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Spiritual Friendship in Action

Vidyadaka speaks here on the second part Dhardo Rimpoche's motto 'Cherish the Doctrine, Live United, Radiate Love' by exploring how we actually do this and drawing out deeper aspects of its meaning. Firstly, we need to live united with ourselves, then learn to live united with others, with our teachers and with reality.
Covering themes such as the true individual, spiritual friendship, vertical communication, and renunciation, this talk was given at
Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2021.

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The Love of Power

Behind this title we find the first Buddhist ethical precept and Sangharakshita’s distinction between operating in the Love Mode and operating in the Power Mode. A beautiful and engaged talk, responsive to her audience, where Kulanandi draws inspiration from the book The Ten Pillars of Buddhism, by Sangharakshita. 

Talk given at Stockholm Buddhist Centre, 2014. 

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Buddhism and Nature

Vajragupta explores the Buddhist attitude to nature. We live in a time of threat to the ecosystem. How can human beings live with more love and appreciation of the natural world? What does Buddhism have to offer?
Talk given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2011.

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Beauty As the Fourth Laksana

In this talk, Punyamala takes us through the rich mandala of practice we can follow by reflecting on the laksanas. She then describes the path of beauty and how we can move from contemplating mundane beauty to the beauty of the enlightened state.

This talk was given during the Women's Area Order Weekend at Adhisthana, December 2019.

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The Life of the Buddha

In this talk, Padmavajra explores the themes of beauty and love in the story of the life of the Buddha. He looks at the importance of nature, the arts, ethics, meditation and friendship in the journey to becoming one with Beauty.

This talk was given at the Mid-Essex Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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