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Dharmabyte: Bringing Together Parenting + Meditation

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 28 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

Upayavira has been exploring, often through necessity, ways to meditate with children since 2000 when shortly after his ordination he became a parent. He takes the aim of demonstrating that practicing with your young children present is not just possible, there can be some huge benefits in this form of practice.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Meditating with Your Child which includes a led meditation, 2015. Upayavira has led Meditation for Parents workshops at the ...

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Dharmabyte: Tiny Steps: Tiny Connections

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 25 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

Lilapa talks openly about how the Brahma Viharas inspired and challenged him as a father. Parenting can be very hard, a connection with the Brahma Viharas, also known as The Immeasurables, can support infinitely expansive and positive states of mind.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Parenting and the Brahma Viharas, part of the series Talks from Adhisthana’s Weekend Retreat for Parents, given at Adhisthana, 2018.

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FBA Podcast: The Possibility of Practice

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 16 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

If a talk could ever be described as beautifully bracing, this is it! Amaragita brings a sharp-edged mind and a long-term perspective to the whole question of what practice is.

As you might expect, she also brings humour, warmth and kindness too, qualities that more than balance out the penetrating clarity and sometimes challenging questioning underpinning this exploration of the possibility of practice - for all and especially for those raising families at any stage of...

Triratna Buddhist Families
Triratna Buddhist Families

Sudaka on Buddhist Practice as a Parent

By Sadayasihi on Sun, 8 Jul, 2018 - 22:04

Sudaka, the Mitra Convenor in the Valencia Buddhist Centre, talks about his experience of Buddhist practice as a parent and discusses how he fits in his meditation practice, the importance of having a supportive partner and how his practice informs his parenting.

Recorded at Suryavana, Valencia, July 2018.

Check out the International Families Retreat (Retiro Internacional De Familias) being held at Suryavana at the end of July.

Triratna Buddhist Families
Triratna Buddhist Families

Talks from Adhisthana's Weekend Retreat for Parents

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 29 Jun, 2018 - 11:29

Adhisthana’s first weekend retreat for parents took place on 8th to 10th June, led by a team of Triratna Order Members who are parents themselves – Upayavira, Maitrinita, Lilapa, and Karunagita. It was open to parents and parents-to-be, including Order Members, Mitras and those with a regular practice in the context of Triratna. 

Here are two of the talks from the weekend:-

Six Gifts of Parenting:
Karunagita brings to life gifts for Buddhist practice...