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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)
 
The Meaning of Parinirvana 

A lecture celebrating the anniversary of the Parinirvana or 'death' of the Buddha. It outlines six basic meditation …

Sangharakshita 1972
05. ii. Hate: the Metta Bhavana (1:48)
 
A Method of Personal Development 

In Buddhist practice, the traditional method of choice for effecting positive change in one's life is meditation. Here …

Sangharakshita 1976
09. The Metta Bhavana: the positive restructuring of consciousness (7:29)
 
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)
 
Meditation: the Expanding Consciousness 

A traditional exposition of Buddhist meditation looking at why we meditate; preparation for meditation; the five meditation …

Sangharakshita 1967
07. Mindfulness of breathing and Metta Bhavana (9:24)
 
Our Work as Teachers and Practitioners 

A rather splendid (even controversial in places!) talk by Kamalashila on meditation and meditation teaching in the contemporary …

Kamalashila 2005
06. Seven trainings in meditation - i. the spirit of practice ii.faith, confidence iii. mindfulness, awareness iv. reflection on the Dharma v. anapanasati (mindfulness of breathing) vi. metta bhavana (development of loving kindness) vii. just sitting (5:53)
07. Anapanasati; concerns over wilfulness in developmental (bhavana) meditation; dhyana-focus in teaching; positive new approaches (5:47)
08. Metta Bhavana; similar concerns with 'forced practice' (1:47)
 
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
06. What we can do individually and collectively; the revolutionary nature of the 'metta bhavana' meditation ('development of loving kindness'); actions and consequences again; taking risks; different ways of doing community; collective change is not comfo (4:50)
 
Dying to Live 

In this talk, Vidyamala gives a strong account of working with suffering and sorrow in life, and of transforming your experience …

Vidyamala 2003
11. Spiritual death in the different meditation practices - mindfulness of breathing, metta bhavana, the brahmaviharas, six element practice, visualisation sadhana (9:12)
 
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)
 
The Mindfulness of Breathing: Introduction and Guidance 

This is Kamalashila's essential guide to working in the 'Mindfulness of Breathing' meditation. This meditation …

Kamalashila 1995
01. Introduction to the tape - two meditations (see 'Metta Bhavana'); learning about your own mind; aspects of transformation (1:30)
 
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