By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 - 12:21
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing the well-loved and highly respected meditation teacher, Paramananda, about his latest book, The Myth of Meditation. Here’s a transcript of excerpts from the interview.
In the title of the book, why do you describe meditation as a myth?
Paramananda: I can’t really give you a better answer to that than the subtitle [restoring imaginal ground through embodied Buddhist practice]. It was an attempt to relocate meditation in what I understood its original setting to be, which is a...
By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 26 Sep, 2019 - 11:24
The team at Windhorse Publications is thrilled to announce the release of Mindfulness of Breathing: A Practice Guide and Translations, by renowned Buddhist teacher and scholar, Bhikkhu Anālayo.
Mindfulness of breathing meditation is a core practice in many branches of Buddhism and is one of the two foundational meditation practices taught and practised in the Triratna Buddhist Community.
In Mindfulness of Breathing Anālayo explores the practice of mindfulness of breathing in the sixteen steps of the Ānāpānasati Sutta. The book is an authoritative, practice-orientated elucidation of a foundational Buddhist text, useful to meditators...
Here Prajnamati offers gentle guidance for meditation inspired by the Anapanasati Sutta. In meditation we choose to center our attention on what arises – initially we may tighten or harden or contract which is movement out of meditation towards hindrance. There is another direction we can go, alternatively we can relax into our experience and move into the point of freedom.
By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 3 Sep, 2019 - 23:36
The second in a series of talks from the 2019 Triratna International Council. This year’s theme is major elements from the Dharma biography of Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder, which are of wider relevance to anyone endeavouring to lead a Buddhist life.
Aryajaya explores Sangharakshita’s relationship to his teachers, who form the lineage for the Triratna Buddhist Order. A lovely exploration of the experience of relationship to the Bodhisattvas of Buddhist tradition via meditations passed from teacher to disciple, evoking a wide open sense...
We are a friendly Buddhist group which meets on Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm in the heart of Great Yarmouth at the Friends Meeting house, behind Palmers Department store. Everyone who is interested in finding more about Buddhism and Buddhist meditation is welcome at any time though we would like people to do one of our 6 week meditation courses at some point (we have two of these a year). Every four weeks, there is no class in Great Yarmouth but the...
The course will give a thorough grounding in our two meditation practices: the mindfulness of breathing, which enhances our awareness and peace of mind; and the metta bhavana - the development of loving kindness - which brings about a gentle but potentially radical transformation in our emotional experience. Led by Saroja. Six Tuesday evenings starting 24 September Cost: £55/£40. Book by clicking link below http://norwichbuddhistcentre.com/bookings/753