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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,...

Online Meditators
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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