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Title Speaker Year
What is the Sangha? 

Here's a wee jewel from San Francisco - an introduction to the idea of spiritual community in Buddhism. Suvarnaprabha …

Suvarnaprabha 2007
02. Origins; three levels of sangha - arya, bhikkhu, maha; Sangharakshita on Sangha; a neglected jewel in the West - cultural difference (4:29)
03. 'Faith' type (follower) and 'Doctrine' type (follower); being free; Sangharakshita and sangha; balance between ideals and experience (4:55)
 
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)
 
Energy At Its Most Abundant 

Here's a previously unreleased talk by Parami on 'virya' - 'energy in pursuit of the good'. It was given …

Parami 2002
01. Old and new Order members; not liking Sangharakshita's (Bhante's) poetry; reading poems in the USA (4:37)
02. 'The Song of the Windhorse' - a poem by Sangharakshita (3:09)
06. Sangharakshita on co-ops and right livelihood; the history of these in the FWBO; keeping that energy alive (3:48)
08. Padmasambhava at work; ordaining someone - a channel to the transcendental; Parami's personal link with Sangharakshita; birth story of Padmasambhava; taking Buddhism to Tibet - the marriage of cognition, feeling and emotion; finding magic and ritual (7:40)
09. Ratnsambhava - abundance; the thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara - will at its highest; Bodhisattva work; founding the Order - reading from Sangharakshita (7:00)
 
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)
 
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