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Online Meditators

Tuesday Meditation: Unlimited Heart

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 11 Apr, 2019 - 17:22

Tuesday Meditation: Unlimited Heart

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 11 Apr, 2019 - 17:22

Develop an unlimited heart of friendliness for the entire universe, sending metta above, below, and all around, beyond all narrowness, beyond all rivalry, beyond all hatred.

- Karaniya Metta Sutta

The next series of online meditations begins on Tuesday 30th April at 4pm GMT /  5pm CET / 9.30pm IST / 11am EST / 8.00am PST.

For a series of seven Tuesdays we will be exploring the practice of the Metta Bhavana, or ‘development of loving-kindness’.  From grounding our practice in...

Suryavana Retreat Centre
Suryavana Retreat Centre

200 hours Certification Mindfulness Yoga Teacher Training course with Bodhiyoga International

By Sudaka on Sat, 6 Apr, 2019 - 15:47

200 hours Certification Mindfulness Yoga Teacher Training course with Bodhiyoga International

By Sudaka on Sat, 6 Apr, 2019 - 15:47

Bodhiyoga ran by Sadhita and Sudaka organise several of their events through Suryavana Retreat Centre.

Yoga without Awareness cannot be Yoga. 
 
Our teachers gain a clear understanding of how to present a full range of yoga postures and sequencing formats both fast and slow, (vinyasa flow, Yin, a more therapeutic approach) incorporating modern and ancient methods. 
 
We emphasise intelligent, sensitive, anatomy-based alignment principles rather than a dogmatic one-alignment-fits-all-approach. Distinctively, we teach how to apply Mindfulness to...

Suryavana Retreat Centre
Suryavana Retreat Centre

a few moments from our Fundamentals of Mindfulness yoga retreat (with Bodhiyoga International) in Suryavana last year, strengthening the core from "satangasana" - 6 point pose.....

By Sudaka on Fri, 5 Apr, 2019 - 09:35

a few moments from our Fundamentals of Mindfulness yoga retreat (with Bodhiyoga International) in Suryavana last year, strengthening the core from "satangasana" - 6 point pose.....

By Sudaka on Fri, 5 Apr, 2019 - 09:35

Retreats with Bodhiyoga in Surayvana, Spain

Our retreats at Suryavana unfold in two phases. A new development has been to invite locally based practitioners both English and Spanish to join us over the weekend. After Sunday lunch the Spanish group leaves and the retreat moves into a second phase with the smaller group emphasising more silence and contemplation. We offer two groups with meditation and Yoga classes in English and Spanish. This format has proved very satisfactory intercultural event. Places will be...

Suryavana Retreat Centre
Suryavana Retreat Centre

El baile de los elementos: una aventura de rituales :: The Dance of the Elements: A ritual adventure

By Sudaka on Thu, 4 Apr, 2019 - 14:22

El baile de los elementos: una aventura de rituales :: The Dance of the Elements: A ritual adventure

By Sudaka on Thu, 4 Apr, 2019 - 14:22

Retiro en Suryavana del jueves 20 al 26 de junio (con la opción de asistir solo del viernes al lunes)

The Dance of the Elements: A ritual adventure

Amalamati, Visuddhimati and Lalitaraja invite you to celebrate the elements on a retreat in Spain - near Valencia. Using music, art and movement we will be exploring the elements through meditation and ritual as well as the arts practice of each of the leaders. Lalitaraja is a professional dancer, Visuddhimati is a well-known figure in the world...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Words and Experience

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 25 Feb, 2019 - 14:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte entitled Words and Experience Ratnaghosha talks about Milarepa’s final exhortation from “The Shepherd’s Search for Mind”, which provides a complete path, effortlessly combining devotion and meditation. He sees how wrong were the fears and hopes of his own mind.

Without arrival, he reaches the place of Buddha;
Without seeing, he visions the Dharmakaya;
Without effort, he does all things naturally.


From the talk entitled...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: In the World, Not of the World

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 14 Feb, 2019 - 14:00

The new consciousness that emerges does so in stages. In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, we hear from Maitreyabandhu on the particular kind of effort needed in meditation entitled In the World, Not of the World.

From the talk Meditation Essentials: Stages.

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Gestures of Metta

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 14 Jan, 2019 - 11:00

What needs to be seen and known in our experience of suffering in order for it to lead to freedom and compassion? Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is called Gestures of Metta by Saddhanandi. This beautiful collection of thoughts on metta is the introduction to a guided meditation.

The full talk, entitled Metta and Beauty, is from a 12 day meditation retreat on Metta as a Path to Insight given at Taraloka, May 2015.

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Creating New Pathways

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 10 Jan, 2019 - 11:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is called Creating New Pathways from the talk Living In the Mandala Ratnavandana. This is her second talk of the 2015 Rainy Season Retreat in Bristol, UK.

Here Ratnavandana embarks on a personal sharing of how her life has been transformed by deciding to go and live in the mandala of the Brahma Viharas and the Jinas themselves. Her deep love of the practices represents both an inspired and...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Going Deeper in Meditation - Understanding Tranquility and Integration

By shraddhavani on Mon, 7 Jan, 2019 - 13:46

Going Deeper in Meditation - Understanding Tranquility and Integration

By shraddhavani on Mon, 7 Jan, 2019 - 13:46

Monday evenings, 7 - 9 PM, February 18 - March 18

In Buddhism we are fortunate to inherit a tradition that has developed a beautiful language of ideas and symbols to communicate about meditation and higher consciousness. In this course we’ll be learning the basics of that language, and how to identify and cultivate the factors that lead to clarity and bliss.

This course is for people who have some experience of regular practice with either the Mindfulness of Breathing or...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New Course for 2019 - Mindfulness 360

By shraddhavani on Mon, 7 Jan, 2019 - 13:33

New Course for 2019 - Mindfulness 360

By shraddhavani on Mon, 7 Jan, 2019 - 13:33

Monday evenings, 7 - 9 PM, January 14 - February 4 

What is mindfulness and how does one practice it? 

In this four week course we will explore the Buddha’s teaching of mindfulness, generally as a living principle, and more specifically as a meditation practice. Participants will learn the Mindfulness of Breathing, a meditation that has been practiced for thousands of years, and learn everything they need to begin a regular and effective meditation practice. Suitable for complete beginners, or...

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