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consciousness & metta quote

By jvalamalini on Sat, 14 Mar, 2015 - 14:25

There is good reason to believe, intuitively at least if not on the basis of hard evidence, that the very nature of consciousness is a well-spring of loving kindness. It is said that the very quality of Buddha Nature is that of inexhaustible love, and it is already there.

from ‘Boundless Heart’

Alan Wallace
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Dharmabyte: Experiencing Suffering

By Rijupatha on Mon, 9 Mar, 2015 - 14:19
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is titled: Experiencing Suffering. Stay in the gap with our difficult emotions to be with one’s suffering – this is the place of the spiritual warrior. From the talk “The Defects and Dangers of Samsara”, by Maitreyi, the final talk in a five-part series from Tiratanaloka’s retreat on the ‘Four Mind...
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Dharmabyte: The Story of Self

By Rijupatha on Mon, 2 Mar, 2015 - 10:50
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is titled “The Story of Self”. From the talk “Suffering and Joy – Compost For Love” by Dayajoti, given during the setup for Buddhafield Festival 2013 (theme ‘Fire in the Heart’) on the Four Brahma Viharas. Includes a reading of the Mallikaa Sutta.
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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

By Christine on Fri, 20 Feb, 2015 - 23:37

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

By Christine on Fri, 20 Feb, 2015 - 23:37The MASSIVE white elephant (cow?) in the room. As a well-informed vegan, I am shocked by what this film reveals. Please take a look and pass it on.
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Exploring the Karaniya Metta Sutta - March 15, 2015

By Christine on Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 19:54

Exploring the Karaniya Metta Sutta - March 15, 2015

By Christine on Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 19:54May all beings be happy in their heart of hearts!

This day of study, reflection and ritual will explore the richness of the Karaniya Metta Sutta, the Buddha’s discourse on universal loving kindness. In particular, we’ll examine how can we make this teaching more relevant to our everyday lives and to our engagement in the world. Open to all.

Led by Khemasuri and Suddhacandika with support from Karaniya Metta Kula. Please bring a veggie lunch to share.
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Dharmabyte: Downwards and Backwards

By Rijupatha on Tue, 27 Jan, 2015 - 02:38
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Downwards and Backwards,” Maitridevi shares the myth of Persephone as pathway of moving backwards and downwards into the depths of one’s being. From the talk, “The Tender Gravity of Kindness” that explores how this myth can influence our practice of the metta bhavana.
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Earth Metta Retreat @ Rivendell (March 20-22, 2015)

By Christine on Wed, 21 Jan, 2015 - 21:16

Earth Metta Retreat @ Rivendell (March 20-22, 2015)

By Christine on Wed, 21 Jan, 2015 - 21:16A bunch of us are planning on going to the Earth Metta weekend retreat (March 20-21), and hope to meet more sustainability-minded individuals from other centres there. So if you’ve always fancied visiting this fantastic centre and exploring this powerful theme, you’ll be in good company! Please join us:
http://www.rivendellretreatcentre.com/weekend.php
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#EthicalChristmas: Metta Eggs – Collect Moments Not Things...

By libbydavy on Fri, 12 Dec, 2014 - 19:42

#EthicalChristmas: Metta Eggs – Collect Moments Not Things...

By libbydavy on Fri, 12 Dec, 2014 - 19:42Imagine being given a box of hand-crafted eggs
Filled with heartfelt messages
From people who really care about you

Christmas stirs up mixed feelings for most people. Life is busy enough without adding pressure to spend time and money we might not have, to connect with all our nearest, dearest – and perhaps those we feel we “should” be close to, even if they leave us gasping for air.

Who do we really care about and want to...
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Sangha Day rejoicings

By Christine on Sun, 9 Nov, 2014 - 14:01

Sangha Day rejoicings

By Christine on Sun, 9 Nov, 2014 - 14:01I rejoice with delight in the Karaniya Metta Kula!

Formerly the Buddhism and Ecology group, the Metta Kula is a shelter of friendships, in which sangha members can come together to discuss difficult topics of contemporary politics, socio-economic injustices, and concern for the environment and other beings. For modern Buddhists, tremendous opportunities for growth, altruism and sangha building can be found in responding creatively to the environmental crisis.

As a shelter in which individuals are supported to face...

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