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Dharmabyte: Kindly Dialogue

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

Vishvapani gave a series of talks in 2011 to promote his book Gautama Buddha: The Life and Teachings of the Awakened One (Quercus, 2011).

Here we have a glimpse into the Buddha’s ability to dialogue with kindness and curiosity as he radiated a force field of loving kindness in a society full of debate and discourse. Rather than getting involved in a tit-for-tat argument, the Buddha tried to understand how others think and what is of value to them. 

From the talk entitled...

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FBA Podcast: The Buddha; Just a Kind Old Man...

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 18 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

How do we relate to the Buddha? Sangharakshita has emphasised the importance of connecting with him as a historical figure. Through personal example and stories Dharmashalin asks the question, do we even see the Buddha as a kind old man? Maybe that would be a good start…

Talk given at Birmingham Buddhist Centre (UK), 2014.

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Dharmabyte: Infinite Spaces + Boundless Awareness

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 6 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

It is possible to move our sense of who we are, our stories are changeable. Vidyamala invites us into the world of myth, symbol and poetry to challenge our fixed sense of self.

Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a fluid sense of oneself? Responding to whatever arises with kindness, with love, with compassion, with infinite creative potential.

She finishes emphasising kindness with a wonderful quote from Patrul Rimpoche: “Have a good heart and act with kindness. There is no higher teaching.”

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FBA Podcast: Radical Kindness In a Violent World

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 4 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

“The creative mind loves when there is no reason to love.” Sangharakshita

Viryajyoti gives the second talk in a series on Compassion for a Modern Word on a theme close to her heart. The Bodhisattva aim is to free all beings from suffering – what about here and now in the 21st century? What is radical kindness? What would it be like to be radically kind?

The Buddha represents the spiritual ideal of Buddhism and through his life and teaching he exemplified...

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FBA Podcast: Letting Go and Insight

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 30 May, 2020 - 14:00

Nagabodhi offers his reflections on the Buddha’s enlightenment. What is it are we actually trying to achieve? How intensely are we cultivating and experiencing metta, friendship, kindness, compassion, patience and love?

This talk is part of the series The Bridge, the Path and the Goal  given at Adhisthana, 2019.

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A meditation toolkit for challenging times: metta

By Ratnaprabha on Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 14:18

A meditation toolkit for challenging times: metta

By Ratnaprabha on Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 14:18

Visuddhimati continues the current online Tuesday class theme, helping to take your meditation deeper. 19:00 - 21:00 every Tuesday, all levels welcome, Zoom link here.

The next block (19 May, 26 May, 2 June) will focus on The Magic and Mystery of Kindly Awareness. Awareness coupled with kindness can bring about a radical and mysterious transformation in our everyday experience. How can we develop it in meditation, and meet life’s challenges with resilience and kindness? Led meditation, discussion, questions.

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Tuesday evening meditation toolkit

By Ratnaprabha on Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 20:44

Tuesday evening meditation toolkit

By Ratnaprabha on Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 20:44

The next four week block starts next week.
Dates: 12, 19, 26 May, 2 June 
Time: 7pm - 9pm

The Magic and Mystery of Kindly Awareness
Zoom link here.
Visuddhimati continues the current Tuesday class theme, offering a meditation toolkit for challenging times.
The classes will be exploring  how to further develop kindly awareness in meditation in order to meet life’s challenges with resilience and kindness. 
Awareness coupled with kindness can bring...

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Reflections on Love (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 23)

By Centre Team on Sat, 2 May, 2020 - 06:00

As we come towards the end of our Being Divine Online Home Retreat it is our great pleasure today to share with you some beautiful closing reflections from Ratnavandana on the theme of the retreat: love itself.

She beautifully evokes where and how she is currently spending this time of lockdown in rural Wales, UK, and shares how the Brahma Vihara meditations on love have been helping her at this strange and difficult time. What she gives us is her deep...

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Buddhism Going Deeper - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times. A free course led by Vajramitra.

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:00

Buddhism Going Deeper - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times. A free course led by Vajramitra.

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:00

Buddhism Going Deeper - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times
A free North London Buddhist Centre online course led by Vajramitra.

Book here. Four Wednesday evenings from 13 May, 19:00-21:00, online via Zoom, you’ll be sent the link when you book. (Note the recent NLBC newsletter had the wrong date.)
A going deeper course focused on the Tibetan Wheel of Life. It’s for you if you have practised mindfulness of breathing and loving kindness meditations. No charge, but a donation...

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NLBC Meditation through the week -- no charge.Yoga too.

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 12:01

NLBC Meditation through the week -- no charge.Yoga too.

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 12:01

Lunchtime meditation classes

13:00-14:00, Monday to Friday every week.
To join please click here (meeting ID 113 425 476) at 13:00 for a 1-hour class on Zoom.  Donate here.

The usual leaders will be:
Mon Lalitaraja or Chandrasurya
Tue Suvarnajyoti 
Wed Maitripushpa
Thur Santva
Fri Karunagita or Sumana

Before the Wednesday lunchtime meditation, Maitripushpa will teach a yoga for meditation class at 12:00, and after at 15:00 a yin yoga class. There’s a charge for the...

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