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AMBEDKAR AND BUDDHISM

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AMBEDKAR AND BUDDHISM

Bonus Recording: Annihilation of Caste

by Urgyen Sangharakshita • Bonus Recording: Annihilation of Caste By Dr B. R. Ambedkar
Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was one of the most remarkable figures in the 20th century. Born an Untouchable – the lowest element of Indian society deemed to be outside the caste system, and literally ‘untouchable’ – he rose from abject village poverty to become the architect of the new Constitution of India following its independence from Britain in 1947.

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Magic & Mystery in Tibet

Magic & Mystery in Tibet

Magic & Mystery in Tibet

The Classic Account Of A Woman's Extraordinary Journey To Tibet

by Alexandra David-Néel • Read by Nicolette McKenzie
This classic memoir by the remarkable French explorer and Buddhist Alexandra David-Néel is the one of the greatest Buddhist travelogues of the 20th century. She was the first European woman to meet the Dalai Lama (in the 1920s) and in 1924 became the first to enter the forbidden Tibetan capital Lhasa.

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THE LIFE OF THE BUDDHA

THE LIFE OF THE BUDDHA

THE LIFE OF THE BUDDHA
By Bhikkhu Ñānamoli • Read by Hayward B. Morse and Leighton Pugh with Nicolette McKenzie, Jinananda and John Foley
Walking beside the Buddha. This unique biography, told in a lively manner through six ‘voices’, presents the Buddha’s revolutionary solution for humanity that lends to the end of ill will, craving and delusion. It goes back to the earliest sources of the Buddha’s life and teachings, drawing as it does from the Pali Canon which was said to record the words that the Buddha spoke, the events that happened, and his specific teachings on which the world-wide religion was based. It is an absorbing, edifying and even entertaining collection of reportage, myths, wisdom, kindness, human insight – and decisiveness.

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A CONCISE HISTORY OF BUDDHISM

A CONCISE HISTORY OF BUDDHISM

A CONCISE HISTORY OF BUDDHISM

From 500 BCE to 1900 CE

By Andrew Skilton • Read by Jinananda
An ideal introduction to the history of Buddhism. Andrew Skilton – Senior Research Fellow in Buddhist Studies, Kings College, London – explains the development of the basic concepts of Buddhism, and its spread across the continents during its 2,500 years of history.

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THE BODHICARYĀVATĀRA

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THE BODHICARYĀVATĀRA

A Guide to the Buddhist Path to Awakening

Translated by Kate Crosby and Andrew Skilton • Read by William Hope
Written in India in the early eighth century CE, Śāntideva Bodhicaryāvatāra takes as its subject the profound desire to become a Buddha and save all beings from suffering. The person who enacts such a desire is a Bodhisattva.

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ASPECTS OF THE BODHISATTVA IDEAL

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ASPECTS OF THE BODHISATTVA IDEAL

The Original Lecture Series

By & Read by Urgyen Sangharakshita
The Bodhisattva - one who is becoming awake or enlightened - is one of the great inspiring figures in Buddhism. The title can refer to a mythical being with qualities to which we aspire, such as Avalokitesvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion; or an ordinary person on the quest for Enlightenment for the benefit of all living beings.

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SUTTA NIPĀTA

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SUTTA NIPĀTA

The Group of Discourses

Translated by K. R. NORMAN • Read by Jinananda
It is widely accepted that the Sutta Nipata contains ‘the earliest recorded version’ of the Buddha’s teaching. It is an anthology of poetry and prose - seventy titled suttas of varied instruction and temperament arranged in five chapters.

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THE RAINBOW ROAD

The Rainbow Road

THE RAINBOW ROAD

From Tooting Broadway to Kalimpong – Memoirs of an English Buddhist

By Urgyen Sangharakshita • Read by Ratnadhya
Read by Ratnadhya

Having realized, as a 16 year old in pre-WWII London, that he was a Buddhist, the early life of Dennis Lingwood and his path to becoming a bhikkhu named Sangharakshita is a most extraordinary personal story. He was serving as a signals officer in India when, at the conclusion of the War, he threw away his official identity cards, took off his uniform, donned yellow robes and set off, barefooted, along the dusty paths of India as a spiritual seeker, begging for his food, as the Buddha did 2,500 years ago.

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BUDDHISM PLAIN AND SIMPLE

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BUDDHISM PLAIN AND SIMPLE
By Steve Hagen • Read by William Hope
The observations and insights of the Buddha are practical and eminently down-to-earth, dealing exclusively with awareness in the here and now. Buddhism Plain and Simple offers listeners these fundamental teachings , stripped of cultural trappings that have accumulated around Buddhism over the past twenty-five centuries. The newcomer will be inspired by the clear, simple principles found in Buddhism Plain and Simple, and those familiar with Buddhism will welcome this long-needed overview.

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THE LIFE OF MILAREPA

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THE LIFE OF MILAREPA

The classic biography of the eleventh-century yogin and poet

By Tsangnyön Heruka • Translated by Andrew Quintman • Read by William Hope
The Life of Milarepa is one of the most beloved stories of the Tibetan people and a great literary example of the contemplative life. Jetsun Milarepa, the 11th century Buddhist yogin and poet, started life as a Black Magician, gaining revenge for loss of heritage by casting terrible hailstorms and committing multiple murder.

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