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Taradasa

Taradasa

Taradasa has been an ordained member of Triratna Buddhist Order, and teacher, for many years. He has managed Padmaloka, the retreat centre in Norfolk and is now manager of the Cambridge Buddhist Centre. Previously, as Tom Morgan, he played a key role in British contemporary music for many years as the manager of the British Music Information Centre, London

THE CONNECTED DISCOURSES OF THE BUDDHA

THE CONNECTED DISCOURSES OF THE BUDDHA

A Translation of the The Saṃyutta Nikāya

By Bhikkhu Bodhi
Read by Taradasa
57 hours 58 minutes
 

This volume offers a complete translation of the Saṃyutta Nikāya, The Connected Discourses of the Buddha, the third of the four great collections in the Sutta Pitaka of the Pāli Canon. The Saṃyutta Nikāya consists of fifty-six chapters, each governed by a unifying theme that binds together the Buddha’s suttas or discourses. Continue Reading →

THE LOTUS SŪTRA

THE LOTUS SŪTRA

Read by Taradasa
13 hours 03 minutes
 

The Lotus Sūtra is one of the most important Mahāyāna texts and the most widely read, chanted and revered, particularly in Asian Buddhist countries, notably China and Japan. It is the root text, so-to-speak, of the ‘Pure Land’ schools, which often regard it as the principal Buddhist sutra, the study and practice of which projects the participant along the path to nirvana. Continue Reading →

THE MIDDLE LENGTH DISCOURSES OF THE BUDDHA

THE MIDDLE LENGTH DISCOURSES OF THE BUDDHA

Translated by Bhikkhu Ñānamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi
Read by Taradasa
47 hours 22 minutes
 

This audiobook offers a complete translation of the Majjhima Nikāya, or Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, one of the major collections of texts in the Pāli Canon, the authorized scriptures of Theravada Buddhism. This collection – among the oldest records of the historical Buddha’s original teachings – consists of 152 suttas or discourses of middle length, distinguished as such from the longer and shorter suttas of the other collections. Continue Reading →

THE VIMALAKIRTI SUTRA

THE VIMALAKIRTI SUTRA

Translated by Burton Watson
Read by Taradasa
5 hours 23 minutes
 

The Vimalakirti Sutra is one of the most popular of all Mahayana sutras, being especially loved and revered in the Far East. One of the reasons for the Sutra’s popularity is that its principal character, Vimalakirti, is not a Buddha or a Bodhisattva, or even a monk, but a layman with a family living in Vaishali in India, leading – apparently – a secular life. Continue Reading →

WHAT THE BUDDHA TAUGHT

WHAT THE BUDDHA TAUGHT

By Walpola Sri Rahula
Read by Taradasa
6 hours 20 minutes
 

Long regarded as one of the best introductions to Buddhism, What the Buddha Taught draws on the actual words spoken by the Buddha to give a lucid and accurate account of the fundamental principles of Buddhist doctrine. Continue Reading →