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Wednesday Meditation: Above, Below, and All Around - The Four Immeasurables

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 7 Oct, 2019 - 12:06

Wednesday Meditation: Above, Below, and All Around - The Four Immeasurables

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 7 Oct, 2019 - 12:06

Body like a mountain, heart like an ocean, mind like the sky.” - attributed to Dōgen, 13th Century Japanese Buddhist monk and founder of the Sōtō school of Zen

The Brahma Viharas are sometimes known as the four immeasurables because the number of living beings to whom they apply is immeasurable and the benefits of practising them are immeasurable. 

The Brahma Viharas meditation consist of cultivating loving-kindness (Metta), compassion / solidarity (karuna), sympathetic joy (mudita) and equanimity (upeksha).

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: The Path of Kindness

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 15 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

Part 5 in the Faces of Enlightenment Sangha night series at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre.

Bodhinaga gives a talk on the Buddha Amitabha and the Metta Bhavana loving-kindness meditation.

Recorded at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 21/05/19

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Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Direct Action Meditations and the Dharma

By Maitrisiddhi on Thu, 9 May, 2019 - 12:49

Direct Action Meditations and the Dharma

By Maitrisiddhi on Thu, 9 May, 2019 - 12:49

I’m passionate about the Dharma, including the wisdom perspective. I’m passionate about spreading the Dharma. As well as spending the last ten years of my life in service to Taraloka, I’ve also started up West Wales Buddhist Group, in Aberystwyth, where we’re growing a lively sangha. I’m passionate about Maitreya, my yidam - Bodhisattva of Metta and Buddha of the Future - who meditates at the city gates, in the middle of the world, not in a quiet cave somewhere....

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Tuesday Meditation: Unlimited Heart

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 11 Apr, 2019 - 17:22

Tuesday Meditation: Unlimited Heart

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 11 Apr, 2019 - 17:22

Develop an unlimited heart of friendliness for the entire universe, sending metta above, below, and all around, beyond all narrowness, beyond all rivalry, beyond all hatred.

- Karaniya Metta Sutta

The next series of online meditations begins on Tuesday 30th April at 4pm GMT /  5pm CET / 9.30pm IST / 11am EST / 8.00am PST.

For a series of seven Tuesdays we will be exploring the practice of the Metta Bhavana, or ‘development of loving-kindness’.  From grounding our practice in...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Importance of Intention

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 30 May, 2018 - 16:11

This Dharmabyte podcast is delivered by Subhuti entitled ‘The Importance of Intention In the Stage of Positive Emotion’. This excerpt from the talk of the same name was given during a retreat on the system of meditation.

Subhuti emphasises the importance of intention in the metta bhavana; it is not a practice about feeling good, but transforming our responses; a karmic action which then has a result of feeling happier and more positive.

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Metta as Quite Ordinary and Everyday

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 5 Mar, 2018 - 17:33

In this FBA Dharmabyte entitled “Metta as Quite Ordinary and Everyday”, Jvalamalini gives a very personal and helpful take on the metta bhavana (loving kindness) practice, recounting her history with it and the kinds of areas she has worked with over the years in order to learn to love herself and others as deeply as she can, specifically here how metta is very simple, practical and not necessarily out of the ordinary.

From the talk “A Personal...

Chester
Chester

Kindness Mindfulness - Triratna@Chester

By prashrabdhi on Sun, 1 Oct, 2017 - 13:37

Kindness Mindfulness - Triratna@Chester

By prashrabdhi on Sun, 1 Oct, 2017 - 13:37

Kind Mind - In Chester, starting 18 October 2017 for 4 weeks, come to as many sessions as you can manage. All welcome.   6.30-8.30pm £8 per session.

Learn meditation and strategies that will help you feel less busy or stressed and noticeably more peaceful and calm in your day-to-day life.

Quaker Meeting House, Union Walk, Frodsham Street, Chester.

email triratna.chester [at] gmail.com

www.triratna-at-chester.org...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Buddhist insights into veganism by Ratnaprabha - in French and English

By Charlotte Lawes on Sun, 19 Mar, 2017 - 15:45

Buddhist insights into veganism by Ratnaprabha - in French and English

By Charlotte Lawes on Sun, 19 Mar, 2017 - 15:45

Vegan Fashion Venture recently interviewed Ratnaprabha (West London Buddhist Centre) about the relationship between Buddhism, meditation and veganism.

Read the full article and watch the interview on the website. The recording is in English with French subtitles. The script is available in English and in French.

Here is a little extract:

“When I think about Buddhism and veganism, it makes me think first of all about just how crucial from a Buddhist point of view it is to practise non-harming of living beings. It...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Meditation: Introductions to the Metta Bhavana

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 23:24

Introducing Metta Bhavana is a highly-polished 32-page guide to the Metta Bhavana developed by Ruchiraketu in 2004. He introduces it thus:

Introduction
The ideas given in Introducing Metta Bhavana are to give practical tips for designing experiential exercises while introducing Metta Bhavana to newcomers. I hope they will stimulate more experimentation with an experiential approach to learning.

They are not a complete course in themselves but are provided to supplement whatever teaching you might normally do. Adapt them to suit your own style and purposes. They...

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

List of Triratna Buddhist Centres and practice groups taking part in the Urban Retreat

By mokshini on Sat, 24 Oct, 2015 - 16:40

Dublin/Eire; 

Lllangollen/Wales; 

Glasgow, Fife, Highlands /Scotland; 

Ghent/Belgium

Amsterdam, Arnhem/Holland; 

Krakow/Poland; 

Stockholm/Sweden; 

Valencia /Spain; 

Berlin, Essen, Minden/Germany; 

Helsinki/Finland; 

Oslo/ Norway; 

Adhisthana, Birmingham, Bridport, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Colchester, Croydon, Eastbourne, Exeter, Great Yarmouth, Ipswich, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, North London, Reading, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, West London/UK

Istanbul/Turkey; 

Paris/France; 

Moscow/Russia; 

Adelaide, Kempsey Macleay Valley, Port Fairy, Sydney/Australia;  

San Francisco, Aryaloka, Portsmouth, Seattle /USA.  

Mexico City/Mexico

Please help keep the Urban Retreat free...

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