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Ratnaprabha on veganism and metta

Posted by mokshini to Buddhist Action on Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 07:57

Ratnaprabha on veganism and metta

Posted by mokshini to Buddhist Action on Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 07:57

And here is another share on the topic of veganism, in case you missed it on ‘Community Highlights’-

Vegan Fashion Venture recently interviewed Ratnaprabha (West London Buddhist Centre) about the relationship between Buddhism, meditation and veganism.

See the full post and media at https://thebuddhistcentre.com/highlights/buddhist-insights-veganism-ratnaprabha-french-and-english

Here is a little extract:

“When I think about Buddhism and veganism, it makes me think first of all about just how crucial from a Buddhist point of view it is to practise non-harming of living beings. It is something that...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The 21-day kindness challenge starts Thursday!

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 3 Jan, 2017 - 19:28

The 21-day kindness challenge starts Thursday!

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 3 Jan, 2017 - 19:28

On Thursday this week the ‘Fortunate Women’ of Triratna’s Glasgow sangha are helping to launch ‘Kinder Scotland’ - a 21 day kindness challenge - open to anybody, not just Scotland. Sara Khorasani writes:

“Can we transform self and society though kindness? We know from research and our own experience that kindness can be radical. It has the power to change our relationship to ourselves and to others. The more you notice you are on the receiving...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Karaniya Metta Sutta

Posted by akasajoti to Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 24 Aug, 2016 - 22:44

The Karaniya Metta Sutta chanted by Jnanasakhi, from India, during a puja dedicated to Green Tara, the compassionate goddess, on the Women’s International Order Convention 2016.

Here is another beautiful recording of the Metta Sutta chanted by Joe Richardson.

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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.

See all posts from the International Council 2016...

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...

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