In the first talk about the five elements, Rinpoche refers to the exercises of “Working with the Elements”, which are part of the Tara Rokpa process “Back to beginnings”, created by Akong Rinpoche. He had discussed them also in 1994 in Ireland.
He explains how the five elements earth, water, fire, air and space have to come together in a balanced way for any animate being to be possible. He also describes the Buddhist explanation of the coming together of the world, beginning with the space element, then water, earth, fire and air, with the common karma as the basic cause.
In the second talk Rinpoche explains how the Five Buddhafamilies can be used in our practice.