Talks on Dealing with Overwhelm

I’m just back from leading a 3-month retreat in South Wales. (I’ll aim to post something about that very soon!) For now I want to recommend 2 talks that Taranita gave recently at the Bristol Buddhist Centre. They’re based on my article about ways to avoid overwhelm, and they provoked some lively discussion. You’ll find them on Free Buddhist Audio. The first one and the second one.

I hope you find them useful.

Vessantara.

Padmasambhava – an Insider’s View

Last year I visited the Dublin Buddhist Centre and gave a talk called Padmasambhava Practice – a Personal Unfolding. As the title suggests, it was quite a personal take on the experience of practising visualization and mantra recitation – in this case focusing on Padmasambhava, the great teacher who was instrumental in establishing Buddhism in Tibet, and who is a kind of archetypal guru figure.

The talk was recorded, and is available to stream or download from free buddhist audio.