Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 6: Guided Upekkha Bhavana Meditation (Cultivation of Equanimity)

By Centre Team on Sun, 22 Mar, 2015 - 18:59
Ratnavandana introduces and guides us through the practice of cultivating equanimity. Not a cool, detached state but a deep warm engagement with the practice of love, compassion and joy held in the perspective of the Buddha’s insights into the nature of reality itself…

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Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

neither a thought nor an emotion

By jvalamalini on Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 - 15:23
Neither a thought nor an emotion, it is rather the steady conscious realization of reality’s transience. It is the ground for wisdom and freedom and the protector of compassion and love. While some may think of equanimity as dry neutrality or cool aloofness, mature equanimity produces a radiance and warmth of being. The Buddha described a mind filled with equanimity as “abundant, exalted, immeasurable, without hostility and without ill-will.
Gil Fronsdal
Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 6: Upekkha & Ratnasambhava

By jvalamalini on Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 - 15:17

Day 6: Upekkha & Ratnasambhava

By jvalamalini on Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 - 15:17A cold bright day in Bristol, and a deep quiet atmosphere in the Buddhist Centre, as we move into cultivating upekkha (equanimity).

As a brahma vihara, equanimity is more than the dictionary definition of ‘calm and composed especially in adversity’. It is a composite of metta, karuna and mudita pervaded by Dharmic understanding, like metta with a wisdom eye. It sees joy and suffering, their conditionedness and the constant flux of everything.

After just sitting in the mandala,...
Norwich Buddhist Centre
Norwich Buddhist Centre

Singhamati on The Brahma Viharas

By Suryadarshini on Thu, 21 Aug, 2014 - 10:54

Singhamati on The Brahma Viharas

By Suryadarshini on Thu, 21 Aug, 2014 - 10:54Singhamati, a young Order member living in Birmingham, visits the Norwich Buddhist Centre for a weekend sleepover retreat on the Brahma Viharas.
Norwich Young Buddhists
Norwich Young Buddhists

The Brahma Viharas - a talk by Singhamati

By Maitrisingha on Wed, 20 Aug, 2014 - 17:50

The Brahma Viharas - a talk by Singhamati

By Maitrisingha on Wed, 20 Aug, 2014 - 17:50A 50 minute talk given on the Norwich Young Buddhists August retreat at Norwich Buddhist Centre.

Singhamati introduces the 4 Brahma Viharas:

1.Metta (loving-kindness) 2.Karuna (compassion) 3.Mudita (gladness) 4.Uppeksha (equanimity)

Be sure to watch in HD! (click on the cog, then quality, then HD)

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