Glasgow Buddhist Centre Talks

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

Uploaded: 27th July 2011

Suriyavamsa begins by asking why, of all the teachers on the Triratna Buddhist Order Refuge Tree, is Padmasambhava the only teacher with his own festival? He describes how Padmasambhava brought the Dharma to Tibet, encountering and transforming inhospitable forces he encountered there. He then...

Uploaded: 27th July 2011

Kuladharini explores what it's like to be an example of the fourth sight in the world, to be a visible embodiment of dharma practice. Using the metaphors of the begging bowl, robes and shaved head she shares three ways in which she has gone forth as a visible example of a dharma farer.

Uploaded: 27th July 2011

This is a talk for Padmasambhava Day 2008 at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre. Suriyavamsa takes a painting of Padmasambhava's Pure Land, Zangdog Palri, and through this visual key gives us an introduction to the Lotus Guru and how he functions as a teacher and guide. Suriyavamsa drwas on his...

Uploaded: 25th May 2011

This talk was given at Parinirvana Day 2010. Suriyavamsa begins with the inevitability of death and some of our habitual attitudes to death and suffering, reading from contemporary poets. He brings out the Buddhist perspective that life and death are not separate, but parts of the same preocess....

Uploaded: 24th May 2011

Dassini chanting the Metta Sutta in the Pali language.

Uploaded: 24th May 2011

The first half of the talk looks at the Buddha's early life and his battle with and the defeat of Mara. Then Dassini looks at the traditional Buddhist concept of time, and the division of time into Kalpas, inconceivably lengthy periods of time.

The talk concludes by looking at the...