Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Meditation Workshop - Five Breaths

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 1 Oct, 2015 - 23:28

Meditation Workshop - Five Breaths

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 1 Oct, 2015 - 23:28

As a companion to her talk, The Possibility of Practice and her guided Meditation on the Three Bodies (physical, emotional, and mental) this workshop is indispensable. 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...

Norwich Buddhist Centre
Norwich Buddhist Centre

"Touching the Body, Touching Enlightenment" - a talk by Shraddhadhi

By Maitrisingha on Fri, 15 May, 2015 - 14:35

"Touching the Body, Touching Enlightenment" - a talk by Shraddhadhi

By Maitrisingha on Fri, 15 May, 2015 - 14:35

In this inspiring talk, Shraddhadhi, a Rosen-therapist and physio, shares her own journey of re-embodiment. Weaving in stories of Mara’s attack on the Buddha, she explains why a deepening awareness of the body is essential to Dharma practice, and how wisdom is found by dropping our habitual negative storylines and letting go into the deeper energies of the body.

A talk given at the Norwich Sangha’s Buddha Weekend camping retreat, May 2015.

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: The Diamond Throne

By Rijupatha on Mon, 9 Mar, 2015 - 14:47

FBA Podcast: The Diamond Throne

By Rijupatha on Mon, 9 Mar, 2015 - 14:47Subscribe to the FBA Podcast

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Does Buddhism have anything to say about the recent attacks in Paris? What about liberal democracy; does Buddhism agree? Our FBA Podcast this week, “The Diamond Throne” explores these very questions. With characteristic intelligence and sensitivity, Chairman of the Centre Jnanavaca launches 2015 by exploring such issues via the vision of the Vajrasana – the diamond throne.
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

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...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Unmindfulness Defined

By Rijupatha on Thu, 28 Aug, 2014 - 19:25
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Forgetfulness and distraction are the rule in ordinary life, but awareness and a ‘fullness of mind’ is at the heart of human growth and development. Sangharakshita gives us today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Unmindfulness Defined,” from the 1968 talk “Levels of Awareness: Right Mindfulness”. This talk is part of the series “The Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path”.

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Taking Awareness Deeper

By Rijupatha on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 21:15
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Taking Awareness Deeper,” Paramabandhu draws on many years of experience as a consultant psychiatrist and Dharma teacher. He invites us to consider the lessons Buddhist techniques around meditation and mindfulness training can bring to the field of mental health – especially to problems with depression and addiction. In this excerpt, he talks about taking awareness deeper to really get a sense of impermanence ‘in our bones’.

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