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Chester
Chester

Weekly meetings Wednesday 6.30-8.30

Posted by prashrabdhi to Chester on Wed, 24 May, 2017 - 13:08

Weekly meetings Wednesday 6.30-8.30

Posted by prashrabdhi to Chester on Wed, 24 May, 2017 - 13:08

We are continuing to hold our weekly meetings at the Chester Quaker Meeting House.  The evenings include some discussion, meditation with tea and a chat.  Everyone is welcome.  We’re very friendly so feel free to drop in.

www.triratna-at-chester.org

triratna.chester [at] gmail.com...

Coogee Buddhist Group
Coogee Buddhist Group

What is a Puja?

Posted by dharmalata to Coogee Buddhist Group on Wed, 24 May, 2017 - 03:36

What is a Puja?

Posted by dharmalata to Coogee Buddhist Group on Wed, 24 May, 2017 - 03:36


A puja in my Buddhist tradition is a ceremony that includes reflection, chanting and offerings that deepen appreciation of The Buddha and his teachings. 


It moves through seven stages which include gratitude, confession and reverence.
Sometimes there are readings slotted into the puja to add colour and inspiration to an already rich tapestry of practice. 


In traditional Buddhist cultures pujas are often done on the full moon and this is a tradition that some members of Jayakula, our...

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Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Mindful Emotion - A New Book On Kindness

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Thu, 11 May, 2017 - 12:07

Mindful Emotion - A New Book On Kindness

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Thu, 11 May, 2017 - 12:07

We have released Mindful Emotion: A Short Course in Kindness just ahead of a prediction reported in The Bookseller - the UK’s publishing-trade magazine - that the next trending lifestyle attitude after lagom and hygge is . . . kindness.

The book draws on Kindness Behaviour Training and offers reflections and exercises to bring more kindness into our daily lives.

Mindful Emotion by Drs Paramabandhu Groves and Jed Shamel has been hailed by quite a few voices in the field:

A variety of secular-based mindfulness meditation instructions and thoughtful exercises support this process of creating...

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Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

The Home Stretch

Posted by Carol Robertson to Croydon Buddhist Centre on Thu, 11 May, 2017 - 10:36

The Home Stretch

Posted by Carol Robertson to Croydon Buddhist Centre on Thu, 11 May, 2017 - 10:36

This is our final shrine project blog as we speed towards our re-opening and re-dedication celebration. It’s been quite a journey, which although has had it’s challenges, has been very inspiring and rewarding. We’re spending our last week finishing off the smaller details, getting the areas cleaned, planning for our sangha visitors to our dedication day on Saturday. Fundraising will continue as we still need to support the ongoing works, which should include a wheelchair platform lift, garden decking and...

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Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

Generosity & Gratitude

Posted by Carol Robertson to Croydon Buddhist Centre on Thu, 27 Apr, 2017 - 16:50

Generosity & Gratitude

Posted by Carol Robertson to Croydon Buddhist Centre on Thu, 27 Apr, 2017 - 16:50

What a week it’s been. Things are moving fast with carpet tiles and lino arriving, sorting out the garden and finishing up flooring ready for the next stage. As the re-opening fast approaches, it is a real pleasure to pause and see how far we’ve come and to also express gratitude to those who have generously given their time and energy to help get our shrine room and reception ready. Vijayasri, Dhammasena and Malcolm, have been working so hard laying...

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Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

Feeling Grounded

Posted by Carol Robertson to Croydon Buddhist Centre on Fri, 21 Apr, 2017 - 16:09

Feeling Grounded

Posted by Carol Robertson to Croydon Buddhist Centre on Fri, 21 Apr, 2017 - 16:09

With so much activity of late, it’s been a refreshing change to have some quiet in the last week. With much of the ‘messy’ jobs complete and many of our fixtures and fittings gradually put into place, focus has turned to organising our re-opening. We’re starting our countdown now that we’re stepping into the last four weeks. How exciting! It’s shaping up to be a wonderful day welcoming sangha past and present.

Carpets, lino and blinds are ordered, so it feels good...

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Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

April Showers Lead to May Flowers

Posted by Carol Robertson to Croydon Buddhist Centre on Tue, 11 Apr, 2017 - 16:51

April Showers Lead to May Flowers

Posted by Carol Robertson to Croydon Buddhist Centre on Tue, 11 Apr, 2017 - 16:51

On the surface, there isn’t a lot of news this week as we’ve been spending much of our time continuing to scrape, fill, sand and paint our way through the kitchen and reception area.Though I do have to say that walking through the gravel in our garden with a magnet on a stick, looking for nails and screws, was a new one for me! So it’s much the continuation of last week’s blog.

However, as we score off another job on our...

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Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

A Breath of Fresh Air

Posted by Carol Robertson to Croydon Buddhist Centre on Mon, 27 Mar, 2017 - 16:43

A Breath of Fresh Air

Posted by Carol Robertson to Croydon Buddhist Centre on Mon, 27 Mar, 2017 - 16:43

Spring is certainly in the air this week, the sunshine is filling up our new shrine room and reception space. The builders worked over the weekend to finish painting and the electricals and left only one worker on site Tuesday. Our contractors have gone on a much needed holiday. With the majority of the main work complete, cleaning up started and we turned out attention to getting the area tip top before we fit our new carpet tiles.

Vijayasri, Malcolm, Dhammasena and...

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Buddhafield
Buddhafield

The Buddhafield season is upon us!

Posted by Sarah Boak to Buddhafield on Wed, 22 Mar, 2017 - 15:42

The Buddhafield season is upon us!

Posted by Sarah Boak to Buddhafield on Wed, 22 Mar, 2017 - 15:42

The Buddhafield season begins in April, and the spring weather is drawing us closer to nature and to the land, calling us to a deeper experience of ourselves and others, supported by the earth. 

Highlights of the season include our Total Immersion Retreat - a silent meditation retreat led by experienced meditators Kamalashila and Vajradevi, on our beautiful Broadhembury land in Devon. Beginning on 6th May, the retreat runs for a...

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Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

Fundraising - It doesn't just raise funds

Posted by Carol Robertson to Croydon Buddhist Centre on Mon, 13 Mar, 2017 - 14:51

Fundraising - It doesn't just raise funds

Posted by Carol Robertson to Croydon Buddhist Centre on Mon, 13 Mar, 2017 - 14:51

Recently we launched our appeal for funds to support the new shrineroom project. Already people are making generous donations - many thanks to all who’ve given – we’ve reached £1475. And also ideas have been springing up - involving film, poetry, art, swimming, quizzes… and cake. What a creative bunch! Fundraising doesn’t just raise funds, it raises our creativity, mutual appreciation and participation. It builds our Sangha. Looking forward to a rich time ahead.

Week 7 has certainly not seen any let...

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