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FBA Podcast: Mindfulness and the Creative Disruption of Bias

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 20 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Podcast this week is an important talk entitled Mindfulness and the Creative Disruption of Bias by Viveka.

Viveka explores the theme of racism from the perspective of the Dharma and what the Buddha had to say about complex conditionality. A timely look at understanding - and ultimately undoing - the patterns that lead to prejudice and bias, of all kinds.

Specifically, this talk investigates:

- Opening to the inter-personal, organizational, and societal conditioning that perpetuates racial bias.

- Understanding ‘implicit bias’, which...

Suryavana Retreat Centre
Suryavana Retreat Centre

200 hours Certification Mindfulness Yoga Teacher Training course with Bodhiyoga International

By Sudaka on Sat, 6 Apr, 2019 - 15:47

200 hours Certification Mindfulness Yoga Teacher Training course with Bodhiyoga International

By Sudaka on Sat, 6 Apr, 2019 - 15:47

Bodhiyoga ran by Sadhita and Sudaka organise several of their events through Suryavana Retreat Centre.

Yoga without Awareness cannot be Yoga. 
 
Our teachers gain a clear understanding of how to present a full range of yoga postures and sequencing formats both fast and slow, (vinyasa flow, Yin, a more therapeutic approach) incorporating modern and ancient methods. 
 
We emphasise intelligent, sensitive, anatomy-based alignment principles rather than a dogmatic one-alignment-fits-all-approach. Distinctively, we teach how to apply Mindfulness to...

Suryavana Retreat Centre
Suryavana Retreat Centre

a few moments from our Fundamentals of Mindfulness yoga retreat (with Bodhiyoga International) in Suryavana last year, strengthening the core from "satangasana" - 6 point pose.....

By Sudaka on Fri, 5 Apr, 2019 - 09:35

a few moments from our Fundamentals of Mindfulness yoga retreat (with Bodhiyoga International) in Suryavana last year, strengthening the core from "satangasana" - 6 point pose.....

By Sudaka on Fri, 5 Apr, 2019 - 09:35

Retreats with Bodhiyoga in Surayvana, Spain

Our retreats at Suryavana unfold in two phases. A new development has been to invite locally based practitioners both English and Spanish to join us over the weekend. After Sunday lunch the Spanish group leaves and the retreat moves into a second phase with the smaller group emphasising more silence and contemplation. We offer two groups with meditation and Yoga classes in English and Spanish. This format has proved very satisfactory intercultural event. Places will be...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Sacred Mindfulness

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 - 14:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte we offer an excerpt from a talk by Vishvapani entitled: Sacred Mindfulness.

A talk given at the Triratna Buddhist Order November 2014 Men’s UK and Ireland Area Order Weekend at Adhisthana on 1 November 2014. The theme of the weekend was Mindfulness.

Vishvapani writes: “We’re in the middle of the greatest surge in interest related to Buddhism since the 1960s: the secular mindfulness boom. I’ve been deeply involved in Triratna...

Triratna News
Triratna News

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)...

Community Highlights
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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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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