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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: A Collective Inner Sleep

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 1 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

We have a collective inner sleep going on when it comes to climate change. In Buddhist terms we call this ‘avidya’, ignorance, which literally means ‘not seeing’ which brings out the active process of ignoring certain aspects of reality, especially those things we believe to be a threat.

This short talk by Dayajoti serves as an introduction to a guided ‘climate’ meditation which can be listened to here: Consensus Trance – Climate. Given at Bristol Buddhist...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Actions Have Co2nsequences Meditation

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 18 Jul, 2019 - 12:47

Buddhist Action Month is now over but here’s a highlight from the Dublin Buddhist Centre - on 12th June, as part of BAM 2019, some of their Sangha meditated outside the Dáil (the Irish parliament) to raise awareness about the need to take action to address the climate crisis. Here’s a short podcast with some of the participants about why they took part as Dharma practitioners and how the meditation went.

Read about an interfaith Walk of Witness...

Suryavana Retreat Centre
Suryavana Retreat Centre

Retiro de Verano I: La Meditación y el poder de transformación, 16-22 agosto 2019

By Sudaka on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 13:41

Retiro de Verano I: La Meditación y el poder de transformación, 16-22 agosto 2019

By Sudaka on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 13:41

Meditación y el poder de la transformación.
¿Alguna vez te has preguntado si la vida tiene sentido? o ¿te has preguntado por qué sufro tanto? ¿Qué puedo hacer para entenderme mejor, para darle más significado a mi vida? Vamos a buscar respuestas a estas preguntas explorando  la práctica de la meditación como herramienta de transformación en el día a día en el contexto del triple sendero de la ética, la concentración y la sabiduría....

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Podcast: Kiranada - Readings from 'A Year of Silence'

By Candradasa on Thu, 6 Jun, 2019 - 21:30

Kiranada is an ordained Buddhist, a traveler, a renowned artist in (cruelty-free) silk, a teacher, an author and a Mom. Here she is at the Portsmouth Public Library in June 2019, reading from her book ‘A Year Of Silence’, an account of her year-long silent, solitary retreat in the New Zealand bush. 

As one of her last engagements before heading off to Kentucky and Missouri to begin a further 3-year solitary, silent retreat, this is a wonderful opportunity to hear what it...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Out now: 'The Myth of Meditation' by Paramananda

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 4 Jun, 2019 - 11:26

Out now: 'The Myth of Meditation' by Paramananda

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 4 Jun, 2019 - 11:26

Windhorse Publications is delighted to announce the release of The Myth of Meditation: restoring imaginal ground through embodied Buddhist practice, the latest book from respected meditation teacher Paramananda, author of Change Your Mind: A Practical Guide to Buddhist Meditation, The Body, and A Deeper Beauty.

From his three decades of teaching Buddhist meditation, Paramananda offers an approach that is a challenge both to the way we experience ourselves, and the way in which we see and ‘be’ in the world....

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Four Limitless States

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 3 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Sangharakshita discusses The Four Limitless States.

In Buddhist practice, the traditional method of choice for effecting positive change in one’s life is meditation. Here Sangharakshita takes a closer look, focussing on the ‘superconscious states’ (characterised in turn by integration, inspiration, permeation, and radiation), the practice of developing universal friendliness, and the distinction between calm and Insight. Talk given in 1976.

From the talk, A Method of Personal Development, given as part of the...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

A Vision for the Future of PBC is Taking Shape - Be part of it!

By viriyalila on Sat, 25 May, 2019 - 17:35

A Vision for the Future of PBC is Taking Shape - Be part of it!

By viriyalila on Sat, 25 May, 2019 - 17:35

At our Vision Fest on March 31, a large segment of the Sunday sangha took inspiration from Triratna Buddhist centers around the world and began to envision what a new home for the Portsmouth Buddhist Center might look like. We brainstormed a wide range of features we would like to see in our own space as well as activities we’d like to have going on there. A beautiful shrine room and more opportunities to meditate, yoga, a library and bookstore,...

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