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Urban Retreat Online Program & Resources

Urban Retreat Online Program & Resources

Posted by candradasa on Wed, 06/11/2013 - 23:45Here’s the full retreat program for the online version of the retreat. These resources are also for use by anyone taking part in the Urban Retreat around the world at their local Buddhist centre.

We’ve also included here details of the special web-only events we’ll be having as part of the retreat, including online meditation, Twitter Q & A and a Facebook discussion in our group there. Watch this space for more details!...

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Here’s a direct link to the PDF for anyone looking: http://thebuddhistcentre.com/features/urban-retreat-2013-blazing-sun/urb…
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Hi Savanna, if you click on the Issuu document then choose the share button (top right) you can download for printing from there. But we also posted a PDF for printing - you should find it under ‘talks & resources’.
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Wonderful!! Looking very much forward.
Question: how can I print the program? Seems not possible from the ISSU platform?
In gratitude
Savanna - NYC
capra's picture
I am looking forward to my first Urban Retreat. Thank you!
dharma_gal's picture
Great! thank you for all the work behind this.
Steven Caldwell's picture
Thank you for creating and sharing such a clear plan for the retreat.
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The Karaniya Metta Sutta in Pali and English (with audio)

The Karaniya Metta Sutta in Pali and English (with audio)

Posted by candradasa on Wed, 06/11/2013 - 19:09The Buddha recommended that alongside mindfulness practices, anyone wanting to see deeply into the nature of existence should have a regular and strong practice of kindness… Here is the source text for this revolutionary practice (minus a few diacritics!).

The English translation is by Ratnaprabha, the audio by Joe Richardson.

Listen to a talk on the sutta for the Urban Retreat 2013...
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Follow Up on Your Urban Retreat! Five Next Steps...

Posted by Centre Team on Sun, 17/11/2013 - 13:31

Follow Up on Your Urban Retreat! Five Next Steps...

Posted by Centre Team on Sun, 17/11/2013 - 13:31Well folks, we’re drawing to a close here on the online space for this year’s Urban Retreat. It’s been a wonderful week and on the team we’ve loved being in touch with all those who took part here - as Vajragupta said, thanks so much for all of your efforts and engagement and the generally beautiful spirit in which this online retreat has been conducted.

We wanted to finish with a few posts that we hope will...

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great image! dharma @ work sounds great idea so have signed up
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Metta Wave souvenir photo-montage

Posted by lokabandhu on Tue, 19/11/2013 - 19:11

Metta Wave souvenir photo-montage

Posted by lokabandhu on Tue, 19/11/2013 - 19:11
Here’s a souvenir photo-montage for the Urban Retreat’s Metta Wave. It should fit nicely onto an A4 sheet if you want to print it out.

An amazing 570 people registered on the retreat from around the world, and we’ve loved reading all the messages of appreciation that have come in - thank you! We’ll be sending out a survey soon asking for any feedback you might like to send our...
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Urban Retreat 2013, Complete Retreat Materials: 6. Complete Audio Recordings

Posted by candradasa on Mon, 18/11/2013 - 14:32
And here is a complete set of all the recordings from the Urban Retreat 2013, including all the introductory material by Vajragupta and others, the daily guided meditations, and Vessantara’s full series on the stages of the Metta Bhavana…

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I want to say that this article is amazing, great written and come with approximately all vital infos. I’d like to peer more posts like this. So nice to discover someone with genuine thoughts on this issue. SoundCloud is one of a kind of social media, that enables people to upload, record, promote and share their originally-created sound.

Thank you so much
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*update* You should now find a download button on most of our Soundcloud players now. :)
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Yes! :)
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Will this ‘page’ stay ‘up’ indefinitely, so that I may return whenever I like to hear these lovely audios?
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When the one you want to download from the playlist is playing, just click its title in the player and it will open in Soundcloud with a download button. They don’t include one with their player because I assume they want to get folk to use their site and, I suspect, because many people use on mobile where downloading may not be possible. We are looking into how to hack things so we automatically print a download link beneath the embedded player on any Soundcloud post. That said, clicking the title in the player on any Soundcloud post on The Buddhist Centre Online will always work (assuming it is available to download - most of our recordings on Soundcloud are but not all). And you can always just follow us on Soundcloud itself and download from there directly.
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Hi there - how can these all be downloaded? Most don’t seem to be part of the podcast on iTunes – unless I am missing something?
Thanks so much - Savanna
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Urban Retreat 2013, Complete Retreat Materials: 5. Complete Talks

Posted by candradasa on Mon, 18/11/2013 - 14:23
Here is a set of all the talks given for the Urban Retreat 2013, including introductions by Vajragupta and others, as well as the full series on the stages of the Metta Bhavana by Vessantara.

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Urban Retreat 2013, Complete Retreat Materials: 4. Complete Guided Meditations

Posted by candradasa on Mon, 18/11/2013 - 14:18
Here is a set of the complete guided meditations (with introductions) from the Urban Retreat 2013, led by Vajragupta.

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Urban Retreat 2013, Complete Retreat Materials: 3. Complete Daily Videos

Posted by candradasa on Mon, 18/11/2013 - 13:51

Urban Retreat 2013, Complete Retreat Materials: 3. Complete Daily Videos

Posted by candradasa on Mon, 18/11/2013 - 13:51Here’s the complete playlist of all the videos from the Urban Retreat 2013 on Loving Kindness. This includes all the daily teachings on video from Vajragupta, daily reflections from Subhdaramati, all of our Metta Highlights news films from around the world, and introductory talks, as well as a posture guide for meditation.

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