Adhisthana
Adhisthana

The Wise Have No Cause To Find Fault: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 21:07

The Wise Have No Cause To Find Fault: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 21:07

The third presentation on the Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata retreat, held at Adhisthana in 2017, on the theme of Metta and Bodhicitta.

Parami presented Hri and Apatrapya, the two Lokapalas, unfolding a single line in the Karaniya Metta Sutta: “One should not pursue the slightest thing for which other wise men might censure them.

Both Hri and Apatrapya express a positive sense of remorse and regret, one in relation to our own inner ethical sensitivity, the other in relation to the...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Sustained by Spiritual Friends: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Mon, 12 Jun, 2017 - 22:35

Sustained by Spiritual Friends: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Mon, 12 Jun, 2017 - 22:35

Today, Parami presented Hri and Apatrapya, the two Lokapalas, unfolding a single line in the Karaniya Metta Sutta: “One should not pursue the slightest thing for which other wise men might censure them.” Both Hri and Apatrapya express a positive sense of remorse and regret, one in relation to our own inner ethical sensitivity, the other in relation to the ethical sensitivity we aspire to embodied by our spiritual friends and teachers. They are the guardians of our Dharma Life,...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Love of the Good: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Sun, 11 Jun, 2017 - 23:12

Love of the Good: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Sun, 11 Jun, 2017 - 23:12

“A common misapprehension is to think of Insight and egolessness in abstract, even metaphysical, terms rather than as comprising concretely-lived attitudes and behaviour. But realising the truth of egolessness simply means being truly and deeply unselfish. To contemplate the principle of egolessness as some special principle that is somehow separate from our actual behaviour will leave it as far away as ever. If we find it difficult to realise the ultimate emptiness of the self - the solution is to...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata – Live at Adhisthana

By akasajoti on Sun, 11 Jun, 2017 - 18:08

Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata – Live at Adhisthana

By akasajoti on Sun, 11 Jun, 2017 - 18:08

Adhisthana is sometimes referred to as the ‘home’ of the Triratna Buddhist Order –  but, it’s situated in rural Herefordshire in the UK and we are an International community, so not all of us will be fortunate to be able to visit and go on retreat there! So, this week Akasajoti is sharing her experience of the Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata retreat, through daily stories, video posts, quotations, and the occasional pop song, exploring their theme of Metta and Bodhicitta.

She...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

The Ethical Foundations of Metta: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Sun, 11 Jun, 2017 - 17:43

The Ethical Foundations of Metta: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Sun, 11 Jun, 2017 - 17:43

The second presentation on the Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata retreat, held at Adhisthana in 2017, on the theme of Metta and Bodhicitta.

Dhammarati takes us through the ethical foundations of Metta expressed in the Karaniya Metta Sutta, drawing out their relationship with attha, or ‘the good’. Following a quote from James Hillman: 

Purpose in our lives doesn’t usually appear as a clearly framed goal, it appears more likely as a troubling unclear urge coupled with a sense of dutiful importance. This sense...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

What is Metta?: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Sun, 11 Jun, 2017 - 08:10

What is Metta?: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Sun, 11 Jun, 2017 - 08:10

The one who abides in love, and puts their faith in the teaching of the Buddha, will win through to the state of calm and blissful release.

The first presentation on the Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata retreat, held at Adhisthana in 2017, on the theme of Metta and Bodhicitta.

Saccanama evokes Metta through a variety of canonical and poetic sources, referring to the seminars which Bhante led on the Karaniya Metta Sutta, edited in Living with Kindness, as well as various suttas...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

The Great Secret of Morals is Love: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Sat, 10 Jun, 2017 - 22:33

The Great Secret of Morals is Love: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Sat, 10 Jun, 2017 - 22:33

We close the first full day chanting Sabbe Satta Sukhi Hontu after an evening of radiating metta and practising the Seven-Fold Puja together, dedicating the merits of a days study, discussion, meditation and ritual.

Earlier today, in his presentation, Saccanama evoked Metta through a variety of canonical and poetic sources, referring to the seminars which Bhante led on the Karaniya Metta Sutta, edited in Living with Kindness, as well as various suttas from the Pali Canon. He described the crucial place of...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Ratnaprabha on veganism and metta

By mokshini on Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 07:57

Ratnaprabha on veganism and metta

By mokshini on Mon, 20 Mar, 2017 - 07:57

And here is another share on the topic of veganism, in case you missed it on ‘Community Highlights’-

Vegan Fashion Venture recently interviewed Ratnaprabha (West London Buddhist Centre) about the relationship between Buddhism, meditation and veganism.

See the full post and media at https://thebuddhistcentre.com/highlights/buddhist-insights-veganism-ratnaprabha-french-and-english

Here is a little extract:

“When I think about Buddhism and veganism, it makes me think first of all about just how crucial from a Buddhist point of view it is to practise non-harming of living beings. It is something that...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The 21-day kindness challenge starts Thursday!

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Jan, 2017 - 19:28

The 21-day kindness challenge starts Thursday!

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Jan, 2017 - 19:28

On Thursday this week the ‘Fortunate Women’ of Triratna’s Glasgow sangha are helping to launch ‘Kinder Scotland’ - a 21 day kindness challenge - open to anybody, not just Scotland. Sara Khorasani writes:

“Can we transform self and society though kindness? We know from research and our own experience that kindness can be radical. It has the power to change our relationship to ourselves and to others. The more you notice you are on the receiving...

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