These talks have all been given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre and uploaded to the Free Buddhist Audio website.
This talk is the first of four talks by Padmavajra on a men's Going for Refuge retreat, December 2012.Padmavajra explores some of the suttas from The Udana collection of the Pali Canon, referring throughout to Sangharakshita's seminar material.This talk is organised using the following structure : Introduction to The Udana; The Bodhi suttas; The Bliss of Liberation; the three bases of the Buddha's freedom; the metaphor of the shaman.
Eleventh and last talk of Padmaloka's 2012 Winter Retreat. Once again at the Centre of the Mandala, Vairocana, how do we balance the teachings of effort and openness. One way is through the image of the Sun and relaxed being, the practice of the Dharma is simply to come back. Yet of course this requires effort. Another question is the balance between practical and mythical approaches : can we hold both at once? What do we give significance to ? what do we make real ? can we open to a world of richer and deeper meaning ?