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Windhorse Publications
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New Look for a Classic Teaching

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 12 Jul, 2016 - 12:57

New Look for a Classic Teaching

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 12 Jul, 2016 - 12:57

We are pleased to announce the release of one of our steady sellers – first published in 2010 – with a beautiful new cover.

This Being, That Becomes: The Buddha’s Teaching on Conditionality by Dhivan Thomas Jones (with the collaboration of Sagaraghosa) is now available. We have also reduced the price of the paperback from £12.99 to £10.99 to make this important book more accessible. It is also available as an eBook.

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San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

Viveka - Mindfulness and the Creative Disruption of Bias

By prasadachitta on Sun, 10 Jul, 2016 - 23:11

Viveka - Mindfulness and the Creative Disruption of Bias

By prasadachitta on Sun, 10 Jul, 2016 - 23:11

Viveka exploring the theme of racism from the perspective of the Dharma and what the Buddha had to say about complex conditionality. A timely look at understanding - and ultimately undoing - the patterns that lead to prejudice and bias, of all kinds.

Specifically, this talk investigates:

  • Opening to the inter-personal, organizational, and societal conditioning that perpetuates racial bias.
  • Understanding ‘implicit bias’, which is how thoughts, feelings, emotions, and actions are influenced (largely unconsciously) by exposure to stereotypes and fears about targeted social groups.
  • How
  • ...
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre

This Being retreat day 6, How everything ties together

By yashobodhi on Thu, 10 Apr, 2014 - 13:50
In the last session of the This Being retreat, Dhivan moves from the three marks of existence to the Middle Way and ends with Nibbana. The latter he beautifully translates as blowing out the flame of compulsion, hostility and confusion. He also addresses the issue of not-self. This is the last full day of the retreat and nearly the end of the uploads here from this retreat. I will hopefully post the This Being That Becomes round chant we have...
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre

This being, led meditation 5

By yashobodhi on Thu, 10 Apr, 2014 - 09:57
Yesterday afternoon Nayaka led a meditation on the spiral path. Most important fact is that it unfolds naturally. ie without wilfulness. In this recording Nayaka gently shows where there could be an opening to the spiral path in our experience.
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre

This Being retreat day 5, The Spiral Path

By yashobodhi on Wed, 9 Apr, 2014 - 13:53
This session started with the word joy on the flipchart. After that Dhivan asked us to name something that had come up for us with the retreat as condition. As we went round, it was very moving to hear how the retreat was supporting people to work with past and current situations and helping them to set up more conducive conditions for the future.
In this sessioin Dhivan emphasised the natural unfolding of the different steps on the spiral...
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre

Shrine with nidanas, complete

By yashobodhi on Wed, 9 Apr, 2014 - 09:37

Shrine with nidanas, complete

By yashobodhi on Wed, 9 Apr, 2014 - 09:37
Dhivan has put the remaining nidana links on the shrine. We’re onto the spiral path today. Swoosh.
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre

This Being retreat day 4, How views and Emotions arise

By yashobodhi on Tue, 8 Apr, 2014 - 14:53
Today we’re exploring the underlying tendencies that give shape to our experience. We’re also going into the psychology of conceptual and perceptual proliferation and are presented with a model that explains how exactly we become a proverbial ‘tangle of string covered in mould and matted like grass’.
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre

This Being, led meditation 3

By yashobodhi on Tue, 8 Apr, 2014 - 14:32
In a led meditation Dhivan guides us along some aspects of the structure of our experience.
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre

This Being retreat day 3, The Structure of Experience

By yashobodhi on Tue, 8 Apr, 2014 - 14:22
On the third day we went into the structure of experience using the nidana chain as a model.
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre

This Being, led meditation 2

By yashobodhi on Tue, 8 Apr, 2014 - 14:07
A meditation led by myself investigating body, the six senses, contact and feeling in our experience.

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