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Urban Retreat Program (PDF version)

By Candradasa on Fri, 8 Nov, 2013 - 11:22
Here’s a PDF version of the program for the retreat to complement the online version.

A note on using Issuu (the rather nice way we embed documents on The Buddhist Centre Online): you can usually download by clicking the Issuu document and, when it opens full-screen, choosing the ‘share’ icon (top right)…
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Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
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Urban Retreat Online Program & Resources

Urban Retreat Online Program & Resources

By Candradasa on Wed, 6 Nov, 2013 - 23:45Here’s the full retreat program for the online version of the retreat. These resources are also for use by anyone taking part in the Urban Retreat around the world at their local Buddhist centre.

We’ve also included here details of the special web-only events we’ll be having as part of the retreat, including online meditation, Twitter Q & A and a Facebook discussion in our group there. Watch this space for more details!...
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Upekshadaka - On Metta (Loving Kindness)

By Candradasa on Tue, 5 Nov, 2013 - 16:46
A personal, moving short talk by Upekshadaka about his own struggles to practice loving kindness (‘metta’) towards himself and others. Evoking his work and his relationship with his father, we get a clearly felt sense of how vital and rewarding this meditation can be. Radical change as part of the everyday of our lives…

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The Karaniya Metta Sutta Chanted by Joe Richardson

By Candradasa on Mon, 4 Nov, 2013 - 17:21

And since we just posted Natalie Willmer’s excellent talk on the Karaniya Metta Sutta, here’s a beautiful recording of it! It’s the classic Buddhist source-text for Metta, or Loving-Kindness - and the theme of the upcoming Triratna Urban Retreat.

It was chanted in Pali by Joe Richardson at the end of Triratna’s 2012 International Retreat, as the Buddhafield team gathered under canvas at the end of the retreat. We’ve remastered it here...

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On the Karaniya Metta Sutta

By Candradasa on Mon, 4 Nov, 2013 - 17:17
Natalie Willmer, from the Auckland Buddhist Centre in New Zealand, with a short talk on the metta sutta – an ancient Pali text that contains some of the Buddha’s words and teaching on metta (loving-kindness). Natalie describes her response to first coming across these words of the Buddha; some of them inspired her, but some of them raised questions…

Listen to the sutta being chanted

This is the first of a short series of...
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Free Buddhist Audio

Death is Certain, and Other Points of Freedom

By viriyalila on Sun, 3 Nov, 2013 - 02:22

Death is Certain, and Other Points of Freedom

By viriyalila on Sun, 3 Nov, 2013 - 02:22We rolled out some esoteric talks through the rest of October, giving space for reflection on Padmasambhava, the great guru of Tibet, including a ‘long-lost talk’ by Sangharakshita given at the London Buddhist Center in 1979 along with sprinkles of death, change and compassion.

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Check out these little Dharma nuggets in our twice weekly FBA Dharmabytes podcast:

In “Death is Certain” from the talk “The Transitoriness of Life and...
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

The Karaniya Metta Sutta in Pali and English (PDF version)

By vajragupta on Fri, 1 Nov, 2013 - 18:22
Here is the Karaniya Metta sutta (the Buddha’s words on loving-kindness) in Pali (an ancient Indian language for which I’m afraid I’ve lost some of the diacritics), followed by an English translation by Ratnaprabha. This is a version for easy printing - you can also read and listen along here!

Listen to Natalie’s talk about the sutta, and here’s Joe’s chanting of the Pali as a separate audio post...
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Vajragupta - The Significance Of the Urban Retreat Being An International Event

By Candradasa on Thu, 31 Oct, 2013 - 17:05
Vajragupta talks about the possibilities for connection when people all around the world are practising kindness together, evoking the radically transformative nature of community and of love.

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How the Online Urban Retreat Complements Local Buddhist Centre Events

By Candradasa on Wed, 30 Oct, 2013 - 20:25
Triratna Buddhist Centres across the world will be running the urban retreat in the same week as the online event… How does the online urban retreat fit with what is happening locally? This is a three-and-a-half minute talk from Vajragupta on how the two can complement each other…

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Introduction to the Online Urban Retreat (if you're familiar with meditation)

By Candradasa on Tue, 29 Oct, 2013 - 14:04
And here’s a separate podcast episode from Vajragupta for anyone interested in taking part in the Urban Retreat 2013 who is already familiar with the Metta Bhavana practice and wants to know more about how the Urban Retreat week will play out online…

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