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FBA Podcast: Eight Step Recovery

By Rijupatha on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 21:06

FBA Podcast: Eight Step Recovery

By Rijupatha on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 21:06In this week’s FBA Podcast, “Eight Step Recovery” Vimalasara speaks on the importance of loving oneself as a part of recovery from addiction as an introduction to her new book, co-authored with Paramabandhu, entitled ‘Eight Step Recovery – Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction’. She goes on to discuss the life conditions that she and Paramabandhu have emerged from, and how those energies came together and inspired the writing of the book. Outlining the...
Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Triratna Newsbyte 1 is here!

By Munisha on Mon, 2 Jun, 2014 - 12:44

Triratna Newsbyte 1 is here!

By Munisha on Mon, 2 Jun, 2014 - 12:44Clear Vision recently released Triratna Newsbyte 1, the first of their new twice-yearly video news bulletins from around the Triratna world, commissioned by Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly. And the Young Buddhists are in it!

In this 47-minute video:
  • The opening weekend of Adhisthana, UK
  • Vimalasara’s book launch at the Manchester Buddhist Centre, UK
  • Danabhadri at Dhanakosa, Scotland: Cooking as practice
  • Nagaloka Buddhist Centre, Portland, Maine, USA
  • Amoghalila and the Street Angels, Lancashire, UK
  • Young Buddhists’ gathering 2013, Adhisthana,
  • ...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhist Recovery Network on New Zealand Radio

By lokabandhu on Wed, 26 Mar, 2014 - 05:48

Buddhist Recovery Network on New Zealand Radio

By lokabandhu on Wed, 26 Mar, 2014 - 05:48The Buddhist Recovery Network is a worldwide network of people and groups dedicated to supporting the use of Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices to help people recover from the suffering caused by addictive behaviors. Their New Zealand rep, Navachitta, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and teacher at Triratna’s Auckland Buddhist Centre, recently appeared on Radio New Zealand’s ‘Spiritual Outlook’ programme. Natalie Grace writes with the details, saying:

“Many very successful addiction recovery programmes...
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

Stay sober, safe, sane during the holidays

By Vimalasara on Fri, 20 Dec, 2013 - 02:35

Stay sober, safe, sane during the holidays

By Vimalasara on Fri, 20 Dec, 2013 - 02:35Plan Ahead - Stay clear of the bar areas. Get a non-alcoholic beverage, talk to friends, and keep a glass that is refreshed, that way a guest or friend will be less likely to get you a refill with real alcohol in it. If food is your addiction, stand away from tables that are piled up with food. Whatever your addiction is, you intuitively know what to do, trust your gut. It may mean staying at home, it may mean...
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

Complete course of 21 meditations for recovery

By Vimalasara on Mon, 9 Dec, 2013 - 07:10
We have posted all 21 meditations for you. Please use them to beneft yourself and or others. Be happy.




Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

A loving kindness meditation

By Vimalasara on Sun, 8 Dec, 2013 - 04:36
‘There are never endings, only separations and new beginnings.’ Separations can be bumpy, and often we move away from the uncomfortable feelings by latching on to an old coping mechanism. Over these past three weeks you have hopefully begun to cultivate some positive coping mechanisms. You can always go back to some of your favourite meditations and listen to them. We give you this final meditation in this series, to set you up on track for your journey that will...
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

Just sitting with a gong bath

By Vimalasara on Sat, 7 Dec, 2013 - 05:38
Day 21 is a just sitting meditation with a gong bath. This is an opportunity to let go of making a lot of effort and just be with how you are now. In the meditation we sit or lie with a broad awareness. Making as little effort as possible, we allow thoughts, feelings and body sensations to arise and pass by like clouds passing through the sky. As we do that we can allow the sounds of the gong bath...
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

Help Us Share Eight Step Recovery With the World

By Centre Team on Fri, 6 Dec, 2013 - 21:57

Help Us Share Eight Step Recovery With the World

By Centre Team on Fri, 6 Dec, 2013 - 21:57We hope you enjoyed Valerie Mason-John and Dr. Paramabandhu Groves’ 21 Day Meditation for Recovery course. Some of you will be familiar with the expression 7th Tradition; in Buddhism we call this dana, which means ‘generosity’. If you have enjoyed this course, you can help in several ways.

Firstly, you can donate money which will help us spread the teachings of the Buddha and help finance the Eight Step Recovery tours in the United Kingdom and North...
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

Amtabha mantra

By Vimalasara on Fri, 6 Dec, 2013 - 06:05
Day 20 is the Amitabha mantra. Amitabha is a deep red archetypal Buddha. He is particularly associated with love and loving kindness, and with meditation. When we chant the Amitabha mantra you could imagine feeling connected to a great red sun of love and stillness; to the heartbeat of loving kindness. You could visualize or feel rays of ruby light streaming towards you and filling you with love, easing your suffering and stilling your heart and mind. The mantra is...
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

Mindfulness of breathing meditation

By Vimalasara on Thu, 5 Dec, 2013 - 05:25
Day 19 is a meditation on the breath, seeing the nature of thoughts. In the meditation we label our thoughts to help us disentangle from them and see their nature more clearly. When we catch ourselves caught up in our thoughts we can label it as thinking. This can help us let go of whatever it is we are caught up in. Have a day mind full of breath. The music has been composed by The Alaska None.

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