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HH The Dalai Lama Lecture 2004
Programme
Temenos Academy Sample List of Past Talks

  From the First Temenos Conference (1986):
____  The Living Word - Christopher Bamford
____  Nature, House of the Soul - Dr Kathleen Raine
____  Presuppositions of the Sacred - Dr Philip Sherrard
  Dr Peter Abbs:
____  Post-Modernism & the Poetics of the Spiritual
____  Art to Recover Soul
____  The Birth of the Psyche in the Teaching of Socrates
____  A Poetry Reading by Peter Abbs & Grevel Lindop
  Tim Addey:
____  Plato in Perspective
____  An Introduction to the Metaphysics of Plato
____  An Introduction to the Psychology of Plato
____  An Introduction to the Yoga of Plato
____  Phaedo: Remembering Immortality
  Canon A M Alchin:
____  ‘Bright Shoots of Everlastingness’ - The Sacramental Vision
             of Henry Vaughan
  John Allitt:
____  Dante’s Love for Beatrice
____  The Wonder & Glory of Felicity
____  Thoughts on Returning from Mt Athos
____  The Cambridge Platonists: An Introduction to their Thought
             & Criticism of Empiricism & Religious Prejudice
____  The Cambridge Platonists & Thomas Traherne
____  Botticelli’s Illustrations to Dante’s Divine Comedy *
____  Nobility & Monarchy in Dante
____  An Introduction to the Thought of Martin Buber
____  Goethe & the Bavarian Illuminati
____  Italia und Germania
____  Dante & the Esoteric: the Veil of the Strange Verses
____  Thomas Traherne’s Centuries of Meditations (1)
____  Thomas Traherne’s Centuries of Meditations (2)
____  Thomas Traherne’s Centuries of Meditations (3)
____  Thomas Traherne’s Centuries of Meditations (4)
____  Thomas Traherne’s Centuries of Meditations (5)
____  Thomas Traherne’s Centuries of Meditations (6)
____  Thomas Traherne’s Centuries of Meditations (7)
____  Thomas Traherne’s Centuries of Meditations (8)
____  Thomas Traherne’s Centuries of Meditations (9)
____  Thomas Traherne’s Centuries of Meditations (10)
  John Allitt: The Pilgrim Way According to Dante
____  1. Introduction to the series
____  2. The New Life
____  3. The Inferno: Cantos 1 & 2
____  4. The Inferno: Cantos 3 – 9
____  5. The Inferno: Cantos 10 – 16
____  6. The Inferno: Cantos 17 – 34
____  7. The Purgatorio: Canto 1 & 2
____  8. The Purgatorio: Cantos 3 – 9
____  9. The Purgatorio: Cantos 10 – 17
____  10. The Purgatorio: Cantos 18 – 27
____  11. The Purgatorio: Cantos 28 – 33 (Part I)
____  12. The Purgatorio: Cantos 28 – 33 (Part II)
____  13. The Paradiso: an introduction
____  14. The Paradiso: Cantos 1
____  15. The Paradiso: Cantos 2 – 9
____  16. The Paradiso: Cantos 10 – 14v.84
____  17. The Paradiso: Cantos 14v.85 – 18v.69
____  18. The Paradiso: Cantos 18v.70 – 22
____  19. The Paradiso: Cantos 23 – 36
____  20. The Paradiso: Cantos 27 – 29
____  21. The Paradiso: Cantos 30 – 33
  Martin Andic:
____  Love & Beauty in Plato & Simone Weil
  Professor Arabinda Basu:
____  Atman & Soul (1): The Old Testament Background
____     & the New Testament Concept of Man
____  Atman & Soul (2): The New Testament Concept of Man
____  Atman & Soul (3): The Hindu Doctrine of Man (Part I)
____  Atman & Soul (4): The Hindu Doctrine of Man (Part II)
____  Atman & Soul (5): Comparison of the New Testament
             & Hindu Doctrines of Man
____  The Vedic & Biblical Concepts of God (lectures 1 & 2)
____  The Vedic & Biblical Concepts of God (lectures 3 & 4)
____  The Vedic & Biblical Concepts of God (lecture 5)
  Janine Benyus, Satish Kumar & Rupert Sheldrake:
____  Designed by Nature *
  Wendell Berry:
____  Poetry Reading September 29th 1992
____  A Reading September 30th  1998
____  A Reading October 9th  2000
____  Going to Work
  Dr Carmen Blacker:
