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

Urban Retreat 2013, Complete Retreat Materials: 4. Complete Guided Meditations

By Candradasa on Mon, 18 Nov, 2013 - 14:18
Here is a set of the complete guided meditations (with introductions) from the Urban Retreat 2013, led by Vajragupta.

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Urban Retreat 2013, Complete Retreat Materials: 3. Complete Daily Videos

By Candradasa on Mon, 18 Nov, 2013 - 13:51

Urban Retreat 2013, Complete Retreat Materials: 3. Complete Daily Videos

By Candradasa on Mon, 18 Nov, 2013 - 13:51

Here’s the complete playlist of all the videos from the Urban Retreat 2013 on Loving Kindness. This includes all the daily teachings on video from Vajragupta, daily reflections from Subhdaramati, all of our Metta Highlights news films from around the world, and introductory talks, as well as a posture guide for meditation.

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Follow Up on Your Urban Retreat! Five Next Steps...

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Nov, 2013 - 13:31

Follow Up on Your Urban Retreat! Five Next Steps...

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Nov, 2013 - 13:31Well folks, we’re drawing to a close here on the online space for this year’s Urban Retreat. It’s been a wonderful week and on the team we’ve loved being in touch with all those who took part here - as Vajragupta said, thanks so much for all of your efforts and engagement and the generally beautiful spirit in which this online retreat has been conducted.

We wanted to finish with a few posts that we hope will...
Online Meditators
Online Meditators

New Times for Meditation

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Nov, 2013 - 12:57

New Times for Meditation

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Nov, 2013 - 12:57Hi all, a quick note to say we’ll be back this new season with two weekly online meditations, starting on Tuesday 19th November. It was great reconnecting with people during the Urban Retreat and we want to keep it going! Thanks to everyone who filled in our survey - our new meditation times will be Tuesdays at 2.30pm EST/ 7.30pm UK and Thursdays at 11am EST / 4pm UK.

In India only the Thursday will...
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Thank you!

By vajragupta on Sat, 16 Nov, 2013 - 13:26

Thank you!

By vajragupta on Sat, 16 Nov, 2013 - 13:26We’re nearly at the end of this urban retreat… Thank you to you all for your participation, your engagement, your posts and contributions, shrine photos, and for the way all this has been flavoured and pervaded by metta!

A big thank you to those who helped provide materials and resources for the event. Thanks to Subhdramati and Vessantara for the daily talks and reflections, and to Manidha, Natalie Willmer...
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Facebook Discussion in 1 Hour! 'Metta In The Face Of World Problems'

By Candradasa on Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 14:58

Facebook Discussion in 1 Hour! 'Metta In The Face Of World Problems'

By Candradasa on Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 14:58Hi everyone, please join us in an hour’s time if you can for the live Facebook group discussion on the topic ‘Metta In The Face Of World Problems’… How does the work of this urban retreat - and of developing loving kindness in our lives - relate (if at all) to the scale of kinds of issues we face today? Typhoons in the Phillipines, global warming, the war on terror, etc. Is it possible to face these things...
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Newsfilm: the “all in one”edition…

By vajragupta on Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 10:42

Newsfilm: the “all in one”edition…

By vajragupta on Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 10:42Clear Vision have produced this 38 minute film – a compilation of all the five short films that we’ve been showing over the week edited into one video… If you want to download it easily (for example, for showing at a Centre or group) then you can do that here.

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Poems on Metta - Loving Kindness

By Candradasa on Sat, 9 Nov, 2013 - 17:11

Poems on Metta - Loving Kindness

By Candradasa on Sat, 9 Nov, 2013 - 17:11If you didn’t already catch this during the week, here’s a great video from Manidha and Alice in Seattle, USA using poems from different spiritual traditions to explore what metta (loving kindness) is!

Watch out for the outtakes at the end… :)

This piece was originally posted on the Urban Retreat 2013 space on the site....
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Urban Retreat Program (PDF version)

By Candradasa on Fri, 8 Nov, 2013 - 11:22
Here’s a PDF version of the program for the retreat to complement the online version.

A note on using Issuu (the rather nice way we embed documents on The Buddhist Centre Online): you can usually download by clicking the Issuu document and, when it opens full-screen, choosing the ‘share’ icon (top right)…
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