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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...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Chanting The Karaniya Metta Sutta

By Centre Team on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 20:21

Rounding off the opening day of the 2016 Triratna International Council, a treat from the team of members of the Order representing India. The Karaniya Metta Sutta - source of the loving kindness practice central to Triratna’s approach to Buddhism and meditation - chanted beautifully in the gathering dark at Adhisthana.

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Elder Revealed – Gentleness Prevails

By Rijupatha on Mon, 7 Dec, 2015 - 11:00

We’ve been moved to share an abundant handful of Sangharakshita’s writings and poems over the next few weeks. In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “The Elder Revealed”, an excerpt from his own elegant and moving unpublished story, Sanghrakshita evokes the spiritual efforts of a monk who occupies the ‘Holy Man’s Cave’ above an Indian village at the time of the Buddha. From “The Cave”, read by the author.

Questioning our friends affectionately leaves them...

Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

21 Day Meditation For Recovery - Introduction

By Vimalasara on Sun, 17 Nov, 2013 - 16:22
Human nature has an inbuilt tendency towards addiction. All of us can struggle with this tendency, but for some it can destroy their lives. Fortunately, recovery is widespread too. What can the Buddha’s teachings offer us in our recovery from addiction? They offer an understanding of how the mind works, tools for helping a mind vulnerable to addiction, and ways to overcome addictive and obsessive behaviour, cultivating a calm, clear mind without anger and resentments. We have created a series...
Paramabandhu
Practical Buddhism: Mindfulness and Skilful Living in the Modern Era

Practical Buddhism - Meditations To Help You Live Better

By Candradasa on Wed, 1 May, 2013 - 18:11
Here’s a Soundcloud set of recordings to accompany the book, Practical Buddhism: Mindfulness and Skilful Living in the Modern Era by Dr. Paramabandhu Groves. These meditations are designed to help you live more mindfully and more skilfully…

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