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Themes From The Bardo Thodol | Talk 2

Mon, 2 Jan, 2023 - 00:00
A practical exploration of some themes from the Bardo Thodol, or the Great Liberation through Hearing in the Intermediate State. The talk was given at Padmaloka in 2022 during the Winter Retreat.
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Themes From the Bardo Thodol | Talk 1

Mon, 2 Jan, 2023 - 00:00
The first of two talks exploring themes from the Bardo Thodol, or the Great Liberation through Hearing in the Intermediate State. The talk was given at Padmaloka in 2022 during the Winter Retreat.
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A Field of Blessings

Mon, 12 Dec, 2022 - 00:00
In this intimate and beautiful talk, we hear five speakers explore the theme of blessings in a personal and honest way. By reviewing various episode from their lives they invite us to get a fuller sense of what receiving blessings might look like for us in our everyday lives. The evening was hosted by Maitreyabandhu and Surata, Padmasagara, Vidyadaka and Nityabandhu shares aspects of the field of blessings of their lives. This was recorded during the Going for Refuge retreat in the autumn of 2022 at Padmaloka.
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To the Sangha For Refuge I Go

Fri, 2 Dec, 2022 - 00:00
During the Going for Refuge and Prostration Practice we find ourselves in the context of the ideal Sangha - but what is it and how do we deepen our connection with it? The talk explores the Sangha as an arena for practice and highlights the connections between the figures on the Refuge Tree with a focus on Anagarika Dharmapala. This talk was given during the Cosmic Refuge Tree retreat at Padmaloka in the autumn of 2022.
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To the Dharma For Refuge I Go

Fri, 2 Dec, 2022 - 00:00
What is our connection with the Dharma texts in the context of the Going for Refuge and Prostration Practice? With Dharma texts in general? And with books in general? Padmasagara shares his reflections on these three questions in this somewhat personal talk, making the case that far from being mere bundles of paper and ink, books - and Dharma books in particular - are portals through which we can enter other dimensions of consciousness and bring about the transformation of self and world. This talk was given during the Cosmic Refuge Tree retreat at Padmaloka in the autumn of 2022.
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To the Buddha For Refuge I Go

Fri, 2 Dec, 2022 - 00:00
Who is the Buddha Shakyamuni at the Centre of the Refuge Tree? Is it the historical Buddha Gautama from the Pali Canon, or the eternal Buddha from the White Lotus Sutra? The distinction between them isn't as clear as it seems and in the end the nature of the nature of the Buddha is mysterious and beyond our grasp. This talk was given during the Cosmic Refuge Tree retreat at Padmaloka in the autumn of 2022.
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The Lineage of Kalyana Mitrata | Talk 3

Sat, 12 Nov, 2022 - 00:00
During the Lineage of Kalyana Mitrata retreat at Padmaloka in 2021, Padmavajra gave a series of live-streamed talks for all men who’ve asked for ordination and Dharmacaris worldwide.
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The Lineage of Kalyana Mitrata | Talk 5

Sat, 12 Nov, 2022 - 00:00
During the Lineage of Kalyana Mitrata retreat at Padmaloka in 2021, Padmavajra gave a series of live-streamed talks for all men who’ve asked for ordination and Dharmacaris worldwide.
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The Lineage of Kalyana Mitrata | Talk 4

Sat, 12 Nov, 2022 - 00:00
During the Lineage of Kalyana Mitrata retreat at Padmaloka in 2021, Padmavajra gave a series of live-streamed talks for all men who’ve asked for ordination and Dharmacaris worldwide.
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Lineage of Kalyana Mitrata | Talk 3

Thu, 10 Nov, 2022 - 00:00
During the Lineage of Kalyana Mitrata retreat at Padmaloka in 2021, Padmavajra gave a series of live-streamed talks for all men who’ve asked for ordination and Dharmacaris worldwide.