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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 Maitrisingha to Norwich Buddhist Centre on Fri, 17 Oct, 2014 - 11:16

Vajraguptā on mettā (loving-kindness)

Posted by Maitrisingha 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),...
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 Maitrisingha to Norwich Young Buddhists on Wed, 20 Aug, 2014 - 17:50

The Brahma Viharas - a talk by Singhamati

Posted by Maitrisingha 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...

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