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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Personal Mandalas

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 4 Jan, 2016 - 17:00

We continue our opening theme for 2016 on mandalas with today’s FBA Dharmabyte podcast. Jvalamalini offers a gentle and thorough introduction to mandalas, in this excerpt the focus is on our personal lives. What’s central is what is most important to us.

“Personal Mandalas” is an excerpt from the full talk entitled “Introduction to Mandalas”, given at the Bristol Buddhist Centre, UK.

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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Vitality and Meaning: Practicing Dharma in the Modern World

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 22:07

Vitality and Meaning: Practicing Dharma in the Modern World

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 22:07

Vitality and Meaning:  Practicing Dharma in the Modern World

Monday Nights at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center

In this series of engaging discussions, we’ll explore the practice of Buddhist ethics, meditation, and wisdom in relation to various aspects of modern life. How do our modern conditions compare with those at the time of the Buddha, 2500 years ago? How do the principles of Buddhist teaching apply to the particulars of modern life? How can we transform our lives to fully embody our highest ideals?

Feel free to...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Friends' Sunday Gatherings

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 22:04

Friends' Sunday Gatherings

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 22:04

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.

Jan 3: an introduction to the tiratna vandana (an ancient Buddhist chant)
Jan 10th: sutra discussion
Jan 17th: meditation discussion
Jan 24th: social tea and...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Darkness and Light: A Day Retreat

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 21:22

Darkness and Light: A Day Retreat

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 21:22

Darkness and Light: A Day Retreat - February 6, 10 to 4 pm

On this day retreat we will explore the realms of craving and desire. Through meditation, reflection and discussion we will draw out what these experiences mean to us and how they impact our lives and those around us.

The Buddhist Path offers practical and profound teachings that can help us see the truth of our human predicament and allow us to disentangle ourselves from the cycle of craving. In this workshop,...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Exploring Buddhism and Creativity: Development of Loving-kindness through Creative Endeavors

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 21:03

Exploring Buddhism and Creativity: Development of Loving-kindness through Creative Endeavors

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 21:03

Exploring Buddhism and Creativity: Development of Loving-kindness through Creative Endeavors

Day Retreat: Saturday, January 30th, 2016  9 am -4 pm

Have you ever created something and felt a connection to the people and world around you, a sense of generosity, and an experience of “being in the creative flow”? Answered yes or even no but still interested?

We are offering a unique opportunity to directly learn the connection between creativity and spiritual practice. In this exciting, perhaps even life-changing, workshop come explore your creative/spiritual self and...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Meditation: 4-week course

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 20:55

Introduction to Meditation: 4-week course

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 20:55

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

Introduction to Meditation: Mindfulness

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 20:43

Introduction to Meditation: Mindfulness

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 20:43

Our next Introduction to Meditation will be on January 16, 10-1 pm. Come learn a foundational mindfulness meditation practice that you can build on and deepen for years to come. Offered by donation, $40-20. All are welcome!

portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com (subject: Intro%20to%20Meditation%20-%20January%2016%2C%202016) (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...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Connect, Meditate, Connect - Tuesday Meditations, Week Two

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 17:16

Connect, Meditate, Connect - Tuesday Meditations, Week Two

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 17:16

Over the holidays, we’re renewing our invitation to meet with others online, connect with them, meditate in good company, go deeper yourself, and connect on a different level that can help sustain you through the long winter/summer days wherever you are…

Join us for some largely silent practice and the chance to share conversation about meditation afterwards with others…

Tuesday 28th December, 2.30pm EST / 7.30pm UK

How to connect
Add us to your circles on Google + and join the Hangout. We’ll be online 10 minutes before and...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Retracing our Steps on the Path

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 24 Dec, 2015 - 11:00

We’ve been moved to share an abundant handful of Sangharakshita’s writings and poems this month. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is entitled “Retracing our Steps on the Path”. Selected from “A Life for the Dharma”, by Sangharakshita, a moving, often beautiful evocation of the great Indian teacher Atisha, whose work had a profound influence on the development of Buddhism in Tibet. Sangharakshita presents Atisha’s life as both a challenge and an inspiration...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Connect, Meditate, Connect - Tuesday Sits Online Through The Holidays

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 21 Dec, 2015 - 23:15

Connect, Meditate, Connect - Tuesday Sits Online Through The Holidays

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 21 Dec, 2015 - 23:15

For the next four weeks, to see us through the solstice holiday season and beyond, we’re renewing our invitation to meet with others online, connect with them, meditate in good company, go deeper yourself, and connect on a different level that can help sustain you through the long winter/summer days wherever you are…

Join us for adventures in connectivity and stillness…

Tuesdays 2.30pm EST / 7.30pm UK

How to connect
Add us to your circles on Google + and join the Hangout. We’ll be online 10 minutes before...

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