____  An Introduction to Buddhism
____  The Pure Land Schools of Buddhism *
  Dr. Thetis Blacker:
____  Kathleen Raine Lecture: A Web of Friendship
  L. L. Blake:
____  In Praise of The Queen’s Majesty
  Francis J. Brown & Mary Gifford-Brown:
____  Music of the Visionaries (a performance)
  Professor Suheil Bushrui:
____  On Retrieving Our Spiritual Heritage
____  The Spiritual Vision in Classical Arabic Poetry
____  Kahlil Gibran: Prophet from Lebanon
____  A Defence of Poetry
____  An Arab Voice for the Next Millennium – the Permanence
             of Kahlil Gibran
____  Environmental Ethics: a Bahá’í Perspective
____  Lebanon’s Dialogue with the West:
             Ameen Rihani & Arab Civilization
____  The Perennial Philosophy: The Wisdom of the Arabs
____  Where the Twain Meet: The English Romantic Poets
             & Twentieth Century Arab Writers
  Professor David Cadman:
____  Lost for Words
____  Stillness & Dancing – Some Thoughts on Sustainability
____  Ecology – A Sacred Trust: Speaking for the Prince’s Foundation
  Dr John Carey:
____  The Irish Experience of the Otherworld (1):
             The Otherworld & Space
____  The Irish Experience of the Otherworld (2):
             The Otherworld & Time
____  The Irish Experience of the Otherworld (3):
             The Otherworld Pilgrimage
____  The Mythical History of Ireland
____  Miracle as Message: Wonder & the Spirit
____  Wonder in Early Ireland
____  The Baptism of the Gods
____  The Ecology of Miracles
____  The Resurrection of the World
____  The Messengers of Memory
____  The Well of Vision
____  Christ, Sun of Justice: Perennial Symbolism in a
             Modern American Church *
____  Etymology & Time
____  Ideal Kingship in Early Ireland
____  Ideal Types in Irish Tradition: The Ideal of the Warrior
____  Ideal Types in Irish Tradition: The Ideal of the Poet
____  The Voyage of St. Brendan (1)
____  The Voyage of St. Brendan (2)
____  The Voyage of St. Brendan (3)
____  The Voyage of St. Brendan (4)
____  The Voyage of St. Brendan (5)
____  The Voyage of St. Brendan (6)
  Jules Cashford:
____  The Eleusinian Mysteries – the Transformation of Vision 1 *
____  The Eleusinian Mysteries – the Transformation of Vision 2 *
____  An Exploration of the Ancient Myth of Isis & Osiris *
  Tom Cheetham:
____  The Prophetic Tradition & the Battle for
             the Soul of the World: an Introduction
             to the work of Henry Corbin
____  The Unrefused Feast: the Harmonia
             Abrahamica & the Quest for the Lost Language
____  Mystical Poverty & the Theory of the World
____  The Flame of Things
  Tom Chetwynd:
____  Christianity: Guardian of the Universal Myth
  Professor William Chittick:
____  Imagination as Theophany in Islam
  Professor Indra Nath Choudhuri:
____  Rasa: the Indian Aesthetic Response to Theatre
____  Bhakti: A Mystic Union with the Truth
____  An Indian Response to the Book of Tao
____  The Mahabharata: The Lord Krishna, Epic Hero &
             Spiritual Teacher (1)
____  The Mahabharata: The Lord Krishna, Epic Hero &
             Spiritual Teacher (2)
____  The Mahabharata: The Lord Krishna, Epic Hero &
             Spiritual Teacher (3)
____  The Mahabharata: The Lord Krishna, Epic Hero &
             Spiritual Teacher (4)
____  The Gita Govinda (with Professor Usha Choudhuri)
  Noel Cobb:
____  The College of Witcrackers - Knots of Eloquence in
             Much Ado About Nothing
  William Cookson:
____  Ezra Pound & the Sacred – A Lecture with Readings
  James Cowan:
____  Francis: A Saint’s Way *
  Dr Murray Cox:
____  Shakespeare - the Guardian of Depth
  Prof. Keith Critchlow:
____  The Geometry of Plato’s Timaeus *
  Stephen Cross:
