An inspiring and practical talk to prepare for the new decade. Given on a big weekend retreat at Vajrasana with a great mix of levels of experience, so suitable for beginners and old hands. Provoked by Padmasambhava's advice to Queen Ngang Chung, which covers meditation, renunciation, lifestyle and emptiness. "As in an empty house the raindrops slowly gather..."
Akashamitra introduces a series of podcasts ('Budcasts') at the North London Buddhist Centre on the theme of the Eight Ways of the Noble Ones with a talk on vision. Why does it start the path? Have we already had path of vision experiences?
Danasamudra talks about the initial motivation for getting the women's oral history project going and what we aim to do.
Dharmaprabha offers her brief reflection on why she's personally involved and wishes to contribute to the project and collaborate with Danasamudra and Suryagupta.
In a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the mass conversion to Buddhism of Dr Ambedkar and thousands of his followers, Nagabodhi tells the story of Ambedkar and the role that Sangharakshita was to play in supporting the nascent Buddhist movement of ex-Untouchables.