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May 26, 2022

Sangharakshita describes the moment of the Buddha’s Enlightenment. 

From the talk Who is the Buddha?, part of the series Introducing the Three Jewels of Buddhism, 1968.

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May 23, 2022

The full moon in May is celebrated as the anniversary of the Buddha's Enlightenment and his victory over the demon Mara. Sangharakshita explains what Mara represents and how to overcome that which holds us back.

Excerpted from the talk entitled
The Buddha's Victory given in 1987.

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May 19, 2022

Maitrisiddhi, in her usual lively, inspiring and practical way, poses the questions: How we can recognise the insidious voice of Mara, embodiment of everything that holds us back from practising the Dharma? How do we relate to inner voices which undermine our confidence and best efforts? Can we, like Lochana, touch the...


May 16, 2022

After telling the story of Mara’s assault on the Buddha, Lokeshvara looks at it from a modern perspective and with reference to the System of Meditation. Of particular interest is a section of the prevalence of depression in our society and current research which identifies the need for purpose in our lives. If we...


May 12, 2022

Viryanaga recounts the myth of the Buddha's Victory over Mara, drawing out the experiential aspects of the Buddha's Enlightenment. Excerpted from the talk The Great Victory given at a mixed Sub35 event held at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2017.

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