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Dharmabyte: Two Routes to Samatha

By Rijupatha on Mon, 23 Mar, 2015 - 23:00

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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Two Routes to Samatha”, Viveka describes the many mindfulness practices and two routes to samatha. From the talk “Mindfulness as Sadhana” given at the Triratna Buddhist Order Convention 2005....

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Dharmabyte: Breath is Essential to Life

By Rijupatha on Fri, 15 Aug, 2014 - 20:35
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Breath is Essential to Life” is an excerpt from the talk titled “Anatomy of the Breath”. This talk provides a really good working context to help your meditation practice. Best to lie down comfortably as you listen to Padmadharshini’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...
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

Open my Heart

By Vimalasara on Mon, 25 Nov, 2013 - 05:13
Day 9 explores loving-kindness by reflecting on the heart, using the breath to breathe deeply into the heart. Loving kindness is the salve that can help to heal the heart from all the toxins we can accumalate in life. If you are a visual person, you could have an image of your heart as a flower that opens up towards the sunlight of loving kindness. Loving kindness can sometimes feel painful, that is okay, just trust it will pass. Loving...
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

Breath

By Vimalasara on Thu, 21 Nov, 2013 - 04:53
One of my favourite Buddhist teacher’s Thich Nhat Hanh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thich_Nhat_Hanh) has generously given us permission to use one of his poetic verses on the breath. Day 5 is a meditation to help connect to the breath. The breath can help us to pause and slow down, bringing more choice in how we respond to life. We come back to the breath several times during these three weeks, because breath is one of our best teachers. The music...
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

A Breath Meditation

By Vimalasara on Sun, 17 Nov, 2013 - 07:34
Day one is a meditation on the breath, with music composed by Yeshe Chodron also known as Laurie Lesk. The breath is fundamental to meditation. It is a place where you can come home to yourself. When you connect to the breath you can restore calm in your heart and mind. In this meditation we explore the qualities of breathing.

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Practical Buddhism: Mindfulness and Skilful Living in the Modern Era

Practical Buddhism - Meditations To Help You Live Better

By Candradasa on Wed, 1 May, 2013 - 18:11
Here’s a Soundcloud set of recordings to accompany the book, Practical Buddhism: Mindfulness and Skilful Living in the Modern Era by Dr. Paramabandhu Groves. These meditations are designed to help you live more mindfully and more skilfully…

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Practical Buddhism: Mindfulness and Skilful Living in the Modern Era

Sample Chapter - Online Reading Version!

Sample Chapter - Online Reading Version!

By Paramabandhu on Tue, 30 Apr, 2013 - 17:38Here’s an easy online reading version of Chapter 2, which is an introduction to mindfulness. As well as explaining what mindfulness is, the chapter discussed common patterns of the mind that we meet in meditation and some misconceptions about meditation…
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Practical Buddhism: Mindfulness and Skilful Living in the Modern Era

Excerpt from Practical Buddhism

By Paramabandhu on Fri, 26 Apr, 2013 - 19:12
Here is a sample chapter of Practical Buddhism. It’s chapter two, which is an introduction to mindfulness. As well as explaining what mindfulness is, the chapter discussed common patterns of the mind that we meet in meditation and some misconceptions about meditation.
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Chapter 2 - Starting with Mindfulness143.03 KB