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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...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Meditations From The Anuruddha Sutta - Week 2

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 13 Jul, 2015 - 20:54

Meditations From The Anuruddha Sutta - Week 2

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 13 Jul, 2015 - 20:54

This Dhamma is for one who is reclusive, not for one who is entangled.’ Thus was it said. With reference to what was it said? There is the case where a person, when living in seclusion, is visited by persons, nuns, lay men, lay women, kings, royal ministers, sectarians & their disciples. With their mind bent on seclusion, tending toward seclusion, inclined toward seclusion, aiming at seclusion, relishing renunciation, they converse with them only as much as is necessary

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Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Kamalashila - Metta Bhavana for Buddhist Action Month (BAM) 2015

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio to Buddhist Action Month 2015 on Fri, 12 Jun, 2015 - 17:51

Kamalashila introduces an evening on ‘The Buddha In Nature’ with a Metta Bhavana meditation (‘Cultivation of Loving Kindness’) with an emphasis on letting the breath do the work and allowing a natural feeling of goodwill to flow. 

Recorded in Portsmouth, NH, USA, as part of BAM 2015!

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Community Practice Day Metta for the Earth Sunday 14 June 10.00-4.30pm

Posted by vidyakaya to Buddhist Action Month 2015 on Thu, 28 May, 2015 - 12:31

Community Practice Day Metta for the Earth Sunday 14 June 10.00-4.30pm

Posted by vidyakaya to Buddhist Action Month 2015 on Thu, 28 May, 2015 - 12:31

A day at the Brighton Buddhist Centre to look at the Earth Metta Practice in more depth. 

How can we relate it to the Six Realms of the Wheel of Life?

How do we practice Metta towards those living in Hell Realms where all they know is suffering – or towards those who live in a realm where all they can understand is Power?

And how do we become Bodhisattvas?  How do we go about practicing the Perfections of Generosity, Ethics, Patience, Energy, Concentration and Wisdom?

Led by Vidyakaya...

Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

Love Where You Live (May 23, 10-13:00)

Posted by Christine to Earth Metta Sangha on Sun, 26 Apr, 2015 - 21:33

Love Where You Live (May 23, 10-13:00)

Posted by Christine to Earth Metta Sangha on Sun, 26 Apr, 2015 - 21:33

Altruism through local beautification: the grand Dharma litter-pick!

After a dedication ritual at the Centre, we’ll go to Ponderosa Park for a few hours of mindful litter-picking. Materials will be provided by Council, including gloves. Please dress appropriately for changeable weather, and bring drink/ snacks/ lunch.

Led by Amoghavamsa with support from Karaniya Metta Kula. 

Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

Bluebell yatra (May 17 from 10am)

Posted by Christine to Earth Metta Sangha on Sun, 26 Apr, 2015 - 21:27

Bluebell yatra (May 17 from 10am)

Posted by Christine to Earth Metta Sangha on Sun, 26 Apr, 2015 - 21:27

Join sangha friends to rejoice in the wonders of spring-time!

Yatra is the traditional term for walking together on a spiritual journey. We’ll experiment with various practices in order to deepen our contact with Nature; with other beings; and with the present moment.

Bring comforts of nourishment (lunch, water, snacks) and warmth (possibly for outdoor meditation). Meet at Grindelford station café @ 10:00 on Sun. May 17th. Duration can be decided at the time, minimum of 2 hours.

Contact christine.thuring [at] gmail.com with questions....

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