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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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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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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...

Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Urban Retreat 2013, Complete Retreat Materials: 5. Complete Talks

By Candradasa on Mon, 18 Nov, 2013 - 14:23
Here is a set of all the talks given for the Urban Retreat 2013, including introductions by Vajragupta and others, as well as the full series on the stages of the Metta Bhavana by Vessantara.

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Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Loving-kindness and your relationship with yourself...

By vajragupta on Mon, 4 Nov, 2013 - 12:36
Upekshadaka, from the Ghent Buddhist Centre in Belgium, shares how the practice and development of metta (loving-kindness) has changed his life. He describes the effect on his relationship with his father, with his work, and, most of all, on his relationship with himself. Metta allows him not to hide his weaknesses, and also not to hide his strengths and qualities. And having that kinder relationship to himself transforms his relationships with others.

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Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

How the urban retreat works if you are new to meditation...

By vajragupta on Mon, 28 Oct, 2013 - 10:32
Hello there, this is a short bit of information about how the urban reteat works, what teaching materials you’ll be able to access, how much time you’ll need to take part…

It is especially aimed at those who are new to meditation, or not familiar with the metta bhavana (development of loving-kindness) - which is the particular type of meditation we’ll be focusing on during the urban retreat…

(There is another short audio for those who...
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

How the urban retreat works - for those familiar with the metta bhavana

By vajragupta on Mon, 28 Oct, 2013 - 10:28
I thought it might be helpful to post up some simple information about how the online urban retreat works, what you’ll get each day, how much time you’ll need to participate.

This audio is pitched at those familiar with the metta bhavana (loving-kindness) meditation. There is another short audio that explains how it all works if you are new to meditation, or to this particular type of meditation practice…...