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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Our Focus on Meditation Continues this Sunday

Posted by bhpruitt to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 11 Aug, 2016 - 16:45

Our Focus on Meditation Continues this Sunday

Posted by bhpruitt to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 11 Aug, 2016 - 16:45

Rijupatha returns to lead our community gathering this Sunday 10Am - Noon, as we continue our exploration of the Threefold Spiritual Path with a focus on meditation. What role does meditation play in our spiritual lives? How is it connected to ethics and wisdom, the other two strands of the path?  Listen to a great talk on this subject here and join us at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center this Sunday to explore these important questions in community with...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Sunday Sangha - August at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Posted by Billy to Glasgow Buddhist Centre on Fri, 29 Jul, 2016 - 12:39

Sunday Sangha - August at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Posted by Billy to Glasgow Buddhist Centre on Fri, 29 Jul, 2016 - 12:39

Apart from 28th August all events will start at 5:30. Soup will be provided but please bring along some vegetarian food to accompany and share.

7th August 5:30 - 8:30 
A white rose ritual with verses for White Tara led by Jinavamsa. Bring instruments along to share.

14th August 5:30 - 8:30
An evening about the Karuna Trust led by Margo Winning

21st August 5:30 - 8:30
A Wee Read with Christine Cather and friends. We will be exploring deep poetry that might...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Meditation & Art Workshop Saturday July 30, 2016

Posted by bhpruitt to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Tue, 19 Jul, 2016 - 21:05

Meditation & Art Workshop Saturday July 30, 2016

Posted by bhpruitt to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Tue, 19 Jul, 2016 - 21:05

Come to the Button Factory, 855 Islington St., Studio 321 and join us in exploring some of the connections between creativity, music and meditation. We will see how opening to a new experience of concentration and awareness can help unlock our creative potential. Hosted by Narottama & friends.

All are welcome and no experience with art or meditation is needed.

Registration is free - register now to let us know you will attend

Offered by donation; suggested donation $20

Support the Portsmouth Buddhist Centre and...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Dharma Day - July 24th at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Posted by Billy to Glasgow Buddhist Centre on Fri, 1 Jul, 2016 - 21:23

Dharma Day - July 24th at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Posted by Billy to Glasgow Buddhist Centre on Fri, 1 Jul, 2016 - 21:23

Please join us for Dharma Day - A day of meditation, readings and celebration of the Buddhas teachings.

Also includes a section on making our classes free by implementing the Culture of Giving (dana economy) at the GBC.

10am - 5pm

Bring veggie food to share for lunch.

Hope to see you there!

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Divided Nation: United Mind - A Morning of Meditation at the GBC, Saturday June 25th‏

Posted by Billy to Glasgow Buddhist Centre on Fri, 24 Jun, 2016 - 15:13

Divided Nation: United Mind - A Morning of Meditation at the GBC, Saturday June 25th‏

Posted by Billy to Glasgow Buddhist Centre on Fri, 24 Jun, 2016 - 15:13

Meditation Morning, Tomorrow - 10am (doors open at 9:30am)

Dear Friends, 

This morning we woke to a divided UK, with 52% of voters wanting to leave the EU. These are uncertain times, and we don’t know what lies ahead. I suspect that when all is said and done, no one will be unaffected by the outcome.

The first thing I saw on my bedside table after learning the outcome of the vote was the following quote from the Metta Sutta, on the back of...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

June 26 @ 13:15 in Great Hall > Meditate for Peace, for Nuclear Disarmament, for Mass Investment in Renewables and Green Jobs

Posted by Christine to Buddhist Action Month 2016 on Wed, 22 Jun, 2016 - 15:44

June 26 @ 13:15 in Great Hall > Meditate for Peace, for Nuclear Disarmament, for Mass Investment in Renewables and Green Jobs

Posted by Christine to Buddhist Action Month 2016 on Wed, 22 Jun, 2016 - 15:44

On June 26, Sheffield Buddhist Centre will join the international Triratna Buddhist Community to demonstrate our desire for peace, and our opposition to nuclear power. Santasiddhi and Christine will lead the event, which may be akin to a ”love-in” as prescribed by  Sangharakshita in his 1984 talk on “Buddhism, World Peace, and Nuclear War” (*).

The meditation will take place in the Great Hall during Summer Fair at 13:15.

In 2016, parliament will vote whether to replace and modernise the UK’s nuclear weapons system called Trident. It’s made up of four submarines – one of which is on...

Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

June 26 @ 13:15 in Great Hall > Meditate for Peace, for Nuclear Disarmament, for Mass Investment in Renewables and Green Jobs

Posted by Christine to Earth Metta Sangha on Wed, 22 Jun, 2016 - 11:44

June 26 @ 13:15 in Great Hall > Meditate for Peace, for Nuclear Disarmament, for Mass Investment in Renewables and Green Jobs

Posted by Christine to Earth Metta Sangha on Wed, 22 Jun, 2016 - 11:44

On June 26, Sheffield Buddhist Centre will join the international Triratna Buddhist Community to demonstrate our desire for peace, and our opposition to nuclear power. Santasiddhi and Christine will lead the event, which may be akin to a ”love-in” as prescribed by  Sangharakshita in his 1984 talk on “Buddhism, World Peace, and Nuclear War” (*).

The meditation will take place in the Great Hall during Summer Fair at 13:15.

In 2016, parliament will vote whether to replace and modernise the UK’s nuclear weapons system called Trident. It’s made up of four submarines – one of...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Meditation Tuesday - Imagination And Empathy In Action

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 20 Jun, 2016 - 19:45

Meditation Tuesday - Imagination And Empathy In Action

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 20 Jun, 2016 - 19:45

This week we’ll be looking at bridging the gap between imagination and action. In a difficult week around the world with extreme violence near at hand, we’ll be engaging with Metta (loving kindness) as a radical way to connect with others, and calling forth a sense of urgency to explore together how we might help bring forth a more peaceful world. Come and help us build our meditative community, and take a stand for deep kindness and compassion in the...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Meditation in the Botanic Gardens - Sunday 19th June

Posted by Billy to Glasgow Buddhist Centre on Sun, 19 Jun, 2016 - 01:39

Meditation in the Botanic Gardens - Sunday 19th June

Posted by Billy to Glasgow Buddhist Centre on Sun, 19 Jun, 2016 - 01:39

The GBC will be hosting a meditation in the Botanic Gardens as part of this year’s West End Festival.

Please bring something comfortable to sit on. Meet at the Kibble Palace at 2pm on 19th June. Inside if wet. All welcome.

Hope to see you there!

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Imagining The Word

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 13 Jun, 2016 - 16:18

Imagining The Word

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 13 Jun, 2016 - 16:18

This week we’ll be continuing our informal exploration of the role of imagination in Dharma practice - in meditation itself, and in looking at how we respond to whatever arises via the mind and the five senses through the course of our days.

As ever we’ll sit together, we’ll talk and share what moves us. You’re also invited to bring with you any piece of writing that has inspired your own spiritual life. It could be a poem, a passage from literature, a...

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