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Buddhism and Inequality

Sun, 8 Mar, 2020 - 00:00
What has Buddhism got to say about the growing levels of inequality in many societies? What would a society based on Buddhist values look like? This talk is Vajragupta's personal response to "The Spirit Level", by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, a book about inequality that made a big impact when it was first published in 2009. This talk was given at the Croydon Buddhist Centre in February 2020 as part of our Saturday Sangha morning series.
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Free Buddhist Audio

Buddhism and Inequality

Sun, 8 Mar, 2020 - 00:00
What has Buddhism got to say about the growing levels of inequality in many societies? What would a society based on Buddhist values look like? This talk is Vajragupta's personal response to "The Spirit Level", by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, a book about inequality that made a big impact when it was first published in 2009. This talk was given at the Croydon Buddhist Centre in February 2020 as part of our Saturday Sangha morning series.
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Free Buddhist Audio

The Transformative Power of Acceptance and Love

Sun, 21 Apr, 2019 - 00:00
In this strongly inspiring talk Shakyapada discusses her realisation that she is transgender. She leads us through her life focussing on her journey towards the Dharma. This talk was given at Croydon Buddhist Centre in April 2019 as part of our Saturday Sangha morning series.
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Free Buddhist Audio

The Transformative Power of Acceptance and Love

Sun, 21 Apr, 2019 - 00:00
In this strongly inspiring talk Shakyapada discusses her realisation that she is transgender. She leads us through her life focussing on her journey towards the Dharma. This talk was given at Croydon Buddhist Centre in April 2019 as part of our Saturday Sangha morning series.
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Free Buddhist Audio

Freedom From Polarization

Wed, 9 Jan, 2019 - 00:00
In this talk Padmavajra is introduced to the Croydon Sangha by Amarapuspa. Padmavajra explores the idea of freedom from polarization in an inspiring, wide ranging and very deeply Dharmic talk. He starts by remembering positive aspects of Croydon in the 1980's and then takes us on a journey through the vimokshas, the sangharavastus and the pratisamvids as we explore "a taste of freedom". This talk was given at the Croydon Buddhist Centre in January 2019 as part of our regular Saturday morning Sangha class.
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Free Buddhist Audio

Freedom From Polarization

Wed, 9 Jan, 2019 - 00:00
In this talk Padmavajra is introduced to the Croydon Sangha by Amarapuspa. Padmavajra explores the idea of freedom from polarization in an inspiring, wide ranging and very deeply Dharmic talk. He starts by remembering positive aspects of Croydon in the 1980's and then takes us on a journey through the vimokshas, the sangharavastus and the pratisamvids as we explore "a taste of freedom". This talk was given at the Croydon Buddhist Centre in January 2019 as part of our regular Saturday morning Sangha class.
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Free Buddhist Audio

Sunrise with Ibex

Sun, 28 Oct, 2018 - 00:00
In this talk Prajnanandi discusses her path towards ordination, focussing on the intertwined themes of friendship and communication. She evokes the magic of Akashavana and how it feels to be there, and takes a little diversion into how it feels to have Manjusri as a sadhana practice. This talk was given at the Croydon Buddhist Centre in October 2018 as part of the regular Saturday morning sangha class.
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Free Buddhist Audio

Sunrise with Ibex

Sun, 28 Oct, 2018 - 00:00
In this talk Prajnanandi discusses her path towards ordination, focussing on the intertwined themes of friendship and communication. She evokes the magic of Akashavana and how it feels to be there, and takes a little diversion into how it feels to have Manjusri as a sadhana practice. This talk was given at the Croydon Buddhist Centre in October 2018 as part of the regular Saturday morning sangha class.
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Free Buddhist Audio

The Green Buddha and the Green Man

Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 - 00:00
In this talk Sahajatara gives a wonderfully lively account of her spiritual Journey from Paganism towards Buddhism. She explores the interconnectedness of all beings using poetry and the four factors of Enlightenment. We reflect on emptiness using a rainbow model and hear how Sahajatara connected with Green Tara. We then rejoice in Green Tara using the sevenfold Puja. This talk was given at the Croydon Buddhist Centre in 2018 as part of our regular Saturday Morning Sangha class.
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Free Buddhist Audio

The Green Buddha and the Green Man

Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 - 00:00
In this talk Sahajatara gives a wonderfully lively account of her spiritual Journey from Paganism towards Buddhism. She explores the interconnectedness of all beings using poetry and the four factors of Enlightenment. We reflect on emptiness using a rainbow model and hear how Sahajatara connected with Green Tara. We then rejoice in Green Tara using the sevenfold Puja. This talk was given at the Croydon Buddhist Centre in 2018 as part of our regular Saturday Morning Sangha class.