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The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

The Urban Retreat Programme

Posted by mokshini to The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28 on Mon, 16 Nov, 2015 - 15:58

Here is a copy of the Full Retreat Programme for the  Fourth International Triratna Urban Retreat, 21- 28 Nov 2015

The theme is “Living in the Greater Mandala” - title taken from the book Wisdom beyond Words by Sangharakshita, a commentary on the Ratnaguna Samcayagatha sutra. 

The aim… is to bring an attitude of pure aesthetic appreciation to whatever circumstances that come our way

The Enlightenment of the Buddha was not a cold detached knowledge. He saw with warmth; he saw with feeling; what is more, he

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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Poetry & Beauty in the Sevenfold Puja

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Sat, 14 Nov, 2015 - 04:50

Poetry & Beauty in the Sevenfold Puja

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Sat, 14 Nov, 2015 - 04:50

Join our regular Sunday morning meditation at 10 am, November 15, 2015. Following the meditation, you are invited to stay for the Sunday gathering, starting at 11 am. This week Viriyagita will lead us through a devotional practice, the sevenfold puja.

Come and experience it. You may come and just listen, enjoying it’s poetry and beauty or you can join in fully. There will be copies available of the practice for folks to follow along.This sevenfold puja is being recited all over the...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Loving Kindness Meditation Workshop

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Sat, 7 Nov, 2015 - 14:36

Introduction to Loving Kindness Meditation Workshop

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Sat, 7 Nov, 2015 - 14:36

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 -...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Imagining a New Sort of Consciousness

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 7 Nov, 2015 - 13:36

Sometimes we can’t imagine an adult consciousness. What you are doing when you sit down to meditate to foster, to reveal to yourself a greater consciousness. Sometimes children have a sense of this greater consciousness, remembering back can help us tap into our aims as meditators. Your child consciousness naturally relates to the world as if it relates to you. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is entitled “Imagining a New Sort of Consciousness”, an excerpt...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Practising the Breath with a Witness

Posted by Centre Team to Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 7 Nov, 2015 - 04:12

We hear how the practice relates to the theory of Buddhist meditation and are encouraged to choose and learn from our direct experience of how we respond to our breath in the moment. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is entitled “Practising the Breath with a Witness”, from the talk “Meditation Workshop – Five Breaths” by Amaragita.

Subscribe to the Dharmabytes podcast...

Triratna News
Triratna News

This Sunday: 24 hours of meditation for the earth

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 29 Oct, 2015 - 17:12

This Sunday: 24 hours of meditation for the earth

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 29 Oct, 2015 - 17:12

Vassika is Chair of Le centre bouddhiste Triratna de Paris. She writes to let us know of an event this coming Sunday and Monday, 1st and 2nd November, in preparation for COP21.

“In Paris - and in France - we are preparing for the COP21 meeting on climate change this December. It is encouraging to see how much concern there is for this issue in France, and there are many things being planned to...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

In The Here And Now - Online Meditation

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 19 Oct, 2015 - 21:37

In The Here And Now - Online Meditation

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 19 Oct, 2015 - 21:37

It’s the final week of our five-week series (you don’t need to have attended previously) on Sitting Still in a Turning World. This week - Tuesday 20th October - we’ll be gathering online once more just to sit together and observe what comes up… In the southern hemisphere spring is bubbling through, here in the northern autumn is giving way to the winter cold. Whatever change you’re working through, come and meditate with others in the flow of your experience - who...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Sitting in Stillness - Online Meditation

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Tue, 13 Oct, 2015 - 12:28

Sitting in Stillness - Online Meditation

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Tue, 13 Oct, 2015 - 12:28

As part of our five-week series (you don’t need to have attended previously) this week - Tuesday 13th October - we’ll continuing our exploration of just being with whatever arises in the context of a considered awareness of body, heart and mind; finding the opportunities for peace in the practice of 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 and we’ll sit for about 40...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

NEW! Wednesday Meditation

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 8 Oct, 2015 - 16:54

NEW! Wednesday Meditation

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 8 Oct, 2015 - 16:54

NEW! Wednesday Meditation, 7:30-8:30 am

Starting October 14th

Begin your Wednesday each week with a group meditation before you go to work or to school or other activities.  Explore the benefits of sitting with others! This meditation will be led and instructor will be available following meditation for instruction or questions. Offered by donation, $10-$5 suggested.

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