These talks have all been given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre and uploaded to the Free Buddhist Audio website.

Uploaded: 1st Jul 2017

The last of three talks on shraddha, or faith, given by Saddharaja at Padmaloka as part of the 2017 Summer retreat 'Gateways to Enlightenment'. Saddharaja concludes the series by giving 15 different things we can do to deepen our faith.

Uploaded: 1st Jul 2017

The second of three talks on shraddha, or faith, given by Saddharaja at Padmaloka as part of the 2017 Summer retreat 'Gateways to Enlightenment'. Saddharaja continues his exploration of the theme by looking at doubt, and then the traditional 3 dimensions of shraddha: emotional, cognitive and volitional.

Uploaded: 26th Jun 2017

The first of three talks on shraddha, or faith, given by Saddharaja at Padmaloka as part of the 2017 Summer retreat 'Gateways to Enlightenment'. The talk serves as a clear, rich and engrossing introduction to what faith means in Buddhism.

Uploaded: 27th May 2017

Rijumitra gives a personal perspective on Insight and Spiritual Rebirth in which he looks amongst other things, at the difference between insight experiences and what might be described as “seeing and knowing”. This talk was given during the men's Area Order Weekend held at Padmaloka in May 2017.

Uploaded: 11th May 2017

In this short talk given on the mixed Sub35 day event held at Padmaloka, Viryanaga recounts the myth of the Buddha's Victory over Mara, drawing out the experiential aspects of the Buddha's Enlightenment. He moves on to evoke what the Buddha might have felt during the weeks following that experience, both in his appreciation of the Bodhi Tree and his reverence of the Dharma.

Uploaded: 18th Apr 2017

The Anapanasati meditation practice and Four Foundations of Mindfulness are woven into a system of practice which when developed and cultivated is of great fruit and great benefit. Based on the Buddha's principal discourse on the subject found in the Anapanasati sutta of the Pali Canon, we explore our human experience rooted in the six senses; from the perspective of body, feeling and mind in the context of mindfulness with breathing. This series of talks was given by Guhyavajra during the 2017 Anapanasati meditation retreat at Padmaloka.

Uploaded: 5th Apr 2017

Padmavajra shares some of his early sources of inspiration around the Bodhicitta and Bodhisattva Ideal and then proceeds to give a concise yet integral summary of the 6 paramitas. This talk was given as part of the Bodhisattva Ideal retreat at Padmaloka in April 2017, which was centred around studying selected sections from Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation.

Uploaded: 2nd Apr 2017

Take responsibility Gather wisdom Make friends Make a world together Inspired, evocative and direct, Padmavajra gives these four precepts for aspiring Bodhisattvas living in the 21st century. This talk was given at Padmaloka during the first Great Gathering of 2017 and is the follow-up to Akuppa's excellent talk given the day before: http://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC3005

Uploaded: 28th Mar 2017

With his usual warmth, clarity and good humour, Prajnaketu explores the mental events of hatred and love. This is one of several talks given during the 2016 Mind in Harmony retreat at Padmaloka.

Uploaded: 27th Mar 2017

In this lucid talk Dharmadipa explores the mental events of faith and shame. This is one of several talks given during the 2016 Mind in Harmony retreat at Padmaloka.

Uploaded: 27th Mar 2017

In this practical, essential and inspiring talk, Satyaraja speaks about wisdom and ignorance. This is one of several talks given during the 2016 Mind in Harmony retreat at Padmaloka.

Uploaded: 27th Mar 2017

A short introductory talk by Dharmadipa about mind and mental events. This is the first of several talks given during the 2016 Mind in Harmony retreat at Padmaloka.

Uploaded: 26th Mar 2017

A talk about Shakyamuni Buddha given by Maitreyaraja during the 2016 'Cosmic Going for Refuge Tree' retreat at Padmaloka.

Uploaded: 26th Mar 2017

An imaginative yet practical talk about Vajrapani given by Sanghanistha during the 2016 'Cosmic Going for Refuge Tree' retreat at Padmaloka.

Uploaded: 24th Mar 2017

In this lucid, practical and inspired set of talks, Padmavajra expounds some of the core principles of the Dharma brought to light by Tibetan Masters Atisha and Geshe Drom through the text, 'Kadampa Precepts Collected from Here and There'. The talks were given at Padmaloka during the 'Essence of Voidness and Compassion Retreat' in March 2017. Unfortunately the fourth talk in the series was not recorded due to an equipment malfunction.

