The Vajrayana, or Tantric Buddhism, is a path of radical transformation that harnesses the energy in life’s deepest and strongest experiences. Falling in love is one such experience that can provide great masses of energy to power our spiritual development.
Vadanya reveals how in the Vajrayana we fall in love not with other people but with the person who we can become – with the ideal of the Enlightened mind. He talks about our attraction to beauty and the qualities of our future self that we are intuitively drawn to. Using the magical rite of fascination we can develop sraddha, respond to our longing and follow the call from beyond.
This sangha night theme explores the scary, exhilarating, radical and challenging nature of the true Dharma. Over the course of these talks we will be forging a Western tantra to bring the spirit of Vajrayana teachings into our here and now.
Questions for reflection and discussion:
What do you find beautiful?
What do you love about the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha?
Recorded at Sheffield Buddhist Centre on 3.12.19