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Free Buddhist AudioIn The Alchemy of Love Padmavajra explores the transformative magic that is Bodhichitta practice. A short introduction to the theme here – setting the context for the series and introducing us to Shantideva, whose treatise on Bodhichitta practice (the Bodhicharyavatara) forms the basis of the wonders to be explored

Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2004

This talk is part of the series The Alchemy of Love.

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Free Buddhist AudioIn Enlightenment as Experience and as Non-Experience, Sangharakshita exposes a modern disease of frustrated craving for experience. He suggests that spiritual life is better seen in more concrete ways; as growth, work, and duty.

Talk given in 1975.

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Free Buddhist AudioIn this talk “This Precious Human Life” Kulaprabha skillfully points out that it’s not every human life that is precious. Preciousness comes when our human life has arrived at the unique occasion of the ‘Eight Freedoms’ and at the right juncture of the ‘Ten Endowments’ – and when we have a faithful heart.

Given at Taraloka Retreat Center, February 2008 this talk is one of a series of talks on the Four Reminders or Four Mind-Turnings inspired by Gampopa’s ‘Jewel Ornament of Liberation’.

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Free Buddhist AudioIn “The Meaning of Parinirvana”, Sangharakshita gives a lecture celebrating the anniversary of the Parinirvana or ‘death’ of the Buddha. It outlines six basic meditation practices crucial to the attainment of the ‘Deathless’: Enlightenment.

N.B. Last few words missing. Talk given in 1972 by Urgyen Sangharakshita.

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