The Last Days of the Buddha
Translated by Vajira and Francis Story • Read by Sean BarrettAfter 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. Continue Reading
Who is the Buddha?
By Sangharakshita • Read by JinanandaThis 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. Continue Reading
What is the Dharma
The Essential Teachings of The Buddha
By Sangharakshita • Read by JinanandaTo 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. Continue Reading
The Buddha and the Sahibs
The Men Who Discovered India’s Lost Religion
By Charles Allen • Read by Sam DastorFor 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. Continue Reading
Cave in the Snow
Tenzin Palmo’s Quest for Enlightenment
Includes a 90 minute bonus track of Tenzin Palmo introducing a retreat.
By Vicki Mackenzie • Read by Georgina Sutton with Vicki Mackenzie and Tenzin Palmo
This is the story of Tenzin Palmo, the daughter of a fishmonger from London's East End who became a Tibetan nun. After meditating for 12 years in a cave 13,000 feet up in the Himalayas, she became a world-renowned spiritual leader and champion of the right of women to achieve spiritual enlightenment.