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Karuna Trust Women's Appeal

By parami on Sat, 25 Apr, 2015 - 10:29

Parami visits the women who are working on the Karuna appeal in London and discovers why it is a transformative experience.

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Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Complete Archive Of Teaching On The Brahma Viharas

By Candradasa on Fri, 17 Apr, 2015 - 18:57

Ratnavandana has given much of her later life to the cultivation and teaching of Brahma Viharas meditation - helping inspire many people to move towards spending more of their time in the ‘divine abodes’ of love, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity.

Here is the complete archive of teaching from her Spring 2015 Rainy Season retreat in Bristol, UK. The theme was ‘Living In The Mandala’, looking at the Brahma Viharas in the context of the five Buddha mandala. Talks, readings, guided...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 7: Guided Brahma Viharas Meditation (With Notes on Bhavana)

By Centre Team on Sat, 11 Apr, 2015 - 20:27

Ratnavandana introduces and guides us through a composite practice of all four Brahma Viharas at once - loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity.

She sets the scene perfectly with an introduction to the notion of cultivation/development within the context of a Buddhist spiritual life, showing how each of these qualities may be called forth whenever needed in the face of our experience, just as the flower is called forth from the seed in springtime.

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Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 4: A Puja To Amitabha

By Centre Team on Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 - 18:23
Karunavapi leads a rather beautiful puja to Amitabha, the archetypal Buddha of the west, red with the love and light of compassion. Featuring some excellent readings!

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Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 4: Guided Karuna Bhavana Meditation (Cultivation of Compassion)

By Centre Team on Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 - 00:10
Ratnavandana leads a full practice of the second of the Brahma Viharas, the Cultivation of Compassion (Karuna Bhavana) in the face of suffering. Strong, necessary medicine for the heart and mind…

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Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 4: Karuna & Amitabha

By jvalamalini on Tue, 17 Mar, 2015 - 14:57

Day 4: Karuna & Amitabha

By jvalamalini on Tue, 17 Mar, 2015 - 14:57After days of gloom outside it’s wonderful to have spring sunshine today as we move into contemplating karuna - which Sangharakshita has described as like metta with a shadow over it.

Ratnavandana says:
It is good to reflect on our attitudes to suffering, whether it’s physical or emotional. I know for a long time I had this a sense that somehow suffering was wrong, that I shouldn’t be suffering, so there was a feeling of failure there which was...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Karuna featured on World Interfaith Harmony Week blog

By Munisha on Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 16:36

Karuna featured on World Interfaith Harmony Week blog

By Munisha on Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 16:36Keval Shah is a 28 year-old Gujarati living in a Triratna community in London and working at the Karuna Trust.

For the UN official World Interfaith Harmony Week last week, he features on the WIHW blog. It’s a lovely account of Keval’s inspiration for his work and its roots in Buddhism, casteism and the work of Dr Ambedkar.

Read Keval’s short article.
Dame Maggie Smith invites you to ...
Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

Come and join the magical world of Karuna Appeals this Spring

By Andrea@Karuna on Fri, 6 Feb, 2015 - 11:09

Come and join the magical world of Karuna Appeals this Spring

By Andrea@Karuna on Fri, 6 Feb, 2015 - 11:09Are you looking for a deeper connection with yourself and the world…an opportunity to practise generosity and live in a Buddhist community? Then look no further. A Karuna Appeal will offer all this and much more!

We have 2 spaces left for women on our Spring Appeal in London to be led by Sanghamani

We’re inviting applications from men and women for our 2015 appeals and phone campaigns.

Why do an appeal? Caste discrimination affects the lives...
Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Womens Karuna Appeal, Manchester

By Amaradaya on Thu, 6 Nov, 2014 - 16:14

Womens Karuna Appeal, Manchester

By Amaradaya on Thu, 6 Nov, 2014 - 16:14Here is a short clip from NewsByte 2, which is available to watch now on thebuddhistcentre.com and videosangha.net
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.

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