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The Six Distinctive Emphases of the Triratna Buddhist Community

Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 19:17

Our weekly meeting yesterday took place just the day before a rather special event in the Triratna Buddhist Community’s existence: exactly 50 years ago, on the 6 April 1967 Urgyen Sangharakshita dedicated the Triratna Meditation and Shrine room (yes it was called Triratna!) in a basement below a shop in Covent Garden.  The few few decades of its existence though we were known as ‘The Friends of the Western Buddhist Order’. 

So many lives have been transformed by the Buddhist movement that grew from...

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The Four Kinds of Meditation

Mon, 3 Apr, 2017 - 21:54

There are so many different kinds of meditation practices - how do they relate to each other, which ones should we do?

When we embark on practising meditation, it can seem confusing to come across the fact that there are many different techniques - last Wednesday (29 March), we explored this with the help of ta little list entitled ‘The Four Kinds of Meditation’. I first learned this many years ago from Ruciraketu at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre. 

I found it a useful way...

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Dying Matters Awareness Week - events in Exeter in May

Sat, 1 Apr, 2017 - 09:20

Some of us might we interested in this - LivingWellDyingWell Southwest UK are hosting events in Exeter on 7,8 and 11 May to mark Dying Matters Awareness Week - see the flyer attached for more info. 

“70% of us want to die at home yet 50% die in hospital…… “”
We can put into place,...

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Meditating with the Body

Sat, 18 Mar, 2017 - 12:24

At the Exeter Sangha Night sessions this month, we are starting off our journey of Going Deeper with our meditation practice’ by looking at involving our bodies and physical experience. 

This includes spending some time with and  achieving a comfortable and supportive posture - I have attached a short guide (thanks to Vajramati from the New York Triratna Centre) and here is also a link to ...