The Dharma Tape History Detectives are a group of about 10 folks from the San Francisco Buddhist Center sangha. Our goal is to reveal what's on Free Buddhist Audio's cassette archives while raising money for the site!
The result of our effort will be recordings, mostly by women in the Order, that have been restored to broadcast quality and transcribed. Both audio and transcripts will be posted permanently on the site over the course of the next several months.
The process of digitizing, transcribing, & copy editing talks will take about ten hours per cassette. If you (alone or with a group of friends) sponsor a recording at ₤30, that's ₤3 an hour -- quite a bargain! Any amount will start the process, though, so don't be afraid to offer a smaller amount.
Choose a talk from the list below, send an email to email@example.com with your selection, and the Detectives will start our work! You're also welcome to sponsor the general effort rather than a specific talk. Thanks for your support; we're excited to listen to the tapes and make them available to everyone online.
Six Part Series on the Five Buddha Mandala, given on a women’s summer retreat, August 1985 (location as yet unknown – may be revealed on the tapes)
Transformation: Creating the Mandala of the Five Buddhas Vidyasri
Amitabha: The Buddha of Infinite Light Padmasuri
Amogasiddhi: The Lord of the Dance Sridevi
Vairocana: The Illuminator Anoma
The Four Right Efforts – four talks by Sridevi, Vimala, Sanghadevi and Ashokasri (on two cassettes)
Buddhist Revival in India, Padmasuri
Coursing Through the Worldly Winds, Dayanandi 1999
On Atisha: A Life in the Service of Compassion, Dayanandi 1999
The New Women’s KM System, Dhammadinna 1995
A Future in the Dharma: Enjoying Meditation, Dayanandi 1999
Order Puja, Led by Bhante Sangharakshita, Sangharakshita 1983
Open Up The Thatched, Dayanandi
Standing Steady as a Mountain, Mahamati
Chapters: Principles, Practice and Potential, Ratnadharani 2007
One Great Glorious Mistake, Vajradharshini 2005
In Harmony with Friends and Brethren, Srivati 2002