The Urban Retreat 2011
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Lying down together - and body scan meditations

Sat, 15 Oct, 2011 - 08:16

Lying down together - and body scan meditations

Sat, 15 Oct, 2011 - 08:16

Why it’s really good to lie down, and do a body scan meditation together in the morning. My last video blog for this retreat, hope you’ve enjoyed them…

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'The Way It Is', by William Stafford

Fri, 14 Oct, 2011 - 17:38

'The Way It Is', by William Stafford

Fri, 14 Oct, 2011 - 17:38

Some reflections from me on ‘The Way It Is’, a poem by William Stafford: holding onto an unseen thread, and not letting go. I end with a rendering of a verse from the Dhammapada, by Thomas Byrom.

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Expectation, experiences and reality (and smiley faces!)

Fri, 14 Oct, 2011 - 13:04

Expectation, experiences and reality (and smiley faces!)

Fri, 14 Oct, 2011 - 13:04

Checking whether our expectations and experiences are in line with reality – using smiley faces!

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Sailing the Worldly Winds - in India

Fri, 14 Oct, 2011 - 11:17

Sailing the Worldly Winds - in India

Fri, 14 Oct, 2011 - 11:17

Hello, I am Yashosagar from Triratna’s ordination team in Pune (Maharashtra, India). I am speaking about how practising Dhamma has helped me respond more creatively to the worldly winds. I am happy my talk is released today Friday 14th October, the anniversary of Dr Ambedkar’s famous conversion to Buddhism. There is a small fundraising appeal from us at the end. Thank you.

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A very pertinent sailing story...

Fri, 14 Oct, 2011 - 10:59

A very pertinent sailing story...

Fri, 14 Oct, 2011 - 10:59

A very pertinent sailing story, on the importance of finding a haven, to take refuge in when the storms come! Check back later today for another from me…

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Ratnavyuha - Reflections on the Worldly Winds

Thu, 13 Oct, 2011 - 13:26

Ratnavyuha - Reflections on the Worldly Winds

Thu, 13 Oct, 2011 - 13:26

A great set of reflections and musings from Ratnavyuha in Auckland, New Zealand, on the work of coursing through this life so full of challenge and sorrow and possibility. Includes some lovely zen poetry to take things deeper still…

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Effort, sweat, and eternalism – and what makes a good week.

Tue, 11 Oct, 2011 - 17:23

Effort, sweat, and eternalism – and what makes a good week.

Tue, 11 Oct, 2011 - 17:23

Here’s my fourth mini-video for the Urban Retreat. I’m reflecting on effort, sweat, and eternalism – and what makes a good week.

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Fantasy arguments, feeling afraid, and why to keep lines from the Sutra of Golden Light handy...

Mon, 10 Oct, 2011 - 17:21

Fantasy arguments, feeling afraid, and why to keep lines from the Sutra of Golden Light handy...

Mon, 10 Oct, 2011 - 17:21

Fantasy arguments, feeling afraid, and why to keep lines from the Sutra of Golden Light handy… Need I say more? You’ll just have to watch the video!

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The Buddha’s teaching of pleasure and pain (extended version)

Mon, 10 Oct, 2011 - 16:53

The Buddha’s teaching of pleasure and pain (extended version)

Mon, 10 Oct, 2011 - 16:53

In this extended version (twice as long) Vidyabhadri interviews me on the Buddha’s teaching of pleasure and pain (two of the worldly winds) and ways we can respond more skilfully to them. I’m in Manchester UK, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and co-founder of Breathworks (breathworks-mindfulness.org.uk), which offers people living with chronic pain the potential to improve and transform their quality of life.

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The Buddha’s teaching of pleasure and pain

Sun, 9 Oct, 2011 - 17:30

The Buddha’s teaching of pleasure and pain

Sun, 9 Oct, 2011 - 17:30

In this 13-minute video Vidyabhadri interviews me on the Buddha’s teaching of pleasure and pain (two of the worldly winds) and ways we can respond more skilfully to them. I’m in Manchester UK, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and co-founder of Breathworks (breathworks-mindfulness.org.uk), which offers people living with chronic pain the potential to improve and transform their quality of life.