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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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THE NOBLE EIGHTFOLD PATH OF THE BUDDHA

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THE NOBLE EIGHTFOLD PATH OF THE BUDDHA

The Original Lecture Series

By Urgyen Sangharakshita • Read by Urgyen Sangharakshita
The Noble Eightfold Path is one of the most important teachings in Buddhism. In this series of eight lectures, given originally in 1965, Urgyen Sangharakshita introduces each stage, from right understanding to right meditation, explaining the deeper implications involved. Sangharakshita, the London-born Buddhist teacher, is one of the most influential figures in the development of Buddhism in the West.

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MAHĀ-PARANIBBĀNA SUTTA

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MAHĀ-PARANIBBĀNA SUTTA

The Last Days of the Buddha

Translated by Vajira and Francis Story • Read by Sean Barrett
After a long and fruitful life, the Buddha is now 80. For 50 years after his Enlightenment he has been walking the hot, dusty roads of North Eastern India with just robe and bowl, tirelessly and selflessly teaching and inspiring. He knows death is approaching.

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WHO IS THE BUDDHA?

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Who is the Buddha?
By Sangharakshita • Read by Jinananda
This is not an ordinary biography of the Buddha. In his characteristically individual manner, Urgyen Sangharakshita - the leading English-born Buddhist teacher and founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community - recounts the known details of the Buddha’s life, but enriches the story with contemporary relevance. Unpicking the threads of historical and mythical information, he considers the underlying meaning in terms of 21st century life - and its affect on personal practice today.

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WHAT IS DHARMA?

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What is the Dharma

The Essential Teachings of The Buddha

By Sangharakshita • Read by Jinananda
To walk in the footsteps of the Buddha we need a clear and thorough guide to the essential principles of Buddhism. Whether we have just begun our journey or are a practitioner with more experience, What is the Dharma? is an indispensable exploration of the Buddha's teachings as found in the main Buddhist traditions.

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THE BUDDHA AND THE SAHIBS

The Buddha and the Sahibs

The Buddha and the Sahibs

The Men Who Discovered India’s Lost Religion

By Charles Allen • Read by Sam Dastor
For nearly 1000 years, from the destruction of temples and monasteries by Muslim invaders in the 11th and 12th centuries, followed by Hinduism’s increasing power, Buddhism vanished from the country of its origin. Though hugely influential throughout Asia, the religion was forgotten in India.

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