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Dharmabyte: The Fulcrum of Vedana

By Sadayasihi 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.

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Worldly and Unworldly Vedana

By Sadayasihi 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...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Whole Body Breathing

By Sadayasihi 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...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New Intro Course beginning June 6! "Mindfulness, Kindness and the Buddha's Way"

By SarahF on Thu, 10 May, 2018 - 02:50

New Intro Course beginning June 6! "Mindfulness, Kindness and the Buddha's Way"

By SarahF on Thu, 10 May, 2018 - 02:50

The Portsmouth Buddhist Center will be offering a new four-week intro course at Gateway Taiji, Qigong & Yoga studio at 875 Islington Street in Portsmouth on Wednesday evenings, June 6 - June 29 at 7-9 PM. Please look for details and registration next week. 

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Working at Your Own Pace

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 15:45

This FBA Dharmabyte, ’Working at Your Own Pace’ brings to life Viveka’s fresh and vibrant take on the traditional practice of anapanasati - mindfulness with breathing.

Using the breath as a stabilizing presence, this series of meditations (including two fully-guided practices) is designed to help us discover the nature of reality itself by encouraging us to notice what is actually happening each moment in a direct and open way. Anapanasati is a complete path to awakening...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Tuesday Meditation: This Fleeting Moment

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 14:51

Tuesday Meditation: This Fleeting Moment

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 14:51

In this four-week series of Tuesday meditations we’ll explore the Four Reminders. Each reminder points out a reality about our lives that we know on the surface, but tend to forget in the mix of daily life. They are calls to action in a life that is by nature precious and short, reminding us to put our energy into walking the Path.

The sessions will begin at 2:30 ET / 7:30 UK. Each session will begin with...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

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

By SarahF on Tue, 1 May, 2018 - 20:19

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

By SarahF 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...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Metta, Contemplative Dialogue

By Sadayasihi 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

By Giulietta - Win... on Tue, 6 Mar, 2018 - 10:57

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

By Giulietta - Win... 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...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Our Habitual Mind is Unaware

By Sadayasihi 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...

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