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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.

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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.

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New: Weekly Sunday Gatherings

Posted by Viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 8 Oct, 2015 - 16:53

New: Weekly Sunday Gatherings

Posted by Viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 8 Oct, 2015 - 16:53

NEW! Sunday Gatherings, 10-12 pm

Sunday Gatherings — Our regular Sunday program includes meditation followed by a variety of engaging activities such as puja, Dharma talks, themed discussions and sutra exploration. A great way to touch some depth in your practice and enjoy the fellowship of others. Come for the whole program or just the 10am sit. $10-$5 suggested donation.


Oct 11th talk by Suddhayu
Oct 18th puja and social tea
Oct 25th sutta study
Nov 1st themed...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Sitting With Experience - Online Meditation

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 5 Oct, 2015 - 23:31

Sitting With Experience - Online Meditation

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 5 Oct, 2015 - 23:31

As part of our five-week series (you don’t need to attend them all!) this week - Tuesday 6th October - we’ll be going further again together into this whole business of sitting with whatever arises in the context of a deepened sense of nourishing awareness and kindness.

Come and join us - and make more of your day…

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...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Friends' Night - Now on Mondays!

Posted by Viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Sun, 4 Oct, 2015 - 20:14

Friends' Night - Now on Mondays!

Posted by Viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Sun, 4 Oct, 2015 - 20:14

Friends’ Night will now be held on Mondays, starting October 5th. Come join us for meditation, a lively Dharma discussion and connecting with others. Come to any or all sessions; by donation – $10-$5 suggested.

October
5 The Spiral Path part I – Stepping Away from Suffering
12 The Spiral Path part II – Coursing in Bliss
19 The Spiral Path part III – The Liberation of Heart and Mind
26 The Five Spiritual Faculties part...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Meditation Workshop - Five Breaths

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 1 Oct, 2015 - 23:28

Meditation Workshop - Five Breaths

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 1 Oct, 2015 - 23:28

As a companion to her talk, The Possibility of Practice and her guided Meditation on the Three Bodies (physical, emotional, and mental) this workshop is indispensable. Amaragita explodes and expands notions around the practice of paying attention via awareness of the breath, using the deceptively simple exercise of taking just five breaths through the day. 

We hear how the practice relates to the theory of Buddhist meditation and are encouraged to choose and learn from our direct experience...

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