____  The Arts - a superstition of our time?
____  Ex Oriente Lux: How the Upanishads Came to Europe
____  The German Romantics & the Vision of India
____  The Neglected Bridge – Arthur Schopenhauer &
             the Thought of India
  Professor Peter Dronke:
____  The Dances of the Stars: From the Early Neoplatonists
             to Eriugena
  Tom Durham:
____  Transfigured World: A Recital from the Poetic Work of
             David Jones
  Dr Hans-Wolfgang Frick:
____  Money
____  The Near-Realization of the Ideal State of Plato –
             the Old Republic of Berne
  Prof. David Fuller & Dr. Corinne Saunders:
____  Launch of a new edition of Pearl
  Dr Ramchandra Gandhi:
____  Teachers of Modern India: Ramakrishna
____  Teachers of Modern India: Vivekananda
____  Teachers of Modern India: Ramana Maharshi
____  Teachers of Modern India: Mahatma Gandhi
____  The Meaning of AUM: Mantra of Indian Spirituality
  Dr H. M. Ghomshei:
____  Poetics & Aesthetics in the Persian Literary Tradition
____  The Mystic Outlook on Nature in Thoreau & Persian Sufism
____  The Art & Wisdom of Storytelling in Rumi’s Mathnawi (1)
____  The Art & Wisdom of Storytelling in Rumi’s Mathnawi (2)
____  The Art & Wisdom of Storytelling in Rumi’s Mathnawi (3)
____  The Art & Wisdom of Storytelling in Rumi’s Mathnawi (4)
____  The Art & Wisdom of Storytelling in Rumi’s Mathnawi (5)
____  Philosophical Doctrines & Spiritual Teachings of Rumi (1)
____  Philosophical Doctrines & Spiritual Teachings of Rumi (2)
____  Philosophical Doctrines & Spiritual Teachings of Rumi (3)
____  Philosophical Doctrines & Spiritual Teachings of Rumi (4)
____  Philosophical Doctrines & Spiritual Teachings of Rumi (5)
____  The Divine Nature & Mystical Message of Music in the
             Poetry of Nizami
____  The Seven Valleys of Love – the Evolution of Man in the
             Poetry of Attar
____  Seven Tales Under Seven Domes: the Poetry of Nizami (1)
____  Seven Tales Under Seven Domes: the Poetry of Nizami (2)
____  Seven Tales Under Seven Domes: the Poetry of Nizami (3)
____  Seven Tales Under Seven Domes: the Poetry of Nizami (4)
____  The Koran in Persian Literature
____  Poetry & Prophecy
____  A Comparison Between Sa’adi & Shakespeare
  R.A. Gilbert:
____  Freemasonry: Fraternal Society or Esoteric Order? *
____  A. E. Waite & the Evolution of the Golden Dawn *
  Professor Joscelyn Godwin:
____  From the Keyboard to the Stars: The Musical & Spiritual
             Journey of Friedrich Hugo von Dalberg
  Edward Goldsmith:
____  The Way: An Ecological World View
____  Architecture & Art as a Means of Maintaining
             the Order of the Cosmos
  Dr. Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke:
____  Emanuel Swedenborg: Visionary Savant in the Age of Reason *
  Côme Carpentier de Gourdon:
____  Mythya, Mythos & Mithal: Myth & Symbol in the
             Semitic & Indo-European Traditions
  John Haines & James Harpur:
____  A Poetry Reading
  Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi:
____  Kabbalah: An Introduction *
____  Kabbalah: Microcosm *
  Dr Wilson Harris:
____  Quetzalcoatl & the Smoking Mirror - Reflections
             on Originality & Tradition
____  Merlin & Parsifal (Adversarial Twins)
  Brother Aidan Hart:
____  Monastic Life & Architecture on Mt Athos *
  Jack Herbert:
____  The German Tradition: Inner Renaissance & the
             Holistic Approach
____  The German Tradition: From Goethe to Jung - Dialectics
             of the Psyche
