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WHAT IS DHARMA?

What is the DharmaWhat is the Dharma

By Sangharakshita
Read by Jinananda
11 hours 30 minutes
 

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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. Continue Reading →

THE BUDDHA AND THE SAHIBS

The Buddha and the SahibsThe Buddha and the Sahibs
The men who discovered India’s lost religion

By Charles Allen
Read by Sam Dastor
12 hours 17 minutes
 

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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. Continue Reading →

CAVE IN THE SNOW

Cave in the SnowCave 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
9 hours 29 minutes
 

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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. Continue Reading →

THE DHAMMAPADA, THE UDANA, THE ITIVUTTAKA

The DhammapadaThe Dhammapada, the Udana, The Itivuttaka

Key texts from the Khuddaka Nikaya

Translated by Buddharakkita and John D Ireland
Read by Jinananda, Ratnadhya and Patience Tomlinson
8 hours 36 minutes
 
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The Dhammapada, a collection of 423 verses in 26 chapters, is perhaps the most famous of all Buddhist texts. It presents the Buddha’s teachings in a clear and highly accessible form and has been used for personal instruction and teaching for centuries throughout the Buddhist world. It comes from the Khuddaka Nikaya section of the Pali Canon and is here collected with two other key texts from the same source. Continue Reading →

SOME SAYINGS OF THE BUDDHA

Some Sayings of the BuddhaSome Sayings of the Buddha

Compiled and translated by F L Woodward
Read by Neville Jason
11 hours 17 minutes
 

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This rich selection of the Buddha’s teaching, taken from the Pali canon, remains one of the finest of the classic Buddhist anthologies in English. F. L. Woodward, a key translator of the first half of the 20th century was a committed Buddhist as well as a scholar and in Some Sayings of the Buddha he created a handbook for succeeding generations, incorporating the main elements of the Buddha’s life, views and recommendations. For this recording – incorporating more than 200 key extracts – the translation has been revised to bring the terminology up to date for the contemporary listener. Continue Reading →

THERIGATHA

therigathaTHERIGATHA – Poems of Early Buddhist Nuns

Translated by K.R. Norman and C.R.F. Davids
Read by Vishvantara and Jinananda
4 hours 29 minutes
 

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This remarkable collection of 73 verses contained in the Khuddaka Nikaya section of the Pali Canon dates from the 6th century BCE. It is said to be the earliest voices of women in recorded history. The verses, some brief, some more extended, are the utterances of the Bhikkhunis, the nuns at the time of the Buddha, concerning their life and their ‘awakening’. Continue Reading →

THE WAY OF THE WHITE CLOUDS

The Way of the White CloudsThe Way of the White Clouds – The Classic Spiritual Travelogue by One of Tibet’s Best-known Explorers

By Lama Anagarika Govinda
Read by Sean Barrett
13 hours 30 minutes
 

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 The Way of the White Clouds  is the remarkable narrative of a pilgrimage which could not be made today. In 1948, Lama Anagarika Govinda made an unforgettable journey into Tibet before its invasion by the Chinese. His unique account is not only a spectacular and gloriously poetic story of exploration and discovery; it is also invaluable for its sensitivity and clearly presented interpretation of the Tibetan tradition. Continue Reading →

GAUTAMA BUDDHA

Gautama BuddhaGAUTAMA BUDDHA
The Life and Teachings of the Awakened One

By Vishvapani Blomfield
Read by Jonathan Keeble
12 hours 11 minutes
 
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While many accounts of the Buddha’s life mix legend and history, this compelling new biography discriminates between fact and fiction to reveal Gautama, the remarkable human being behind the myth, and sheds new light on his teachings. Continue Reading →