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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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Hatred and Love

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 28 Mar, 2017 - 00:00
With his usual warmth, clarity and good humour, Prajnaketu explores the mental events of hatred and love. This is one of several talks given during the 2016 Mind in Harmony retreat at Padmaloka.
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Faith and Shame

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 27 Mar, 2017 - 00:00
In this lucid talk Dharmadipa explores the mental events of faith and shame. This is one of several talks given during the 2016 Mind in Harmony retreat at Padmaloka.
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Wisdom and Ignorance

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 27 Mar, 2017 - 00:00
In this practical, essential and inspiring talk, Satyaraja speaks about wisdom and ignorance. This is one of several talks given during the 2016 Mind in Harmony retreat at Padmaloka.
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Mind

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 27 Mar, 2017 - 00:00
A short introductory talk by Dharmadipa about mind and mental events. This is the first of several talks given during the 2016 Mind in Harmony retreat at Padmaloka.
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