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

Introducing the theme of the urban retreat: loving-kindness

Posted by vajragupta to Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun on Tue, 29 Oct, 2013 - 13:14

Introducing the theme of the urban retreat: loving-kindness

Posted by vajragupta to Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun on Tue, 29 Oct, 2013 - 13:14Here is a short little story to introduce the theme of the Urban Retreat, which is ‘metta’ or loving-kindness…

It is the story of an encounter I had in my home town that inspired me and taught me about the need to cultivate, learn, and practice loving-kindness…
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

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

Posted by vajragupta to Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun 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

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

Two weeks to go until International Urban Retreat starts

Posted by lokabandhu to Triratna News on Sat, 26 Oct, 2013 - 05:56

Two weeks to go until International Urban Retreat starts

Posted by lokabandhu to Triratna News on Sat, 26 Oct, 2013 - 05:56There’s only two weeks to go now till the start of Triratna’s third International Urban Retreat, which will start on Saturday November 9th. Many Triratna Buddhist Centres and groups across the world will be taking part, running meditations and events to encourage people to “go on retreat” for a week, but whilst staying at home and living their usual lives of work or family. The idea is to help create conditions to support people wanting to intensify their...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Blazing Like the Sun - Urban Retreat

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Tue, 22 Oct, 2013 - 23:57

Blazing Like the Sun - Urban Retreat

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Tue, 22 Oct, 2013 - 23:57Do you aspire to meditate, and be able to live with a more open heart and spacious mind? Join us for Triratna’s Urban Retreat: Blazing Like the Sun. We will be setting up daily meditations and two day retreats to create a supportive context for you to go deeper and experience retreat within the activities of daily life. There will be an online portion of the retreat with talks, teachings, led meditations, and other resources, all designed to help you...
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Worldwide Urban Retreat Map takes shape

Posted by lokabandhu to Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun on Mon, 21 Oct, 2013 - 00:00

Worldwide Urban Retreat Map takes shape

Posted by lokabandhu to Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun on Mon, 21 Oct, 2013 - 00:00*update*: some readers have reported a bug in Google/Picasa, so if you’re not getting the map below, click here to enjoy the photos in Google+.

With less than three weeks to go until Triratna’s 2013 International Urban Retreat starts, the interactive map of who’s participating around the world is taking shape - the latest additions coming from Beijing, Hong Kong, Barcelona and Portsmouth, NH! You can ...
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Three Ways To Participate!

Posted by Candradasa to Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun on Tue, 10 Sep, 2013 - 17:14

Three Ways To Participate!

Posted by Candradasa to Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun on Tue, 10 Sep, 2013 - 17:14There are three great ways to take part in the Urban Retreat this year!

1. Take part at a Buddhist Centre near you.
2. Take part in the Young Buddhists’ retreat (UK)
3. Take part online… right here!

If you take part at a Centre or go on the Young Buddhists’ retreat you can resource yourself using this space and connect with others taking part around the world…


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Paramabandhu
Practical Buddhism: Mindfulness and Skilful...

Practical Buddhism - Meditations To Help You Live Better

Posted by Candradasa to Practical Buddhism: Mindfulness and Skilful... on Wed, 1 May, 2013 - 18:11
Here’s a Soundcloud set of recordings to accompany the book, Practical Buddhism: Mindfulness and Skilful Living in the Modern Era by Dr. Paramabandhu Groves. These meditations are designed to help you live more mindfully and more skilfully…

Join the Group to contribute your own thoughts, and download more resources.

Get the mp3 versions of these meditations

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