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Total Immersion - it's not about swimming

By Munisha on Wed, 24 Aug, 2016 - 08:21

Total Immersion - it's not about swimming

By Munisha on Wed, 24 Aug, 2016 - 08:21

Vajrapriya reports from this summer’s 28-day Buddhafield ‘Total Immersion’ retreat 2016 which took place in England in May and June, led by him and Kamalashila.

“’A world-class event!’ declared an Order member reporting out. Looking round the cluster of comrades gathered in the home-made dome, in a slightly boggy Devon field, it was easy to underestimate the extraordinariness of this event.

‘Total immersion’ doesn’t just refer to the intensity of meditation, but also to immersion in the elements....

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Satyaraja and Kamalashila talk about meditation

By Saccanama on Wed, 16 Mar, 2016 - 13:27

In the last of our audio interviews from the March 2016 Preceptors’ College meeting, Satyaraja and Kamalashila share some reflections about their personal practice of meditation. It’s a lovely discussion between two people who are dedicated to meditation as a key way to work with the mind and discover more deeply the nature of it. We hear particularly about the devotional aspects of meditation, which is another way into the idea of insight itself. And about meditation retreats - solitary and...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Kamalashila - Metta Bhavana for Buddhist Action Month (BAM) 2015

By Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 12 Jun, 2015 - 17:51

Kamalashila introduces an evening on ‘The Buddha In Nature’ with a Metta Bhavana meditation (‘Cultivation of Loving Kindness’) with an emphasis on letting the breath do the work and allowing a natural feeling of goodwill to flow. 

Recorded in Portsmouth, NH, USA, as part of BAM 2015!

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

BAM Online Meditations!

By Centre Team on Mon, 8 Jun, 2015 - 16:54

BAM Online Meditations!

By Centre Team on Mon, 8 Jun, 2015 - 16:54

For the rest of this month we’ll be conducting our usual weekly online meditation on BAM’s central themes of sustainability and caring for others. And who better to get us started than Kamalashila! :)

If you don’t know our online meditation space and schedule, head on over to Online Meditators and connect with us there.

Kamalashila is one of our most experienced meditation practitioners and teachers. Author of Buddhist Meditation: Tranquillity, Imagination & Insight, we’re very fortunate to have...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Meditation Tuesday for Buddhist Action Month - With Kamalashila

By Candradasa on Mon, 8 Jun, 2015 - 16:33

Meditation Tuesday for Buddhist Action Month - With Kamalashila

By Candradasa on Mon, 8 Jun, 2015 - 16:33

Kamalashila is one of our most experienced meditation practitioners and teachers. Author of Buddhist Meditation: Tranquillity, Imagination & Insight, we’re very fortunate to have him join us to lead Meditation Tuesday this week! 

For the rest of this month, we’ll be exploring themes related to Buddhist Action Month (BAM!) and its central themes of sustainability and caring for others. Kamalashila will help us get started and has generously agreed to a longer session to take any...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Kamalashila's Quarterly No.3 - On Gonzo Psychogeography And New Beginnings

By Candradasa on Sat, 18 Apr, 2015 - 18:37

Another excellent conversation with Kamalashila in our occasional series from West London, where we celebrate the opening of their incredibly impressive new Buddhist Centre. But first we touch on all things liminal in our ongoing exchanges about landscape - particularly, in this case, the “gonzo psychogeography” of London and its subterranean rivers. 

We also hear about new beginnings in the shape of a Welsh contemplative community project, and Buddhafield as it re-emerges from some years...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Kamalashila's Quarterly No.2 - On Landscape and Experiment

By Candradasa on Wed, 12 Nov, 2014 - 20:28
Our second extensive conversation with Kamalashila comes a little late in the ‘quarterly’ cycle but is well worth waiting for as we plunge deep into some rich, sparkling pools of conversation that yield much to delight, challenge, refresh, and stimulate…

We have three main connected topics this time: landscape itself and its effect on individuals within a particular culture of practice; experimental practice as a spiritual movement changes and grows; and what we have to learn from the wider...
Triratna News
Triratna News

A new future for Vajrakuta?

By Munisha on Sat, 30 Aug, 2014 - 18:30

A new future for Vajrakuta?

By Munisha on Sat, 30 Aug, 2014 - 18:30Once the FWBO’s main study centre, Vajrakuta is a short walk through woods and fields from Vajraloka Meditation Centre, near Corwen, North Wales (UK). It’s been a meditation and study community for the FWBO/Triratna since the 1980s, and Prakasha and Srisambhava led retreats there more recently. Now they plan to sell it and move to a cottage nearby.

Kamalashila wants to buy it for Triratna and find some men to form a monastic community. He’s looking...
Order Dharma
Order Dharma

The Context for Insight in Triratna

By Kamalashila on Mon, 7 Jul, 2014 - 19:10

The Context for Insight in Triratna

By Kamalashila on Mon, 7 Jul, 2014 - 19:10My talk by given on the Order UK and Ireland Men’s Order Weekend at Padmaloka on 3 May 2014.

The theme of the weekend was ‘Insight and the Order’.

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