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

Uploaded: 9th May 2016

'The Ground' - Lineages of Teachings, Practices and Institutions - a talk given at the Triratna Buddhist Order Men's UK & Ireland Area Order Weekend at Padmaloka, 8 May 2016. June 2016 is the fortieth anniversary of the founding of Padmaloka and to mark this, the Padmaloka chapter organised the Area OrderWeekend. It was Bhante who named Lesingham House Padmaloka, telling us that it was one of the names of Padmasambhava's Pure Land, so the Order weekend was devoted to the lineage of Sangharakshita. Some years ago Bhante spoke of his lineage as fourfold: a lineage of teachings, of practices, of inspiration and institutions.

Uploaded: 9th May 2016

A talk given at the Triratna Buddhist Order Men's UK & Ireland Area Order Weekend at Padmaloka, 7 May 2016.

 June 2016 is the fortieth anniversary of the founding of Padmaloka and to mark this, the Padmaloka chapter organised the Area Order​Weekend. It was Bhante who named Lesingham House Padmaloka, telling us that it was one of the names of Padmasambhava's Pure Land, so the Order weekend was devoted to the lineage of Sangharakshita. Some years ago Bhante spoke of his lineage as fourfold: a lineage of teachings, of practices, of inspiration and institutions.

Uploaded: 8th Nov 2015

Padmavajra talks at the Mens Event titled Beyond Isolation, Building the Buddha Land and describes how we practice the Dharma so as to create Love, respect and unity within our community and the wider world.

Uploaded: 8th Nov 2015

Padmavajra continues to explore themes from the Sutra of Golden Light showing how the Dharma is a social revolutionary force transforming peoples lives and society as a whole. Padmavajra makes reference to his own time in India including encounters with the caste system and the emerging Buddhist Movement initiated during the mass conversions in the 1950s.

Uploaded: 8th Nov 2015

Padmavajra explores themes from the Sutra of Golden Light, looking particularly at how we can transform our whole life and livelihood through serving the Golden light of the Dharma

Uploaded: 8th Nov 2015

Padmavajra explores themes from the Sutra of Golden Light relating particularly to his life experiences in India.

Uploaded: 2nd Aug 2015

In this talk, Alokadhara, starting by unpacking the quote For Heroic Spirit Intended, presents a wide ranging perspective on the spirit of buddhist practice supported by quotes from Sangharakshita, Subhuti and buddhist scriptures.

Uploaded: 1st Aug 2015

Second of a series of 3 talks given in July 2015 at Padmaloka on a 4 days Going for Refuge retreat on the theme The Sutra of Golden Light. Padmavajra, drawing from Sangharakshita series on the same theme, talks about confession.

Uploaded: 31st Jul 2015

Third of a series of 3 talks given in July 2015 at Padmaloka on a 4 days Going for Refuge retreat on the theme The Sutra of Golden Light. Padmavajra, drawing from Sangharakshita series on the same theme, talks about the four great kings.

Uploaded: 31st Jul 2015

Second of a series of 3 talks given in July 2015 at Padmaloka on a 4 days Going for Refuge retreat on the theme The Sutra of Golden Light. Padmavajra, drawing from Sangharakshita series on the same theme, talks about confession.

Uploaded: 29th Jul 2015

First of a series of 3 talks given in July 2015 at Padmaloka on a 4 days Going for Refuge retreat on the theme The Sutra of Golden Light. Padmavajra, drawing from Sangharakshita series on the same theme, talks about The Bodhisattva s dream.

Uploaded: 25th Jul 2015

In this last talk of a series of three, given during a 4 days seminar at Padmaloka in May 2015, Ratnaguna unfolds and explores some of the aspects of the Sutra on the visualisation of Buddha Amitayus.

Uploaded: 23rd Jun 2015

In this second talk of a series of three, given during a 4 days seminar at Padmaloka in May 2015, Ratnaguna unfolds and explores some of the aspects of the longer Sukhavativyuha sutra.

