West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

meditation course

By Yashobodhi on Thu, 24 Apr, 2014 - 14:22

meditation course

By Yashobodhi on Thu, 24 Apr, 2014 - 14:22There is a new six week meditation course starting on Monday evening 5 May. The course is led by Paramananda and Tarakarunya. Paramananda is the author of a few excellent books about meditation and has many years of experience teaching meditation. Tarakarunya is also a very accomplished teacher of many years of practice. Bookings via http://www.westlondonbuddhistcentre.com/?page_id=6
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Buddhism: History, Principles & Practices

By viriyalila on Tue, 22 Apr, 2014 - 05:29

Buddhism: History, Principles & Practices

By viriyalila on Tue, 22 Apr, 2014 - 05:29Curious about the Buddha? What did he see? What has he tried to communicate for over two millenia?
Come learn about the history of the Buddha and his core teachings of pratiya-samutpada, the Noble Eightfold Path, and more. There will be a introduction to meditation as an integral element of Buddhist practice.
Buddhism: History, Principles & Practices
May 17th, 10 am - 3 pm
Led by Khemavassika, offered by donation, $60-$40 suggested.
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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

The Fascinating World of Dreams

By viriyalila on Tue, 22 Apr, 2014 - 04:56

The Fascinating World of Dreams

By viriyalila on Tue, 22 Apr, 2014 - 04:56***CANCELLED***
The whole purpose of the Doctrine of Dream is to stimulate the yogin to arise from the Sleep of Delusion, from the Nightmare of Existence, to break the shackles in which maya thus has held him prisoner throughout the aeons, and so attain spiritual peace and joy of Freedom, even as did the Fully Awakened One, Gautama the Buddha” Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines.

In this dream workshop we will look at the value of working...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Letters of Gold: The Dhammapada

By viriyalila on Mon, 21 Apr, 2014 - 21:11

Letters of Gold: The Dhammapada

By viriyalila on Mon, 21 Apr, 2014 - 21:11Sangha Nights on Wednesdays in May, 7 - 9 pm

This May we will be listening to, reflecting upon, and discussing some of the verses from one of the most important texts from the Pali Canon, The Dhammapada. One translator exclaims that it is amongst the greatest spiritual works of mankind. Sangharakshita states: “The teachings contained in the Dhammapada are literal truth, and deserve to be engraved on our hearts in letters of gold - or fire.” Our approach...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

The Art of Kindness Meditation Workshop

By viriyalila on Tue, 15 Apr, 2014 - 22:59

The Art of Kindness Meditation Workshop

By viriyalila on Tue, 15 Apr, 2014 - 22:59Meditation 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. Our next Introductory workshop is on Sunday, May 4th, 12-3 pm with Khemavassika. On this workshop participants will learn the ‘Development of Loving Kindness’ (Metta Bhavana) meditation. This is a traditional Buddhist meditation aimed at opening up to greater kindness, love, empathy and compassion. You do not need to be a Buddhist...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA podcast: Metta Blazing Like the Sun

By Rijupatha on Mon, 14 Apr, 2014 - 15:13

FBA podcast: Metta Blazing Like the Sun

By Rijupatha on Mon, 14 Apr, 2014 - 15:13Our FBA Podcast this week, “Metta Blazing Like the Sun,” is Vajratara’s talk from the young people’s retreat at Adhisthana – ‘the big one’. Starting with a world on fire, Vajratara strips down what metta actually means in our experience: an awareness that discerns what is positive and stops it slipping from our minds. This is the seed of liberation, the cry of sunyata ‘unconditioned and unconfined’. Metta as a special quality of awareness radiating...
Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

The Five Stages of the Path - Young People's Meditation Week with Kamalashila, Singhasri, Balajit & Sraddhasiddhi: June 6 - 13 £295

By Singhamati on Fri, 11 Apr, 2014 - 15:45

The Five Stages of the Path - Young People's Meditation Week with Kamalashila, Singhasri, Balajit & Sraddhasiddhi: June 6 - 13 £295

By Singhamati on Fri, 11 Apr, 2014 - 15:45This retreat, for anyone aged 18-35, is an opportunity to deepen our meditation practice alongside other younger practitioners, with input and guidance from both young and more senior teachers.

After last year’s very successful weekend we are pleased to offer this retreat as a week-long event. Join us in an in-depth exploration of the five stages of the spiritual path, as articulated by Sangharakshita. Through the five stages we learn to establish a solid foundation...
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre

This being, led meditation 5

By Yashobodhi on Thu, 10 Apr, 2014 - 09:57
Yesterday afternoon Nayaka led a meditation on the spiral path. Most important fact is that it unfolds naturally. ie without wilfulness. In this recording Nayaka gently shows where there could be an opening to the spiral path in our experience.

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