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Free day retreat with Karunagita

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 10:36

Free day retreat with Karunagita

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 10:36

Sunday 7 June, 10:00-17:00
4 ways to respond – from de-escalation to insight
In this practical, grounded NLBC day retreat, Karunagita will introduce four ways in which we can respond to any experience as it arises, from a Buddhist perspective, touching on ethics, goodwill, and setting up the conditions for Insight. The day will include guidance in just sitting/ formless meditation and an emphasis on direct body experience.

There will be around 4.5 hours on zoom plus suggested mindful...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Spiritual Receptivity Retreat With Vessantara (Adhisthana 2017) - Complete Retreat Recordings

By akasajoti on Mon, 30 Oct, 2017 - 14:21

In August 2017 at Adhisthana, Vessantara continued his exploration of our mandala of spiritual practice with a second, deeper look at Spiritual Receptivity. This retreat focused on Just Sitting, a practice in which we’re open to the whole of our experience which forms a vital balance to structured practice, and is also the centre of the meditative mandala, where everything culminates in an experience which Sangharakshita describes as ‘existential relaxation’.

In this series of sessions, Vessantara weaves input around guided...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

In The Here And Now - Online Meditation

By Candradasa on Mon, 19 Oct, 2015 - 21:37

In The Here And Now - Online Meditation

By Candradasa on Mon, 19 Oct, 2015 - 21:37

It’s the final week of our five-week series (you don’t need to have attended previously) on Sitting Still in a Turning World. This week - Tuesday 20th October - we’ll be gathering online once more just to sit together and observe what comes up… In the southern hemisphere spring is bubbling through, here in the northern autumn is giving way to the winter cold. Whatever change you’re working through, come and meditate with others in the flow of your experience - who...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Confidence

By akasapriya on Thu, 15 Oct, 2015 - 19:07

At the newly inaugurated Sangha night, Karunagita discussed confidence in our practice and led a guided Just Sitting meditation.

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Online Meditators

Sitting in Stillness - Online Meditation

By Candradasa on Tue, 13 Oct, 2015 - 12:28

Sitting in Stillness - Online Meditation

By Candradasa on Tue, 13 Oct, 2015 - 12:28

As part of our five-week series (you don’t need to have attended previously) this week - Tuesday 13th October - we’ll continuing our exploration of just being with whatever arises in the context of a considered awareness of body, heart and mind; finding the opportunities for peace in the practice of stillness…

Tuesdays 2.30pm EST / 7.30pm UK

How to connect
Add us to your circles on Google + and join the Hangout. We’ll be online 10 minutes before and we’ll sit for about 40...

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Sitting With Experience - Online Meditation

By Candradasa on Mon, 5 Oct, 2015 - 23:31

Sitting With Experience - Online Meditation

By Candradasa on Mon, 5 Oct, 2015 - 23:31

As part of our five-week series (you don’t need to attend them all!) this week - Tuesday 6th October - we’ll be going further again together into this whole business of sitting with whatever arises in the context of a deepened sense of nourishing awareness and kindness.

Come and join us - and make more of your day…

Tuesdays 2.30pm EST / 7.30pm UK

How to connect
Add us to your circles on Google + and join the Hangout. We’ll be online 10 minutes before and we’ll...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Sitting Still in the Turning World - Online Meditation

By Candradasa on Mon, 28 Sep, 2015 - 18:07

Sitting Still in the Turning World - Online Meditation

By Candradasa on Mon, 28 Sep, 2015 - 18:07

As part of our five-week series (you don’t need to attend them all!) this week - Tuesday 29th September - we’ll be ‘just sitting’ still together - just trying to be with our experience, whatever that is, and respond with a deepened sense of nourishing awareness and kindness.

Come and join us - and make the most of a space for your heart and mind…

Tuesdays 2.30pm EST / 7.30pm UK

How to connect
Add us to your circles on Google + and join...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 4: Guided Meditation - Sitting In The Mandala (With Amitabha Mantra)

By Centre Team on Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 - 00:08
Another session with Ratnavandana, helping establish where we are in the Mandala and in relation to our heart this morning as we set up for the day by chanting the mantra of Amitabha, the great red Buddha of love and light in the West.

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Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 2: Living in the Mandala (With Guided Meditation)

By Centre Team on Mon, 16 Mar, 2015 - 23:13
In her second talk of the 2015 Rainy Season Retreat, Ratnavandana embarks on a personal sharing of how her life has been transformed by deciding to go and live in the mandala of the Brahma Viharas and the Jinas themselves. Her deep love of the practices represents both an inspired and eminently practical vision of how to orientate yourself on the great map of the way…

Includes a guided meditation practice to help you find your feet wherever you...
Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 2: Guided Meditation - Just Sitting (With Amitabha Mantra)

By Centre Team on Mon, 16 Mar, 2015 - 13:24
Ratnavandana lead us through a meditation where we just try to be present with our experience in the context of the mandala of the Five archetypal Buddhas. Today we are invited to sit in the “heart’s natural state” of metta (loving kindness) and to visualise the great tree of the Brahma Viharas.

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