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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabytes: Wisdom Comes Through Silence

By Zac on Mon, 16 Jan, 2023 - 06:00

The final talk in Padmavajra’s wonderful series on the Dhammapada, the most popular of early Buddhist texts. All of the Buddha’s core teachings are here - held in heart and mind there’s more than enough in the Dhammapada to take us as far in our practice as we can imagine, and then on beyond…

From the talk Flowers - Dhammapada Verses 44 to 59, part of the series The Dhammapada - the Buddha’s...

Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

In Search of the Nature of Mind: With Maitreyabandhu and Padmavajra

By Centre Team on Wed, 7 Dec, 2022 - 09:58

In Search of the Nature of Mind: With Maitreyabandhu and Padmavajra

By Centre Team on Wed, 7 Dec, 2022 - 09:58

Premiere on Fri 9 Dec | On YouTube

IE & UK 19.00 | USA PST 11:00 | Mexico 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | Europe 20:00 CET | India 23:30 | Australia AEDT 04:00 (next day) | New Zealand NZDT 06:00

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In this final conversation for Nature of Mind, Maitreyabandhu is in conversation with Padmavajra.

Padmavajra talks about Milarepa and The Shepherd’s Search for Mind (from...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Ultimate Freedom

By Zac on Sat, 10 Sep, 2022 - 06:00

The Buddha said that just as the taste of the ocean has but one taste, the taste of salt, so the Buddha’s teaching has one taste, the taste of freedom. Liberation, freedom or emancipation are the essence of the Buddha’s vision. In this wide ranging talk Padmavajra explains the conditions necessary to secure this heart’s release.

This talk is part of the series ‘The Taste of Freedom’ Revisited given at ...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Perfecting Generosity, Ethics and Patience

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 25 Dec, 2021 - 06:00

Here Padmavajra explores 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 Lam Rim approach of Atisha and the Mahamudra meditation teachings of Milarepa himself.

This is the seventh talk in an eight part series entitled ...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Spiritual Death - Spiritual Rebirth

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 30 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

Padmavajra offers a deep set of reflections on these aspects of the Spiritual Path using Sangharakshita’s poem ‘Advent’; the contemplation of impermanence, death and our lack of any ‘self-lordship’; Lahiji’s vision of ‘the black light’; bewilderment; and the concept of becoming reborn in the Bodhisattva.

Talk given at Padmaloka Buddhist Centre, 2013, as part of a series of three talks entitled The Stages of the Path.

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West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Padmasambhava Festival: Into the Realm of Fierce Compassion (online)

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Thu, 2 Sep, 2021 - 14:03

Padmasambhava Festival: Into the Realm of Fierce Compassion (online)

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Thu, 2 Sep, 2021 - 14:03

Sunday 12 September, 10.30am - 4.30pm

Join us for a rich day of celebration and inspiration, as we explore the fierce compassion of Padmasambhava. With a talk, “A Messenger to Invoke the Guru’s Heart Stream” from Padmavajra.

Padmasambhava is an important figure in Buddhism. He is regarded in Tibet as a second Buddha. His fierce compassion and his many teachings inspire our practice of the Dharma and advise us how to lead a meaningful life. Padmasambhava shows us the way to transform energy so it flows freely...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Fearless Creativity

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 19 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

Bodhisattvas work tirelessly and heroically to create a Buddhafield for the benefit of all beings. Padmavajra explores the opening verses of the Dhammapada and their far reaching implications including how we create not only our own happiness or suffering through our actions, but also how we create worlds, worlds of suffering or worlds conducive to human growth and even freedom.

Talk given during the February Great Gathering weekend at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2020.

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Great Love as Emptiness

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 4 Feb, 2021 - 06:32

Here we have Padmavajra talking about the importance of bhavana in our metta practice –  the growing of friendly feelings, friendly responses, slowly, gently, like a garden. What you attend to, you become. It is vital that we engage with the practice honestly, starting where we actually are and gradually moving towards non-dual loving kindness, maha maitri, the Great Love that has dissolved the distinction between self and other.

From the talk entitled Introducing the Great Love...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 4: 'The More They Beat Us, The Louder We Sang – The Perfection of Patience' by Padmavajra

By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 29 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 4: 'The More They Beat Us, The Louder We Sang – The Perfection of Patience' by Padmavajra

By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 29 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

And today’s talk in our Twelve Days of FBA celebration is selected by Sadhayasihi, who wears many hats in the Dharmachakra team, contributing to both Free Buddhist Audio and The Buddhist Centre Online on social media, podcasts, and our live events and Home Retreats. 

Sadayasihi was deeply inspired by a talk by Padmavajra on Ksanti – Patience, from the Bodhicaryavatara Series, entitled ‘The More They Beat Us, The Louder We Sang – The Perfection of...

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