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Kindness Mindfulness - Triratna@Chester

By prashrabdhi on Sun, 1 Oct, 2017 - 13:37

Kindness Mindfulness - Triratna@Chester

By prashrabdhi on Sun, 1 Oct, 2017 - 13:37

Kind Mind - In Chester, starting 18 October 2017 for 4 weeks, come to as many sessions as you can manage. All welcome.   6.30-8.30pm £8 per session.

Learn meditation and strategies that will help you feel less busy or stressed and noticeably more peaceful and calm in your day-to-day life.

Quaker Meeting House, Union Walk, Frodsham Street, Chester.

email triratna.chester [at] gmail.com

www.triratna-at-chester.org...

Exeter Triratna Group
Exeter Triratna Group

The Four Kinds of Meditation

By mokshini on Mon, 3 Apr, 2017 - 21:54

There are so many different kinds of meditation practices - how do they relate to each other, which ones should we do?

When we embark on practising meditation, it can seem confusing to come across the fact that there are many different techniques - last Wednesday (29 March), we explored this with the help of ta little list entitled ‘The Four Kinds of Meditation’. I first learned this many years ago from Ruciraketu at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre. 

I found it a useful way...

Exeter Triratna Group
Exeter Triratna Group

'What Meditation Really Is'

By mokshini on Fri, 10 Mar, 2017 - 18:30

Sangharakshita gave this talk in 1975 - so, a looong time ago; and I probably listened to it for the first time in 1988! But I still think it is a really useful talk and worth listening to. I referred to this at Exeter Sangha Night 8 March, and talked about how this talk really got me to think about the purpose of what I was trying to do. 

And in addition, listening to this talk marked the start of learning to be...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Beginners Course - Buddhism, Meditation & Peace in our Communities

By shraddhavani on Fri, 4 Nov, 2016 - 14:04

Beginners Course - Buddhism, Meditation & Peace in our Communities

By shraddhavani on Fri, 4 Nov, 2016 - 14:04

Thursday evenings, 7-9PM, December 1 - 22.

This four-week course, led by Dh. Suddhayu, offers an opportunity for those new - and not so new - to Buddhist meditation to explore how these practices can offer insights into building peaceful relationships.  We teach traditional Buddhist meditations, but you do not need to be a Buddhist to practice and benefit from them.

The Metta Bhavana, or Loving Kindness, meditation teaches the cultivation of positive emotion toward oneself and others, the necessary basis for spiritual life and...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Meditation 4-week Course Starts June 23

By shraddhavani on Tue, 14 Jun, 2016 - 02:49

Introduction to Meditation 4-week Course Starts June 23

By shraddhavani on Tue, 14 Jun, 2016 - 02:49

Join us at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center, ​Thursdays 7 - 9 PM, June 23 - July 14, and learn two powerful meditation practices – Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana/Loving Kindness.  These are traditional Buddhist meditations aimed at calming the mind and improving one’s capacity for kindness toward oneself and all living beings.  You do not need to be a Buddhist to practice and benefit!

Offered by donation: $80 - 40 suggested for the 4-week course.  Register here to secure...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Mindfulness of Breathing - Meditation Workshop June 18, 10AM - 1PM

By shraddhavani on Mon, 13 Jun, 2016 - 00:06

Mindfulness of Breathing - Meditation Workshop June 18, 10AM - 1PM

By shraddhavani on Mon, 13 Jun, 2016 - 00:06

Next Saturday at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center join us for an extended introduction to the Mindfulness of Breathing meditation. Whether you’re just beginning to meditate or wanting to take your practice a bit further, this workshop will provide a supportive context for learning how to work with the breath to calm the body and mind.

Offered by donation: $40 - 20 suggested. Register to ensure a place.

Mindfulness of Breathing is a traditional Buddhist practice that teaches us how to relax the...

Triratna Thames Valley and Reading
Triratna Thames Valley and Reading

Second Soup and Sangha

By stuarts on Fri, 22 Apr, 2016 - 22:17

Second Soup and Sangha

By stuarts on Fri, 22 Apr, 2016 - 22:17

Please come and join me in my home in Woodley for what is becoming a regular event

We will get together to enjoy Soup and, nourished in our body, we will seek spiritual noyurishment through meditation practice in the company of friends - and then we eat cake!


I will provide delicious homecooked vegetarian soup and rolls and we will have an afternoon of meditation practice in the peaceful garden room in my home.
I will need to know numbers in advance...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Meditation Workshop: Going Deeper with Mindfulness of Breathing

By shraddhavani on Fri, 15 Apr, 2016 - 21:18

Meditation Workshop: Going Deeper with Mindfulness of Breathing

By shraddhavani on Fri, 15 Apr, 2016 - 21:18

Join us on Saturday, May 14, 9AM - 1PM. In this workshop, Dh Satyada will provide an introduction to the Anapanasati Sutta, the Buddha’s core teaching on mindfulness of breathing practice.  The verses in this sutta lead the practitioner through observation of the breath into the four fields of mindfulness – body, feelings, mental states (mood), and mind objects.  In progressive stages, Anapansati strengthens our ability to focus the mind and gladden the heart as we embrace the reality...

Triratna Thames Valley and Reading
Triratna Thames Valley and Reading

Soup and Sangha - Sunday 3rd April

By stuarts on Sun, 6 Mar, 2016 - 18:04

Soup and Sangha - Sunday 3rd April

By stuarts on Sun, 6 Mar, 2016 - 18:04

Please come and join me in my home in Woodley for what I hope will become a regular event - Soup and Sangha.

Soup you know about, Sangha means those who get together to support each other in their meditation practice. An act of friendship and loving kindness.

I will provide delicious homecooked vegetarian soup and rolls and we will have an afternoon of meditation practice in the peaceful garden room in my home.
I will need to know numbers...

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