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International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning...

Day 7: Guides to What Actually Works (with Concluding Thoughts)

Posted by Centre Team to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Fri, 28 Sep, 2018 - 04:00

Day 7: Guides to What Actually Works (with Concluding Thoughts)

Posted by Centre Team to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Fri, 28 Sep, 2018 - 04:00

Yashobodhi is our guide for this year’s Dharma immersion online and at Triratna Centres around the world as part of the 2018 International Practice Week. 

We’ve come to the end of our week together looking at training the mind to greater happiness using new ways of engaging with our experience in the world. To gather the threads of the practice together Yashobodhi reflects on some key, pithy lojong reminders that capture the great efficacy and delight of this work - and which we...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning...

Day 6: What Are We Committed To?

Posted by Centre Team to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Thu, 27 Sep, 2018 - 04:00

Day 6: What Are We Committed To?

Posted by Centre Team to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Thu, 27 Sep, 2018 - 04:00

Yashobodhi is our guide for this year’s Dharma immersion online and at Triratna Centres around the world as part of the 2018 International Practice Week. 

The big questions keep coming as we move deep into our week of shared practice around the seven point mind-training. What are we “bonded” to? How do we see our ethical path? How do we envision making commitments to ourselves and the promises we make? Yashobodhi offers some lojong (“teaching slogans”) that can help us clarify what...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning...

Day 5: How Do We Know This is Working?

Posted by Centre Team to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Wed, 26 Sep, 2018 - 04:00

Day 5: How Do We Know This is Working?

Posted by Centre Team to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Wed, 26 Sep, 2018 - 04:00

Yashobodhi is our guide for this year’s Dharma immersion online and at Triratna Centres around the world as part of the 2018 International Practice Week. 

Day 5 revolves around evaluating the mind-training practice we’ve been engaged in all week. This is essential on any spiritual path, with any kind of method or doctrine, and Yashobodhi provides a clear set of questions to ask ourselves in checking out that the things we’re doing are actually helping! The sense of agency and confidence we...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning...

Day 4: Making Our Whole Life a Life of Practice

Posted by Centre Team to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Tue, 25 Sep, 2018 - 04:00

Day 4: Making Our Whole Life a Life of Practice

Posted by Centre Team to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Tue, 25 Sep, 2018 - 04:00

Yashobodhi is our guide for this year’s Dharma immersion online and at Triratna Centres around the world as part of the 2018 International Practice Week. 

Day 4, point 4 of our practice week looks at what it means to integrate this kind of mind training work into every area of our lives using reflection on 5 forces (or “powers”). Yashobodhi also movingly evokes the relevance of such deep Dharma activity to the process of our own (and other people’s) death…

If you have any...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning...

Day 3: Transforming Adversity into Awakening

Posted by Centre Team to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Mon, 24 Sep, 2018 - 04:00

Day 3: Transforming Adversity into Awakening

Posted by Centre Team to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Mon, 24 Sep, 2018 - 04:00

Yashobodhi is our guide for this year’s Dharma immersion online and at Triratna Centres around the world as part of the 2018 International Practice Week. 

Day 3 and point 3 brings us to the great challenge of what to do when things go wrong in life: how to respond in a way that supports greater peace of heart and mind; how to overcome suffering and use its energy for transformative good, particularly by moving away from a strategy of blaming ourselves or...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning...

Day 2, Part 3: Training in Relative Bodhichitta

Posted by Centre Team to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Sun, 23 Sep, 2018 - 04:02

Day 2, Part 3: Training in Relative Bodhichitta

Posted by Centre Team to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Sun, 23 Sep, 2018 - 04:02

Yashobodhi is our guide for this year’s Dharma immersion online and at Triratna Centres around the world as part of the 2018 International Practice Week.

Point 2 of the lojong mind training being explored this week as to do with how to practise ‘Bodhichitta’ (the deep, realised wish for all to attain liberation of heart and mind), introduced in the first of today’s three talks.

Having already touched on the area of “absolute” Bodhichitta, here Yashobodhi...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning...

Day 2, Part 2 - Training in Absolute Bodhichitta

Posted by Centre Team to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Sun, 23 Sep, 2018 - 04:01

Day 2, Part 2 - Training in Absolute Bodhichitta

Posted by Centre Team to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Sun, 23 Sep, 2018 - 04:01

Yashobodhi is our guide for this year’s Dharma immersion online and at Triratna Centres around the world as part of the 2018 International Practice Week. 

Point 2 of the lojong mind training being explored this week has to do with how to practise ‘Bodhichitta’ (the deep, realised wish for all to attain liberation of heart and mind), introduced in the first of today’s three talks.

Here Yashobodhi draws out the “absolute” aspect of this work, examining how reflection...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning...

Day 2, Part 1 - What is the Bodhichitta?

Posted by Centre Team to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Sun, 23 Sep, 2018 - 04:00

Day 2, Part 1 - What is the Bodhichitta?

Posted by Centre Team to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Sun, 23 Sep, 2018 - 04:00

Yashobodhi is our guide for this year’s Dharma immersion online and at Triratna Centres around the world as part of the 2018 International Practice Week.

For Day 2, the first of three teachings giving us a great 360º overview of the Bodhichitta in Buddhist tradition and, more importantly, its relevance to everyday practice in the crucial work of learning to work with our minds and becoming a happier person.

If you have any comments or questions about this point or the retreat itself, let...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning...

Introducing Seven-point Mind Training and The Four Reminders

Posted by Centre Team to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Fri, 14 Sep, 2018 - 09:00

Introducing Seven-point Mind Training and The Four Reminders

Posted by Centre Team to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Fri, 14 Sep, 2018 - 09:00

Yashobodhi is our guide for this year’s Dharma immersion online and at Triratna Centres around the world as part of the 2018 International Practice Week

To get us ready for Day 1, here we get an encouraging introduction to what the seven-point mind training has to offer anyone interested in learning to work more effectively to lessen suffering (our own and other people’s). Yashobodhi’s experience with this material shines through - as does the practical joy of engaging in this way....

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5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #5 Meditation for Transformation

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 14 Jun, 2018 - 16:51

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #5 Meditation for Transformation

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 14 Jun, 2018 - 16:51

The object of meditation is to transform oneself, not to have good meditations

Sangharakshita, Peace is a Fire

What Meditation Is and What It Isn’t
Often one of the first things one learns when one comes into contact with Buddhism - and sometimes even before that - is meditation. However, it is not always clear exactly what meditation is, or easy to articulate it! In the last 5 years of The Buddhist Centre Online there have...

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