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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...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Loving Kindness Meditation

Posted by Viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:32

Loving Kindness Meditation

Posted by Viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:32

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. The ‘Metta Bhavana/Cultivation of Loving Kindness’ meditation is a traditional Buddhist meditation 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 conditions? You do not need to be a Buddhist to practice this - this...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Mindfulness with Breathing... March 19th

Posted by Viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:21

Mindfulness with Breathing... March 19th

Posted by Viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:21

Mindfulness with Breathing, a traditional Buddhist meditation practice, will be taught in our next introductory workshop on March 19, 10-1 pm.

Offered by donation, $40-20. All are welcome!

portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com (subject: Mindfulness%20with%20Breathing) (Contact us for more information) | Register here

Learning this meditation may lead to:
~ a calmer, more focused mind
~ deeper levels of relaxation
~ greater discipline in concentrating the mind
~ decreasing muscular tension
~ building self-confidence
...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Meditation: 4-week course March 2016

Posted by Viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:08

Introduction to Meditation: 4-week course March 2016

Posted by Viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 03:08

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 conditions? You do not need to...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Sunday Gatherings - February

Posted by Viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 02:42

Sunday Gatherings - February

Posted by Viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 02:42

All are welcome to our weekly Sunday gathering! Meditation starts at 10 am - simple instruction is given for beginners. After the sit, there is a tea break followed by an activity as listed below. Feel free to just come for the meditation, or the whole program. Offered by donation.

Feb 7th: no program
Feb 14th: sutra discussion: the last days of the Buddha
Feb 21st: meditation discussion
Feb 28th: social tea and hang out

Sutra discussion...

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