Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
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Urban Retreat 2013, Complete Retreat Materials: 6. Complete Audio Recordings

Mon, 18 Nov, 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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Urban Retreat 2013, Complete Retreat Materials: 4. Complete Guided Meditations

Mon, 18 Nov, 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 Program (PDF version)

Fri, 8 Nov, 2013 - 11:22
Here’s a PDF version of the program for the retreat to complement the online version.

A note on using Issuu (the rather nice way we embed documents on The Buddhist Centre Online): you can usually download by clicking the Issuu document and, when it opens full-screen, choosing the ‘share’ icon (top right)…
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Urban Retreat Online Program & Resources

Urban Retreat Online Program & Resources

Wed, 6 Nov, 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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The Karaniya Metta Sutta in Pali and English (with audio)

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

Wed, 6 Nov, 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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The Karaniya Metta Sutta in Pali and English (PDF version)

Fri, 1 Nov, 2013 - 18:22
Here is the Karaniya Metta sutta (the Buddha’s words on loving-kindness) in Pali (an ancient Indian language for which I’m afraid I’ve lost some of the diacritics), followed by an English translation by Ratnaprabha. This is a version for easy printing - you can also read and listen along here!

Listen to Natalie’s talk about the sutta, and here’s Joe’s chanting of the Pali as a separate audio post.
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A beautiful chant of the metta sutta

Fri, 1 Nov, 2013 - 17:59
Having just posted up Natalie’s talk on the metta sutta (the Buddha’s words on loving-kindness) we thought you’d love this… It’s a beautiful recording of the metta sutta, in Pali (an ancient Indian language), and chanted by Joe Richardson at the end of Triratna’s 2012 International Retreat.

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What the Buddha said about loving-kindness...

Fri, 1 Nov, 2013 - 16:54
Natalie Willmer, from the Auckland Buddhist Centre in New Zealand, with a short talk on the metta sutta – an ancient Pali text that contains some of the Buddha’s words and teaching on metta (loving-kindness). Natalie describes her response to first coming across these words of the Buddha; some of them inspired her, but some of them raised questions…

This is the first of a short series of 10-minute talks from different practitioners from around the world that we’ll...
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Urban Retreat Metta Wave Poster now ready

Thu, 31 Oct, 2013 - 11:11
Here’s a PDF poster of the Urban Retreat’s Metta Wave for anyone who wants to print and display on their shrine during the retreat - a reminder of the internationality of the retreat, which will include people from Vancouver to Beijing, Mexico City to Moscow - and many points in-between.

There’s a choice of two file sizes to download - 2MB and the full 19MB; both will print a 10-page full-colour poster which you’ll need to...