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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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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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Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 4: Spiritual Rebirth - Bristol Rains Retreat 2020: 'The Dynamic Mandala'

By jmw on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 18:08

Day 4: Spiritual Rebirth - Bristol Rains Retreat 2020: 'The Dynamic Mandala'

By jmw on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 18:08

Day Four of our Virtual Rains Retreat in Bristol with Tejananda and there were still about 50 of us logging on, this time to explore the aspect of Spiritual Rebirth in the ‘Dynamic Mandala’ presentation of the System of Practice.  Tejananda began with some reflections on the benefits of the ‘principial’ nature of the system of practice - especially the flexibility of application which it offers.  This retreat is working with these principles in a somatic way, ie with the...

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

Appeal by Jonathan for People to People Corona Crisis Relief Fund

By tejadhamma on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 12:27

Appeal by Jonathan for People to People Corona Crisis Relief Fund

By tejadhamma on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 12:27

Plese donate for Nagpur’s slum area focused in Kamptee rural slum. You may also see our work on our page. If you are interested to donate, please find following details to donate :

Donation from Out of India :
Name of the Account : Trailokya Bouddha Mahasangha Sahayyak Gana, Nagpur

Account Number  : 20108107251

Name of the Bank  : Bank of Maharashtra

Address of Bank :   Mahabank Bldg. 172, Abhyankar Road, Sitabuldi, Nagpur

IFSC    : MAHB0000005

SWIFT CODE : MAHBINNBBNGP

To Donate from India , please find below link :

http://peopletopeople.org.in/support/covid19-relief-fund/

Note : Plz mention...

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Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind to the Truth 31.03.20

By Carol Robertson on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 11:28

Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind to the Truth 31.03.20

By Carol Robertson on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 11:28

Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to the Truth Join Mokshadarshini for an exploration of four helpful reflections for our times. 7.30pm: Short talk and led meditation live streamed on Facebook Note: unfortunately the led meditation cut off abruptly due to connectivity issues.

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Introducing the Worldly Winds - Home Retreat starting Friday, April 3rd!

By Centre Team on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 10:22

Introducing the Worldly Winds - Home Retreat starting Friday, April 3rd!

By Centre Team on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 10:22

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 3: Spiritual Death - Bristol Rains Retreat 2020: 'The Dynamic Mandala'

By jmw on Tue, 31 Mar, 2020 - 16:55

Day 3: Spiritual Death - Bristol Rains Retreat 2020: 'The Dynamic Mandala'

By jmw on Tue, 31 Mar, 2020 - 16:55

Day three of our Virtual Rains Retreat in Bristol with Tejananda saw about 50 of us exploring the aspect of Spiritual Death, through the ‘Dynamic Mandala’. Tejananda re-emphasised the fact that we can’t meditate unless we are able to know this sense of being embodied. He talked more about the value of engaging with our actual bodily sensations through which we may discover that soma or the ‘cloud’ of sensations of the body are less fixed than we may have...

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Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 2: Positive Emotion - Bristol Rains Retreat 2020: 'The Dynamic Mandala'

By jmw on Mon, 30 Mar, 2020 - 16:39

Day 2: Positive Emotion - Bristol Rains Retreat 2020: 'The Dynamic Mandala'

By jmw on Mon, 30 Mar, 2020 - 16:39

This morning there were 50-60 of the Bristol Sangha online again to hear the second part of Tejanada’s teaching on the ‘Dynamic Mandala’, a somatic exploration of the Triratna System of Practice.  ‘Somatic’ is the term used to highlight the alive/vibrational aspect of awareness.

Today’s focus is on positive emotion.  Tejananda encouraged us each to find where ‘a sense of ease’ may be located in our bodies, as a starting point for this practice.  It may not be...

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