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FBA Podcast: Introduction to the Brahma Viharas

By Rijupatha on Sat, 11 Apr, 2015 - 10:50

FBA Podcast: Introduction to the Brahma Viharas

By Rijupatha on Sat, 11 Apr, 2015 - 10:50

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We are delighted to share this week’s FBA Podcast entitled, “Introduction to the Brahma Viharas.” Here, Ratnavandana beautifully introduces the Brahma Viharas as an integrated set of practices flowing from metta – loving kindness. Her central image is that of a tree, deep rooted and spreading its canopy wide as she evokes a profound, personal connection to the cultivation of the sublime...

Compassion In Action
Compassion In Action

Why 'Compassion In Action'?

By mokshini on Mon, 6 Apr, 2015 - 17:31

Why 'Compassion In Action'?

By mokshini on Mon, 6 Apr, 2015 - 17:31

Compassion In Action is our new community space for the ongoing sharing that started life as ‘Beyond BAM’ (‘Beyond Buddhist Action Month’)!

Essentially, this space is about metta: the quality of unconditional loving-kindness, a key value in our Triratna community as it is in all Buddhist traditions. The Triratna Buddhist Community aims to be a force for the good in the world, and all we do is dedicated to benefiting...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 3: Notes on Love - Approaching the Metta Bhavana

By Centre Team on Tue, 17 Mar, 2015 - 17:29
Some lovely, personal notes on the core practice in the Brahma Viharas sequence - the cultivation of loving kindness (metta), which is said to glow, shine and blaze forth like the sun… From Rumi and Subhuti to the Itivuttaka, we hear about how love transforms both self and world in ways extraordinary and everyday.

The short guided meditation and initial notes are by Ratnavandana. The main talk is by Jvalamalini.

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Bristol Buddhist Centre

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...
Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

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.
Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

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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