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Tuesday Meditation: This Fleeting Moment

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 14:51

Tuesday Meditation: This Fleeting Moment

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 14:51

In this four-week series of Tuesday meditations we’ll explore the Four Reminders. Each reminder points out a reality about our lives that we know on the surface, but tend to forget in the mix of daily life. They are calls to action in a life that is by nature precious and short, reminding us to put our energy into walking the Path.

The sessions will begin at 2:30 ET / 7:30 UK. Each session will begin with...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna and the Mindfulness Initiative in the UK

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 20 Apr, 2018 - 14:44

Triratna and the Mindfulness Initiative in the UK

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 20 Apr, 2018 - 14:44

As mindfulness has entered the mainstream of Western societies, one of the most striking developments is the popularity of mindfulness practice among British Members of Parliament and the connections they have made to public policy. Triratna has had a significant presence in this process.  Vishvapani, one of those involved, updates us on this work and writes:  “A few years ago, when these discussions started, I don’t think any of us imagined that their potential ramifications could be so far-reaching.” 

Mindfulness...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Awareness of Self

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Apr, 2018 - 16:03

This Dharmabyte podcast is entitled “Awareness of Self” by Sangharakshita.

Forgetfulness and distraction are the rule in ordinary life, but awareness and a ‘fullness of mind’ is at the heart of human growth and development.

Sangharakshita distinguishes four dimensions of awareness, each with its own qualities: awareness of things, self, others, and reality. From the talk Levels of Awareness: Right Mindfulness given in 1968 as part of the series The...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: What is Insight?

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 2 Apr, 2018 - 11:30

In this Dharmabyte podcast, “What is Insight?” Dayajoti and Saddhanandi talk about Metta as an ungraspable co-arising, inseparable from mindfulness, which expresses itself in different ways.

What is Metta, What is Insight is the final talk in a series from a 12 day meditation retreat on metta as a path to insight from May 2015.

Subscribe to the Dharmabytes podcast

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Aspects of Mindfulness, Approaching Life as Learning (Dhammaloka)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 01:06

Aspects of Mindfulness: Approaching Life as Learning

  • A one-page outline of the three majors aspects of mindfulness: present-moment awareness, clear comprehension, and diligent choice
  • More on the four dimensions of clear comprehension
  • Chinese-English version of the two handouts
Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Meditation: Six-Week Foundation Course and Practice Diary (Maitreyabandhu)

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 22:35

This is a six-week foundation course based on a practice diary. This course aims to support people in establishing a meditation practice, breaking down teaching into day-by-day experiential exercises and reviewing how the meditation is going. The materials include a meditation diary, handouts with reminders of the practice, and Teachers Notes. Developed by Maitreyabandhu and peer-reviewed by the Lighting the Flame Group.

Notes on the Practice Diary

This post introduces the context for using the Diary in a course you are leading.

1. Aims
2....

Dharmagiri Retreatcenter
Dharmagiri Retreatcenter

Mindfulness and the illumined imagination

By Viryabodhi on Mon, 3 Sep, 2012 - 21:47

retreat med Maitreyabandhu
9 – 13 March 2011
Dharmagiri retreatcenter

Här är ljudfilerna till Maitreyabandhus föredrag på retreaten. Tack till Johan (Bodhisakta) för den första, om Honeyball-suttan och naturen. 

1. Mindfulness and Nature

2. Imagination and the aesthetic

3. Questions and answers – the aesthetic dimension

4. Mindfulness and imagining the Truth

5. Mindfulness and the...

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