____  The German Tradition: Rilke’s Phenomenology
____  Caspar David Friedrich & German Romanticism *
____  Goethe’s Faust as Opus Alchymicum
____  Jung & the German Tradition
____  Alchemy’s Royal Art & the Creative Imagination *
____  William Blake: Poet, Painter, Visionary *
____  Blake’s Song of Liberty & America *
____  Howard Hull:
____  Echoes of a Child’s Voice: the Conversations of
             John Ruskin with the Earth
____  Of Rocks, Flowers, Feathers & Falls:
             Professor Ruskin’s Four Elements
  Dr Farhang Jahanpour:
____  Persian Literature & the West
____  The Influence of Persian Literature on Emerson
  Muhammad Reza Juzi:
____  Martin Heidegger & Traditional Islamic Philosophy Today
____  Islamic Theories of Cosmology: the Thought of Haydar Amuli
____  Human & Divine Love in the Philosophy of Mulla Sadra
  Dr. Stephen Karcher:
____  Jung, the Tao, & the Classic of Change
  Lama Khyim-Sar Rinpoche:
____  The Bon Tradition – The Sacred Path to Happiness:
             Transforming the Five Poisons
  Gareth Knight:
____  Dion Fortune & the Lost Secrets of the West
____  The Western Esoteric Tradition & Popular Culture
  Satish Kumar:
____  Ecology
____  Spirit & the World
____  Spiritual Ecology
____  Reverence for Life: a Jain Perspective
____  Declaration of Dependence: We Depend on the Earth
____  You Are, Therefore I Am – A Declaration of Dependence
____  India’s Oral Cultures: The Tribal Traditions
____  India’s Oral Cultures: The Vedic Tradition
____  India’s Oral Cultures: The Buddhist Tradition
____  India’s Oral Cultures: The Jain Tradition
  John Lane:
____  The Home as temenos *
  Dr Leonard Lewisohn:
____  Contemplative Disciplines in Persian Sufism
____  Sufi Ecumenism: the Vision of Religious Diversity
             in Shabistari’s Garden of Mystery
  Professor Grevel Lindop:
____  The Path of Poetry
____  The Four-Storeyed Palace
____  Coleridge at Greta Hall: Poetry & Prose of the
             Lakeland Years
____  The Wheel-Turning Monarch:
             The Ideal of Kingship in Early Buddhism
____  Buddhism & the Place of Refuge: the Social, Psychological &
             Spiritual in the Quest for Liberation
____  Blake’s Vision of the Last Judgement *
  Jill Line:
____  Drowsiness in Heaven - Shakespeare’s Use of
             Harmony
____  ‘Too saucy with the gods’ - Shakespeare & the
             Goddess of Nature
____  Shakespeare & Ficino
____  Platonic Beauty & the Jacobean Masque
____  Shakespeare, Coleridge & the Imagination
  Dr Martin Lings:
____  An Introduction to Islam
____  The Quranic Doctrine of the After-Life
____  The Quranic Origins of Sufism
____  René Guénon
____  The Winter’s Tale
____  Measure for Measure
____  Hamlet
____  King Lear
____  Macbeth
____  The Tempest
____  Othello
____  Metaphysics & the Perennial Philosophy
____  Cymbeline
____  Othello (6/10/98)
____  Keats & Shakespeare
____  Frithjof Schuon & René Guénon
____  Human Origins & Destinies According to
             The Great Religions of the World
____  The Universality of the Quran
____  King Lear (27/9/04) – note: last few minutes missing
  Dr Michael Loewe:
____  Religious Beliefs in China Before the Arrival
             of Buddhism *
  Dr Tali Loewenthal:
____  Sacred Garden, Sacred World: the Sanctuary in Jewish Teaching
  The Bishop of London:
____  Christ & the Creative Imagination
____  Sanctuary in the Christian Tradition
  David Lorimer:
____  Near-Death Experience of the Sacred
____  Towards a Science of the Soul
  Rabbi Jonathan Magonet:
____  ‘Eyes Have They But They See Not’: Addressing the
             Biblical Critique of Idolatry
  Peter Malekin:
____  Plotinus & Rethinking the West (1)
____  Plotinus & Rethinking the West (2)
____  Plotinus & Rethinking the West (3)
____  Plotinus & Rethinking the West (4)
____  Plotinus & Rethinking the West (5)
  John Matthews:
