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Free Buddhist Audio

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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Free Buddhist Audio

Chanting the Karaniya Metta Sutta

Posted by viriyalila to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 13 Feb, 2014 - 14:01
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, takes us deep into the Pali Suttas as practice. Here, Padmavajra chants Karaniya Metta Sutta as the opening to his talk, “The Power of Love”, which will be podcast in full this weekend.
Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Meditation for February

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Tue, 4 Feb, 2014 - 02:40

Meditation for February

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Tue, 4 Feb, 2014 - 02:40Hi all, thanks for sitting with us through the start of the year. It’s been lovely connecting with some of you as we build our little gang of regular and occasional online meditators! Let’s keep it going now all those New Year’s resolutions have worn off… :)

We’ll be starting February meditations off Tuesday February 4th by continuing our voyage towards absorption and deepening stillness using the breath as an anchor and a reference. Join us for the ...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Meditation Toolkit by Maitreyabandhu

Posted by Maitreyabandhu to Community Highlights on Tue, 28 Jan, 2014 - 18:58

Meditation Toolkit by Maitreyabandhu

Posted by Maitreyabandhu to Community Highlights on Tue, 28 Jan, 2014 - 18:58

In this sequence of meditation teachings at the London Buddhist Centre, Maitreyabandhu talks about what Buddhist meditation is, as well as providing practical suggestions to help you deepen your meditation practice - looking at receptivity, effort, working with the mind, kindness, courage and the fact you ‘haven’t got a particularly busy mind!’ 

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Meditation Schedule for the New Year

Posted by Centre Team to Online Meditators on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 17:03

Meditation Schedule for the New Year

Posted by Centre Team to Online Meditators on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 17:03A very happy and peaceful new year to all our online meditators! Thanks for joining us through the past few months for our regular mindfulness and loving kindness meditations - there’s something about sitting together twice a week that really helps!

We’re into our winter break now, and wanted to let you know that we’ll resume on Tuesday January 21st. Our regular meditation times will be Tuesdays at 2.30pm EST/ 7.30pm UK and Thursdays at 11am ...
The Dharma Parlour at Buddhafield
Dharma Parlour

Buddhafield Festival video talk: Kulamitra on love

Posted by lokabandhu to Dharma Parlour on Mon, 9 Dec, 2013 - 11:01

Buddhafield Festival video talk: Kulamitra on love

Posted by lokabandhu to Dharma Parlour on Mon, 9 Dec, 2013 - 11:01The latest video talk from the 2013 Buddhafield Festival features Kulamitra and a talk with the paradoxical title ‘Warm our Hearts - Let the Rain Come In!’. Exploring loving-kindness, he emphasises that developing it takes sustained effort at frequent intervals - but this, paradoxically, means spontaneously opening to everything around us as we discover and expand our capacity to love.

The talk was given in the Festival’s Dharma Parlour area on July 18 2013, as...
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Urban Retreat 2013, Complete Retreat Materials: 6. Complete Audio Recordings

Posted by Candradasa to Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun on Mon, 18 Nov, 2013 - 14:32
And here is a complete set of all the recordings from the Urban Retreat 2013, including all the introductory material by Vajragupta and others, the daily guided meditations, and Vessantara’s full series on the stages of the Metta Bhavana…

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