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On the Karaniya Metta Sutta

Posted by Candradasa to Community Highlights on Mon, 4 Nov, 2013 - 17:17
Natalie Willmer, from the Auckland Buddhist Centre in New Zealand, with a short talk on the metta sutta – an ancient Pali text that contains some of the Buddha’s words and teaching on metta (loving-kindness). Natalie describes her response to first coming across these words of the Buddha; some of them inspired her, but some of them raised questions…

Listen to the sutta being chanted

This is the first of a short series of...
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Loving-kindness and your relationship with yourself...

Posted by vajragupta to Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun 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.

This is the second 10-minute talk from...
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

The Karaniya Metta Sutta in Pali and English (PDF version)

Posted by vajragupta to Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun on Fri, 1 Nov, 2013 - 18:22
Here is the Karaniya Metta sutta (the Buddha’s words on loving-kindness) in Pali (an ancient Indian language for which I’m afraid I’ve lost some of the diacritics), followed by an English translation by Ratnaprabha. This is a version for easy printing - you can also read and listen along here!

Listen to Natalie’s talk about the sutta, and here’s Joe’s chanting of the Pali as a separate audio post...
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

A beautiful chant of the metta sutta

Posted by vajragupta to Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun on Fri, 1 Nov, 2013 - 17:59
Having just posted up Natalie’s talk on the metta sutta (the Buddha’s words on loving-kindness) we thought you’d love this… It’s a beautiful recording of the metta sutta, in Pali (an ancient Indian language), and chanted by Joe Richardson at the end of Triratna’s 2012 International Retreat.

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

What the Buddha said about loving-kindness...

Posted by vajragupta to Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun on Fri, 1 Nov, 2013 - 16:54
Natalie Willmer, from the Auckland Buddhist Centre in New Zealand, with a short talk on the metta sutta – an ancient Pali text that contains some of the Buddha’s words and teaching on metta (loving-kindness). Natalie describes her response to first coming across these words of the Buddha; some of them inspired her, but some of them raised questions…

This is the first of a short series of 10-minute talks from different practitioners from around the world that we’ll...
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Vajragupta - The Significance Of the Urban Retreat Being An International Event

Posted by Candradasa to Community Highlights on Thu, 31 Oct, 2013 - 17:05
Vajragupta talks about the possibilities for connection when people all around the world are practising kindness together, evoking the radically transformative nature of community and of love.

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

Bhante on metta

Posted by Amalavajra to Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun on Thu, 31 Oct, 2013 - 12:01
If the potential for Buddhahood is within all of us, then the potential for metta certainly is.
Sangharakshita
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How the Online Urban Retreat Complements Local Buddhist Centre Events

Posted by Candradasa to Community Highlights on Wed, 30 Oct, 2013 - 20:25
Triratna Buddhist Centres across the world will be running the urban retreat in the same week as the online event… How does the online urban retreat fit with what is happening locally? This is a three-and-a-half minute talk from Vajragupta on how the two can complement each other…

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Introduction to the Online Urban Retreat (if you're familiar with meditation)

Posted by Candradasa to Community Highlights on Tue, 29 Oct, 2013 - 14:04
And here’s a separate podcast episode from Vajragupta for anyone interested in taking part in the Urban Retreat 2013 who is already familiar with the Metta Bhavana practice and wants to know more about how the Urban Retreat week will play out online…

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Introduction to the Online Urban Retreat (if you're new to meditation)

Posted by Candradasa to Community Highlights on Tue, 29 Oct, 2013 - 14:00
A great podcast from Vajragupta for anyone interested in taking part in the Urban Retreat 2013 who hasn’t learned the Metta Bhavana (‘Loving Kindness’) practice yet!

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