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Launch of first Home Retreat from the Dharma Toolkit: 'Sailing the Worldly Winds' starts Friday 3rd April!

By Centre Team on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 22:45

Launch of first Home Retreat from the Dharma Toolkit: 'Sailing the Worldly Winds' starts Friday 3rd April!

By Centre Team on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 22:45

One of the biggest challenges we’ve heard people talk about this past couple of weeks is how to structure long days at home when the box-sets run out and they’re all done with Zoom meetings…

We’re here to help! Every two weeks, starting Friday April 3, we’ll be bringing you a series of week-long Home Retreats. 

The idea is simple. We provide excellent, free materials on a great, down-to-earth Dharma theme all week long – you show up each day with your practice and connect with others in whatever way you can.

Whether...

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Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 5: Spiritual Receptivity - Final Day - Bristol Rains Retreat 2020: 'The Dynamic Mandala'

By jmw on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 18:51

Day 5: Spiritual Receptivity - Final Day - Bristol Rains Retreat 2020: 'The Dynamic Mandala'

By jmw on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 18:51

The fifth, and concluding, day of our Virtual Rains Retreat with Tejananda saw us exploring the Receptivity or ‘just sitting’ aspect of the System of Practice, seen as a ‘Dynamic Mandala’.  Tejananda introduced this aspect of practice as a transition from a ‘fabricated’ to an ‘unfabricated’ approach. 

In a period of meditation practice we had an ‘experiential resume’ of the material from the previous four days. Questions and observations followed, including how to work creatively with a ‘frozen heart’ and working with...

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North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Friday night puja to Shakyamuni

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 17:55

Friday night puja to Shakyamuni

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 17:55

Tomorrow, Friday 3 April, 19:00 for 19:30.

Ratnaprabha will be leading this beautiful puja compiled from Pali Canon sources by Maitrisiddhi of Taraloka retreat centre. We will meditate from 19:30, with the puja starting at about 19:55, but please sign in about 19:00 if you can, so the participants can all say hello! I will explain how online puja and chanting works. Use the Zoom login below.

https://zoom.us/s/464829206

In case you are interested, the text...

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Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Daily Circumambulations

By JamesBrodie on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 15:55

Daily Circumambulations

By JamesBrodie on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 15:55

Bhante’s body lies at Adhisthana and Bhante’s spirit lies at the heart of what we do. During the lockdown the community is circumambulating every evening at 7am in an act of worship, devotion and rememberance.

Here’s a short snippet that was live-streamed last night.

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Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

Angulimala & Amoghasiddhi - Facebook Live 1.04.20

By Carol Robertson on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 15:15

Angulimala & Amoghasiddhi - Facebook Live 1.04.20

By Carol Robertson on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 15:15

Kalyananara hosted our class on Wednesday 1st April. We hear about the Buddha’s meeting with a murderer and thief named Angulimala and explored fearlessness and compassionate action with the figure Amoghasiddhi.  Kalyananara led us in a Metta Bhavana meditation.

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People to People, Nagpur, India.
People to People, Nagpur, India.

Response to PTP Corona Crisis Situation Relief

By tejadhamma on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 14:19

Response to PTP Corona Crisis Situation Relief

By tejadhamma on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 14:19

Without help , reaching to more needy people….. very difficult. Please extend your hand of generosity to People to People for Corona Crisis Situation Relief Fund. PTP is reaching out to actual needy after survey. We are reaching to slums of Kamptee, labourers, people who are striving……… Please help to reach more who are waiting us !

To donate from out of India :
Name of the Account : Trailokya Bouddha Mahasangha Sahayyak Gana, Nagpur
Account Number : 20108107251
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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabytes Podcast: Live Like a River Flows

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

Ratnavandana offers a personal sharing of her reflections on a six month solitary retreat where she was focussing on the Heart Sutra. 

With Avalokitesvara as her guide, she was hoping to deepen her understanding of the emptiness of the five skandhas as well as exploring how to bring all the ordinary everyday activities of life into the realm of the sacred.

This excerpt includes a reading evocation on the Five Buddha Mandala.

From the talk Glimpses of Emptiness...

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North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

NLBC Meditation through the week -- no charge.Yoga too.

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 12:01

NLBC Meditation through the week -- no charge.Yoga too.

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 12:01

Lunchtime meditation classes

13:00-14:00, Monday to Friday every week.
To join please click here (meeting ID 113 425 476) at 13:00 for a 1-hour class on Zoom.  Donate here.

The usual leaders will be:
Mon Lalitaraja or Chandrasurya
Tue Suvarnajyoti 
Wed Maitripushpa
Thur Santva
Fri Karunagita or Sumana

Before the Wednesday lunchtime meditation, Maitripushpa will teach a yoga for meditation class at 12:00, and after at 15:00 a yin yoga class. There’s a charge for the...

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North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

The ecology of the heart talk on Saturday morning

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 11:38

The ecology of the heart talk on Saturday morning

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 11:38

Saturday 4 April 11:30

Budcast talk with Singhashri on The Noble Eightfold Path, number 4, Perfect Action. 

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/362056610
Meeting ID: 362 056 610

Most people would agree that it’s wise to take a non-violent approach to life. How can we fully live from a place deeply rooted in this core Buddhist principle? We do so by gently turning towards, listening deeply and engaging whole-heartedly with our own diverse inner landscape, including ...

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