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What is Enlightenment?

by Jinapriya (2003)

This is a quietly passionate talk by Jinapriya on the quicksilver nature of the Enlightenment experience - impossible to pin down, utterly transformative. His main theme within the frame of such a big question - 'What is Enlightenment?' - is the struggle to live our lives in the present moment, especially in the face of pain. We are met with a thoughtful series of reflections, stories and images that all look to open up the gates of perception, and prepare the heart for the biggest change imaginable and possible for all. In that sense, this is a truly optimistic talk.

N.B. There is one brief period of poor sound on this otherwise excellent recording.

Talk given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2003

Total running time: 0:58:49