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Entering the Mandala 

A very interesting introduction to the mandala here from Garava - the idea, the myth, the image, the symbol, the experience. …

Garava 2001
02. Defining a mandala; mandala as a depiction of a perfected universe, a vision of enlightenment and transformation (4:13)
04. Beginning the journey and entering sacred space; shrine room as example of sacred space and mandala, safe and secure (5:02)
05. The first barrier - the wall of flames; the necessity of faith; transformative flame, purifying and purging ignorance (6:50)
07. The eight great cremation grounds; confronting and seeking out death; casting off ego; the necessity of resolve (7:44)
08. Choosing release or rebirth - seizing the chance for liberation; transformation through experience of death (5:50)
 
Death and Desire 

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

Padmavajra 2004
06. Confession of faults - powerful expressions of human situation; small-mindedness in the context of life and death; a reading of the confessional verses (2:46)
08. Padmavajra's father's death - in the realm of the dead; finding meaning in acknowledging death and meeting heart to heart; life too short to waste (2:36)
10. Two aspects of Bodhichitta; vision of emptiness as key to spiritual alchemy - life itself as transformation (2:53)
 
The Launching of the New Mitrata 

A delightful talk to mark the re-launch of 'Mitrata, a journal (now discontinued) which helped develop the systematic …

Sangharakshita 1983
01. Sangharakshita’s visit to India (1982) and literary activity (12:15)
06. The new Mitrata: the Noble Eightfold Path – Vision and Transformation (8:57)
 
Buddhism and the Language of Myth 

Buddhism is the most rational of religions. But it appeals no less to the heart than to the head, using the language of myth …

Sangharakshita 1966
04. Vision and transformation (3:24)
05. Myth and legend (6:13)
11. Jungian and Christian correspondences (8:52)
 
Samadhi, the Higher Consciousness: Right Meditation 

As the culmination of the Eightfold Path to Nirvana, Samadhi here is not just meditation, but establishment in Enlightenment. …

Sangharakshita 1968
09. Vision and Transformation – Conclusion (5:04)
 
The Transcendental Eightfold Path 

Sangharakshita turns his attention to the distinction between the mundane Eightfold Path and the transcendental Eightfold …

Sangharakshita 1994
05. Topsy-turvy views and Perfect Vision; the two Eightfold Paths (8:30)
06. The steps of the Path of Vision and Transformation (8:22)
 
Poetry and Devotion in Buddhism: the Sevenfold Puja 

The central problem of spiritual life is the mobilisation of our emotional energies, so that what we know can be put into …

Sangharakshita 1967
01. The paths of vision and transformation (8:39)
 
Religion Without God, Part 4 - Magic For the Modern World 

The final talk in 'Religion without God', a four-part series looking at how you can have a full spiritual life as …

Candradasa 2012
05. Padmavajra's Alchemy of Love; Shantideva and the Bodhicaryavatara; exchange of self and other; the Philosopher's Stone; quickilver (mercury); the Bodhicitta (Bodhichitta) (5:01)
07. Vajrayana - Diamond Thunderbolt Way; Tibetan Buddhism; Alexandra David-Neel; magic rites transformed; pacification and destruction (3:43)
08. Rite of fascination - the beautiful and charming the hearts of all beings; rite of prospering - King Midas (2:49)
10. Back to St Augustine; Neoplatonism and Renaissance Neoplatonists; Marsilio Ficino and Pico della Mirandola (3:43)
12. Nature versus Reality; Pagan Mysteries in the Renaissance by Edgar Wind; magic as ethical process; technology as akin to magic - iPads and Asimov (7:11)
13. Being interested in what is the case; a practical path not an abstraction; meditation and mindfulness as the basis for seeing; a guided practice on letting go (5:55)
14. Vessantara's long retreat - projects and the self; a shot at radical magical transformation; a danger; the importance of kindness to insight; magic spells; the Buddha under the tree; the vision of lotuses, metta, compassion (anukampa); completed by love (8:05)
 
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