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FBA Podcast: Awareness Is Revolutionary

By Rijupatha on Tue, 27 Jan, 2015 - 03:19

FBA Podcast: Awareness Is Revolutionary

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This week’s FBA Podcast, “Awareness Is Revolutionary”, by Sona, takes a sharp look at Buddhism and secular mindfulness. Calling on his many years experience working with Breathworks, Sona explores how we use the Buddha’s teaching and mindfulness to alleviate pain and suffering.
Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Mindfulness All Flavours! Week 3: Appamada

By Candradasa on Mon, 8 Dec, 2014 - 17:56

Mindfulness All Flavours! Week 3: Appamada

By Candradasa on Mon, 8 Dec, 2014 - 17:56Join us for our third flavour of mindfulness in our continued look at how to sustain the kind of attention we bring to bear in meditation.

On Tuesdays our course for regular meditators is looking at mindfulness (sati, sampajanna, appamada, call-it-what-you-will!) in the context of the Five Spiritual Faculties. This will also give us a chance to explore the area of ‘breadth and focus’ in meditation, as well as generally develop and maybe even flex the great...
Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Mindfulness All Flavours! Week 2: Sampajanna

By Candradasa on Sun, 30 Nov, 2014 - 22:30

Mindfulness All Flavours! Week 2: Sampajanna

By Candradasa on Sun, 30 Nov, 2014 - 22:30Join us for our second flavour of mindfulness as we begin a two-part look at how to sustain the kind of attention we bring to bear in meditation.

On Tuesdays our course for regular meditators is looking at mindfulness (sati, sampajanna, appamada, call-it-what-you-will!) in the context of the Five Spiritual Faculties. This will also give us a chance to explore the area of ‘breadth and focus’ in meditation, as well as generally develop and maybe even flex...
Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Tuesday Meditation Course - Mindfulness, All Flavours!

By Candradasa on Fri, 21 Nov, 2014 - 22:51

Tuesday Meditation Course - Mindfulness, All Flavours!

By Candradasa on Fri, 21 Nov, 2014 - 22:51Over the next four Tuesdays, our course for regular meditators will be looking at mindfulness (sati, sampajanna, appamada, call-it-what-you-will!) in the context of the Five Spiritual Faculties. This will also give us a chance to explore the area of ‘breadth and focus’ in meditation, as well as generally develop and maybe even flex the great heart muscle of the spiritual life - “with mindfulness, strive on!”

Tuesdays until December 16th: 2.30pm EST/7.30pm UK (courses primarily...
Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Refreshing The Heart - Week 4

By Candradasa on Mon, 10 Nov, 2014 - 21:06

Refreshing The Heart - Week 4

By Candradasa on Mon, 10 Nov, 2014 - 21:06It’s the last week of our four-week Tuesday course on bringing back a bit of brightness to our meditation. This time around we’ll be looking at the interface between mindfulness and our emotional lives. How do we conceive of ‘awareness’? How does the heart connect with that aspect of practice?

We’ll be sitting at our normal time of 2.30pm EST/7.30pm UK. See here for how to connect (it’s a good idea to be...
Western Buddhist Review
Western Buddhist Review

Valuable New Perspectives on Mindfulness

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Tue, 3 Jun, 2014 - 12:15

Valuable New Perspectives on Mindfulness

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Tue, 3 Jun, 2014 - 12:15Here is a very thorough and appreciative review of Anālayo’s fine new book concerning mindfulness in early Buddhist teachings.

Anālayo, Perspectives on Satipaṭṭhāna
Windhorse Publications, Cambridge, 2013, 319pp., £15.99pb, also in ebook format

Review by Dh Ālokadhāra

It is now just over ten years since Windhorse published Anālayo’s book Satipaṭṭhāna: the direct path to realization, described at the time by Christopher Titmus as ‘an indispensable guide… surely destined to become the classic commentary on the...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA podcast: Metta Blazing Like the Sun

By Rijupatha on Mon, 14 Apr, 2014 - 15:13

FBA podcast: Metta Blazing Like the Sun

By Rijupatha on Mon, 14 Apr, 2014 - 15:13Our FBA Podcast this week, “Metta Blazing Like the Sun,” is Vajratara’s talk from the young people’s retreat at Adhisthana – ‘the big one’. Starting with a world on fire, Vajratara strips down what metta actually means in our experience: an awareness that discerns what is positive and stops it slipping from our minds. This is the seed of liberation, the cry of sunyata ‘unconditioned and unconfined’. Metta as a special quality of awareness radiating...

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