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The Mindfulness of Breathing and Balanced Effort

Sat, 13 Jan, 2024 - 00:00
Satyaraja offers some reflections on the mindfulness of breathing and balanced effort. This input was given before a meditation session on the 2023 winter retreat at Padmaloka.
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Imagination and Metta Bhavana

Sat, 13 Jan, 2024 - 00:00
Satyaraja explores ways to practice the Metta Bhavana through engaging and developing the imagination. This input was given before a meditation session on the 2023 Winter Retreat at Padmaloka.
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Introduction to the White Lotus Sutra

Sat, 13 Jan, 2024 - 00:00
This is an introductory talk on the White Lotus Sutra, given at the start of the Padmaloka Winter Retreat. Vidyadaka gives us a rough outline of the sutra, starting with the word of the Buddha. In the second half there is an exploration of the Introductory Chapter of the sutra, setting the scene for what is to follow.
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Searching the Heart

Sat, 13 Jan, 2024 - 00:00
In this short talk given before a meditation session on the 2023 winter retreat at Padmaloka, Satyaraja offers ways we can work with our minds, search our hearts and open up to our experience.
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Guided Bodhicitta Meditation

Sat, 13 Jan, 2024 - 00:00
Satyaraja leads through the Bodhicitta practice on the 2023 winter retreat at Padmaloka. He begins by reading Nagarjuna's reflections on the Bodhicitta.
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An Introduction to the Bodhicitta Practice

Sat, 13 Jan, 2024 - 00:00
Satyaraja introduces the Bodhicitta practice on the 2023 winter retreat at Padmaloka.
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Learning to “Just Do It” with Milarepa

Mon, 25 Dec, 2023 - 00:00
In this short talk given on a young men's weekend retreat at Padmaloka, Matty explores how Milarepa has been a source of inspiration for how to make steady and sustainable effort in his dharma life.
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The Life and Teaching of Milarepa

Mon, 25 Dec, 2023 - 00:00
Milarepa is a well known yogi and poet who lived in 11th Century Tibet. In this talk, given on a young men's weekend at Padmaloka, Manjuvajra outlines and explores the main events of Milarepa’s life, and touches on several of the important characteristics of his teaching – poetry, renunciation, spiritual friendship and mahamudra meditation.
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Intro to Know Your Mind

Sun, 26 Nov, 2023 - 00:00
In this introductory talk to a Know Your Mind retreat at Padmaloka, Vidyadaka gives a potted history of the material followed by a brief look at the omni-present and object determining mental events.
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Vimalakirti the Activity

Sat, 21 Oct, 2023 - 00:00
The Buddha and the Dharma manifest activity in the world through individuals in the Sangha; but for this to be the case for us we need to free ourselves from dualism. Through the discussion between Manjusri and Vimalakirti we are taken beyond concepts into profound silence. Out of this we hear of the activity of Bhante in Nagpur in 1956. The fourth and final talk in the series given by Vidyadaka at Padmaloka on the Open Retreat.