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Cambridge Buddhist Centre
Cambridge Buddhist Centre

Why I Am An Order Member

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio to Cambridge Buddhist Centre on Fri, 24 Mar, 2017 - 00:00
In this Sangha Night talks, three of our more established Order Members talk about their experience of being an Order Member and why they are still inspired to practice in this context.
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Exeter Triratna Group
Exeter Triratna Group

Working with 'vedana'

Posted by Mokshini to Exeter Triratna Group on Thu, 23 Mar, 2017 - 11:16

This week we continued our theme of going deeper in meditation and to truly ‘meditate with and in the body’; learning to find out ‘what is actually happening’ as opposed to what we may just think is happening due to habit or custom.  

Nandavajra introduced us to the term ‘vedana’ - an interesting and useful concept in Buddhism. Sometimes translated as ‘feeling’; a more accurate term is ‘sensation’, or as it sometimes referred to as the ‘initial hedonic feeling tone’ - that is, the...

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North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Dancing with the Dakini

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio to North London Buddhist Centre on Tue, 21 Mar, 2017 - 00:00
Given at the North London Buddhist Centre Womens' class, March 2017.
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Cambridge Buddhist Centre
Cambridge Buddhist Centre

Cambridge Science Festival Talks

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio to Cambridge Buddhist Centre on Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 00:00
'Mind Over Matter': The Buddha taught that 'Minds create Worlds'. Modern Physics tells us that Reality defies common sense. Does the Buddhist vision of the Universe have anything to offer beyond scientific materialism? 'Nature's Law': What is the Universe and what does it mean to be alive in it? Jnanavaca explores a Buddhist Theory of Everything that encompasses the laws of Physics but extends far beyond to the meaning of life itself.
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Manchester Buddhist Centre
Manchester Buddhist Centre

Self Compassion as Liberation

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio to Manchester Buddhist Centre on Wed, 15 Mar, 2017 - 00:00
Dharmakarunya asks how we can express compassion to others if we are not compassionate to ourselves.
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Exeter Triratna Group
Exeter Triratna Group

'What Meditation Really Is'

Posted by Mokshini to Exeter Triratna Group on Fri, 10 Mar, 2017 - 18:30

Sangharakshita gave this talk in 1975 - so, a looong time ago; and I probably listened to it for the first time in 1988! But I still think it is a really useful talk and worth listening to. I referred to this at Exeter Sangha Night 8 March, and talked about how this talk really got me to think about the purpose of what I was trying to do. 

And in addition, listening to this talk marked the start of learning to be...

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Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Karuna

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio to Taraloka Retreat Centre on Wed, 8 Mar, 2017 - 00:00
Talk 3 in a series given in the context of a Brahma Viharas retreat at Taraloka. What is Karuna? What is suffering? What happens when metta meets suffering but we cannot stay with it? An exploration of karuna: the near and far enemies, and personal reflections of the theme.
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Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Brahma Viharas

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio to Taraloka Retreat Centre on Wed, 8 Mar, 2017 - 00:00
Talk 2 in a series given in the context of a Brahma Viharas retreat at Taraloka. This talk gives an overview of the Brahma Viharas, exploring what they are and their enemies. Singhamati gives an account of her personal journey through Metta and explores the Brahma Viharas as a path to awakening.
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Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Introduction to Metta

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio to Taraloka Retreat Centre on Wed, 8 Mar, 2017 - 00:00
Talk 1 of a series of 5, given in the context of a Brahma Viharas retreat held at Taraloka, this short talk introduces Metta - what it is and tips for working in the practice.
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Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Upekkha

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio to Taraloka Retreat Centre on Wed, 8 Mar, 2017 - 00:00
Talk 5 of 5 talks in a series given in the context of a Brahma Viharas retreat held at Taraloka. What is Upekkha? How do we regain balance when we are being blown about by the worldly winds? What helps us get perspective? Another informative yet personal talk.
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