Uploaded: 20th Mar 2017

Akuppa imagines the ancient ideal of the Bodhisattva whisked into the world of modernity. What difference might it make to wholeheartedly dedicate one’s Dharma practice to the benefit of all those beings with whom we share our planet? Can a path of deepening inner bliss and liberation be reconciled with a vivid awareness of the state of the world? This talk was given at Padmaloka during the first Great Gathering of 2017.

Uploaded: 19th Mar 2017

A talk given by Padmavajra and Purna celebrating the 60th anniversary of the mass conversions to Buddhism in India led by Dr Ambedkar.

Uploaded: 19th Mar 2017

A short talk about the figure of Milarepa given at Padmaloka on the 'Cosmic Going for Refuge Tree' retreat in 2016.

Uploaded: 19th Mar 2017

Until we have attained a very high level of commitment, over the course of our Order life we will probably fall away from Going for Refuge. Effective commitment means that we are committed to recommitting ourselves when required. Purna's personal journey within the Order tells the sometimes painful process of learning the necessity of such re-commitment.

Uploaded: 6th Feb 2017

One of the talks given during the 2016 'Cosmic Going for Refuge Tree' retreat at Padmaloka. Aryabandhu speaks about Bhante and how we can form a connection with him.

Uploaded: 6th Feb 2017

A short talk about the figure of Mahakasapa given at Padmaloka on the 2016 'Cosmic Going for Refuge Tree' retreat.

Uploaded: 6th Feb 2017

One of the talks given at Padmaloka during the 2016 'Urgyen' retreat. The retreat was part of the celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the founding of Padmaloka, and aimed to explore the life and teachings of our founder Urgyen Sangharakshita.

Uploaded: 6th Feb 2017

This is last of four talks given by Guhyavajra during the 2016 Anapanasati retreat at Padmaloka. The Anapanasati meditation practice and Four Foundations of Mindfulness are woven into a system of practice which when developed and cultivated is of great fruit and great benefit. Based on the Buddha's principal discourse on the subject found in the Anapanasati sutta of the Pali Canon, we explore our human experience rooted in the six senses; from the perspective of body, feeling and mind in the context of mindfulness with breathing.

Uploaded: 6th Feb 2017

This is the third out of four talks given by Guhyavajra during the 2016 Anapanasati retreat at Padmaloka. The Anapanasati meditation practice and Four Foundations of Mindfulness are woven into a system of practice which when developed and cultivated is of great fruit and great benefit. Based on the Buddha's principal discourse on the subject found in the Anapanasati sutta of the Pali Canon, we explore our human experience rooted in the six senses; from the perspective of body, feeling and mind in the context of mindfulness with breathing.

Uploaded: 6th Feb 2017

This is the second out of four talks given by Guhyavajra during the 2016 Anapanasati retreat at Padmaloka. The Anapanasati meditation practice and Four Foundations of Mindfulness are woven into a system of practice which when developed and cultivated is of great fruit and great benefit. Based on the Buddha's principal discourse on the subject found in the Anapanasati sutta of the Pali Canon, we explore our human experience rooted in the six senses; from the perspective of body, feeling and mind in the context of mindfulness with breathing.

Uploaded: 6th Feb 2017

This is the first out of four talks given by Guhyavajra during the 2016 Anapanasati retreat at Padmaloka. The Anapanasati meditation practice and Four Foundations of Mindfulness are woven into a system of practice which when developed and cultivated is of great fruit and great benefit. Based on the Buddha's principal discourse on the subject found in the Anapanasati sutta of the Pali Canon, we explore our human experience rooted in the six senses; from the perspective of body, feeling and mind in the context of mindfulness with breathing.

Uploaded: 5th Feb 2017

A short talk about the figure of Mahakasapa given at Padmaloka on the 'Cosmic refuge tree' retreat in 2016.

Uploaded: 5th Feb 2017

One of the talks given at Padmaloka during the 2016 Urgyen retreat. Paraga shares his experience of Bhante and offers some reflections on how to connect with him, especially for those who have not been able to have the opportunity of face to face contact.

Uploaded: 5th Feb 2017

This is the last of four talks that were given by Satyaraja during the Padmaloka 2016 winter retreat, 'Brahmaviharas and the Awakening of the Bodhi Mind'. Concise and essential, Satyaraja draws out practical and profound aspects of the four Brahmaviharas, considering them as both meditation practices and as realms that we can occupy.

Uploaded: 5th Feb 2017

This is the third out of four talks that were given by Satyaraja during the Padmaloka 2016 winter retreat, 'Brahmaviharas and the Awakening of the Bodhi Mind'. Concise and essential, Satyaraja draws out practical and profound aspects of the four Brahmaviharas, considering them as both meditation practices and as realms that we can occupy.