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...
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.
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.
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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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.
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 ...