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Reflections on Love (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 23)

By Centre Team on Sat, 2 May, 2020 - 06:00

As we come towards the end of our Being Divine Online Home Retreat it is our great pleasure today to share with you some beautiful closing reflections from Ratnavandana on the theme of the retreat: love itself.

She beautifully evokes where and how she is currently spending this time of lockdown in rural Wales, UK, and shares how the Brahma Vihara meditations on love have been helping her at this strange and difficult time. What she gives us is her deep...

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Being Divine Online: Q & A with Ratnavandana on the Brahma Viharas (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 20)

By Centre Team on Tue, 28 Apr, 2020 - 01:58

Loving Kindness (Metta)
Compassion (Karuna)
Joyful Resonance (Mudita)
Equanimity (Upekkha)

This week on the podcast we’re in full-on love mode with our Home Retreat: Being Divine Online

Our guide to the series of meditations in focus - the Brahma Viharas - is Ratnavandana, and in this special episode recorded live online she’s in discussion about a practice that has been one of the touchstones of her life. 

The sense of someone choosing to dwell inside a mythic vision of...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Maitripala - Buddhas In My Pocket

By Candradasa on Fri, 15 Dec, 2017 - 21:46

A gem of a conversation with Maitripala, from Melbourne (via Emerald City) in Australia, describing her beautiful practice of Metta Walks across the continent and the Buddhas In My Pocket project that has grown up around it. Her evocation of a modern day pilgrimage, engaging with strangers and sharing moments of deep connection and mutual kindness, is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. A shining example of living out the image of Indra’s Net, where every...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Chanting The Karaniya Metta Sutta

By Centre Team on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 20:21

Rounding off the opening day of the 2016 Triratna International Council, a treat from the team of members of the Order representing India. The Karaniya Metta Sutta - source of the loving kindness practice central to Triratna’s approach to Buddhism and meditation - chanted beautifully in the gathering dark at Adhisthana.

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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:

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...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Meditate in the Park for Peace on June 26th

By mokshini on Fri, 22 Apr, 2016 - 16:00

Meditate in the Park for Peace - 26 June 2016 in your local park

for Nuclear Disarmament & for  Investment in Renewables and Green Jobs

Why now?

In 2016, parliament will vote whether to replace and modernise the UK’s nuclear weapons system called Trident. It’s made up of four submarines – one of which is on patrol at all times - carrying up to 40 nuclear warheads on board. Each of these warheads is eight times more powerful than the atomic bomb which was dropped on Hiroshima.

Why Triratna?

In his...

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

Metta Wave Poster

By mokshini on Fri, 13 Nov, 2015 - 14:43

Here are the photo posters of nearly all of the Triratna Sanghas around the world which are taking part in the Urban Retreat 2015. Many thanks to Rijupatha from the team at Dharmachakra (who are behind The Buddhist Centre Online and Free Buddhist Audio) for creating it! 

There are two versions as you will see - version one is a multi-sheet A4 PDF that can be printed out on a home printer, and then stuck on some card to create...

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Vajra Bell - Autumn 2015

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2015

By Candradasa on Tue, 6 Oct, 2015 - 00:19

Self-Compassion - Learning to Turn Loving-kindness Inwards
Vajra Bell is the quarterly journal from Triratna in North America, based out of Aryaloka Retreat Center in New Hampshire. In this issue, some moving and thought-provoking evocations of loving kindness and its radical effect - often in unexpected ways!

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Dharmabyte: Love and Emptiness

By Rijupatha on Mon, 24 Aug, 2015 - 11:00

Love is a force affecting a miraculous transformation. Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called “Love and Emptiness” by Padmavajra. This is the first in a five part series by Padmavajra on all aspects of the Metta Bhavana practice and ‘The Great Love’ in Buddhist discourse and practice – from metta (loving kindness) itself to Bodhichitta. His starting point here is to source notions of love in traditional teaching from the Pali Canon and...