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Shraddha - Part 3

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 1 Jul, 2017 - 00:00
The last of three talks on shraddha, or faith, given by Saddharaja at Padmaloka as part of the 2017 Summer retreat 'Gateways to Enlightenment'. Saddharaja concludes the series by giving 15 different things we can do to deepen our faith.
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Shraddha - Part 2

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 1 Jul, 2017 - 00:00
The second of three talks on shraddha, or faith, given by Saddharaja at Padmaloka as part of the 2017 Summer retreat 'Gateways to Enlightenment'. Saddharaja continues his exploration of the theme by looking at doubt, and then the traditional 3 dimensions of shraddha: emotional, cognitive and volitional.
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Shraddha - Part 1

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 26 Jun, 2017 - 00:00
The first of three talks on shraddha, or faith, given by Saddharaja at Padmaloka as part of the 2017 Summer retreat 'Gateways to Enlightenment'. The talk serves as a clear, rich and engrossing introduction to what faith means in Buddhism.
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Insight and Spiritual Rebirth, A Personal Perspective

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 27 May, 2017 - 00:00
Rijumitra gives a personal perspective on Insight and Spiritual Rebirth in which he looks amongst other things, at the difference between insight experiences and what might be described as “seeing and knowing”. This talk was given during the men's Area Order Weekend held at Padmaloka in May 2017.
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The Great Victory

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 11 May, 2017 - 00:00
In this short talk given on the mixed Sub35 day event held at Padmaloka, Viryanaga recounts the myth of the Buddha's Victory over Mara, drawing out the experiential aspects of the Buddha's Enlightenment. He moves on to evoke what the Buddha might have felt during the weeks following that experience, both in his appreciation of the Bodhi Tree and his reverence of the Dharma.
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Anapanasati Retreat - Padmaloka 2017

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 18 Apr, 2017 - 00:00
The Anapanasati meditation practice and Four Foundations of Mindfulness are woven into a system of practice which when developed and cultivated is of great fruit and great benefit. Based on the Buddha's principal discourse on the subject found in the Anapanasati sutta of the Pali Canon, we explore our human experience rooted in the six senses; from the perspective of body, feeling and mind in the context of mindfulness with breathing. This series of talks was given by Guhyavajra during the 2017 Anapanasati meditation retreat at Padmaloka.
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Question and Answer session with Aloka

Posted by Sanghanistha on Mon, 10 Apr, 2017 - 12:22

Question and Answer session with Aloka

Posted by Sanghanistha on Mon, 10 Apr, 2017 - 12:22

We’re very pleased to announce that as part of our 2017 Open Men’s Summer Retreat relaunch, Aloka has agreed to come and do a question and answer session on the retreat. Other highlights on this retreat will include talks by Saddharaja and optional yoga sessions with Dharmapriya.

To book your place: https://www.padmaloka.org.uk/retreats/2017/gateways-enlightenment

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Reflections On the Bodhicitta and 6 Paramitas

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 5 Apr, 2017 - 00:00
Padmavajra shares some of his early sources of inspiration around the Bodhicitta and Bodhisattva Ideal and then proceeds to give a concise yet integral summary of the 6 paramitas. This talk was given as part of the Bodhisattva Ideal retreat at Padmaloka in April 2017, which was centred around studying selected sections from Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation.
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Four Precepts For Aspiring 21st Century Bodhisattvas

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 2 Apr, 2017 - 00:00
Take responsibility Gather wisdom Make friends Make a world together Inspired, evocative and direct, Padmavajra gives these four precepts for aspiring Bodhisattvas living in the 21st century. This talk was given at Padmaloka during the first Great Gathering of 2017 and is the follow-up to Akuppa's excellent talk given the day before: http://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC3005
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Photos From Jyotipala's Public Re-Ordination at Padmaloka

Posted by Sanghanistha on Wed, 29 Mar, 2017 - 12:49

Photos From Jyotipala's Public Re-Ordination at Padmaloka

Posted by Sanghanistha on Wed, 29 Mar, 2017 - 12:49

Having been Ordained originally on the first ever long retreat held at Padmaloka in August 1976 by Sangharakshita, Jyotipala was publicly re-Ordained by Padmavajra yesterday here at Padmaloka.
The day started shrouded in mist, but as preparations got under way, the sun burst through, blessing us with it’s presence until the end.
Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate this joyous occasion,...

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