Uploaded: 30th May 2015

In this first talk of a series of three, given during a 4 days seminar at Padmaloka in May 2015, Ratnaguna unfolds and explores some of the aspects of the shorter Sukhavativyuha sutra.

Uploaded: 10th May 2015

Inspirations from The Vimalakirti Nirdesha Talk 4: Sickness, Great Compassion and The Inconceivable Emancipation In this short series, Padmavajra talks about aspects of The Vimalakirti Nirdesha. He bases himself not only on the sutra, but also on Sangharakshita s brilliant lecture series The Inconceivable Emancipation. The talks were given on a short Going for Refuge retreat, so they are directed to the needs of men preparing for Ordination.

Uploaded: 4th May 2015

Inspirations from The Vimalakirti Nirdesha Talk 3: Creating the Buddha Body and the Uses of Pleasure In this short series, Padmavajra talks about aspects of The Vimalakirti Nirdesha. He bases himself not only on the sutra, but also on Sangharakshita s brilliant lecture series The Inconceivable Emancipation. The talks were given on a short Going for Refuge retreat, so they are directed to the needs of men preparing for Ordination.

Uploaded: 4th May 2015

Inspirations from The Vimalakirti Nirdesha Talk 2: Vimalakirti s Skilful Means In this short serie, Padmavajra talks about aspects of The Vimalakirti Nirdesha. He bases himself not only on the sutra, but also on Sangharakshita s brilliant lecture series The Inconceivable Emancipation. The talks were given on a short Going for Refuge retreat, so they are directed to the needs of men preparing for Ordination.

Uploaded: 30th Apr 2015

Talk 1: Building the Buddhaland In this short series: Inspirations from The Vimalakirti Nirdesha, Padmavajra talks about aspects of The Vimalakirti Nirdesha. He bases himself not only on the sutra, but also on Sangharakshita s brilliant lecture series The Inconceivable Emancipation. The talks were given on a short Going for Refuge retreat, so they are directed to the needs of men preparing for Ordination.

Uploaded: 25th Mar 2015

A talk given at the Young Mens Retreat in 2014 on Fear, Friendship, Love, and the Buddha

Uploaded: 15th Mar 2015

A talk given by Saddhaloka at the Ordination Training Weekend in february 2015

Uploaded: 15th Mar 2015

A short exploration of what the spiritual life consists in, a path above two dangers, and the issue of the Guide. This talk by Maitreyabandhu was given at the Ordination Training Weekend in february 2014.

Uploaded: 15th Mar 2015

Padmavajra introduces the first part of the Ten Pillars paper given by Sangharakshita in 1984. This talk is given by Padmavajra to men on an Ordination Training Retreat exploring the Ten Precepts in 2014.

Uploaded: 14th Mar 2015

A talk by Padmavajra on the Four Acceptance Vows taken by Dharmacaris at Ordination

Uploaded: 13th Mar 2015

Talk given at the Young Mens Retreat - The Adamantine Bond of Brotherhood at Padmaloka in 2014

Uploaded: 13th Mar 2015

Talk 4 from the What is a Dharmacari retreat at Padmaloka

Uploaded: 13th Mar 2015

Talk 3 from the What is a Dharmacari retreat at Padmaloka

Uploaded: 12th Mar 2015

Talk 2 from the What is a Dharmachari retreat at Padmaloka

Uploaded: 12th Mar 2015

Talk 1 from the What is a Dharmachari retreat at Padmaloka.

Uploaded: 12th Mar 2015

As part of the Summer Ordination Training Event on Entering the Greater Mandala at Padmaloka in 2014, Dharmadipa and Padmavajra explore the Three-fold Path of Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom from the perspective of the Mandala.

Uploaded: 12th Mar 2015

As part of the Summer Ordination Training Event on Entering the Greater Mandala at Padmaloka in 2014, Dharmadipa and Padmavajra explore the Three-fold Path of Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom from the perspective of the Mandala.