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

Mon, 7 Oct, 2019 - 12:06

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

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).

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Wendy B's picture

 Hello. I wanted to join the meditation today, but sadly I’m not going to be able to make it.  Wishing you all a spacious and meaningful session. See you next week :-). 

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Hi Sunset42!

Sorry to hear you can’t make it today - but great to have you along next time. Have a good week!

With Metta,
Sadayasihi

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Hi there, are there any meditations scheduled at the moment? Thanks :) Eleanor  

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Hi Eleanor!

Thanks for getting in touch. We’re currently taking a break from running facilitated meditation sessions at the moment. We’ll keep you posted if/when this changes.

In the meantime you can check out some of our meditation resources on Free Buddhist Audio.

With Metta,

Sadayasihi

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Tuesday Meditation: Unlimited Heart

Thu, 11 Apr, 2019 - 17:22

Tuesday Meditation: Unlimited Heart

Thu, 11 Apr, 2019 - 17:22

Develop an unlimited heart of friendliness for the entire universe, sending metta above, below, and all around, beyond all narrowness, beyond all rivalry, beyond all hatred.

- Karaniya Metta Sutta

The next series of online meditations begins on Tuesday 30th April at 4pm GMT /  5pm CET / 9.30pm IST / 11am EST / 8.00am PST.

For a series of seven Tuesdays we will be exploring the practice of the Metta Bhavana, or ‘development of loving-kindness’.  From grounding our practice in...

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Hi all, don’t forget this series starts today! Hopefully see some of you on Zoom later!

With Metta,
Sadayasihi

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Tuesday Meditation: This Dewdrop World

Fri, 1 Feb, 2019 - 09:35

Tuesday Meditation: This Dewdrop World

Fri, 1 Feb, 2019 - 09:35

“This dewdrop world 
Is but a dewdrop world
And yet —”


- Kobayashi Issa

Our next series of online meditations will start on Tuesday 12th February at 4pm GMT /  5pm CET / 9.30pm IST / 11am EST / 8.00am PST for five weeks. We will be exploring the Four Mind-Turning reflections, which point to both the fleetingness of life and its preciousness, and remind us of the need to wholeheartedly turn our minds towards practising the Dharma.

Join us on Zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/256989252

You can find...

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Join us today at 4pm GMT /  5pm CET / 9.30pm IST / 11am EST / 8.00am PST as we start this series of online meditations on the theme of the four reminders! 🧘‍♂️🧘‍♀️

Tom Schulte's picture

Zoom says you are in another meeting. I waited for several minutes before giving up.

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Hi Tom,

Sorry to hear that you missed the session. Did you try clicking this link? https://zoom.us/j/256989252 

With Metta,
Sadayasihi

Tom Schulte's picture

I am sure I did but now, when I tried it I got the expected response of “wait for the host to start the meeting”

Hpefully this works next Tuesday.

Gassho

Tom

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Yes fingers crossed - I’ll keep an eye out for you next Tuesday.

With Metta,

Sadayasihi

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Tuesday Meditation: Going Deeper

Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 17:54

Tuesday Meditation: Going Deeper

Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 17:54

Our online meditations will be resuming on Tuesday 13th November at 4pm GMT /  5pm CET / 9.30pm IST / 11am EST / 8.00am PST - hopefully you can join us!

For a series of six Tuesdays we will be looking at how we can go deeper in meditation. Starting with the practices of the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana we will be exploring how we can work with hindrances that arise and become more absorbed - and, ultimately,...

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Hi all! Just a quick reminder that online meditation is taking place today at 4pm GMT.  Join in on Zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/890144764

With Metta,
Sadayasihi

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Hi all,

Our last online meditation session of 2018 takes place today! We’ll have a brief recap of the ground we’ve covered so far and then there’ll be a chance to do a slightly longer sit. All welcome - even if you haven’t attended the previous sessions.

With Metta,
Sadayasihi

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Hello,

When is the next round of online meditation?

Thanks,

Stuart

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Hi Stuart!

I’ll be looking at pinning down dates for the next series of online meditation in the next while. I’ll be posting the details on this space so if you +Follow above you’ll be notified when I do.

Hope that helps for now,

With Metta,

Sadayasihi

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Tuesday Meditation: New Time and Place

Fri, 19 Oct, 2018 - 11:40

Tuesday Meditation: New Time and Place

Fri, 19 Oct, 2018 - 11:40

Online meditations will be resuming on Tuesday 13th November.  

For a series of six Tuesdays we will be looking at how we can go deeper in meditation. Starting with the practices of the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana we will be exploring how we can work with hindrances that arise and become more absorbed - and, ultimately, transform our experience so that it is in line with Reality!

A couple of practical things.  Firstly, the time...

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Tuesday Meditation: Blazing Loving-Kindness

Tue, 6 Mar, 2018 - 19:29

Tuesday Meditation: Blazing Loving-Kindness

Tue, 6 Mar, 2018 - 19:29

This series of five sessions will be a journey into focused positive emotion. We’ll be using the framework of the Metta Bhavana and modifying it to draw in the other Brahma Viharas and deeply explore individual relationships to create some extra intensity around the practice.