____  David Jones & the Matter of Britain
____  The Quest for Wonder in Arthurian Romance
  Jeremy Maule:
____  Traherne & the Restlessness of God: the new
             Lambeth Discoveries
  Todd Mei:
____  Hermeneutics & the Unity of Truth
____  The Banning of the Poets: the Way of
             Interpretation in Plato’s Republic 
  John Michell:
____  The Creation Myth in Traditional Geometry *
____  The Critias: Atlantis, & Why it Fell *
  Dr Joseph Milne:
____  From Apprehension to Comprehension: Reflections
             on the Process of Insight into Shakespeare
____  The Convergence of Christian & Platonic Love in
             The Two Gentlemen of Verona
____  The Dereliction of Divine Kingship in Shakespeare’s
             Richard II
____  The Conflict Between Fate & Grace in Hamlet
____  John Scottus Eriugena
____  Meister Eckhart’s Symbolic Use of Scripture
____  Dionysius the Areopagite
____  The Evolutionary Paradigm of Teilhard de Chardin - Cosmos
             & Consciousness
____  Being & Cosmos
____  The Eternal Drama: a Study of Shakespeare’s
             Cosmic Vision
____  Coriolanus: a Warrior Absolute
____  The Philosophical Spirit in the Renaissance
____  Mind & Reality: an Exploration of the Philosophy of Nagarjuna
____  Shakespeare & Divine Kingship
____  Martin Buber & the Question of Human Nature
____  Ultimate Truth: the Nature of Mystical Knowledge
____  Dionysius the Areopagite: the via positiva & via negativa
____  John Scottus Eriugena: the Multiple & the One are the Same
____  Meister Eckhart: the Ground of Self in God
____  Shakespeare & Cosmic Law
     The Foundations of Western Philosophy series:

____  1. The Beginnings: Philosophy & the Quest for Truth

____  2. The Greek Contribution: Knowledge & Being
____  3. The Latin Contribution: Revelation & Contemplation
____  4. The Modern Contribution: Mind & Truth
____  Shakespeare & Poetic Vision
____  Reality & Appearance
  The Rt Hon Lord Morris:
____  Macbeth: The Kingdom, The Power & The Glory
____  Genius Loci: A Sense of Place
  Professor S. H. Nasr:
____  Nature & the Sacred
____  Spiritual & Religious Roots of the Environmental Crisis
____  Sufism & its Power of Integration of Man’s Inner & Outer Life
  John O’Donohue:
____  Life in the Earth: Towards a Poetics of Folk Consciousness
  Peter Pelz:
____  Andrei Tarkovsky - With the Eyes of a Child
  Sir Laurens van der Post:
____  Odysseus
____  Africa’s Literature of the Living Word (1)
____  Africa’s Literature of the Living Word (2)
____  Africa’s Literature of the Living Word (3)
____  Introductions to the films All Africa Within Us &
             A Region of Shadow
  Dr Kathleen Raine:
____  Poetry Reading June 8th 1992
____  William Blake’s Fourfold Vision of London
____  Yeats’s Holy City of Byzantium
____  William Blake - Prophetic Voice of England
____  Poetry Reading May 13th 1994
____  Yeats the Initiate
____  Thomas Taylor the Platonist
____  The Imagination According to William Blake
____  Shelley as a Mythological Poet
             (with readings by Tom Durham)
____  W.B. Yeats & the Book of the People
____  Launch of her “Collected Poems”
____  Monarchy & the Imagination
____  A Note Struck by the Stars (BBC Radio 3 broadcast)
  Peter Redgrove:
____  Poetry & Magic
  Jeremy Reed:
____  Imagination & the Poet
____  Wonder in Poetry
____  A Poetry Reading (with music by Cathy Giles)
____  Wilde & the Night
____  The Angel in Poetry
____  A Poetry Reading December 12th 1996
____  Poe, Opium & the Pathology of the House of Usher
____  The Poet’s Divine Madness
____  All or Nothing – Living as a Poet
____  Resurgence – Temenos Poetry Evening
             19th September 2002
