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

More information on the International Practice Week 22-29 Sept 2018

Posted by mokshini to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Thu, 12 Jul, 2018 - 09:59

International Urban Retreat   22-29 September 2018   “Turning Arrows Into Flowers”

The proposal for this international practice week is to make this a world-wide practice week, including all  Centres and Triratna Practice Groups wherever they are – the theme was inspired by Subhuti’s teaching on the 2017 order retreat at Bodhgaya.

The image to sum up and symbolize the theme of this urban retreat: the Buddha on the cusp of his Enlightenment, at the point when Mara attacks him with all he’s got …… but...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Story-Telling Project for Mexican Children

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 18:29

Story-Telling Project for Mexican Children

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 18:29

Olga Rosenberg and Blanca García are two Mitras from Cuernavaca who have been running a project for underprivileged Mexican children and telling them stories as well as introducing meditation.

Earthquake in Cuernavaca
In September 2017 an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale struck in Mexico, with its epicentre in Cuernavaca. This devastated the local community, with houses being damaged and schools destroyed. It had a particularly destructive impact on lower income families.

Olga and Blanca,...

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

Eight Verses for Training the Mind

Posted by mokshini to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 14:45

The short talks given that Yashobodhi is preparing for the International Practice Week are based on an exploration of the Seven Point Mind Training. However, over the course of 2018 there have been several occasions where the EIGHT Mind Training verses have been studied (at the International Council at Bodh Gaya for example, and at the July European chairs assembly) - so here are two sheets: 

One with the Eight Mind Training Verses by Geshe Langri Thankpa, and the other sheet...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

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...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

The Spiritual Community Beyond Borders

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna Young Buddhists on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 11:10

The Spiritual Community Beyond Borders

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna Young Buddhists on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 11:10

As the Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention in Valencia draws nearer, three ‘Young Buddhists’ from Valencia share a bit about their inspiration to practice the Dharma and how they have benefitted.

Estela:

“Last year I attended the meeting of Young Buddhists in Berlin. It was an incredible experience! I met young people from other countries, and it surprised me that we could connect really well despite cultural differences.

The atmosphere was very nice, open and fun. We had really...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Vessantara

Posted by Satyalila to Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Thu, 31 May, 2018 - 15:00

…there was something which came through Bhante which really was full of Dharma qualities, and that’s what started Triratna…

 Vessantara’s Annals
In 1968 I’m 18, and spend eight months working in clerical jobs, earning money before going to Cambridge University to study English. I’ve adopted a hippie view of the world and spend hours in my friend Les Doyle’s attic bedroom, which is painted black and decorated with silver foil, listening to early Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix. I’m reading about eastern religions,...

Ipswich Buddhist Centre
Ipswich Buddhist Centre

Kung Fu & Meditation Day - 10th June 2018

Posted by RCheesley to Ipswich Buddhist Centre on Sat, 26 May, 2018 - 17:44

Kung Fu & Meditation Day - 10th June 2018

Posted by RCheesley to Ipswich Buddhist Centre on Sat, 26 May, 2018 - 17:44

This day event is the first of its kind that we have held at the Buddhist Centre. It will be a day of complete mindfulness, working on both our body and our minds.

Matt Robbins of Evergreen Hall Self Defence will be introducing us to Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu which he has been successfully teaching at the Buddhist Centre for the past 15 years. Kung-Fu has a long association with Buddhism, with its roots in the Buddhist monasteries of ancient China. We will also...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Fulcrum of Vedana

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 15 May, 2018 - 12:00

This FBA Dharmabyte is from a talk by Kulaprabha called The Alchemy of Happiness, a thoughtful take on the positive emotions cultivated in the ‘Brahma Vihara’ meditations.

This excerpt, called ‘The Fulcrum of Vedana’, takes a look at the relationship between mindfulness and positive emotion. Talk given at the Western Buddhist Order convention, 2007.

Subscribe to the Dharmabytes podcast

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Worldly and Unworldly Vedana

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 11 May, 2018 - 15:00

This FBA Dharmabyte is on Worldly and Unworldly Vedana from a series of talks on the Satipatthana: A Path to Insight.

This talk is clear, engaging and impassioned. In this full exploration of how to apply mindfulness practice in meditation and our lives, Prasadavati’s depth of lived experience and love of satipatthana shines through. This series was given on an intensive meditation retreat at Taraloka for women who have asked...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Whole Body Breathing

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 10 May, 2018 - 15:56

This FBA Dharmabyte, ‘Whole Body Breathing’, is an excerpt from the talk Anatomy of the Breath by Padmadarshini. 

This talk provides a really good working context to help your meditation practice. Best to lie down comfortably as you listen to Padmadarshini’s description of the anatomical and physiological processes involved in breathing. She’s a yoga teacher as well as a meditation teacher and she draws on both those sets of skills to give this talk. And as you...

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