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

Uploaded: 10th May 2013

A talk given as part of the theme 'Celebrating Sangharakshita' on the Triratna Buddhist Order Men's Order Weekend (UK and Ireland Area) at Padmaloka, May 4 2013

Uploaded: 10th May 2013

A talk given as part of the theme 'Celebrating Sangharakshita' on the Triratna Buddhist Order Men's Order Weekend (UK and Ireland Area) at Padmaloka, May 4 2013

Uploaded: 10th May 2013

A talk given as part of the theme 'Celebrating Sangharakshita' on the Triratna Buddhist Order Men's Order Weekend (UK and Ireland Area) at Padmaloka, May 4 2013

Uploaded: 19th Apr 2013

Second talk of the 2013 young men retreat at Padmaloka.How do we work with strong emotions? What are nagas and what treasure can we expect to win by facing them? Bodhinaga answers these questions using personal anecdotes and by exploring the sutta of the Buddha and the Fire Chamber from the Vinaya Pitaka.

Uploaded: 18th Apr 2013

A talk full of stories both personal and from Lord of the Rings!Dharmashalin's introductory talk on the Way of the Warrior explores the key issues of meaning in life and if things are worth risking ourselves for. If the answer is YES, then we need to 'step up' into life, stop being a passenger and take up the arms of a spiritual warrior.

Uploaded: 5th Mar 2013

This talk is the third 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 : The meaning of Uposatha; the bhikkhu who refuses to confess and his expulsion from the assembly; the meaning of patimokkha; confession and openess; the Dhamma-Vinaya likened to the great and mighty ocean.

Uploaded: 5th Mar 2013

This talk is the second 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 tells the story of Bahiya and continues with a detailed exploration of the different parts of his story.

Uploaded: 5th Mar 2013

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.

Uploaded: 19th Feb 2013

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 ?