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FBA Podcast - Freedom of Heart

By Rijupatha on Sat, 22 Feb, 2014 - 14:13

FBA Podcast - Freedom of Heart

By Rijupatha on Sat, 22 Feb, 2014 - 14:13Our FBA Podcast this week is “Freedom of Heart,” a talk by Dhivan given in Cambridge as part of the International Urban Retreat - the theme of which was ‘Blazing like the Sun’, an exploration of metta.

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Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Follow Up on Your Urban Retreat! Five Next Steps...

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Nov, 2013 - 13:31

Follow Up on Your Urban Retreat! Five Next Steps...

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Nov, 2013 - 13:31Well folks, we’re drawing to a close here on the online space for this year’s Urban Retreat. It’s been a wonderful week and on the team we’ve loved being in touch with all those who took part here - as Vajragupta said, thanks so much for all of your efforts and engagement and the generally beautiful spirit in which this online retreat has been conducted.

We wanted to finish with a few posts that we hope will...
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Poems on Metta - Loving Kindness

By Candradasa on Sat, 9 Nov, 2013 - 17:11

Poems on Metta - Loving Kindness

By Candradasa on Sat, 9 Nov, 2013 - 17:11If you didn’t already catch this during the week, here’s a great video from Manidha and Alice in Seattle, USA using poems from different spiritual traditions to explore what metta (loving kindness) is!

Watch out for the outtakes at the end… :)

This piece was originally posted on the Urban Retreat 2013 space on the site.
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Vishvapani on BBC Thought for the Day - Remembrance Day Meditation

By Candradasa on Sat, 9 Nov, 2013 - 17:00

Vishvapani on BBC Thought for the Day - Remembrance Day Meditation

By Candradasa on Sat, 9 Nov, 2013 - 17:00You can listen to this short talk via the BBC over on Vishvapani’s Wise Attention blog (you may need to be in the UK to hear it). You can also hear it from anywhere via the Thought For the Day podcast.

Remembrance Sunday is an invitation to find a space in our harried lives for a silent opening to all that war has meant for the country: a national meditation on what Wilfred...
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Online-Only Events for the Urban Retreat

By Candradasa on Fri, 8 Nov, 2013 - 22:44

Online-Only Events for the Urban Retreat

By Candradasa on Fri, 8 Nov, 2013 - 22:44You may have seen in the program for the retreat that as well as hosting the retreat materials here, we’ll also be doing some online-only events designed to help bring awareness of the practice into that aspect of our daily lives. We can easily spend so much time online - it’s a challenge to find mindful ways to engage amid so much distraction! And, of course, not everyone is near a Buddhist Centre… So we’re interested in new...
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Upekshadaka - On Metta (Loving Kindness)

By Candradasa on Tue, 5 Nov, 2013 - 16:46
A personal, moving short talk by Upekshadaka about his own struggles to practice loving kindness (‘metta’) towards himself and others. Evoking his work and his relationship with his father, we get a clearly felt sense of how vital and rewarding this meditation can be. Radical change as part of the everyday of our lives…

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Vajragupta - The Significance Of the Urban Retreat Being An International Event

By Candradasa on Thu, 31 Oct, 2013 - 17:05
Vajragupta talks about the possibilities for connection when people all around the world are practising kindness together, evoking the radically transformative nature of community and of love.

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How the Online Urban Retreat Complements Local Buddhist Centre Events

By Candradasa on Wed, 30 Oct, 2013 - 20:25
Triratna Buddhist Centres across the world will be running the urban retreat in the same week as the online event… How does the online urban retreat fit with what is happening locally? This is a three-and-a-half minute talk from Vajragupta on how the two can complement each other…

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Rebecoming, Love, and Play!

By viriyalila on Wed, 12 Jun, 2013 - 14:08

Rebecoming, Love, and Play!

By viriyalila on Wed, 12 Jun, 2013 - 14:08This week our FBA Podcasts started with a beautiful Dharma Jewel from Ratnadharini titled: ‘Rebecoming’. This Dharmabyte explores the distinction between skilful and unskilful as a process of re-becoming or rebirth. From the fourth talk in a five-part series from Tiratanaloka’s retreat on the ‘Four Mind Turnings‘ of the Tibetan tradition titled ‘Karma and the Consequences of Our Actions.’

Then on Saturday, for our full-length FBA Podcast, Amitasuri brought us ...

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