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Title Speaker Year
Anapanasati - Contemplation of Dhammas 

This is last of four talks given by Guhyavajra during the 2016 Anapanasati retreat at Padmaloka. The Anapanasati meditation …

Guhyavajra 2016
Anapanasati Retreat - Padmaloka 2017 

The Anapanasati meditation practice and Four Foundations of Mindfulness are woven into a system of practice which when developed …

Guhyavajra 2017
A Guide to the Dhyanas 

In this talk Amaraghosha discusses how the dhyanas have been part of meditation practice from the time of the Buddha, …

Amaraghosha 2017
Fear and Dread 

Using the Bhayabherava Sutta of the Pali Canon, Bodhilila explores how the Buddha

Bodhilila 2017
'Just Say the Nembutsu and Be Saved by Amida': Pure Land From the Buddha to Shinran 

First talk from 'True Entrusting: Shinran, the Buddha and Bhante' Taraloka retreat. Is faith a …

Maitrisiddhi 2021
01. 'Just Say the Nembutsu and Be Saved by Amida': Pure Land From the Buddha to Shinran (51:42)
Incidents from the Pali Canon (series) 

Although delivered only to members of the Western Buddhist Order at the time, 'Incidents from the Pali

Anapanasati (series) 

A series of four talks given by Guhyavajra during the 2016 Anapanasati retreat at Padmaloka. The Anapanasati meditation …

Imagining Gautama 

The second in a major new series of talks by Vishvapani to mark the launch of his new book: 'Gautama Buddha: …

Vishvapani 2011
02. Vishvapani’s own connection to the Buddha; his family story from Nazi Germany – Jewish refugees in Shanghai; a little statue of the Buddha; distinguishing the foreground from elaboration (3:00)
03. Different versions of the Buddha; exhibition of Chinese cave carvings in Cardiff; what is won and lost by separating out manifestations of the Buddha; Socrates as a contemporary – can we find out someone’s personality from texts we have about them? (3:09)
04. Separating legend from history; religious studies and lessons on the Four Sights, not found in the suttas; the Buddha Vipassi in the Mahapadana Sutta, the development of a legendary story; details in the Buddha legend missing from the Pali Canon (4:04)
06. Getting at truth, powerful emotions in the suttas; reading from The Attadanda Sutta (‘Taking Arms’); the thorn in one’s heart as the root of conflict in society; Four Noble Truths and need for fundamental change; the Buddha generalising from experience (5:16)
07. Commentaries on the sutta, a war over water; two questions; distinguishing characteristics of the Buddha and his society; in praise of Pali-English Dictionary of Proper Names; a coherent personality and set of teachings about the nature of existence (4:59)
08. Taking the texts at face value and tellng the Buddha’s story; no previous full biographies; an interpretation of the Buddha; Harold Bloom on Jesus and Yahweh; impossible to be neutral in relation to the someone who proposes an end to suffering (3:26)
09. An act of imagination constrained by the evidence – wanting to really see the Buddha and his society; finding an image of the Buddha that isn’t perfect; looking for the learning Buddha; the Buddha gets feedback from Dhammadinna (4:34)
10. The Buddha learns how to teach laypeople; how the teaching is framed against the backdrop of contemporary views; navigating the world of politics – some verses for fat King Pasenadi of Kosala; expectations of holy men regarding the spirit world (4:56)
11. All history and biography must be imagined; how to write about someone beyond ordinary experience; contemplating the Buddha, understanding the nature of your “fathom-long” body (1:49)
12. Reading from ‘Gautama Buddha’, teaching Bahiya of the Bark Garment about the way to the end of suffering; a picture of the streets of Kosala and a portrait of Gautama; an embodied shift in consciousness (6:30)
13. Question 1 – Was the Pali Canon written at the time of the Buddha? Ananda and the memorization of the teachings; not worrying too much about ‘problems’ around the texts – a coherent body of teaching (2:54)
14. Question 2 – Evidential, empirical and imaginative approaches to the Buddha and his teaching; the imagination disciplined by the evidence (3:30)
15. Question 3 – How has adopting an experiential approach affected Vishvapani’s own practice and interaction with others? Feeling as if he knows the Buddha as a good friend; comparison to spending time with a more experienced teacher, Sangharakshita (2:06)
17. Question 5 - The Buddha’s humour (verses from the Dhammapada in a whiny voice); tone of voice; the Buddha on food and over-eating; the dung beetle; not many jokes in the Pali Canon (2:41)
The Diamond Sutra - Taking Mind to its Limits: Talk 4 

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

Padmavajra 2005
02. The possession of marks (lakshana sampad); Vedic myth - the cosmic man; the wheel-turning monarch; the Buddha's humanity (4:56)
03. The Buddha and his marks in the Pali Canon (2:44)
04. The Buddha's marks in the Mahayana; the Merit Body of the Buddha; other bodies (3:42)
05. How do we view and resonate with the ideal of Enlightenment? The person of the Buddha - personhood (3:12)
06. The effect of the Protestant Reformation on images; images of the Buddha; significant images (5:19)
08. Looking deeply into the form of the Buddha; Ruskin on Apollo; entrances to the inconceivable (4:47)
Searching for the Buddha: Launch of Gautama Buddha 

The first in a major new series of talks by Vishvapani to mark the launch of his new book: Gautama Buddha: …

Vishvapani 2011
02. A biography of a figure of world historical importance, Gautama Buddha, the founder of one of the great religious cultures of the world; different aspects of the Buddha – timeless forms, legends (6:46)
03. The act of engaging with the historical Buddha is an act of imagination; the Buddha’s physical appearance and his presence; the Buddha’s relationship with the natural world (2:56)
04. How do we relate to the natural world in our culture? Seeing is as idealized, tamed, controlled, spoiled by us; importance of seeing the Buddha in his own historical and cultural context (2:08)
05. The environment in which the Buddha grew up; agriculture and the Trade Roads; the Buddha as a sramana (religious wanderer) (3:11)
06. The Discourse On Fear and Dread – dialogue with Janussoni; four great forests dominating northern India; landscape of the Buddha’s time; dangers in the jungle; shrines to guard humans from spirits of the wilderness; the Buddha’s own story of practice (5:09)
07. The Buddha notices fear and decides to confront it directly; opening awareness to experience; the key to Enlightenment as facing one’s fears and own mind; a suggestion about the figure of Mara; the difference between the Buddha and a shaman (5:05)
08. Glimpses of the Buddha on his own in his self-mastery; taming spirits and opening up a new relationship with nature; the hidden treasures and poetry of the Pali Canon (2:01)
09. The Theragatha, the Buddha’s enlightened disciples recall their experiences; uncovering the roots of terror and changing our relationship with nature; something missing from the Mahayana; lessons for us in returning the Buddha to his own time and place (5:11)
10. Conclusion and a reading from the book – the Buddha moving towards Enlightenment (3:33)
12. Question 2 – Reconsidering the Pali Canon; T. S. Eliot on Ben Jonson; finding the right translators (2:38)
15. Question 5 – Quotes in a text; writing with lots of sources; making the Pali Canon more accessible, bringing the Buddha to life (5:35)
16. Question 6 – The legendary aspects of the Buddha’s story; the Buddha facing West – the mythic narrative (3:28)
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