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Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Chanting The Karaniya Metta Sutta

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council 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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Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Meditation Tuesday - Imagination And Empathy In Action

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 20 Jun, 2016 - 19:45

Meditation Tuesday - Imagination And Empathy In Action

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 20 Jun, 2016 - 19:45

This week we’ll be looking at bridging the gap between imagination and action. In a difficult week around the world with extreme violence near at hand, we’ll be engaging with Metta (loving kindness) as a radical way to connect with others, and calling forth a sense of urgency to explore together how we might help bring forth a more peaceful world. Come and help us build our meditative community, and take a stand for deep kindness and compassion in the...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Sangha Morning - Imagination In Action

Posted by Candradasa to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Wed, 15 Jun, 2016 - 21:36

Sangha Morning - Imagination In Action

Posted by Candradasa to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Wed, 15 Jun, 2016 - 21:36

This Sunday morning (10am-12pm), as part of our involvement with Triratna’s participation in Buddhist Action Month (BAM!), we’ll be looking at bridging the gap between imagination and action. In a difficult week here in the U.S., with extreme violence near at hand, we’ll be engaging with Metta as a radical way to connect with others, and calling forth a sense of urgency to explore together how we might help bring forth a more peaceful world.

Come and help us build our community, and take a...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Meditate in the Park for Peace on June 26th

Posted by Mokshini to Buddhist Action Month 2016 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

Posted by Mokshini to The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28 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...

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

Welcome to the Metta Wave!

Posted by Mokshini to The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28 on Sun, 25 Oct, 2015 - 14:57

Welcome to the Metta Wave!

Posted by Mokshini to The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28 on Sun, 25 Oct, 2015 - 14:57

On Saturday November 21st many of the Triratna Centres and practice groups participating in the Urban Retreat will stop what they are doing around 4pm and take part in a metta wave - a wave of Metta Bhavana (Development of Loving Kindness meditation rolling around the planet. It will start in Australia and will spread across the globe over the course of the day: crossing Europe, reaching the East Coast of the USA, and finally ending...

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

A Meditation For The Metta Wave

Posted by Mokshini to The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28 on Sun, 25 Oct, 2015 - 14:56

A Meditation For The Metta Wave

Posted by Mokshini to The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28 on Sun, 25 Oct, 2015 - 14:56

At 4pm on Saturday November 21 all participants of the International Urban retreat 2015 are invited to take part in a practice of the Metta Bhavana - the Development of Loving Kindness meditation.  

We suggest you practice this traditional meditation practice a little differently to how it is normally done.

Stage 1: Start by getting in contact with a heartfelt wish for well being and happiness for yourself

Stage 2: Then extend your metta, your goodwill and wish for their happiness, to  a good friend

Stage 3: In...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2015

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2015

Posted by Candradasa to Community Highlights 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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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Love and Emptiness

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio 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...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Meditations From The Anuruddha Sutta - Week 5: Love and the Ending of Stress

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 3 Aug, 2015 - 22:32

Meditations From The Anuruddha Sutta - Week 5: Love and the Ending of Stress

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 3 Aug, 2015 - 22:32

We continue our six week series of Tuesday meditations based on the Anuruddha Sutta and the Buddha’s description of how the qualities of a Dharma farer relate to the practices they engage in - especially in meditation itself.

This week we’ll be going into the idea of the connection between discerning our relationship to others and our ability to respond with kindness to whatever arises between us and them. A quietly transformational practice where ‘us’ and ‘them’ begins to shift into...

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