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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Sangha Nights - November 2012

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Sat, 27 Oct, 2012 - 17:57

Sangha Nights - November 2012

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Sat, 27 Oct, 2012 - 17:57On Wednesdays we meet for Sangha Night, 7 - 9 pm, everyone is welcome. This autumn we will be immersing ourselves in The White Lotus Sutra, the Saddharma Puṇḍarīka Sūtra, one of the most popular and influential Mahāyāna sūtras.

November 7th: Illuminating the Universe: An Introduction to the White Lotus Sutra, by Suddhayu

November 14th: The Parable of the Burning House, by Suddhayu

November 21st: Gratitude Puja on Thanksgiving Eve, led by Viriyalila

November 28th: Celebrating...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Lunch-Time Tai Chi

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Sat, 27 Oct, 2012 - 16:54

Lunch-Time Tai Chi

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Sat, 27 Oct, 2012 - 16:54Come explore this form of practice at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center with Laoshi John Jin. John has been studying tai chi since the age of 11 and first began teaching in his homeland of China in 1985. He presently runs the Seacoast Chinese Center in Newington.

Suggested donation $7-$12 per class. All levels welcome!

Dharmagiri Retreatcenter
Dharmagiri Retreatcenter

The Art of Reflection retreat 4-7 oktober 2012

Posted by Viryabodhi to Dharmagiri Retreatcenter on Sun, 7 Oct, 2012 - 19:54

The Art of Reflection retreat 4-7 oktober 2012

Posted by Viryabodhi to Dharmagiri Retreatcenter on Sun, 7 Oct, 2012 - 19:54Under helgen som gick hade vi en härlig retreat på Dharmagiri då vi tog emot en grundad och väldigt klar undervisning från Ratnaguna, och utforskade olika sätt att reflektera på: på egen hand, i par och i en midre grupp. Kanske någon annan som var med vill skriva en liten “intrycksrapport”…?

Här kommer två inspelade body scan från retreaten, som Ratnaguna ledde och Anita spelade in på sin mobil, och jag konverterade till mp3.

body scan 1 (20...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

New Talk from Vessantara: Conditionality and Meditation

Posted by viriyalila to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 1 Oct, 2012 - 14:46

New Talk from Vessantara: Conditionality and Meditation

Posted by viriyalila to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 1 Oct, 2012 - 14:46New talk from Vessantara - featured in this weeks FBA Podcast

Conditionality and Meditation” is a talk by Vessantara who has just completed a three year, three month, three day retreat.

Conditionality is a central theme of the teaching of the Buddha, and it is very helpful to bring our understanding of it into the arena of our meditation practice. During this talk, Vessantara looks at how to set up good conditions for...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

'Religion Without God'

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 28 Sep, 2012 - 18:26

'Religion Without God'

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 28 Sep, 2012 - 18:26‘Religion Without God’, an exciting series planned for our October Sangha Nights.

This October we’ll be looking at how you can have a full spiritual life as a 21st Century American without recourse to blind faith or setting yourself against the rational world we find ourselves in. The Buddha faced some of the same dilemmas as us in India in 500 BCE, and we face some new challenges with 2500 years of culture and experience in between his...
London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Urban Retreat 2012

Posted by Viryanaga to London Buddhist Centre on Tue, 14 Aug, 2012 - 10:40

Urban Retreat 2012

Posted by Viryanaga to London Buddhist Centre on Tue, 14 Aug, 2012 - 10:40Maitreyabandhu and Subhadramati explains what the Urban Retreat is.
Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Conditionality & Meditation with Vessantara, part 2

Posted by jvalamalini to Bristol Buddhist Centre on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 23:24

Conditionality & Meditation with Vessantara, part 2

Posted by jvalamalini to Bristol Buddhist Centre on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 23:24Vessantara talks at the Bristol Buddhist Centre about engaging with the concept of conditionality - part 2

Conditionality is a central theme of the Buddha’s teaching, and it is very helpful to bring our understanding of it into the arena of our meditation practice. During this evening we look at how to set up good conditions for our meditation to unfold in a natural, expansive way. We also explore how to meditate on conditionality, so that we take our...
Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Conditionality & Meditation with Vessantara, part 1

Posted by jvalamalini to Bristol Buddhist Centre on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 08:10

Conditionality & Meditation with Vessantara, part 1

Posted by jvalamalini to Bristol Buddhist Centre on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 08:10Vessantara talks at the Bristol Buddhist Centre about engaging with the concept of conditionality. Conditionality is a central theme of the Buddha’s teaching, and it is very helpful to bring our understanding of it into the arena of our meditation practice. During this evening we look at how to set up good conditions for our meditation to unfold in a natural, expansive way. We also explore how to meditate on conditionality, so that we take our understanding of it deeper,...
Brighton Buddhist Centre
Brighton Buddhist Centre

Brighton Buddhist Centre

Posted by mokshini to Brighton Buddhist Centre on Sun, 29 Jul, 2012 - 21:17
You can learn to meditate and find out about Buddhism at the Brighton Buddhist Centre. The Brighton Buddhist Centre is part of the Triratna Buddhist Community and the home of a vibrant and active Buddhist community.
We are one of over 80 Centres worldwide, directed by members of the Triratna Buddhist Order and linked by a common approach to make Buddhism and meditation accessible in the modern world. We welcome people of all ages, cultures and heritages. We have been teaching classes in Buddhism and meditation since 1974 to many thousands of local people from Brighton and Sussex over this time.

The Buddhist Centre is open to the public on weekdays from 12.30 to 2.30pm and offers courses and classes in meditation, Buddhism and Yoga for all levels of experience. You are welcome to drop in or you can phone - there will usually be someone in the Centre to answer your call between 10am - 4pm. We look forward to welcoming you at our centre.

The Buddhist Centre is affiliated to the Triratna Buddhist Order (formerly the FWBO) which was founded in 1967 by Urgyen Sangharakshita.

For our website please go to www.brightonbuddhistcentre.co.uk



Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Just Sitting with Vessantara

Posted by Candradasa to Community Highlights on Sat, 28 Jul, 2012 - 10:05
This is one of those essential listening things. Vessantara on day 3 of the European Chairs’ Assembly helping us explore the rich area of spiritual receptivity and its place in the Triratna system of practice. Much of the day was spent practicing and talking about ‘Just Sitting’. Tune in to hear what we did and see how you might ask the questions about your own experience that can lead to the arising of Insight into the nature of...

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