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Monkey Mind and the Heart’s Release: A Taraloka on-line Meditation Retreat for Women Order Members and Experienced Mitras (with at least 3 years regular meditation practice)

By Hridayagita on Wed, 9 Sep, 2020 - 16:12

Monkey Mind and the Heart’s Release: A Taraloka on-line Meditation Retreat for Women Order Members and Experienced Mitras (with at least 3 years regular meditation practice)

By Hridayagita on Wed, 9 Sep, 2020 - 16:12

Led by Vijayamala

17th-23rd October 2020 

How can we tame our monkey minds with love?  This is a great opportunity to bring our daily-life practice with us on retreat. We’ll take a good look at how the crafty mind creates its own obstacles. Then we’ll use metta, build a sense of solidarity and connection, and learn to understand our most authentic heart’s desires, to release them.

Programme 

Own meditation before breakfast

10.30 – 12.30  Morning session with presentation and led meditations 

3.45 – 4.15      Groups 

4.30- 5.30       Collective...

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FBA Podcast: The Buddha; Just a Kind Old Man...

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 18 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

How do we relate to the Buddha? Sangharakshita has emphasised the importance of connecting with him as a historical figure. Through personal example and stories Dharmashalin asks the question, do we even see the Buddha as a kind old man? Maybe that would be a good start…

Talk given at Birmingham Buddhist Centre (UK), 2014.

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FBA Podcast: Radical Kindness In a Violent World

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 4 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

“The creative mind loves when there is no reason to love.” Sangharakshita

Viryajyoti gives the second talk in a series on Compassion for a Modern Word on a theme close to her heart. The Bodhisattva aim is to free all beings from suffering – what about here and now in the 21st century? What is radical kindness? What would it be like to be radically kind?

The Buddha represents the spiritual ideal of Buddhism and through his life and teaching he exemplified...

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FBA Podcast: Letting Go and Insight

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 30 May, 2020 - 14:00

Nagabodhi offers his reflections on the Buddha’s enlightenment. What is it are we actually trying to achieve? How intensely are we cultivating and experiencing metta, friendship, kindness, compassion, patience and love?

This talk is part of the series The Bridge, the Path and the Goal  given at Adhisthana, 2019.

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North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

The Magic and Mystery of Meditation -- Kindly Awareness

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 11:02

The Magic and Mystery of Meditation -- Kindly Awareness

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 11:02

Tuesdays, 19:00-21:00, with Visuddhimati, Zoom link here.

This is an ideal class to experience an in-depth taster of meditation or to deepen your existing meditation practice. Visuddhimati of the North London Buddhist Centre has decades of meditation experience. 

How can you develop even more kindly awareness in meditation, meeting life’s challenges with resilience? Awareness coupled with kindness can bring about a radical and mysterious transformation in our everyday experience. 

The evening will...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

FOR THE EARTH...

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 10:23

FOR THE EARTH...

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 10:23

Sangha Night Buddhism, Mondays, 19:00

On 1, 8 and 15 June, Sangha night will focus on the theme for Buddhist Action Month, which this year is …for the Earth. We will explore what we want to do or say ‘for the Earth’, with short talks, discussion and ritual and with reference to the Brahmaviharas – specifically Metta (love), Karuna (compassion) and Mudita (joy). These weeks will be led by Karunagita with support from Katja and the Sangha night team. 

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North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

A meditation toolkit for challenging times: metta

By Ratnaprabha on Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 14:18

A meditation toolkit for challenging times: metta

By Ratnaprabha on Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 14:18

Visuddhimati continues the current online Tuesday class theme, helping to take your meditation deeper. 19:00 - 21:00 every Tuesday, all levels welcome, Zoom link here.

The next block (19 May, 26 May, 2 June) will focus on The Magic and Mystery of Kindly Awareness. Awareness coupled with kindness can bring about a radical and mysterious transformation in our everyday experience. How can we develop it in meditation, and meet life’s challenges with resilience and kindness? Led meditation, discussion, questions.

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

How to Meditate at Home - Positive Tools for Life

By Ratnaprabha on Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 14:15

How to Meditate at Home - Positive Tools for Life

By Ratnaprabha on Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 14:15

New 3-week online NLBC course with Aryadhara and Anandavajra starts Saturday 23rd May.

3 Saturday mornings: 23 May, 30 May, 6 June 10:30am-12:30pm

Discover how to meditate, and how to set up a regular practice at home. We will explore two core foundation meditation practices that help us to focus and to have an open heart - key skills for life both in and out of lockdown!

Regular meditation brings positive benefits in helping us to improve our mental states and thereby...

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FBA Podcast: Brahmaviharas and the Awakening of the Bodhi Mind

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 16 May, 2020 - 14:00

Concise and essential, Satyaraja draws out practical and profound aspects of the four Brahmaviharas, considering them as both meditation practices and as realms that we can occupy. This is the second talk in a series of four talks on the topic of karuna, compassion.

From the series Brahmaviharas and the Awakening of the Bodhi Mind given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre Winter Retreat, 2016.

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Dharmabyte: Entering Each Other’s Worlds

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 11 May, 2020 - 14:00

Another cracking talk from Vajratara exploring Metta as a path to insight.

What happens when Metta passes through the fires of sunyata? Insight isn’t a cold, detached featureless state. Insight has it’s own positive character – increasing awareness of others and spontaneous compassionate activity.

From the talk entitled Metta and the Path of Insight given on a Young Womens’ Weekend at Taraloka, 2013.

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