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

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.

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.