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Metta

Posted by Vimalasara to Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's... on Mon, 18 Nov, 2013 - 04:07
Day two is a meditation on metta, which is loving kindness. We explore cultivating loving kindness towards ourselves by listening to a song about the Metta Sutta. The source of the words of this song is unknown, though it is likely this song was developed from a teaching the Buddha gave on compassion and loving kindness (the Karaniya Metta Sutta). The music is arranged by Kate Munger the founder of the http://thresholdchoir.org/ and sung by the Songsters.

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Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Follow Up on Your Urban Retreat! Five Next Steps...

Posted by Centre Team to Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun on Sun, 17 Nov, 2013 - 13:31

Follow Up on Your Urban Retreat! Five Next Steps...

Posted by Centre Team to Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun on Sun, 17 Nov, 2013 - 13:31Well folks, we’re drawing to a close here on the online space for this year’s Urban Retreat. It’s been a wonderful week and on the team we’ve loved being in touch with all those who took part here - as Vajragupta said, thanks so much for all of your efforts and engagement and the generally beautiful spirit in which this online retreat has been conducted.

We wanted to finish with a few posts that we hope will...
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Thank you!

Posted by vajragupta to Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun on Sat, 16 Nov, 2013 - 13:26

Thank you!

Posted by vajragupta to Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun on Sat, 16 Nov, 2013 - 13:26We’re nearly at the end of this urban retreat… Thank you to you all for your participation, your engagement, your posts and contributions, shrine photos, and for the way all this has been flavoured and pervaded by metta!

A big thank you to those who helped provide materials and resources for the event. Thanks to Subhdramati and Vessantara for the daily talks and reflections, and to Manidha, Natalie Willmer...
Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Clear Vision videos for the Urban Retreat

Posted by Munisha to Clear Vision Trust on Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 16:58

Clear Vision videos for the Urban Retreat

Posted by Munisha to Clear Vision Trust on Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 16:58Hi,

The Clear Vision team was commissioned by Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly to make a series of five short videos for the online Urban Retreat about Triratna people and projects expressing metta in daily life.

These five videos, released one a day this week, are now viewable as a 38-minute compilation.

Camerawork mainly by Upekshapriya and Graham Dellow; most of the editing by Graham. (Wobbly iPhone camerawork by Munisha and a kind Russian volunteer.)

Make tea,...
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Facebook Discussion in 1 Hour! 'Metta In The Face Of World Problems'

Posted by Candradasa to Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun on Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 14:58

Facebook Discussion in 1 Hour! 'Metta In The Face Of World Problems'

Posted by Candradasa to Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun on Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 14:58Hi everyone, please join us in an hour’s time if you can for the live Facebook group discussion on the topic ‘Metta In The Face Of World Problems’… How does the work of this urban retreat - and of developing loving kindness in our lives - relate (if at all) to the scale of kinds of issues we face today? Typhoons in the Phillipines, global warming, the war on terror, etc. Is it possible to face these things...
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Newsfilm: the “all in one”edition…

Posted by vajragupta to Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun on Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 10:42

Newsfilm: the “all in one”edition…

Posted by vajragupta to Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun on Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 10:42Clear Vision have produced this 38 minute film – a compilation of all the five short films that we’ve been showing over the week edited into one video… If you want to download it easily (for example, for showing at a Centre or group) then you can do that here.

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Chanting the Padmasambhava Mantra on the Urban Retreat

Posted by Candradasa to Community Highlights on Sun, 10 Nov, 2013 - 18:04
An absolutely beautiful piece of chanting from the Young Buddhists weekend at Adhisthana as part of the Urban Retreat. Rather amazingly this has been listened to over 1000 times in less than half a day!

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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Poems on Metta - Loving Kindness

Posted by Candradasa to Community Highlights on Sat, 9 Nov, 2013 - 17:11

Poems on Metta - Loving Kindness

Posted by Candradasa to Community Highlights on Sat, 9 Nov, 2013 - 17:11If you didn’t already catch this during the week, here’s a great video from Manidha and Alice in Seattle, USA using poems from different spiritual traditions to explore what metta (loving kindness) is!

Watch out for the outtakes at the end… :)

This piece was originally posted on the Urban Retreat 2013 space on the site....

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