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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...
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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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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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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast - Freedom of Heart

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 22 Feb, 2014 - 14:13

FBA Podcast - Freedom of Heart

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 22 Feb, 2014 - 14:13Our FBA Podcast this week is “Freedom of Heart,” a talk by Dhivan given in Cambridge as part of the International Urban Retreat - the theme of which was ‘Blazing like the Sun’, an exploration of metta.

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Dharmabyte - Metta Bhavana: Letting Kindness Happen

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 17 Feb, 2014 - 12:29
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a short talk by Ratnaguna about the metta bhavana, or development of loving kindness, given at the Manchester Buddhist Centre in February 2012.

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Consciousness, Friends, Bodhicitta & Love

Posted by Viriyalila to Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 15 Feb, 2014 - 21:06

Consciousness, Friends, Bodhicitta & Love

Posted by Viriyalila to Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 15 Feb, 2014 - 21:06We aim to express themes in our weekly FBA Podcasts and twice-weekly Dharmabytes. This month we’ve moved from the depths of consciousness, to reflections on Bhante as friend, from the Bodhicitta, to the Karyaniya Metta Sutta and the power of love. This theme may not be obvious to most, but for our podcast compiler, Viriyalila, this progression is all about faith, perhaps more personal than most of our themes, but a theme none the less.
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Free Buddhist Audio

The Power of Love

Posted by Viriyalila to Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 15 Feb, 2014 - 20:11

The Power of Love

Posted by Viriyalila to Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 15 Feb, 2014 - 20:11As promised, we are delighted to bring you “The Power of Love” in this week’s FBA Podcast. Padmavajra begins this talk with the chanting of The Karaniya Metta Sutta, in order to invoke ‘the blessing power of loving kindness’, which according to the sutta needs to be wielded at all times. He explores all of the stages of the metta bhavana (development of loving-kindness practice), as well as showing how metta can lead...
Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Metta: Blazing Like the Sun

Posted by vajratara to Triratna Young Buddhists on Thu, 13 Feb, 2014 - 21:33

Metta: Blazing Like the Sun

Posted by vajratara to Triratna Young Buddhists on Thu, 13 Feb, 2014 - 21:33Following the 2013 Urban Retreat theme, the young people’s retreat in November at Adhistana (aka ‘The Big One’) explored the theme of metta: blazing like the sun. This was Vajratara’s talk on that weekend.

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