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Title Speaker Year
The Diamond Sutra 

This is a gem of a talk from Abhaya. With his customary dry wit and sharp eye he leads us on the crazy paving path through …

Abhaya 2003
05. Hooked by the sutra; 'Clouded Dragon' by Sangharakshita - the 'central silence'; text as zen master; text as Vajrapani (3:34)
 
Shinran and Kabat-Zinn 

This wonderful talk by Ratnaguna looks at the Pureland tradition of Shinran, comparing some of his approaches to the contemporary …

Ratnaguna 2005
07. 'Hakurai' - 'the calculating, determining, manipulating mind' - and self-power; Shan Tao - 'good acts mixed with poison'; why self-power doesn't work; Amitabha's hakurai; self-power as doubt; Sangharakshita's 'Life is King' - entrusting to life (5:32)
 
We Have a Huge Barrel of Wine But No Cups 

More poetry, more Rumi, more listening joy from Vajradarshini. And what a title! In fact, this is another splendid journey …

Vajradarshini 2005
06. Sangharakshita on literalism and craving; effective Going for Refuge and giving up limited ideas; the antidote to beauty (2:53)
07. ii. Utilitarianism; Sangharakshita's idea of the Greater Mandala of Uselessness; literal takes on aesthetics; breaking the cups (4:47)
 
Building an Ethical Underworld - Lessons from the Mafia 

And the award for best title of 2007 goes to: 'Building an Ethical Underworld - Lessons from the Mafia'... Ever wanted …

Khemasuri 2007
01. 'Evolution or extinction' by Sangharakshita (1971) - this talk as a response; the Buddha's basic teaching and experience; conceptual constructions of a specific time and culture - 'pratitya samutpada' ('dependent arising') and 'general systems theory' (3:22)
 
Amitabha 

This is the fourth talk in a six-part series on the figures on the Wheel of Life. Saddhaloka introduces us to Amitabha, the …

Saddhaloka 1997
05. Amitabha - Infinite Light, Amitayus - Infinite Life; the west - sunset; Sangharakshita's vision; Amitabha's mudra (gesture) of meditation; the lotus (10:01)
 
Introducing the Great Love 

This is the first in a five part series by Padmavajra on all aspects of the Metta Bhavana practice and 'The Great Love' …

Padmavajra 2004
01. The Great Love - Maha Maitri; Sangharakshita's teaching of the metta bhavana being revolutionary; importance of metta bhavana (3:56)
10. Quote from Sangharakshita on love and emptiness - love as a force affecting a miraculous transformation; quote from Rumi on love; seed of self-transcendence in friendly feeling (3:21)
 
Buddhism and the Natural World: Deep Ecology, Deep Dharma 

A sensitive and thoughtful talk by Kamalashila on the connections he feels deeply between Buddhist practice and the environmental …

Kamalashila 2005
09. Sangharakshita's book review on 'DH Lawrence and the Spiritual Community' - four principles of spiritual community; sexual relationships and community living (7:17)
 
Mahasattva Fu Expounds the Scripture 

This is the fifth in an excellent 8-talk sequence by Padmavajra on Zen Buddhism. The series is full of colourful stories …

Padmavajra 2004
01. A first sesshin; Sangharakshita and Zen; Mr. Chen (7:18)
 
The Diamond Sutra - Taking Mind to its Limits: Talk 7 

This is the seventh in a sparkling, wide-ranging, thoroughly comprehensive ten talk series by Padmavajra on 'The Diamond …

Padmavajra 2005
03. Diamond Sutra logic; giving the Dharma - a quote from Sangharakshita, Wisdom Beoynd Words; the Bodhisattva as Dharma teacher (8:19)
 
Mindfulness as Sadhana 

In this talk, Viveka explores the many, diverse faces of mindfulness practice - breaking down the ideological barriers that …

Viveka 2005
03. Ordination; recollection - quote by Sangharakshita; samprajana - mindfulness of purpose; in western China, eastern Tibet - reminders of compassion; beware of stagnation (4:55)
04. A shared circle of engagement; exploring common values; Sangharakshita on the 'self'; a richness of selves (5:47)
08. The tip of the iceberg; investment in the superficial; Sangharakshita on the non-rational; fear, the mind and the European colonial worldview (4:43)
 
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