Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Tonglen Retreat: Saturday

By saddhanandi on Sat, 22 Mar, 2014 - 06:54

Tonglen Retreat: Saturday

By saddhanandi on Sat, 22 Mar, 2014 - 06:54After more than a week of unseasonably warm weather, the temperature in the western region of the UK is beginning to drop again, with rain and wind, and even flakes of snow falling right now! Meanwhile, the landscape is showing the full signs of spring, with bright yellow daffodils and dark blue hyacinths scattering their colour – fabulous! It’s like a yearly miracle!

Today is the first day of the retreat and this is often a more complex...
Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Announcement of the Tonglen Retreat

By saddhanandi on Fri, 21 Mar, 2014 - 14:44

Announcement of the Tonglen Retreat

By saddhanandi on Fri, 21 Mar, 2014 - 14:44*Updated*: Click here for the latest from the retreat. Click + follow above to get notifications of new posts.

Today 24 Dharmacharinis will gather at Taraloka for a retreat on Tonglen.

Led by Saddhanandi, and supported by Ratnavandana, Yashobodhi and Vajramudita.

It will be a week of intensive meditation practice, taking place mainly in silence, and dedicated as an offering to the world and to alleviating suffering.

The retreat will be based around Tonglen...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Seven Factors of Enlightenment

By viriyalila on Thu, 20 Mar, 2014 - 15:32

Seven Factors of Enlightenment

By viriyalila on Thu, 20 Mar, 2014 - 15:32All women in the sangha, and beyond, are invited to join Khemavassika for a Women’s Practice Day on the Seven Factors on Enlightenment on April 26th, from 12 pm - 4 pm.

The four-hour workshop will explore creatively developing our spiritual selves through the bojjanghas – the Seven Factors that will lead us to higher, more positive states.

We will look at the role of mindfulness in our developing practice. The workshop will include time for meditation, a...
Triratna Highlands
Triratna Highlands

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism Courses

By dhanimisha on Thu, 20 Mar, 2014 - 12:05

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism Courses

By dhanimisha on Thu, 20 Mar, 2014 - 12:05There are two six-week courses aimed at complete beginners to be held at Triratna Highlands Buddhist Centre, Ballantyne House, Academy Street, Inverness. This will give an introduction to the two basic meditation practices of the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana (development of positive emotion), along with an introduction to fundamental Buddhist teachings. - One course will start on: Tuesday 25th March 2014 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm and the second Thursday, 27th March at 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Cost: by...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

April Sangha Nights: The Hand That Closes, The Hand That Opens

By viriyalila on Sun, 16 Mar, 2014 - 14:27

April Sangha Nights: The Hand That Closes, The Hand That Opens

By viriyalila on Sun, 16 Mar, 2014 - 14:27Join us on Sangha Night for ‘The Hand That Closes, The Hand That Opens - Moving Towards a More Creative, Generous Way to Live’

In this four-week series we’ll be exploring approaches that can help us move from reactive modes of response in our lives to more profoundly positive and constructive ways to engage with whatever the days bring us. We’ll be looking at Buddhist models of mindfulness, at how to work with our experience in the body and...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Sangha Night Connections

By viriyalila on Mon, 3 Mar, 2014 - 23:28

Sangha Night Connections

By viriyalila on Mon, 3 Mar, 2014 - 23:28Why are we here? What brought us to Buddhism ? What are we looking for? Where are we hoping to go? What are the challenges and the joys of our spiritual practice? What inspires us? Who has helped us along the way?

Join us this week for our Wednesday Sangha Night for a chance to talk about our ‘practice’ and get to connect with others following a similar path.

Wednesday, March 5, 7 - 9 pm. All are welcome,...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

With Mindfulness, Strive On

By viriyalila on Wed, 19 Feb, 2014 - 13:19

With Mindfulness, Strive On

By viriyalila on Wed, 19 Feb, 2014 - 13:19Narattoma will be spending more time with us at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center this spring. He’s offering a Mindfulness Day Retreat on March 15th, 10 am - 3 pm, suitable for those new to practice, and those who have been doing it for a while too. Mindfulness… it’s for everybody!

Come explore, deepen and practice the quality of mindfulness. Mindfulness is an essential ability for us to develop and use in the quest for a rich, meaningful and happy...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte - Metta Bhavana: Letting Kindness Happen

By Rijupatha on Mon, 17 Feb, 2014 - 12:29
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a short talk by Ratnaguna about the metta bhavana, or development of loving kindness, given at the Manchester Buddhist Centre in February 2012.

Subscribe to the Dharmabytes podcast here: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dharm…hist/id416832097

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Meditation for February

By Candradasa on Tue, 4 Feb, 2014 - 02:40

Meditation for February

By Candradasa on Tue, 4 Feb, 2014 - 02:40Hi all, thanks for sitting with us through the start of the year. It’s been lovely connecting with some of you as we build our little gang of regular and occasional online meditators! Let’s keep it going now all those New Year’s resolutions have worn off… :)

We’ll be starting February meditations off Tuesday February 4th by continuing our voyage towards absorption and deepening stillness using the breath as an anchor and a reference. Join us for the ...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Meditation Toolkit by Maitreyabandhu

By Maitreyabandhu on Tue, 28 Jan, 2014 - 18:58

Meditation Toolkit by Maitreyabandhu

By Maitreyabandhu on Tue, 28 Jan, 2014 - 18:58

In this sequence of meditation teachings at the London Buddhist Centre, Maitreyabandhu talks about what Buddhist meditation is, as well as providing practical suggestions to help you deepen your meditation practice - looking at receptivity, effort, working with the mind, kindness, courage and the fact you ‘haven’t got a particularly busy mind!’ 

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