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Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

Posted by Christine to Earth Metta Sangha on Fri, 20 Feb, 2015 - 23:37

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

Posted by Christine to Earth Metta Sangha 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.
Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

Exploring the Karaniya Metta Sutta - March 15, 2015

Posted by Christine to Earth Metta Sangha on Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 19:54

Exploring the Karaniya Metta Sutta - March 15, 2015

Posted by Christine to Earth Metta Sangha 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.
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Downwards and Backwards

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio 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...
Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

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

Posted by Christine to Earth Metta Sangha on Wed, 21 Jan, 2015 - 21:16

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

Posted by Christine to Earth Metta Sangha 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
Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

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

Posted by libbydavy to Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 12 Dec, 2014 - 19:42

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

Posted by libbydavy to Buddhist Centre Features 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...
Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

Sangha Day rejoicings

Posted by Christine to Earth Metta Sangha on Sun, 9 Nov, 2014 - 14:01

Sangha Day rejoicings

Posted by Christine to Earth Metta Sangha 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...
Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Refreshing The Heart - Week 3

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 3 Nov, 2014 - 14:43

Refreshing The Heart - Week 3

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 3 Nov, 2014 - 14:43This week as part of our four-week Tuesday course on bringing back a bit of emotional shine to our meditation we’ll be looking at ways to work creatively within the Metta Bhavana practice, and how these can help us keep our emotional positivity going outside of formal meditation when, perhaps, we most need it…

NB. This week we’ll be back to our normal time of 2.30pm EST/7.30pm UK. See here...
Norwich Buddhist Centre
Norwich Buddhist Centre

Vajraguptā on mettā (loving-kindness)

Posted by Martin H to Norwich Buddhist Centre on Fri, 17 Oct, 2014 - 11:16

Vajraguptā on mettā (loving-kindness)

Posted by Martin H to Norwich Buddhist Centre on Fri, 17 Oct, 2014 - 11:16The third in a series of short Dharma talks by Vajraguptā. In this video she talks about the importance of self-mettā, before going in to exploring all 5 stages of the mettā bhavana meditation.

More to come. Watch this space!

Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

Sun Sept 21 > Uniting Buddhist Voices with the People's Climate March and Earth Summit in NYC

Posted by Christine to Earth Metta Sangha on Fri, 29 Aug, 2014 - 10:38

Sun Sept 21 > Uniting Buddhist Voices with the People's Climate March and Earth Summit in NYC

Posted by Christine to Earth Metta Sangha on Fri, 29 Aug, 2014 - 10:38On September 21st, thousands of people around the world will take to the streets in order to motivate the world’s leaders (at the Earth Summit in New York City) to take ambitious action on the climate crisis. Potentially the biggest united campaign of our time, Buddhist voices have much to add.

On this day, we’ll engage in ritual across both spiritual and worldly realms. Following a morning of meditation, discussion and puja at the Centre (yet to be determined),...

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