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Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

New Name For Group: Karaniya Metta Kula

Posted by Christine to Earth Metta Sangha on Fri, 29 Aug, 2014 - 10:24

New Name For Group: Karaniya Metta Kula

Posted by Christine to Earth Metta Sangha on Fri, 29 Aug, 2014 - 10:24At our first “Beyond BAM” meeting (Aug 14), one of the goals was to choose a new name for the group. Shining out for its inclusivity, simplicity, and straight-forwardness, those in attendance decided unanimously on “Karaniya Metta Kula”. This famous sutta, which literally means “beautiful metta”, elegantly summarizes all the ways by which we can have a positive influence on the world around us, whether through meditation:
And think of every living thing without exception:
the weak and the strong,...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Eight Step Recovery

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 21:06

FBA Podcast: Eight Step Recovery

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 21:06In this week’s FBA Podcast, “Eight Step Recovery” Vimalasara speaks on the importance of loving oneself as a part of recovery from addiction as an introduction to her new book, co-authored with Paramabandhu, entitled ‘Eight Step Recovery – Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction’. She goes on to discuss the life conditions that she and Paramabandhu have emerged from, and how those energies came together and inspired the writing of the book. Outlining the...
Norwich Buddhist Centre
Norwich Buddhist Centre

Singhamati on The Brahma Viharas

Posted by Suryadarshini to Norwich Buddhist Centre on Thu, 21 Aug, 2014 - 10:54

Singhamati on The Brahma Viharas

Posted by Suryadarshini to Norwich Buddhist Centre on Thu, 21 Aug, 2014 - 10:54Singhamati, a young Order member living in Birmingham, visits the Norwich Buddhist Centre for a weekend sleepover retreat on the Brahma Viharas.
Norwich Young Buddhists
Norwich Young Buddhists

The Brahma Viharas - a talk by Singhamati

Posted by Martin H to Norwich Young Buddhists on Wed, 20 Aug, 2014 - 17:50

The Brahma Viharas - a talk by Singhamati

Posted by Martin H to Norwich Young Buddhists on Wed, 20 Aug, 2014 - 17:50A 50 minute talk given on the Norwich Young Buddhists August retreat at Norwich Buddhist Centre.

Singhamati introduces the 4 Brahma Viharas:

1.Metta (loving-kindness) 2.Karuna (compassion) 3.Mudita (gladness) 4.Uppeksha (equanimity)

Be sure to watch in HD! (click on the cog, then quality, then HD)

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Healing by Forgiveness

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 3 Jul, 2014 - 15:21
Our FBA Dharmabyte today, “Healing by Forgiveness,” is an excerpt from “Love Your Enemy”, the fourth 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. Here, Padmavajra reminds us that we cannot control events, citing the poem Life is King by Sangharakshita. With readings from King Lear, John Middleton Murray...
Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

Taking a Fresh Look at metta

Posted by Carol Robertson to Croydon Buddhist Centre on Wed, 30 Apr, 2014 - 13:54

Taking a Fresh Look at metta

Posted by Carol Robertson to Croydon Buddhist Centre on Wed, 30 Apr, 2014 - 13:54Sunday 8th May 10.30am-4.30pm

A day for women Mitra’s and Order Member’s led by Maitrimala. The day will be an opportunity to meditate, discuss and reflect on Metta. What does metta mean to us? how do we feel about the Metta Bhavana meditation, and how do we practice metta in our everyday lives. Maitrimala lived and worked at Taraloka for five years where she transformed the kitchen and the menus which many of us have benefited from. Since leaving...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA podcast: Metta Blazing Like the Sun

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 14 Apr, 2014 - 15:13

FBA podcast: Metta Blazing Like the Sun

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 14 Apr, 2014 - 15:13Our FBA Podcast this week, “Metta Blazing Like the Sun,” is Vajratara’s talk from the young people’s retreat at Adhisthana – ‘the big one’. Starting with a world on fire, Vajratara strips down what metta actually means in our experience: an awareness that discerns what is positive and stops it slipping from our minds. This is the seed of liberation, the cry of sunyata ‘unconditioned and unconfined’. Metta as a special quality of awareness radiating...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Nature of Other

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 10 Apr, 2014 - 15:57
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte titled “The Nature of Other” is an excerpt from the aptly named talk, “Awareness is Revolutionary“, by Vajratara. Given on a Young Womens’ Weekend retreat this talk explores Sangharakshita’s aphorism ‘Awareness is Revolutionary’. Exploring the revolution that greater awareness can bring to our lives:greater freedom, perspective and choice!

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Remembering the Bodhichitta In Everyday Life

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 7 Apr, 2014 - 15:06

FBA Podcast: Remembering the Bodhichitta In Everyday Life

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 7 Apr, 2014 - 15:06Our FBA Podcast this week, “Remembering the Bodhichitta In Everyday Life,” is a talk from the recent Tonglen Retreat for Triratna Order Members by Yashobodhi. In this dynamic talk, Yashobodhi shares her personal connection to the tonglen practice, the seven point mind training and about practising tonglen in each moment.

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Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Tonglen Retreat: Tuesday

Posted by Saddhanandi to Taraloka Retreat Centre on Tue, 25 Mar, 2014 - 06:54

Tonglen Retreat: Tuesday

Posted by Saddhanandi to Taraloka Retreat Centre on Tue, 25 Mar, 2014 - 06:54The sky is heavy and grey with cloud, which is interesting as we’re in the middle phase of the retreat and it can be a time when people can hit more resistance, so it’s as if the sky is reflecting that back to us after the bright clear skies of yesterday.

The thankha of four-armed Avalokitesvara, hanging above the shrine, is reflecting back a different perspective and Ratnavandana drew this out in the readings in last night’s puja.

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