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Vidyamala On Opening to Pain with Mindfulness

By Centre Team on Fri, 11 Mar, 2016 - 22:40

Vidyamala Burch, the founder and co-director of Breathworks (an organization dedicated to helping others through the teaching of mindfulness), is an ordained member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, and has authored three books. Her story is an inspiring example of how working through life-changing trauma has a strong impact in benefiting others. In this interview with Giulietta Spudich from Windhorse Publications, she explores her incredible life journey and how her exploration of Buddhist Dharma and mindfulness helps many...

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Dharmabyte: Two Routes to Samatha

By Rijupatha on Mon, 23 Mar, 2015 - 23:00

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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Two Routes to Samatha”, Viveka describes the many mindfulness practices and two routes to samatha. From the talk “Mindfulness as Sadhana” given at the Triratna Buddhist Order Convention 2005.

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Kamalashila's Quarterly No.2 - On Landscape and Experiment

By Candradasa on Wed, 12 Nov, 2014 - 20:28
Our second extensive conversation with Kamalashila comes a little late in the ‘quarterly’ cycle but is well worth waiting for as we plunge deep into some rich, sparkling pools of conversation that yield much to delight, challenge, refresh, and stimulate…

We have three main connected topics this time: landscape itself and its effect on individuals within a particular culture of practice; experimental practice as a spiritual movement changes and grows; and what we have to learn from the wider...
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Dharmabyte: Unmindfulness Defined

By Rijupatha on Thu, 28 Aug, 2014 - 19:25
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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 gives us today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Unmindfulness Defined,” from the 1968 talk “Levels of Awareness: Right Mindfulness”. This talk is part of the series “The Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path”.

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Dharmabyte: Taking Awareness Deeper

By Rijupatha on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 21:15
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Taking Awareness Deeper,” Paramabandhu draws on many years of experience as a consultant psychiatrist and Dharma teacher. He invites us to consider the lessons Buddhist techniques around meditation and mindfulness training can bring to the field of mental health – especially to problems with depression and addiction. In this excerpt, he talks about taking awareness deeper to really get a sense of impermanence ‘in our bones’.

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Dharmabyte: Be Here Now, Is It Enough?

By Rijupatha on Mon, 18 Aug, 2014 - 14:05
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Be Here Now, Is It Enough?” Ratnaprabha reminds us that discomfort is caused by avoiding discomfort. Relief from suffering is found when we drop our concerns and are present in this moment. But is mindfulness alone enough structure for complete transformation? A systematic approach to changing ones habits and engaging with sangha are both important in our approach to practice. An excerpt from the talk titled ...
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Dharmabyte: What is Mindfulness Practice?

By Rijupatha on Thu, 17 Apr, 2014 - 14:43
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is from Vishvapani, entitled “What is Mindfulness Practice?” As interest in mindfulness grows in across society, Vishvapani looks at the path beyond an eight-week course and asks, what is the real significance of mindfulness practice? He identifies the key elements that are present from the very start of mindfulness practice and describes how the same elements work at many levels and can become a path to liberation.

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Dharmabytes: Body & Mind

By Rijupatha on Mon, 14 Apr, 2014 - 15:28
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte titled “Body & Mind” is an excerpt from “Foundations of Mindfulness” by Kamalashila. In this section he suggests focusing on two of the four traditional foundations: awareness of body and awareness of mind, thought, mood and mental state. This clear talk by Kamalashila is about the significance of mindfulness for the Buddhist path, from the perspective of the four foundations of mindfulness as taught by the...
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

21 Day Meditation For Recovery - Introduction

By Vimalasara on Sun, 17 Nov, 2013 - 16:22
Human nature has an inbuilt tendency towards addiction. All of us can struggle with this tendency, but for some it can destroy their lives. Fortunately, recovery is widespread too. What can the Buddha’s teachings offer us in our recovery from addiction? They offer an understanding of how the mind works, tools for helping a mind vulnerable to addiction, and ways to overcome addictive and obsessive behaviour, cultivating a calm, clear mind without anger and resentments. We have created a series...

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