Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
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Facebook Discussion in 1 Hour! 'Metta In The Face Of World Problems'

Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 14:58

Facebook Discussion in 1 Hour! 'Metta In The Face Of World Problems'

Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 14:58Hi everyone, please join us in an hour’s time if you can for the live Facebook group discussion on the topic ‘Metta In The Face Of World Problems’… How does the work of this urban retreat - and of developing loving kindness in our lives - relate (if at all) to the scale of kinds of issues we face today? Typhoons in the Phillipines, global warming, the war on terror, etc. Is it possible to face these things...
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Newsfilm: the “all in one”edition…

Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 10:42

Newsfilm: the “all in one”edition…

Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 10:42Clear Vision have produced this 38 minute film – a compilation of all the five short films that we’ve been showing over the week edited into one video… If you want to download it easily (for example, for showing at a Centre or group) then you can do that here.

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Online-Only Events for the Urban Retreat

Fri, 8 Nov, 2013 - 22:44

Online-Only Events for the Urban Retreat

Fri, 8 Nov, 2013 - 22:44You may have seen in the program for the retreat that as well as hosting the retreat materials here, we’ll also be doing some online-only events designed to help bring awareness of the practice into that aspect of our daily lives. We can easily spend so much time online - it’s a challenge to find mindful ways to engage amid so much distraction! And, of course, not everyone is near a Buddhist Centre… So we’re interested in new...
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Urban Retreat in Danish

Fri, 8 Nov, 2013 - 20:58

Urban Retreat in Danish

Fri, 8 Nov, 2013 - 20:58Further to Lokabandhu’s post yesterday about the Urban Retreat in German and Spanish, we’re delighted to pass on news that the retreat will also be available to Danish speakers, thanks to Advayasiddhi!

Urban Retreat 2013 på dansk
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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 - The Program.pdf109.58 KB
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Introducing the team for the urban retreat…

Thu, 7 Nov, 2013 - 22:16

Introducing the team for the urban retreat…

Thu, 7 Nov, 2013 - 22:16Hello there, just wanted to introduce the “team” for the urban retreat, but before that here is a couple of responses to questions we’ve had about the event…

1) Is there any charge for the online urban retreat?
It is all free. We will have an appeal for some money on Wednesday and Friday to help pay for future online urban retreats. You are really welcome to contribute if you wish, but we are basically offering this for free…
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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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Urban Retreat in German and Spanish

Wed, 6 Nov, 2013 - 22:01

Urban Retreat in German and Spanish

Wed, 6 Nov, 2013 - 22:01The Urban Retreat is now available to German and Spanish speakers world-wide: you’ll find the German and Spanish material at these links.

Retiro urbano internacional (en español)

das Stadt-Retreat 2013 (deutsch)

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Manidha and Alice - Poems on Metta

Wed, 6 Nov, 2013 - 19:21

Manidha and Alice - Poems on Metta

Wed, 6 Nov, 2013 - 19:21Manidha and Alice here from Seattle in the U.S. sharing a collection of poems we feel inspired by when we think about metta and its central importance for the life of the heart. Drawing on different religious and spiritual traditions the poems bring out some of the qualities of metta and of a person turning their effort towards cultivating loving kindness in their life.

This video was produced and read with the help of our friends...
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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