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Consider Compassion This Sunday

By shraddhavani on Wed, 17 May, 2017 - 17:01

Consider Compassion This Sunday

By shraddhavani on Wed, 17 May, 2017 - 17:01

Sunday May 21, 10AM - 12:30 PM
This Sunday, Dh. Rijupatha will lead us as we continue with our topic: What is the Good Life? Seeing Past Materialism, Inequality and the Cult of Fashion.  In this series, we are exploring the Brahma Viharas, or “divine abodes” – meditations practiced by Buddhists the world over to cultivate kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity.  This week the focus will be on compassion, the wish that those who suffer may be free from their afflictions. Join...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Community Morning - Compassion In Tough Times

By Candradasa on Fri, 24 Jun, 2016 - 14:24

Community Morning - Compassion In Tough Times

By Candradasa on Fri, 24 Jun, 2016 - 14:24

Isn’t the world a complicated place? It’s not always easy to know what to do about it. As we continue our series looking at imagination as a key aspect of practice, let’s get together this Sunday morning and spend some time in each other’s good company exploring compassion as a profound act of creativity. We’ll practice the karuna bhavana and look at how positive empathy can change both our own experience and the world around us.

Meet at the ...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Meditation Tuesday - Imagination And Empathy In Action

By Candradasa on Mon, 20 Jun, 2016 - 19:45

Meditation Tuesday - Imagination And Empathy In Action

By Candradasa on Mon, 20 Jun, 2016 - 19:45

This week we’ll be looking at bridging the gap between imagination and action. In a difficult week around the world with extreme violence near at hand, we’ll be engaging with Metta (loving kindness) as a radical way to connect with others, and calling forth a sense of urgency to explore together how we might help bring forth a more peaceful world. Come and help us build our meditative community, and take a stand for deep kindness and compassion in the...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Buddhistischer Aktions Monat auch in Essen DE

By mokshini on Sun, 12 Jun, 2016 - 14:38

Buddhistischer Aktions Monat auch in Essen DE

By mokshini on Sun, 12 Jun, 2016 - 14:38

Buddhist Action Month is also happening in Essen, Germany. They’ve got a range of actions, ranging from cycling, themes at Sangha Nights the rationale of BAM, Compassion and Deep Ecology; the ethics of re-cycling; looking at our true values and priorities  and ending with a shared vegan brunch feast! 

BAM – Buddhistischer Aktions-Monat

Folgende Veranstaltungen zum Buddhistischen Aktions-Monat sind geplant:

21.5.-10.6. Wir machen mit einem eigenen Team mit beim „Stadtradeln“ („Buddhisten in Essen“). Einstieg auch verspätet möglich, mehr Infos: www.buddhistisches-zentrum-essen.de/community/engagierter-buddhismus/akt…

31.Mai       Dharma-Abend: Auftakt zu BAM:...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Berlin Young Buddhists - Neue Workshopreihe / New Workshop Series

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 2 Feb, 2016 - 14:31

Berlin Young Buddhists - Neue Workshopreihe / New Workshop Series

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 2 Feb, 2016 - 14:31

NEUE WORKSHOPREIHE: MITGEFÜHLWEISHEITENERGIE

In dieser Workshopreihe wollen wir das Ziel des Buddhismus – Erleuchtung – näher untersuchen. Erleuchtung hat viele Namen, darunter Erwachen, Erkennen, Sehen wie die Dinge sind, Nirwana, etc.

In unseren Treffen wollen wir die drei Kernqualitäten der Erleuchtungserfahrung untersuchen, Mitgefühl, Weisheit und Energie. Wir werden im gemeinsamen Austausch und in Workshops untersuchen, was Erleuchtung, bzw. Mitgefühl, Weisheit und Energie für uns bedeutet, wo wir in unserer Erfahrung...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Anālayo on Compassion and Emptiness

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 7 Jan, 2016 - 11:34

Anālayo on Compassion and Emptiness

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 7 Jan, 2016 - 11:34

Anālayo, professor of Buddhist Studies at the Sri Lanka International Academy in Pallekele, teaches at the Center for Buddhist Studies of the University of Hamburg and researches at the Dharma Drum Buddhist College in Taiwan. He has drawn on his extensive research into early Buddhism to present Compassion and Emptiness in Early Buddhist Meditation, our featured title this month. Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness and co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society, comments, ‘Serious meditation students will benefit...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Is Western Buddhism the perfect ideological supplement to capitalism?!

By mokshini on Sat, 13 Jun, 2015 - 10:30

Is Western Buddhism the perfect ideological supplement to capitalism?!

By mokshini on Sat, 13 Jun, 2015 - 10:30

…at least this is what Slavoj Zizek, a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic who writes an occasional column for the Guardian newspaper in England, has suggested. Vaddhaka quotes him in his book ‘The Buddha On Wall Street’*:

“According to Zizek, what he calls ‘Western Buddhism’ is the ‘perfect ideological supplement’ to capitalism. He believes that the emphasis in ‘Western Buddhism’ on meditation encourages Buddhists to create an inner distance from the ‘mad dance’ of modern capitalism, to give up any attempt to...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Introduction to the Brahma Viharas

By Rijupatha on Sat, 11 Apr, 2015 - 10:50

FBA Podcast: Introduction to the Brahma Viharas

By Rijupatha on Sat, 11 Apr, 2015 - 10:50

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We are delighted to share this week’s FBA Podcast entitled, “Introduction to the Brahma Viharas.” Here, Ratnavandana beautifully introduces the Brahma Viharas as an integrated set of practices flowing from metta – loving kindness. Her central image is that of a tree, deep rooted and spreading its canopy wide as she evokes a profound, personal connection to the cultivation of the sublime...

Compassion In Action
Compassion In Action

Why 'Compassion In Action'?

By mokshini on Mon, 6 Apr, 2015 - 17:31

Why 'Compassion In Action'?

By mokshini on Mon, 6 Apr, 2015 - 17:31

Compassion In Action is our new community space for the ongoing sharing that started life as ‘Beyond BAM’ (‘Beyond Buddhist Action Month’)!

Essentially, this space is about metta: the quality of unconditional loving-kindness, a key value in our Triratna community as it is in all Buddhist traditions. The Triratna Buddhist Community aims to be a force for the good in the world, and all we do is dedicated to benefiting...

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