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Meditating in the Mandala (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 29)

By Centre Team on Sat, 6 Jun, 2020 - 21:06

To mark our latest Home Retreat, led by Tejananda, an excellent conversation and primer on meditation from a body-focussed perspective. 

Tejananda’s key image is of the dynamic mandala. Dharma practice is itself dynamic and transformative. And the transformation lies in gradually discovering how both we and the world are not at all what we originally supposed! Seeing this, we can begin to uproot the causes of suffering in our own experience.

This approach to practice is centred on the living energy of...

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For Nothing Is Fixed - Getting Real with Viveka and Paramananda, Episode 1

By Centre Team on Tue, 2 Jun, 2020 - 02:16

For Nothing Is Fixed

For nothing is fixed,
forever, forever, forever,
it is not fixed;
the earth is always shifting,
the light is always changing,
the sea does not cease to grind down rock.
Generations do not cease to be born,
and we are responsible to them
because we are the only witnesses they have.
The sea rises, the light fails,
lovers cling to each other,
and children cling to us.
...

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The Blue Sky at the Heart of the Body (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 7)

By Centre Team on Tue, 31 Mar, 2020 - 11:04

A crucial and rather beautiful conversation about how we relate to our bodies in relative isolation. Some down-to-earth, open-hearted sharing of experience about things physical: the signs and symptoms and weathers of our bodies; the beneficial effect on our mental health of imaginative connection with other embodied beings; and the kindly wisdom in learning to see and name our actual physical experience instead of becoming lost in speculation.

We’re joined for an all Southern Hemisphere affair by Suvarnadhi from Auckland, NZ...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Anatomy of the Breath

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Jul, 2018 - 12:05

In this Dharmabyte podcast, ‘Anatomy of the Breath’, Padmadarshini gives us a really good working context to help our meditation practice.

Best to lie down comfortably as you listen to her description of the anatomical and physiological processes involved in breathing. She’s a yoga teacher as well as a meditation teacher and she draws on both those sets of skills to give this talk. And as you lie there, she’ll help you tune into your own own body with some...

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Anapanasati - Contemplation of Feelings

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 19 May, 2018 - 12:14

This FBA Podcast is called ‘Anapanasati - Contemplation of Feelings’ given by Guhyavajra during the 2016 Anapanasati retreat at Padmaloka.

The Anapanasati meditation practice and Four Foundations of Mindfulness are woven into a system of practice which when developed and cultivated is of great fruit and great benefit. Based on the Buddha’s principal discourse on the subject found in the Anapanasati sutta of the Pali Canon, we explore our human experience rooted in the six...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Whole Body Breathing

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 10 May, 2018 - 15:56

This FBA Dharmabyte, ‘Whole Body Breathing’, is an excerpt from the talk Anatomy of the Breath by Padmadarshini. 

This talk provides a really good working context to help your meditation practice. Best to lie down comfortably as you listen to Padmadarshini’s description of the anatomical and physiological processes involved in breathing. She’s a yoga teacher as well as a meditation teacher and she draws on both those sets of skills to give this talk. And as you...

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Buddhist Centre Features

Amaragita - A Meditation On Our Three Bodies

By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 17:56

A helpful introduction from Amaragita to the subtler reaches of body-based awareness meditation, bringing in a sense of our physical, emotional and mental ‘bodies’ as the basis for deep relaxation and resting in our experience.

Led as part of the 2015 Mothers Retreat at Taraloka Retreat Centre.

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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.

Norwich Buddhist Centre
Norwich Buddhist Centre

Vajraguptā on bliss

By Maitrisingha on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 09:31

Vajraguptā on bliss

By Maitrisingha on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 09:31The second of a series of short Dharma chats with Vajraguptā.

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