  Anne Ridler:
____  George Herbert Revisited
  Sogyal Rinpoche:
____  Teaching given on 14th November 1997
  William Rivière:
____  Castiglione’s Courtier, W B Yeats & Urbino
  Dr. Alison Roberts:
____  The Egyptian Book of Life *
  James Roose-Evans:
____  The Rediscovery of Ritual
____  David Gascoyne’s Night Thoughts - A Reading
  Peter Russell:
____  Poetry as the Language of the Spirit
____  Myth, Symbol & Apocalypse
____  The Devaluation of all Values
____  Mark Rylance:
____  Scylla & Charybdis, The Pillars of Hercules
             & Much Ado About Nothing
  Clement Salaman:
____  Hermes Trismegistus & the Creation of the Cosmos *
____  Hermes on God, Gods & Spirits *
____  Hermes & the Transformation of Man *
____  The Relevance of Marsilio Ficino
____  The Teaching of Hermes Trismegistus & its Place in the
             Western Spiritual Tradition *
  Professor Annemarie Schimmel:
____  Symbols of Love in Rumi’s Work
  Professor Michael Sells:
____  Finding God in Every Form: Ibn ’Arabi’s Mystical Inclusiveness
____  Professor Ramesh Chandra Shah:
____  The Founding of Truth: Some Reflections on
             Vedic Poetry
____  Ancestral Voices in the Post-Vedic & Classical
             Ages of Sanskrit Poetry
____  Towards a Philosophy of Imagination: Hints
             from Indian Aesthetics
  Sima Sharma:
____  The Presence of the Divine
  Fiona Shaw:
____  Shakespeare & Friends, Ibsen & Enemies
  Dr Rupert Sheldrake:
____  Is Nature Alive or Inanimate? *
  Dr Philip Sherrard:
____  ‘For Every Thing That Lives Is Holy’
____  Philip Sherrard 1922-1995: A Tribute (various speakers)
  Dr Vandana Shiva:
____  Annadana – the Gift of Food
  Dr Karan Singh:
____  Interfaith Harmony in a Pluralistic World
  Dr L. M. Singhvi:
____  The Prasna Upanishad
____  Sri Vallabhacharya & the Vaishnava Hindu Tradition
____  Going All the Way Together: An Interfaith Lecture
  Dr Kapila Vatsyayan:
____  Kailash: Mountain, Monument & Myth
  Professor Arthur Versluis:
____  American Transcendentalism & Asian Religions
____  American Transcendentalism & Spiritual Ecology
____  The Esoteric Origins of the American Renaissance
  Dr Angela Voss:
____  Invoking the Gods: Speculations on Ficino’s Orphic Singing
  The Right Reverend Kallistos Ware:
____  The Transfiguration of Christ & the Transfiguration
             of the World
____  Philip Sherrard: Greece, Orthodoxy & Sacred
             Tradition
____  ‘For Every Thing That Lives is Holy’: The Sacred in the
             Life & Art of Philip Sherrard
  Francis Warner:
____  The Imagination of AE (George Russell)
  Professor Karel Werner:
____  Buddhism as the Path to Salvation – the Theravada Perspective
____  Wisdom & Compassion – the Mahayana Vision of the World
  Peter Westbrook:
____  Universal Elements in Musical Cosmology *
____  Introduction to Musica Speculativa: The Divine Monochord *
____  Introduction to Musica Speculativa: The Divine Vina *
____  Musica Speculativa (with musical examples)
____  Divine Harmony – the Life & Teaching of Pythagoras
____  Yoga & Harmonia: Musical Cosmology, Pythagoras & the Veda
  Andrew Wolpert:
____  The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci *
  Professor Jonathan Wordsworth:
____  Wordsworth & the Sacred
____  ‘A Grandeur in the Beatings of the Heart’:
             The Prelude, October 1798
____  ‘Our Birth is but a Sleep and a Forgetting’:
             the Immortality Ode
____  William Blake & the Romantic Imagination
____  Understanding Urizen
* indicates lecture with slides
 
 

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