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Mindfulness in Society: Vishvapani’s Talks and Debates

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 1 Feb, 2019 - 10:42

Mindfulness in Society: Vishvapani’s Talks and Debates

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 1 Feb, 2019 - 10:42

Mindfulness practices are spreading across western societies, prompting widespread interest as well as challenges from Buddhists and critics. Behind these discussions is the question: can mindfulness be a force for change in society, and if so, what are the risks for Buddhism and for society?

Vishvapani is very involved in these discussions in the UK. He teaches mindfulness in Cardiff, is the Wales Director of The Mindfulness Initiative (an advocacy group that promotes mindfulness to policy makers)...

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Community Highlights

Cooking as Spiritual Practice

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 16 Jan, 2019 - 17:02

Cooking as Spiritual Practice

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 16 Jan, 2019 - 17:02

Danabhadri talks about her experience of preparing food in the kitchen of the Dhanakosa retreat centre - including practising mindfulness while chopping vegetables, approaching cooking as a puja, and wisdom reflections on the interconnectedness of our food chain. 

Video created by Shantiketu.

Listen to a talk by Danabhadri, ‘Dogen’s Advice For the Kitchen’

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New Course for 2019 - Mindfulness 360

By shraddhavani on Mon, 7 Jan, 2019 - 13:33

New Course for 2019 - Mindfulness 360

By shraddhavani on Mon, 7 Jan, 2019 - 13:33

Monday evenings, 7 - 9 PM, January 14 - February 4 

What is mindfulness and how does one practice it? 

In this four week course we will explore the Buddha’s teaching of mindfulness, generally as a living principle, and more specifically as a meditation practice. Participants will learn the Mindfulness of Breathing, a meditation that has been practiced for thousands of years, and learn everything they need to begin a regular and effective meditation practice. Suitable for complete beginners, or...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation on the Seacoast

By Candradasa on Sat, 1 Sep, 2018 - 17:34

An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation on the Seacoast

By Candradasa on Sat, 1 Sep, 2018 - 17:34

Wednesdays, September 19th-October 10th, 7-8.30pm 

Have you ever wanted to change your life? Maybe in small ways, maybe in big ones?

Learning or refreshing your acquaintance with the ancient, tried-and-tested techniques of Buddhist meditation is like walking through a portal into change of your own making. A certain magic is there to be found and engaged with - at your own pace, wherever you are starting out from.

Come and join us for a new short fall course of classes...

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Sowing Seeds In the Soil of the Mind - The Alaya

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 12:00

This FBA Podcast is a talk by Ratnaprabha entitled ‘Sowing Seeds In the Soil of the Mind - The Alaya.’

The alaya, or storehouse consciousness, is the Buddhist equivalent of the unconscious mind. It is like a garden, in which every experience and action sows a seed which may later sprout and create our unfolding life.

This talk describes how this relates to the six sense awarenesses, the mind as a sense, and the...

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Anapanasati - Contemplation of Feelings

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 19 May, 2018 - 12:14

This FBA Podcast is called ‘Anapanasati - Contemplation of Feelings’ given by Guhyavajra during the 2016 Anapanasati retreat at Padmaloka.

The Anapanasati meditation practice and Four Foundations of Mindfulness are woven into a system of practice which when developed and cultivated is of great fruit and great benefit. Based on the Buddha’s principal discourse on the subject found in the Anapanasati sutta of the Pali Canon, we explore our human experience rooted in the six...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Fulcrum of Vedana

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 15 May, 2018 - 12:00

This FBA Dharmabyte is from a talk by Kulaprabha called The Alchemy of Happiness, a thoughtful take on the positive emotions cultivated in the ‘Brahma Vihara’ meditations.

This excerpt, called ‘The Fulcrum of Vedana’, takes a look at the relationship between mindfulness and positive emotion. Talk given at the Western Buddhist Order convention, 2007.

Subscribe to the Dharmabytes podcast

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: The Sangha Context of the Anapanasati Teaching

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 12 May, 2018 - 16:11

This FBA Podcast is called ‘The Sangha Context of the Anapanasati Teaching’, a talk given by Shubha at the London Buddhist Centre’s Women’s Night Class, November 21st 2013. Drawing out the full sutta where the Anapanasati teaching is given speaks to the sangha context as a condition for insight.

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Worldly and Unworldly Vedana

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 11 May, 2018 - 15:00

This FBA Dharmabyte is on Worldly and Unworldly Vedana from a series of talks on the Satipatthana: A Path to Insight.

This talk is clear, engaging and impassioned. In this full exploration of how to apply mindfulness practice in meditation and our lives, Prasadavati’s depth of lived experience and love of satipatthana shines through. This series was given on an intensive meditation retreat at Taraloka for women who have asked...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New Intro Course beginning June 6! "Mindfulness, Kindness and the Buddha's Way"

By SarahF on Thu, 10 May, 2018 - 02:50

New Intro Course beginning June 6! "Mindfulness, Kindness and the Buddha's Way"

By SarahF on Thu, 10 May, 2018 - 02:50

The Portsmouth Buddhist Center will be offering a new four-week intro course at Gateway Taiji, Qigong & Yoga studio at 875 Islington Street in Portsmouth on Wednesday evenings, June 6 - June 29 at 7-9 PM. Please look for details and registration next week. 

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