Sadayasihi's picture
Sadayasihi

Wednesday Meditation: Above, Below, and All Around - The Four Immeasurables

From Online Meditators on Mon, 7 Oct, 2019 - 12:06

Wednesday Meditation: Above, Below, and All Around - The Four Immeasurables

From Online Meditators on Mon, 7 Oct, 2019 - 12:06

Body like a mountain, heart like an ocean, mind like the sky.” - attributed to Dōgen, 13th Century Japanese Buddhist monk and founder of the Sōtō school of Zen

The Brahma Viharas are sometimes known as the four immeasurables because the number of living beings to whom they apply is immeasurable and the benefits of practising them are immeasurable. 

The Brahma Viharas meditation consist of cultivating loving-kindness (Metta), compassion / solidarity (karuna), sympathetic joy (mudita) and equanimity (upeksha).

...

Dhivan Thomas Jones's picture
Dhivan Thomas Jones

‘Does It Float?’: Stephen Batchelor’s Secular Buddhism

From Western Buddhist Review on Sat, 5 Oct, 2019 - 17:10

‘Does It Float?’: Stephen Batchelor’s Secular Buddhism

From Western Buddhist Review on Sat, 5 Oct, 2019 - 17:10

Here we present a review of Stephen Batchelor’s two most recent books on his secular interpretation of the Dharma:

Stephen Batchelor, After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age, Yale University Press, 2015

Stephen Batchelor, Secular Buddhism: Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World, Yale University Press, 2017

Review by Dhivan

Yale University Press were kind enough to send me review copies of Stephen Batchelor’s books when they were published. But reviewing them is difficult, as they are polemical, in favour of a particular new...

Sadayasihi's picture
Sadayasihi

Wednesday Meditation: Above, Below, and All Around - The Four Immeasurables

From Online Meditators on Mon, 7 Oct, 2019 - 12:06

Wednesday Meditation: Above, Below, and All Around - The Four Immeasurables

From Online Meditators on Mon, 7 Oct, 2019 - 12:06

Body like a mountain, heart like an ocean, mind like the sky.” - attributed to Dōgen, 13th Century Japanese Buddhist monk and founder of the Sōtō school of Zen

The Brahma Viharas are sometimes known as the four immeasurables because the number of living beings to whom they apply is immeasurable and the benefits of practising them are immeasurable. 

The Brahma Viharas meditation consist of cultivating loving-kindness (Metta), compassion / solidarity (karuna), sympathetic joy (mudita) and equanimity (upeksha).

...

Log in or register to respond
Dhivan Thomas Jones's picture
Dhivan Thomas Jones

Debating the Middle Way

From Western Buddhist Review on Wed, 25 Sep, 2019 - 18:16

Debating the Middle Way

From Western Buddhist Review on Wed, 25 Sep, 2019 - 18:16

Here we present a review by Arnold Tilley of a new book by Robert Ellis, founder of the Middle Way Society:

Robert Ellis 

The Buddha’s Middle Way, London: Equinox, 2019, 320pp., £23 pb

review by Arnold Tilley

Much of the content of Ellis’s book concerns the Buddha’s Middle Way, yet seen as an instance of a purported universal Middle Way ‘which springs from the structural needs of human beings (and possibly other organisms)’ (p.281). Ellis’s formula for this universal Middle Way is expressed by...

Helen - Windhorse Publications's picture
Helen - Windhor...

New release ‘most complete and in-depth guide available’ for core Buddhist meditation practice

From Windhorse Publications on Thu, 26 Sep, 2019 - 11:24

New release ‘most complete and in-depth guide available’ for core Buddhist meditation practice

From Windhorse Publications on Thu, 26 Sep, 2019 - 11:24

The team at Windhorse Publications is thrilled to announce the release of Mindfulness of Breathing: A Practice Guide and Translations, by renowned Buddhist teacher and scholar, Bhikkhu Anālayo. 

Mindfulness of breathing meditation is a core practice in many branches of Buddhism and is one of the two foundational meditation practices taught and practised in the Triratna Buddhist Community.

In Mindfulness of Breathing Anālayo explores the practice of mindfulness of breathing in the sixteen steps of the Ānāpānasati Sutta. The book is an authoritative, practice-orientated elucidation of a foundational Buddhist text, useful to meditators...

Saddhavasini's picture
Saddhavasini

Vajra Bell Fall 2019 Issue

Vajra Bell Fall 2019 Issue

From Vajra Bell on Wed, 18 Sep, 2019 - 17:28

The Vajra Bell Fall 2019 issue is here! You can view the issue online here or by clicking image to the left. You can also download the issue as a pdf at this link. 

In this issue of the Vajra Bell:

• ‘Cultivating the Riches of Less’ 
• ‘Unearthing the Buddha’ at Aryaloka 
• Buddha Mandala to Protect & Celebrate Dharmadhara 
• Drop the Story: Turn attention away from resisting pain 
• Acting as...

Centre Team's picture
Centre Team

Follow the 6th International Council - Live All Week!

From Triratna International Council on Sat, 31 Aug, 2019 - 22:09

Follow the 6th International Council - Live All Week!

From Triratna International Council on Sat, 31 Aug, 2019 - 22:09

The 6th Triratna International Council meeting is taking place at Adhisthana in the UK. We’ll bring you talks, podcasts, videos and photos together with interviews with some of the participants.

Follow all week on:
The Buddhist Centre  |  Instagram  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Tumblr 

We got underway this evening with a simple dedication ceremony, Adhisthana’s beautiful starry shrine, full of little illuminated Buddhas, offering the perfect backdrop and image for what it’s...

Log in or register to respond
ratnadharini's picture
ratnadharini

Addressing Our Collective History

From Adhisthana Kula on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 22:29

Addressing Our Collective History

From Adhisthana Kula on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 22:29

Lesen Sie diesen Artikel auf Deutsch  |  Lee este artículo en español  |  Lire cet article en français  |  Läs den här artikeln på svenska

Since it was established in February 2017, the members of the Adhisthana Kula have been working together in response to renewed criticism of Triratna, and we recently published a ‘Next Steps’ document setting out how we intend to take this work forward. 

The first of...

ratnadharini's picture
ratnadharini

A Message of Apology and Regret

From Adhisthana Kula on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 22:04

A Message of Apology and Regret

From Adhisthana Kula on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 22:04

Lesen Sie diesen Artikel auf Deutsch  |  Lee este artículo en español  |  Lire cet article en français  |  Läs den här artikeln på svenska

Read about the background to this statement and our next steps in Addressing our Collective History

At the end of 2016 Sangharakshita published a statement of his regret and apology for occasions when, as he put it, ‘I have hurt, harmed or upset fellow Buddhists, whether within...

Prajnaketu's picture
Prajnaketu

Blueprint for a New Society - Big One 2019

From Triratna Young Buddhists on Tue, 13 Aug, 2019 - 15:23

Blueprint for a New Society - Big One 2019

From Triratna Young Buddhists on Tue, 13 Aug, 2019 - 15:23

Blueprint for a New Society: 25th - 27th of October 2019

Join us for a weekend exploring how Buddhist values can shape a world that desperately needs to change. We’ll be meditating together, doing rituals, engaging with talks and discussion,… all with like-minded people aged 18-35 in a stunning setting.

Book here: https://adhisthana.org/retreat/?ev=363

Any questions, contact youngtriratna [at] gmail.com...