Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Tonglen: personal connection, history and overview

By yashobodhi on Sat, 22 Mar, 2014 - 14:48
In her first presentation on the Tonglen retreat, Saddhanandi tells us about her personal connection to the practice. She also goes into some history of the practice, places it in the context of the seven point mind training and gives an overview.

You can also download this talk on Free Buddhist Audio: http://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC1947
Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Introduction to Tonglen retreat

By yashobodhi on Sat, 22 Mar, 2014 - 14:35
Yesterday evening Saddhanandi introduced her vision for the retreat that will be held here at Taraloka over the next week. The topic is a meditation practice called tonglen, which is a Tibetan word for receiving and sending. In this practice the breath is used to connect to one’s heart wish for the happiness of all beings.

Some highlights: Saddhanandi tells us what happened after she had been reading Doris Lessing’s novel ‘The Marriages between zones three, four and five’...
Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Tonglen Retreat: Saturday

By saddhanandi on Sat, 22 Mar, 2014 - 06:54

Tonglen Retreat: Saturday

By saddhanandi on Sat, 22 Mar, 2014 - 06:54After more than a week of unseasonably warm weather, the temperature in the western region of the UK is beginning to drop again, with rain and wind, and even flakes of snow falling right now! Meanwhile, the landscape is showing the full signs of spring, with bright yellow daffodils and dark blue hyacinths scattering their colour – fabulous! It’s like a yearly miracle!

Today is the first day of the retreat and this is often a more complex...
Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Announcement of the Tonglen Retreat

By saddhanandi on Fri, 21 Mar, 2014 - 14:44

Announcement of the Tonglen Retreat

By saddhanandi on Fri, 21 Mar, 2014 - 14:44*Updated*: Click here for the latest from the retreat. Click + follow above to get notifications of new posts.

Today 24 Dharmacharinis will gather at Taraloka for a retreat on Tonglen.

Led by Saddhanandi, and supported by Ratnavandana, Yashobodhi and Vajramudita.

It will be a week of intensive meditation practice, taking place mainly in silence, and dedicated as an offering to the world and to alleviating suffering.

The retreat will be based around Tonglen...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Audio tracks from Brighton's Rainy Season Retreat

By Rijupatha on Fri, 21 Mar, 2014 - 13:43

As Brighton’s 2014 Rainy Season Retreat continues, they’re posting some great audio talks and snippets on SoundCloud. Check out the playlist below to have a listen!

You can discover more about each day of the retreat here and follow along as events transpire by clicking + Follow on Brighton Buddhist Centre’s space on The Buddhist Centre Online.

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Highlights from the 2014 Brighton Rainy Season Retreat

By Rijupatha on Wed, 19 Mar, 2014 - 01:55

Highlights from the 2014 Brighton Rainy Season Retreat

By Rijupatha on Wed, 19 Mar, 2014 - 01:55Brighton Buddhist Centre has begun their 2014 Rainy Season Retreat, continuing through Saturday, 22 Mar, 2014 - and we can enjoy it along with them! Some spectacularly fun updates are being made every day from the retreat, including audio, video, photos and blog entries summarizing the day’s events. You can + follow along with the retreat on Brighton Buddhist Centre’s space on The Buddhist Centre Online.

This special retreat for Order...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte - Engaged Ethics

By Rijupatha on Tue, 11 Mar, 2014 - 20:07
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Engaged Ethics,” Parami gives us a perspective on the nature of Mahayana ethics – marked by compassion and wisdom and maximizing connectedness. The energizing effect of engaged ethics is a tool for living life fully for the benefit of others. From the talk “The Awakening Heart”.

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Free Buddhist Audio

Five Hundred Parasols

By viriyalila on Mon, 26 Aug, 2013 - 14:38
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte we draw from Dayamala’s talk on “Building the Buddhaland”

In this segment of the talk entitled, “Five Hundred Parasols” she references the early chapters of the Vimalakirti Nirdesa as a poetic example of the relationship between individual spiritual practitioners and the greater universe of all sentient beings and the Cosmic Bodhicitta.

Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

Padmavajra - The Bodhisattva Ideal 3rd April 2012

By bodhinaga on Fri, 11 May, 2012 - 15:26

Padmavajra - The Bodhisattva Ideal 3rd April 2012

By bodhinaga on Fri, 11 May, 2012 - 15:26Here is our President, Padmavajra, on great form speaking at Sangha Night in Sheffield about the Bodhisattva Ideal. The talk is part of the Magic Tree series, in the section exploring the Teachers of the Past.

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