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Pointing to the Moon: Waking Up from a Core Delusion

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 29 Jan, 2021 - 17:14

Pointing to the Moon: Waking Up from a Core Delusion

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 29 Jan, 2021 - 17:14

4 workshops led by Tejananda for experienced meditators
3 years minimum experience required

Saturdays: 20th February and 6th March
1st session (90 mins): IE & UK 09:30 | Europe CET 10:30 | India 15:00 | Australia EST 20.30 | New Zealand 22.30
2nd session (90 mins): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | Australia EST...

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The Alchemical Heart (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 35)

From Buddhist Centre Features on Sun, 3 Jan, 2021 - 19:42

In this first podcast of 2021 we turn to the magic of inner transformation, with a special episode to mark our forthcoming Home Retreat on meditation: ‘The Alchemical Heart’ with Paramananda.

Happy New Year! May 2021 prove a kinder, more hopeful year for all.

In this first podcast of the year we turn to the magic of inner transformation, with a special episode to mark our forthcoming Home Retreat: ‘The Alchemical Heart’ with Paramananda.

In our conversation around the work involved...

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New series of Led Walking Meditations from Taraloka: A Walking Week

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 - 11:49

New series of Led Walking Meditations from Taraloka: A Walking Week

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 - 11:49

Would you like to take your meditation practice off the cushion and outdoors? Maitridevi from Taraloka Retreat centre has been recording a series of five walking meditations under the title ‘A Walking Week’ to help you do just that!

From next week you will be able to tune into these meditations, which will be released daily on Taraloka’s Youtube channel.

The five are as follows:
1. A simple walking meditation
2. ‘Exploring...

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Alive! Aware! Awake! Online Retreat, 10 - 17 July

From Taraloka Retreat Centre on Thu, 25 Jun, 2020 - 16:53

Alive! Aware! Awake! Online Retreat, 10 - 17 July

From Taraloka Retreat Centre on Thu, 25 Jun, 2020 - 16:53

What is it to be fully aware, fully alive?  Mindfulness is an adventure!  In these times more than ever, the Buddha’s teaching of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness gives us an essential framework for how to stay present, clear-minded, and living from our deepest values, whether we’re meditating or in the thick of our daily lives.   

Taraloka and The Buddhist Centre Online are collaborating to offer Alive! Aware! Awake! - an online retreat exploring the four foundations of...

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Online Meditations - Twice A Day

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Wed, 18 Mar, 2020 - 12:13

Online Meditations - Twice A Day

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Wed, 18 Mar, 2020 - 12:13

We’ll be offering two open meditation spaces Monday-Saturday via Zoom on our new online meditation space.  

You don’t need to pay for an account to take part.

Sessions will last for 45 minutes. They won’t be guided meditations – just bring your own practice and sit with us!

No one knows how long the pandemic will last. We will continue to offer meditations at these times for the foreseeable future.

Please always check the main online meditation page in...

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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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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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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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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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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...