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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...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 8 - Sailing the Worldly Winds

By Centre Team on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 00:18

Gain and Loss
Praise and Blame
Fame and Infamy
Pleasure and Pain

Today we look forward to the start of our first Home Retreat of these coronavirus times in the company of Dassini and Vajragupta, sailing through our human relationship to the Worldly Winds (lokadhammas), a lesser known gem of a Buddhist teaching we think will be a useful tool for anyone living through our current shared crisis.

Vajragupta’s book will be the basis of our online course, designed...

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The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 6 - Podcast Brasileiro!

By Centre Team on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 22:33

Standing in the idyllic gardens of Chintamani Buddhist Retreat Center in México and Manjupriya from São Paolo, via Dublin, is telling us, “Time is poetry in Brazil.” Listen to the birdsong, close your eyes and you can almost smell the blossom.

Tom Jobim used to say “Brazil is not for beginners”. Manjupriya attests to this in the best of ways, describing frankly what it’s like to change culture and learn the long lessons of experience away from all you know. We discuss...

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Dharmabyte: Armed with Love Flowers

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Mar, 2020 - 13:00

Here Karunadhi  introduces us to the Red Rite of Fascination. Friendship emerges from love for our friends, but also can evoke strong attachment. Communication and the samgrahavastu (means of unification) of loving speech are the antidote for grasping and projection.

Excerpted from the talk Spiritual Friendship and the Red Rite of Fascination as part of the series Spiritual Friendship and the Tantric Rites given on a joint Tiratanaloka and Buddhafield retreat...

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

Going for Refuge in a Time of Fear - New Talk from Padmavajra

By Prajnahridaya on Thu, 19 Mar, 2020 - 16:10

Going for Refuge in a Time of Fear - New Talk from Padmavajra

By Prajnahridaya on Thu, 19 Mar, 2020 - 16:10

Padmavajra gives a talk on how to Go for Refuge in times of adversity and fear.

Given the situation of the world today, with threat of sickness and great uncertainty, how do we practise as Buddhists? How do we continue to deepen our practice of loving kindness, of awareness? What is the real response to the situation we find ourselves in today?

The talk was recorded on the 18th March 2020 in the Padmaloka Shrine Room, with an audience of the Padmaloka community....

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Dharmabyte: Mindfulness is Transformative

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Nov, 2019 - 14:00

Here Vidyamala gives a rich and personal talk on the Citta section of the Satipatthana Sutta. She introduces the key aspects of this part of the Sutta and then speaks of the importance of allowing for growth and integration in our practice. She speaks of the twin pillars of awareness and love and how mindfulness can lead to a deeper and deeper sense of connection with all of life and how kindness is a natural expression of that....

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Dharmabyte: Love When There is No Reason to Love

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 3 Oct, 2019 - 14:00

Satyajyoti gives a talk on Ksanti, the patient forbearance that is the true antidote to anger and ill-will. She shares Santideva’s advice on learning to endure pain and discomfort so we can respond with an attitude of love in difficult circumstances.

From the talk Make Your Own Sandals, Part 6 in the ‘Path to Awakening’ Sangha Night series at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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Dharmabyte: The Seeds of Love

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 14 Mar, 2019 - 13:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Ratnaghosha offers some inspirational reflections entitled Seeds of Love from the talk entitled Choosing the Best.  

This talk explores the basic choice we have in life and goes into how we can cultivate positive emotion. The topics of motivation, faith and karma are also discussed.

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FBA Podcast: Spiritual Friendship and the Heart's Release

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 16 Feb, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Podcast this week is by Maitreyi entitled Spiritual Friendship and the Heart’s Release. Our teacher Sangharakshita has said: “It is in friendship (maitri) that we may find the emotional equivalent of the intellectual understanding of the doctrine of ‘no self’”. The gift of these teachings can help us move beyond self-clinging into a deeper and far more mysterious connection with one another; a Greater Love.

This was the keynote talk given at Taraloka for the...

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FBA Podcast: Bright Blue Sky, Deep Blue Sea

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 17 Nov, 2018 - 12:00

Our FBA Podcast this week is called Bright Blue Sky, Deep Blue Sea by Suryadarshini. Amitabha is one of the most well-known archetypal Buddhas, whose qualities of love and compassion attract myriad practitioners and devotees.

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