This talk by Padmavajra is offered especially to men who have asked for ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. It was given in the shrine room on Monday April 13th 2020.
Padmmavajra gives a talk on how to Go for Refuge in times of adversity, even in a time of fear. Given the situation of the world today, with threat of sickness and great uncertainty, how do we practise as Buddhists? How do we continue to deepen our practice of loving kindness, of awareness?
It was Bhante who named Lesingham House Padmaloka, telling us that it was one of the names of Padmasambhava's Pure Land, so the Order weekend was devoted to the lineage of Sangharakshita.
Padmavajra talks about the Group, the Individual and the Spiritual community- going beyond conformity and individualism.
Emotional Transformation -- The Vision of Najm Kobra; metta, forgiveness, gratitude, reverence and the seven 'raga moods' of the Puja.
Vigilance, Mindfulness and Awareness -- The Buddha's Last Words and an exploration of Sangharakshita's Four Dimensions of Awareness
'Mindfulness for Order Members' – Exploring what aspect of mindfulness an order member needs to really focus on, especially outside meditation. Emphasising two aspects – mindfulness of Going for Refuge and mindfulness of others.
This the second of two talks about compassion on the Octobers Men's event at Padmaloka by Padmavajra.