Our meditation sessions begin at 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm UK
Session Dates:
Mar 6, Mar 13, Mar 20, Mar 27, Apr 3 

Join these events on Google+ Hangout

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jazzcica's picture

Hello - is there a meditation tonight? Metta :-) Patricia

Amitasuri's picture

Hi Rijupatha,

the hangout link only takes me to old links/events.

is there another way to join?

thanks

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Hi Amitasuri, Google+ will send out a notification to you when a new event is posted to a specific circle, so I’ve added you to the Online Meditators circle. You should receive an update next time we post an event. ;)

jazzcica's picture

Hello, it looks as though this series is not running at present? Or is it running via a different platform?

Many thanks
Patricia

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One of those Pathless Paths? on 3/20

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Tuesday Meditation: Exploring the Dhyanas

Tue, 30 Jan, 2018 - 17:02

Tuesday Meditation: Exploring the Dhyanas

Tue, 30 Jan, 2018 - 17:02

The dhyanas (or jhanas) are concentrated mental states where distracted mind falls away, a more refined awareness steps in, and deep contentment is cultivated. In this four-week series we’ll explore the dhyanas in meditation and try to catch a glimpse of them for ourselves.

Meditation sessions begin at 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm UK on Google Hangout, and the series will be on the following dates:
Jan 30
Feb 6
Feb 13
Feb 20

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Tom Schulte's picture

I did donate for the Online meditations and then I donated again for the Mitra study course. Is it necessary on your end to know which was which?

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That’s very kind of you Thomas! Thank you so much!  :) No, not necessary to know which is which, we’ve already got you down for your donation to the mitra study. See you soon!

Marcia's picture

Hi, I’d love to join the Tuesday online meditation, but have been unable to join your circle to let you know I am here! Please can someone let me know what to do to join.

Thanks

Marcia

Centre Team's picture

Hi Marcia! I think I’ve figured out how to add you to the online meditators circle, so hopefully you’ll get notifications of meditations now. Hope we get to see you! :)

Marcia's picture

Great. Thanks :o)

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Living Divinely: The Brahma Viharas

Wed, 10 Jan, 2018 - 17:15

Living Divinely: The Brahma Viharas

Wed, 10 Jan, 2018 - 17:15

We’re wrapping up the last segment of a four-week series of Tuesday meditations on the Brahma Viharas, or “divine abodes”. In these meditations we’ve cultivated various aspects of positive emotion - including loving-kindness (metta), compassion (karuna), sympathetic joy (mudita), and equanimity (upeksha).

Join the online sangha Tuesday, 23rd January at 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm UK on Google Hangouts as we explore the final week’s Brahma Vihara, equanimity (upeksha).

Join the meditation here!  ...

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Tuesday Online Meditation Series - Living Divinely: The Brahma Viharas

Tue, 28 Feb, 2017 - 17:05

Tuesday Online Meditation Series - Living Divinely: The Brahma Viharas

Tue, 28 Feb, 2017 - 17:05

Join the online meditators sangha for a four-week series of meditations on the Brahma Viharas, or divine abodes. In these meditations we will cultivate various “flavors” of positive emotion including loving-kindness (metta), compassion (karuna), sympathetic joy (mudita), and equanimity (upeksha).

Meditation sessions are held at 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm UK on Google+ Hangout. See the links below for each week’s event. Some experience of basic mindfulness and metta practices is helpful, but not necessary.

Feb 28 (Metta - lovingkindness)https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/112690893413434232208/events/clgfre0sonlrg4m2df46fsamd1k

Mar 14 (Karuna -...

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Mizanthropist's picture

There doesn’t seem to be a link on here, Google +, or via email today. I hope Rijupatha is ok and that this is just some technical thing - or just me. Sorry I missed it if it’s happening

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Friday Drop-In Online Meditations - March

Fri, 3 Feb, 2017 - 15:36

Friday Drop-In Online Meditations - March

Fri, 3 Feb, 2017 - 15:36

Join us on Fridays in March for an online drop-in meditation session on Google+ Hangout at 11:00am ET / 4:00pm UK! Each lightly-led session is an opportunity to learn and practice one two foundational practices - Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana. All levels of experience are welcome.

Mar 3 - Mindfulness of Breathing
https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/112690893413434232208/events/cbj7boe7otafjle612lq0tnfs08

Mar 10 - Metta Bhavana
https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/112690893413434232208/events/cp1mrmnpv1n0urjonbe0vauj8cs

Mar 17 - Mindfulness of Breathing (held at 11am ET / 3pm UK...

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Are you doing an online drop in session this Friday, March, 3?  I tried to join in on the online session on February 24 but I reaalised TBA must have meant there was no session  running that day?  I tried to log on using both Skype and Google + but got a message saying that I was the only one signed in.   I am not very good at technology.  Do I need to sign-on to the sessions using my Skype contact for the online meditation session or go through google +, or use another method?

 

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Hi Erica! Yes, we’ll be doing another drop-in session this Friday at 11am ET/ 4pm UK - we’ll post the link as soon as it’s set up. The sessions are all done through Google+ so you just need to log in to your Google account and follow the link posted. That will take you to the Google+ Hangout event. Then there should be an option to join the Hangout when it’s live. Hope that helps and that you can join us tomorrow!