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New talks this year from Padmaloka

By TomCono on Tue, 24 Jul, 2018 - 12:40

New talks this year from Padmaloka

By TomCono on Tue, 24 Jul, 2018 - 12:40

Ratnaguna, Padmavajra and Subhuti gave new series of talks in 2018

Men’s Open Retreat: “For Heroic Spirits intended”

Ratnaguna gave a series of powerful talks on this retreat in which he explored themes from the Ratnaguna Samcayagatha.

Śraddhāpa also gave a talk about translating the text from Sanskrit into English, a new translation of the text by Śraddhāpa was used on the retreat.

Find them here: https://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/series/details?ser=X138

Milarepa: Devotion, Lineage and Discipleship

In May we held our annual five day retreat, this time on the theme...

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Dharmabyte: Tethered to Fiction

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Jul, 2018 - 12:24

This FBA Dharmabyte podcast is called ‘Tethered to Fiction’ by Arthabandhu.

Spiritual death does not only mean esoteric meditation practices, it means confronting the vagaries and difficulties of life with honesty and courage and seeing what we can learn from them. By opening up to new experiences life becomes more vivid and enjoyable - if we can just face the fear.

From the talk, ‘The Sea As Spiritual Death’, given at...

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FBA Podcast: The Motive

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 21 Jul, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Podcast is a talk by Padmavajra entitled ‘The Motive’. This is the first talk in an eight part series by Padmavajra exploring a great classic of Tibetan Buddhism – Gampopa’s ‘Jewel Ornament of Liberation’.

The work, inspired by devotion to Manjusri, is one of the key texts in the development of the Tibetan Lam Rim teachings. And Gampopa, being one of the two principle disciples of the yogi Milarepa, presents both the monastic...

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Dharmabyte: The Seed of the Thus Gone

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 17 Jul, 2018 - 14:54

Enlightenment must be within our reach! This FBA Dharmabyte, is called ‘The Seed of the Thus Gone’, an excerpt from the talk simply titled The Motive by Padmavajra.

This is the first talk in an eight part series by Padmavajra exploring a great classic of Tibetan Buddhism – Gampopa’s ‘Jewel Ornament of Liberation’. The work, inspired by devotion to Manjusri, is one of the key texts in the development of the Tibetan Lam Rim teachings. And Gampopa,...

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FBA Podcast: Actualizing the 1000 Armed Avalokiteshvara

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 14 Jul, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Podcast is a talk by Mahamati entitled ‘Actualizing the 1000 Armed Avalokiteshvara’. The third of four talks given on the Padmaloka May National Order weekend, Mahamati talks on actualizing the myth of the Order- symbolised in the 1000 armed Avalokiteshvara.

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FBA Podcast: The Bodhicitta - A supra-personal spiritual force

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 30 Jun, 2018 - 14:54

This week’s FBA Podcast is a talk by Padmavajra entitled ‘The Bodhicitta - A supra-personal spiritual force’. This is the second in a series of five talks given on a Going for Refuge retreat at Padmaloka called Living From The Bodhicitta.

Padmavajra explores some aspects of Sangharakshita’s insights into the Bodhicitta, as well as how we might live a life devoted to living from the Bodhicitta.

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Dharmabyte: Perception (Samjna) - A Definition

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 5 Jun, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Perception (Samjna) - A Definition’, taken from the 6th talk in the parkling, wide-ranging, thoroughly comprehensive ten talk series series The Diamond Sutra - Taking Mind to its Limits by Padmavajra.

This extract contains a useful and considered introduction to the nature and workings of perception itself. With a special emphasis, too, on moving from a utilitarian attitude to other people towards a genuine sense of relationship founded on loving kindness.

Talks given...

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FBA Podcast: Anapanasati - Contemplation of Feelings

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 19 May, 2018 - 12:14

This FBA Podcast is called ‘Anapanasati - Contemplation of Feelings’ given by Guhyavajra during the 2016 Anapanasati retreat at Padmaloka.

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...

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Dharmabyte: The Sea As Spiritual Death

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 14 May, 2018 - 13:14

This Dharmabyte podcast, ‘The Sea As Spiritual Death’, is an excerpt from a talk of the same name by Arthabandhu who explores the image of the sea and the raft.  We hold onto our raft, but this brings suffering - can we let go, enter the sea and become spiritually reborn? This is the question Arthabandhu asks us.

Spiritual death does not only mean esoteric meditation practices, it means confronting the vagaries and difficulties of life with...

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FBA Podcast: Training in the Six Paramitas: Shila - The Essence of Ethics

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 21 Apr, 2018 - 15:04

This FBA Podcast is called ‘Training in the Six Paramitas: Shila - The Essence of Ethics’ by Padmavajra.

This is the fifth talk in a six-part series by Padmavajra exploring the Perfection of Wisdom and specifically the practice of the Six Perfections. The usual order of the practices is reversed, so here we turn to the key issue of “Ethics”.

Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2004 as part of the series ...

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