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Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Meditate in the Park for Peace on June 26th

Posted by mokshini to Buddhist Action Month 2016 on Fri, 22 Apr, 2016 - 16:00

Meditate in the Park for Peace - 26 June 2016 in your local park

for Nuclear Disarmament & for  Investment in Renewables and Green Jobs

Why now?

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 patrol at all times - carrying up to 40 nuclear warheads on board. Each of these warheads is eight times more powerful than the atomic bomb which was dropped on Hiroshima.

Why Triratna?

In his...

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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Dhammarati on Sabbatical, Solitary Retreat, and the International Council

Posted by dhammamegha to Community Highlights on Wed, 23 Mar, 2016 - 20:44

Dhammarati - in conversation here with Dhammamegha - is one of the most experienced members of the Triratna College of Public Preceptors having chaired it for over ten years. Here he talks about his long sabbatical after leaving that job - a rich, deep time that encompassed post-Impressionist galleries in New York and lengthy solitary retreats in California and in Wales.

We hear about his personal study and his practical exploration of the Triratna system of practice and...

Triratna East Surrey
Triratna East Surrey

Meditation, Tea Ceremony and Introduction to Bonsai Art

Posted by Padmapriya to Triratna East Surrey on Sat, 19 Mar, 2016 - 08:16

Meditation, Tea Ceremony and Introduction to Bonsai Art

Posted by Padmapriya to Triratna East Surrey on Sat, 19 Mar, 2016 - 08:16

Buddhists down the millennia have always found ways to bring there practise into daily life and there daily life into there practise. We will spend a day looking and experiencing two iconic ways which have been elevated to both a high art and express the deepest spiritual values of both Buddhist and Taoist traditions.

Both Bonsai (the art of ornamental and miniature trees) and the Tea ceremony have played a significant roll in Buddhist practise. The tea ceremony exemplifies Mindfulness, Bonsai expresses...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Satyaraja and Kamalashila talk about meditation

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Wed, 16 Mar, 2016 - 13:27

In the last of our audio interviews from the March 2016 Preceptors’ College meeting, Satyaraja and Kamalashila share some reflections about their personal practice of meditation. It’s a lovely discussion between two people who are dedicated to meditation as a key way to work with the mind and discover more deeply the nature of it. We hear particularly about the devotional aspects of meditation, which is another way into the idea of insight itself. And about meditation retreats - solitary and...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Deeper Into Mindfulness Country - Tuesday Meditations

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 22 Feb, 2016 - 19:56

Deeper Into Mindfulness Country - Tuesday Meditations

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 22 Feb, 2016 - 19:56

*UPDATED 14th March 2016. The clocks in the U.S. have already gone forward for spring so the meditation time in the UK & Europe is 1 hour earlier until clocks also go forward there. ie. 2.30pm EST/6.30pm UK/7.30pm Europe.

Starting a new series of Tuesday meditations, we’ll be spending time exploring the various terrains of mindfulness practice - looking at different approaches to paying attention to the ground of our being…

Tuesdays, 2.30pm EST/7.30pm...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Meditation - Four Week Course

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Tue, 16 Feb, 2016 - 20:01

Introduction to Meditation - Four Week Course

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Tue, 16 Feb, 2016 - 20:01

Meditation is really very simple, and it can prove a greatly helpful tool in anyone’s life if they choose to make it a part of what they do. In this 4-week course, participants will learn the ‘Mindfulness with Breathing’ and ‘Metta Bhavana/Cultivation of Loving Kindness’ meditations. These are traditional Buddhist meditations aimed at calming the mind and improving one’s capacity for kindness for oneself and all living beings. Are you ready to focus, choose wisely, and be creative in your...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Practice morning for young men - Cambridge

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 14:59

Practice morning for young men - Cambridge

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 14:59

Cambridge BUddhist Centre 13th Feb, 10am-1pm

This event is aimed at young men in their late teens, 20’s and 30’s, no prior experience of meditation is necessary.

The ancient teachings of the Buddha led to freedom from suffering. During this event we will explore how we can get closer to experiencing this freedom in our busy day-to-day lives.

This event is run by young people from the Triratna buddhist community, and is suitable for complete beginners and...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Buddhism: 4-week Course

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:42

Introduction to Buddhism: 4-week Course

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:42

Introduction to Buddhism: 4-week Course

Thursday evenings, February 4-25, 7-9 pm

A practical exploration of the core teachings of the Buddha. Topics covered will include:

—The life of the Buddha
—The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
—Ethics
—Meditation
—Buddhist visions of Reality

The course runs for four consecutive Thursdays, the 4th through the 25th February, 7-9 pm. Suitable for all levels of experience. Offered by donation — $80-$40 suggested for the four weeks.

Register on Eventbrite...

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