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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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A meditation toolkit for challenging times: metta

By Ratnaprabha on Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 14:18

A meditation toolkit for challenging times: metta

By Ratnaprabha on Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 14:18

Visuddhimati continues the current online Tuesday class theme, helping to take your meditation deeper. 19:00 - 21:00 every Tuesday, all levels welcome, Zoom link here.

The next block (19 May, 26 May, 2 June) will focus on The Magic and Mystery of Kindly Awareness. Awareness coupled with kindness can bring about a radical and mysterious transformation in our everyday experience. How can we develop it in meditation, and meet life’s challenges with resilience and kindness? Led meditation, discussion, questions.

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Dharmabyte: Entering Each Other’s Worlds

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 11 May, 2020 - 14:00

Another cracking talk from Vajratara exploring Metta as a path to insight.

What happens when Metta passes through the fires of sunyata? Insight isn’t a cold, detached featureless state. Insight has it’s own positive character – increasing awareness of others and spontaneous compassionate activity.

From the talk entitled Metta and the Path of Insight given on a Young Womens’ Weekend at Taraloka, 2013.

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Tuesday evening meditation toolkit

By Ratnaprabha on Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 20:44

Tuesday evening meditation toolkit

By Ratnaprabha on Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 20:44

The next four week block starts next week.
Dates: 12, 19, 26 May, 2 June 
Time: 7pm - 9pm

The Magic and Mystery of Kindly Awareness
Zoom link here.
Visuddhimati continues the current Tuesday class theme, offering a meditation toolkit for challenging times.
The classes will be exploring  how to further develop kindly awareness in meditation in order to meet life’s challenges with resilience and kindness. 
Awareness coupled with kindness can bring...

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Metta like the sun - Being Divine Online Home Retreat: Day 2

By kusaladevi on Sat, 25 Apr, 2020 - 09:10

Metta like the sun - Being Divine Online Home Retreat: Day 2

By kusaladevi on Sat, 25 Apr, 2020 - 09:10

In today’s Notes on the Metta Bhavana on the Being Divine Online home retreat, Ratnavandana speaks of Metta as being both a natural state that is present when we relax and open...

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Guarding the Gates (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 5)

By Centre Team on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 01:18

The Internet doesn’t always make things better! What do you do in the face of 24 hour news media that is just not going to stop? 

Join us for a conversation about how to guard the gates of our senses when it matters in order to stay sane. Inspiring words about the practice of beauty, being rooted in the body and the senses, staying centred in a storm of input and opinion and views. And a practical pathway towards life done differently,...

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Dharmabyte: Our Shared Predicament

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 19 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

Dassini takes us into the Parable of the Burning House from the White Lotus Sutra. Through readings from the sutra and retelling of the parable the main themes of the story are brought out, and the problem at the heart of the parable is revealed, that of unawareness or heedlessness.

From the talk Housebuilder, Now You Are Seen given at Glasgow Buddhist Centre, 2009. The talk concludes with some suggested practices for how to address this problem.

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