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Uncontrived Mindfulness: ending suffering through attention, curiosity and wisdom

By Vajradevi on Thu, 22 Jul, 2021 - 10:30

Uncontrived Mindfulness: ending suffering through attention, curiosity and wisdom

By Vajradevi on Thu, 22 Jul, 2021 - 10:30

Led by Vajradevi

I’m running another online meditation retreat from Saturday 25th September to Friday 1st October 2021. The retreat is aimed at Order Members and Mitras and is offered on a Dana basis.

The emphasis will be on a relaxed, open, and attentive quality of ‘knowing’, receptive to whatever is happening within our experience. We will be cultivating mindfulness that is ‘uncontrived’ and natural and looking to bring ‘right view’ – a wisdom perspective - to each moment of awareness.

I’ll be drawing on...

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

Autumn - Winter 2021 Programme is now Live!

By Satyakirti on Wed, 14 Jul, 2021 - 15:45

Autumn - Winter 2021 Programme is now Live!

By Satyakirti on Wed, 14 Jul, 2021 - 15:45

We are delighted to announce that the Padmaloka Autumn-Winter programme has just gone live and is ready for bookings.

This final phase of the year marks a step towards a normal programme of residential retreats here at Padmaloka. All of the retreats will be in-person, albeit with initially lower attendance limits.

The programme includes some of the classic Ordination Training retreats:

Spiritual Friendship: Exploring the centrality of Kalyana Mitrata, and how to practice it.
The System of Dharma Life: A look at the key elements of an effective...

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Vancouver Buddhist Center

Equanimity: Morning Retreat with Ratnavandana

By Centre Team on Tue, 15 Jun, 2021 - 12:51

Equanimity: Morning Retreat with Ratnavandana

By Centre Team on Tue, 15 Jun, 2021 - 12:51

Saturday 10th July 10, 2021, 3 hours

09.00 US PST  |  12.00 US EST  |  17.00 UK & IE  | 18.00 Europe CET  | 21.30 India



“Try to love everything that gets in your way …..  
because if something is in your way it is
going your way, the way
of all beings; towards darkness, towards light.”

From “Because even the Word Obstacle is an Obstacle”,...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Bringing Kindness to Whatever Arises

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 3 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

Vajrasakhi leads a ‘cherishing’ metta bhavana based on the positive precepts. Here she introduces the practice emphasizing the crucial importance of a positive and loving relationship with ourselves.

From the talk entitled Positive Precepts Metta Bhavana from the Moon of the Mind: Bodhicitta Great Gathering, an (online) retreat for women training for ordination and Order Members offered by Taraloka & Tiratanaloka Retreat Centres, 2021. Listen to the full meditation on...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Final session of Rains retreat

By khemajoti on Fri, 21 May, 2021 - 13:36

Final session of Rains retreat

By khemajoti on Fri, 21 May, 2021 - 13:36

Dhammarati explores the fruits of practice and leads us in a guided meditation

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 6 Rains retreat - afternoon session

By khemajoti on Thu, 20 May, 2021 - 18:30

Day 6 Rains retreat - afternoon session

By khemajoti on Thu, 20 May, 2021 - 18:30

Dhammarati explores ‘internally and externally’ and leads a guided meditation

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Rains retreat Day 6 morning session

By khemajoti on Thu, 20 May, 2021 - 16:56

Rains retreat Day 6 morning session

By khemajoti on Thu, 20 May, 2021 - 16:56

Guided anapanasati meditation with Dhammarati

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 5 Rains retreat afternoon session

By khemajoti on Wed, 19 May, 2021 - 18:05

Day 5 Rains retreat afternoon session

By khemajoti on Wed, 19 May, 2021 - 18:05

Dhammarati leads us through an anapanasati meditation

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 5 Rains retreat - morning session

By khemajoti on Wed, 19 May, 2021 - 13:45

Day 5 Rains retreat - morning session

By khemajoti on Wed, 19 May, 2021 - 13:45

Dhammarati explores the Awakening Factors and leads us through a guided meditation

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 4 of Rains retreat - afternoon session

By khemajoti on Tue, 18 May, 2021 - 18:47

Day 4 of Rains retreat - afternoon session

By khemajoti on Tue, 18 May, 2021 - 18:47

Input from Dhammarati and discussion with the participants on the hindrances and the awakening factors

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