bodhisattva abides nowhere; the vast body of the Bodhisattva mind; meditating on Vajrasattva (8:39)|
|10.||Chapter 11 - demonstration and illumination of the sutra; the Buddha Mind - Dharmakaya; creating shrines and sacred places (3:18)|
|11.||Subhuti's tears - true perception; Sangharakshita on the sublime (3:05)|
Total running time: 54:36