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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New Series! Making it Summer in the Heart: the Buddha’s Way of Kindness, Compassion and Calm

Posted by SarahF to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Tue, 1 May, 2018 - 20:19

New Series! Making it Summer in the Heart: the Buddha’s Way of Kindness, Compassion and Calm

Posted by SarahF to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Tue, 1 May, 2018 - 20:19

May 6th - June 24th, Sundays 9.30am-12pm “…in shining, glowing, beaming and radiance, the release of mind by universal friendliness far excels and surpasses… all worldly merit.”
This year at Portsmouth Buddhist Center we’re following the seasons as a model for how to move through the different stages of a spiritual life. We’ve embraced the quiet beauties of the winter of things, then woken to spring and the idea of new life for the mind. Now as the days warm and...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Metta, Contemplative Dialogue

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 1 May, 2018 - 12:14

This FBA Dharmabyte is the beginning of a heartfelt conversation between Samantabhadri and Dharmakarunya entitled ‘Metta, Contemplative Dialogue.’

The two good friends engage in a contemplative dialogue about Metta. This dialogue, spontaneous and unscripted, unfolds as a significant exploration of Metta. Metta as meditation practice, as an illumination of ordinary living and as a path to insight.

Listen to the whole conversation on Free Buddhist Audio Metta, Contemplative Dialogue.

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Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

New Book by Vajragupta – Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Tue, 6 Mar, 2018 - 10:57

New Book by Vajragupta – Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Tue, 6 Mar, 2018 - 10:57

We now announce the public release! Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature is available for worldwide purchase from our website as paperback or eBook.

Wild Awake will soon be found in UK-based and European Triratna centre bookshops. Note our book distributors’ release in the US and the Americas is in June, so books will take a bit longer to emerge in bookshops outside the UK and Europe.  

In Wild Awake, Vajragupta draws on twenty-five years of...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Our Habitual Mind is Unaware

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 21 Feb, 2018 - 17:29

This FBA Dharmabyte ’Our Habitual Mind is Unaware’ by Ratnadhya, is excerpted from Mind the Gap - Creating the Creative Space.

Given at an introductory meditation weekend retreat in Worcestershire, Ratnadhya addresses the subject of Bardos and what they can teach us about our need to cultivate creative gaps in our lives in which we can just be rather than do. He talks about bardos of scale, from the traditional bardos of life and death, to the bardos that...

Triratna Oslo
Triratna Oslo

Meditation retreat with Tejananda in Oslo Easter 2018

Posted by gunaketu to Triratna Oslo on Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 07:15

Meditation retreat with Tejananda in Oslo Easter 2018

Posted by gunaketu to Triratna Oslo on Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 07:15

There is an aliveness and awakeness that we can recognise at any moment. It’s an openness to our full being - in body, senses and awareness. It points to what we really are, outside of conceptual fabrications. In recognising and opening to a spacious yet embodied presence, here and now, we may discover a timeless awareness-emptiness that is inseparable from loving, compassionate energy.

We’ll explore all this through sitting meditation, experiential ‘lookings’ and by discovering our own direct...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Guided Buddhanusmrti at Bodhgaya with Purna

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 16:23

On the 2018 Triratna Buddhist Order Convention at the traditional seat of the Buddha’s Enlightenment, Dharmachari Purna leads the assembled men’s wing of the Order in a traditional practice of recollecting the Buddha, with a special emphasis of his presence under the Bodhi tree itself.

Recorded in February 2018, Bodhgaya, India.

See all posts from the 2018 Convention

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Intro Course: Get To Know Your Mind with Buddhism & Meditation

Posted by bhpruitt to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 16 Nov, 2017 - 20:18

Intro Course: Get To Know Your Mind with Buddhism & Meditation

Posted by bhpruitt to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 16 Nov, 2017 - 20:18

Our next four-week introductory course will focus on meditation within a Buddhist framework. Dh. Suddhayu will teach two traditional meditations, mindfulness of breathing and cultivation of loving kindness, placing them in the context of the Buddha’s teaching. Together these practices and teachings hold the key to shifting our minds toward greater capacity to dwell in the present and a larger field of kindness towards ourselves and others. 

Register here to ensure a place. Please note, this class will take place at...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Spiritual Receptivity Retreat With Vessantara (Adhisthana 2017) - Complete Retreat Recordings

Posted by akasajoti to Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 30 Oct, 2017 - 14:21

In August 2017 at Adhisthana, Vessantara continued his exploration of our mandala of spiritual practice with a second, deeper look at Spiritual Receptivity. This retreat focused on Just Sitting, a practice in which we’re open to the whole of our experience which forms a vital balance to structured practice, and is also the centre of the meditative mandala, where everything culminates in an experience which Sangharakshita describes as ‘existential relaxation’.

In this series of sessions, Vessantara weaves input around guided...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Interview with Vajragupta on Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Thu, 19 Oct, 2017 - 09:23

Interview with Vajragupta on Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Thu, 19 Oct, 2017 - 09:23

Vajragupta is ordained within the Triratna Buddhist movement, and the author of a couple of our bestsellers. Sailing the Worldly Winds and Buddhism: Tools for Living Your Life provide clear introductions and guidance to incorporating meditation and Buddhist practices into daily life. Vajragupta also wrote The Triratna Story, which provides perspectives on the Triratna Buddhist movement from its beginnings in the 1970s to the modern day.

Vajragupta is currently working on two books – Wild Awake, which we will publish...

Chester
Chester

Kindness Mindfulness - Triratna@Chester

Posted by prashrabdhi to Chester on Sun, 1 Oct, 2017 - 13:37

Kindness Mindfulness - Triratna@Chester

Posted by prashrabdhi to Chester on Sun, 1 Oct, 2017 - 13:37

Kind Mind - In Chester, starting 18 October 2017 for 4 weeks, come to as many sessions as you can manage. All welcome.   6.30-8.30pm £8 per session.

Learn meditation and strategies that will help you feel less busy or stressed and noticeably more peaceful and calm in your day-to-day life.

Quaker Meeting House, Union Walk, Frodsham Street, Chester.

email triratna.chester [at] gmail.com

www.triratna-at-chester.org...

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