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

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.

Uploaded: 5th Feb 2017

This is the second 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.

Uploaded: 5th Feb 2017

This is the first 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.

Uploaded: 20th Jul 2016

In this talk Surata, ordained 40 years ago, gives us a history of his time in the order. This is the second talk from the April 2016 'What is the Order' retreat at Padmaloka.

Uploaded: 20th Jul 2016

Talk given on the 'What is the Order' retreat April 2016 at Padmaloka. Paraga offers some reflections on his personal experience of being in the Order.

Uploaded: 20th Jul 2016

In this talk Sanghanistha shares his reflections on one of Sangharakshita's aphorisms and how this acts as a blueprint for a life that embodies the archetype of the king. A life lived knowing change and directing change by taking responsibility for ourselves as agents of karma, a life lived helping others to also do this and come together to transform the world around us so that it upholds and encourages the highest values. This was the final talk given at the 'Awakening the King' Young Men's Retreat, April 2016.

Uploaded: 20th Jul 2016

This talk introduces the archetype of the King, and the qualities it brings to the life of a man. We're led through a short active imagination, bringing the King to mind, and we then hear how the Buddha is the ultimate of all Kings. This talk was given at the 'Awakening the King' Young Men's Retreat, April 2016.

Uploaded: 20th Jul 2016

Where does genuine authority come from? How can we harness our potential to bring order to our lives and the world? In this engaging and personal talk Prajnaketu explores how the practice of Buddhist ethics awakens the King in all of us. This talk was given at the 'Awakening the King' Young Men's Retreat, April 2016.

Uploaded: 8th Jun 2016

Abhaya talks about his early friendship with Bhante

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.