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How to deepen positive emotion: online meditation workshop with Nandaraja

By Ratnaprabha on Tue, 20 Oct, 2020 - 11:44

How to deepen positive emotion: online meditation workshop with Nandaraja

By Ratnaprabha on Tue, 20 Oct, 2020 - 11:44

This Sunday, October 25, 2:00 PM  5:00 PM

As part of our North London Buddhist Centre autumn theme of ‘Solidarity with Self and World’ do join Nandaraja for this Guest Workshop on meditation. You will be introduced to a set of 4 core meditations that inspire and nourish specifically through helping us to nurture our positivity, helping it to flourish and grow. These are the Brahma Viharas or Divine Abodes. Nandaraja is passionate about meditation and has been practising for many...

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Being Divine Online: Q & A with Ratnavandana on the Brahma Viharas (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 20)

By Centre Team on Tue, 28 Apr, 2020 - 01:58

Loving Kindness (Metta)
Compassion (Karuna)
Joyful Resonance (Mudita)
Equanimity (Upekkha)

This week on the podcast we’re in full-on love mode with our Home Retreat: Being Divine Online

Our guide to the series of meditations in focus - the Brahma Viharas - is Ratnavandana, and in this special episode recorded live online she’s in discussion about a practice that has been one of the touchstones of her life. 

The sense of someone choosing to dwell inside a mythic vision of...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Metta Day on Sunday

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 11:40

Metta Day on Sunday

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 11:40

Metta Day with Karunagita & Maitrisambhava

This Sunday 26 April, a free day, but you need to book, and please donate if you can, £30 suggested.

A nourishing day retreat at home, immersed in metta, the intention of friendliness, kindness or unconditional love. During the day Maitrisambhava and Karunagita will lead four online sessions of about an hour using Zoom. Meditation, gentle bodywork, teaching and discussion, also touching on Karuna (compassion) and Mudita (joy). These sessions will...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Online meditation this evening

By Ratnaprabha on Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 - 16:44

Online meditation this evening

By Ratnaprabha on Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 - 16:44

Our very own Singhashri will be hosting an online meditation tonight (24 March) from 6-7 pm, and every Tuesday and Friday from now on. The link to join is here

Or go to Singhashri’s website here

Our NLBC drop-in online classes in meditation and Buddhism will from now on be free, but can you make a donation of £5 via PayPal for each class you attend online, or more if you can? If you too are running...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 3: Notes on Love - Approaching the Metta Bhavana

By Centre Team on Tue, 17 Mar, 2015 - 17:29
Some lovely, personal notes on the core practice in the Brahma Viharas sequence - the cultivation of loving kindness (metta), which is said to glow, shine and blaze forth like the sun… From Rumi and Subhuti to the Itivuttaka, we hear about how love transforms both self and world in ways extraordinary and everyday.

The short guided meditation and initial notes are by Ratnavandana. The main talk is by Jvalamalini.

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

Urban Retreat 2013, Complete Retreat Materials: 3. Complete Daily Videos

By Candradasa on Mon, 18 Nov, 2013 - 13:51

Urban Retreat 2013, Complete Retreat Materials: 3. Complete Daily Videos

By Candradasa on Mon, 18 Nov, 2013 - 13:51

Here’s the complete playlist of all the videos from the Urban Retreat 2013 on Loving Kindness. This includes all the daily teachings on video from Vajragupta, daily reflections from Subhdaramati, all of our Metta Highlights news films from around the world, and introductory talks, as well as a posture guide for meditation.

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

Urban Retreat in Danish

By Candradasa on Fri, 8 Nov, 2013 - 20:58

Urban Retreat in Danish

By Candradasa on Fri, 8 Nov, 2013 - 20:58Further to Lokabandhu’s post yesterday about the Urban Retreat in German and Spanish, we’re delighted to pass on news that the retreat will also be available to Danish speakers, thanks to Advayasiddhi!

Urban Retreat 2013 på dansk
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Urban Retreat Program (PDF version)

By Candradasa on Fri, 8 Nov, 2013 - 11:22
Here’s a PDF version of the program for the retreat to complement the online version.

A note on using Issuu (the rather nice way we embed documents on The Buddhist Centre Online): you can usually download by clicking the Issuu document and, when it opens full-screen, choosing the ‘share’ icon (top right)…
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