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

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.

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: 11th Mar 2015

A talk given by Padmavajra at the 5 day Summer event for men Training for Ordination at Padmaloka. The theme presented is Entering the Mandala.

Uploaded: 9th Mar 2015

A talk on working with Demons given at the 2014 summer Mens Event titled Stirring the Depths

Uploaded: 7th Mar 2015

Vidyakaya talks Mantra at the Summer Padmaloka Mens Event 2014 Some sound interference

Uploaded: 7th Mar 2015

Suriyavamsa describes the image of Padmasambhava as part of the Summer Mens Event 2014

Uploaded: 7th Mar 2015

A talk at the Summer Mens Event at Padmaloka.

Uploaded: 3rd Feb 2015

In these two talks Vaddhaka explores the effects of capitalism on community and on work, and asks us to consider what should be our individual and collective Buddhist responses to the decline of community and the degradation of work in our modern society.

Uploaded: 25th Jan 2015

A Talk on the theme of Liberation and Discipline given at the Mens Event in October 2014

Uploaded: 4th Dec 2014

A short personal talk on the theme of Liberation and Discipline given at the Mens Event in October 2014

Uploaded: 4th Dec 2014

A short personal talk on the theme of discipline from the Mens event: Liberation and Discipline held at Padmaloka in October 2014.

Uploaded: 4th Dec 2014

A short personal talk on the theme of discipline. Given at the Men s Event Liberation and Discipline held at Padmaloka in October 2014.

Uploaded: 4th Nov 2014

The final talk in the eight-part series entitled The Crazy Wisdom of the Mahasiddhas. The central issue of the Dharma life, as Sangharakshita articulates, is to develop emotional equivalents to our intellectual understanding. Here Padmavajra uses the stories of Maitrigupta and the De Niro film The Deer Hunter to symbolically point towards the level of wisdom that goes beyond concept. We complete this scintillating series at the place where the path ends and the forest begins.

Uploaded: 4th Nov 2014

Talk seven of an eight-part series entitled The Crazy Wisdom of the Mahasiddhas. Buddhism exists in relationship to, and draws from, the cultures it flourishes in. But its approach is entirely unique to other religious traditions. The world of the Mahasiddhas is no different, being a combination of cultural assimilation and critique - a world of Skull Bearers and Goddesses.

Uploaded: 4th Nov 2014

Talk six of the eight-part series entitled The Crazy Wisdom of the Mahasiddhas. Renunciation is an important theme in Buddhism, and a successful spiritual life asks for single-minded commitment. Particularly key is our renunciation of the last bit of conceit about ourselves. Here, renunciation is given life in the stories of Luipa the Fish-Gut Eater and Darikapa the Slave-King of the Temple Prostitute.

Uploaded: 4th Nov 2014

Talk five of the eight-part series entitled The Crazy Wisdom of the Mahasiddhas. The Buddha was the first of the Mahasiddhas, or Great Perfected Ones, and tales from the Pali Canon such as his encounter with Bahiya of the Bark Cloth demonstrate his ability to instantly wake others up to Reality. In the sixth century a new kind of Buddhist practitioner appears, picking up on these aspects of the teachings of the Buddha and opening up a new universe of myth, symbol and imagination.

Uploaded: 4th Nov 2014

Talk four of the eight-part series entitled The Crazy Wisdom of the Mahasiddhas. In the pursuit of understanding the illusoriness and emptiness of all things, any form and any situation can be a source of liberation. In this segment Padmavajra demonstrates this through the symbolism in the stories of Thaganapa the Liar, Ajogi the Wastrel, Kankana the King and Khana and his experience of being a flawed Yogin.

Uploaded: 4th Nov 2014

Talk three of the eight-part series Crazy Wisdom of the Mahasiddhas. The Dharma life requires us to come to terms with the jarring nature of Reality, and the Mahasiddhas unapologetically bring us right up against it, illustrated here through stories of Tigers, Taverns and Wine. We continue on with Naropa and Virupa in a series of strange encounters which challenge understanding.

Uploaded: 4th Nov 2014

In this second talk of the eight-part series Crazy Wisdom of the Mahasiddhas, we explore the wisdom of disillusionment in four stories of the Mahasiddhas. First we hear of Yasha realizing the emptiness of sensual pleasure and his encounter with the Buddha. Then the story of the transformation of the suffering of Tantipa the Senile Weaver through the practices of the wandering yogi Jalandhara. Kankaripa, the grieving widower, opens to the reality of impermanence by meditating on his wife as a dakini. And the highly-learned Naropa meets with a frightening crone who challenges his understanding of the Dharma.

Uploaded: 4th Nov 2014

Padmavajra leads us on a journey of discovery in this eight-part series entitled The Crazy Wisdom of the Mahasiddhas. In this first talk he introduces us to the Original Mahasiddha, the Buddha, and paints a picture of the environment in which a new kind of Dharma practitioner emerges as Buddhism nearly disappears from medieval India.

Uploaded: 26th Feb 2014

Suriyavamsa looks at the role of imagination in the way we shape our everyday world and how we can use this to bring the Buddha to life in our spiritual practice.

Uploaded: 26th Feb 2014

In this talk Alokadhara explores these beautiful verses which evoke the Buddha, his qualities and the profundity of his teaching.

Uploaded: 8th Jan 2014

This talk has been given at the beginning of the Winter Retreat 2013. It is the third of three talks given by Padmavajra on The Stages of the Path. Talk 3: Spiritual Death-Spiritual Rebirth - exploring Sangharakshita's poem 'Advent'; the contemplation of impermanence, death and our lack of any 'self-lordship' - Lahiji's vision of 'the black light'; bewilderment; becoming reborn in the Bodhisattva.

Uploaded: 8th Jan 2014

This talk has been given at the beginning of the Winter Retreat 2013. It is the second of three talks given by Padmavajra on The Stages of the Path.Talk 2: Emotional Transformation - The Vision of Najm Kobra; metta, forgiveness, gratitude, reverence and the seven 'raga moods' of the Puja.

Uploaded: 8th Jan 2014

This talk has been given at the beginning of the Winter Retreat 2013. It is the first of three talks given by Padmavajra on The Stages of the Path. Talk 1: Vigilance, Mindfulness and Awareness - The Buddha's Last Words and an exploration of Sangharakshita's Four Dimensions of Awareness