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I Read the News Today, Oh Boy 

A talk on real practice in the sometimes painfully real world...

Padmakumara 2007
03. The Metta Bhavana meditation to avoid the news, distractions all around (2:18)
 
Guided Meditations 

A collection of 30 minute meditations

Padmapriya 2014
03. Metta Bhavana (29:50)
 
The Power of Love 

Padmavajra begins this talk with the chanting of The Karaniya Metta Sutta, in order to invoke 'the blessing …

Padmavajra 2013
 
Introducing the Great Love 

This is the first in a five part series by Padmavajra on all aspects of the Metta Bhavana

Padmavajra 2004
01. The Great Love - Maha Maitri; Sangharakshita's teaching of the metta bhavana being revolutionary; importance of metta bhavana (3:56)
03. Metta leading to insight; Karaniya Metta Sutta; liberation of the heart (1:48)
04. The honesty of the classic, five-stage metta bhavana; aim of the practice; imagination - artist of your mind; friendliness to all life (3:31)
06. Ideal of metta daunting; importance of bhavana - a tendency rather than a state; gentle and irresistable; starting point is friendly feelings; any positive emotion is extraodinarily important, what you concentrate on, that you become (4:48)
07. Breaking down the boundaries - metta like a surging river; need to acknowledge our feelings; honesty of response - non duality; maha maitri; the great love as an expression of emptiness (4:37)
 
Love Your Enemy 

This is the fourth in a five part series by Padmavajra on all aspects of the Metta Bhavana

Padmavajra 2004
02. Third stage of metta bhavana; the neutral person - there is always some response; our attitude to most people; nothing much to work with - importance of developing momentum; reflecting on sameness - looking deeper (5:19)
05. The fourth stage of metta bhavana - the really big challenge; on not disliking anyone - not being that aware; honest practice; little niggles or tiffs; anger or hatred are never justified; quote from the Dhammapada - "Hatred never ceases by hatred"." (5:00)
07. Parable of the saw and story about righteous indignation; betrayal is no justification - verses by Langri Thangpa; treating those who betray you as spiritual friends - Dalai Lama's response to Charman Mao; metta is robust (6:52)
 
To All Life Is Dear - Verses From The Dhammapada 2 

Returning like a favourite friend to the classic Dhammapada, Padmavajra gives another series of talks centred around groups …

Padmavajra 2012
 
Love and Desire 

This is the last in a great three-part series on 'The Alchemy of Love', Padmavajra's exploration of the transformative …

Padmavajra 2005
05. Bodhisattva path as context; relationships within the context of metta; nurturing of ordinary human emotions; hatred and craving (4:17)
08. Metta Bhavana; empathy or anukampa; transforming the stream of the mind by identifying with others; alleviating suffering through deeds; reading of verses on liberation; Dhardo Rimpoche as example (3:52)
10. Imagination as magical ability - exercising imagination; identifying ourselves with others in metta bhavana; moving towards egolessness; the need for patience and support in developing love - Sangha as a good basis and example (6:18)
 
Changing Hatred into Love - Dhammapada Verses 3 to 6 

The second talk in Padmavjara's wonderful series on the Dhammapada, the most popular of early Buddhist texts. All of …

Padmavajra 2007
07. Metta bhavana (loving kindness) - the most important meditation practice we can do (4:14)
 
In the Bleak Midwinter 

This is a gem of a talk, with a wintery theme.

Parami 2010
 
The Awakening Heart 

This is the first talk in the series of the same name. It touches on aspects of Sangharakshita's 'system of meditation', …

Parami 2006
06. Dukkha is not living in harmony with truth of conditioned existence; metta is the volitional response to interconnectedness (4:23)
07. Levels of compassion: situational response to suffering; metta bhavana and bodhicitta; unconditional compassion dissolves all separation (8:18)
 
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