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FBA Podcast: Spiritual Receptivity and Just Sitting

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 27 Jun, 2020 - 14:00

Vessantara shares reflections that emerged during his three year retreat, namely a poignant opportunity to let go of self reference and enjoy the simple awareness of the present moment.

This talk was given at the Triratna Buddhist Order European Order Gathering at Wymondham College August 25, 2012.

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Dharmabyte: What are we Doing when we Meditate?

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 25 Jun, 2020 - 14:00

Untangling our Views…

Amaragita explodes and expands notions around the practice of paying attention via awareness of the breath, using the deceptively simple exercise of taking just five breaths through the day.

We hear how the practice relates to the theory of Buddhist meditation and are encouraged to choose and learn from our direct experience of how we respond to our breath in the moment. There is also a chance to try it out as you listen -...

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Awareness is Revolutionary: Talking about Race and Buddhism

By akasajoti on Wed, 24 Jun, 2020 - 14:27

Awareness is Revolutionary: Talking about Race and Buddhism

By akasajoti on Wed, 24 Jun, 2020 - 14:27

On 25 June, from 19.00-21.00 (UK), Subhuti will be in conversation with Suryagupta, the Chair of the London Buddhist Centre, on the topic of race, caste and Buddhism. They will explore the themes personally, arriving at a distinctively Dharmic approach to race and Buddhism, with time for you to ask questions via the chat facility on their YouTube Livestream. All are invited to join the LBC Sangha for what promises to be a memorable and significant evening.

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Closing the Home Retreat - Meditating in the Mandala

By kusaladevi on Thu, 18 Jun, 2020 - 12:05

Closing the Home Retreat - Meditating in the Mandala

By kusaladevi on Thu, 18 Jun, 2020 - 12:05

We hope you have enjoyed Meditating in the Mandala with us this week! 

Thank you so much to Tejananda for leading daily sessions, exploring a dynamic, embodied, somatic approach to meditation and Awakening. You can find the recordings of the daily Zoom sessions on the Home Retreat page. You can also find the recordings on this Youtube Playlist.

Please give now, so that we can offer home retreats and other resources to more people like you in the future.

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Tejananda Live Recordings now available - Meditating in the Mandala Home Retreat

By kusaladevi on Wed, 17 Jun, 2020 - 11:28

Tejananda Live Recordings now available - Meditating in the Mandala Home Retreat

By kusaladevi on Wed, 17 Jun, 2020 - 11:28

If you haven’t been able to meditate at the live Zoom sessions with Tejananda, then there’s good news. The video recordings of each day are now available on the Home Retreat page! Head over there to check them out.

You can still join the live sessions, today and tomorrow

USA 8am PST | México 10am | USA 11am EST | UK & IE 4pm | Europe 5pm CET

The link to connect to Zoom will be available on The Home Retreat page before the event

We look forward to seeing you there!

Do...

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Day 3 - Meditating in the Mandala Home Retreat

By kusaladevi on Sun, 14 Jun, 2020 - 09:44

Day 3 - Meditating in the Mandala Home Retreat

By kusaladevi on Sun, 14 Jun, 2020 - 09:44

We hope you are enjoying the Home Retreat - Meditating in the Mandala: An Embodied Approach to Awakening!

Don’t forget to join Tejananda live today.

USA 8am PST | México 10am | USA 11am EST | UK & IE 4pm | Europe 5pm CET

The link to connect to Zoom will be available on The Dharma Toolkit before the event

We look forward to seeing you there!

As always, if you are not able...

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FBA Podcast: Mindfulness and Insight

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 13 Jun, 2020 - 14:00

Drawing on his book on the Buddha, Vishvapani explores the connection between awareness of our immediate experience and seeing the true nature of existence.

Talk given at Cardiff Buddhist Centre, 2018.

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Welcome - Meditating in the Mandala home retreat

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 12 Jun, 2020 - 10:40

Welcome - Meditating in the Mandala home retreat

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 12 Jun, 2020 - 10:40

What is a mandala? Symbolically, it’s a sacred circle that, if you enter and approach its centre, brings you towards Enlightenment or full Awakening. This week, during our latest home retreat, we will be meditating in the mandala, led by Tejananda, an Order member with over 25 years of teaching practice, as we deepen into our experience and learn to simply be.

Tejananda’s approach is rooted in Triratna’s System of Practice - integration, positive emotion, spiritual death, spiritual rebirth...

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Meditating in the Mandala - Home Retreat Starts Friday!

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 10 Jun, 2020 - 11:09

Meditating in the Mandala - Home Retreat Starts Friday!

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 10 Jun, 2020 - 11:09

Meditating in the Mandala: An Embodied Approach to Awakening
A series of seven guided meditation workshops with Tejananda, working with our body, heart and mind.

Friday June 12-Thursday June 18

USA 8am PST | México 10am | USA 11am EST | UK & IE 4pm | Europe 5pm CET

Attend any or all meditations. Approximately 60 mins each, in Zoom. If you can’t attend the live...

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The Magic and Mystery of Meditation -- Kindly Awareness

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 11:02

The Magic and Mystery of Meditation -- Kindly Awareness

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 11:02

Tuesdays, 19:00-21:00, with Visuddhimati, Zoom link here.

This is an ideal class to experience an in-depth taster of meditation or to deepen your existing meditation practice. Visuddhimati of the North London Buddhist Centre has decades of meditation experience. 

How can you develop even more kindly awareness in meditation, meeting life’s challenges with resilience? Awareness coupled with kindness can bring about a radical and mysterious transformation in our everyday experience. 

The evening will...

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