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European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Day 6 at the ECA

By Munisha on Tue, 18 Aug, 2015 - 20:54

Day 6 at the ECA

By Munisha on Tue, 18 Aug, 2015 - 20:54

To the sound of lorries delivering food and folding chairs for this weekend’s Order gathering to celebrate Bhante’s 90th birthday, Vidyamala presented the history and evolution of Breathworks, the mindfulness project she founded in 2001 to help people live better with pain and illness. She also talked about “mainstream” mindfulness teaching as Bodhisattva activity in an intensely suffering world.

Hear a short, inspiring interview with Vidyamala.

In Q & A and small groups, the Chairs continued their exploration of the...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Vishvapani reports on mindfulness at the ECA

By Munisha on Tue, 18 Aug, 2015 - 16:03

At Adhisthana, we talk to Vishvapani about the Triratna Chairs’ day considering the place of mindfulness in society, and Triratna responses to it.

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Day 5 at the ECA

By Munisha on Mon, 17 Aug, 2015 - 22:38

Day 5 at the ECA

By Munisha on Mon, 17 Aug, 2015 - 22:38

Today we’ve been looking at the phenomenon of mindfulness in UK society, now to be found in settings including prisons, schools and healthcare. What should be the response of Triratna Buddhist Centres; the relationship between what’s being taught in secular society and what we teach in Triratna?

We began with a presentation from Vishvapani who has been working with the UK Parliament at Westminster. He’s been editing the All Party Parliamentary Group’s report, ‘Mindful Nation’, to be published...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Special Visit from Kamalashila: Mindfulness in Action

By viriyalila on Mon, 8 Jun, 2015 - 18:55

Special Visit from Kamalashila: Mindfulness in Action

By viriyalila on Mon, 8 Jun, 2015 - 18:55

A reminder that our usual Wednesday night gathering will not be happening this week — Instead, please join us Tuesday evening June 9th at 7pm for a special evening with visiting Dharmachari Kamalashila. Kamalashila is a senior member of the Triratna Buddhist Order with many years of teaching experience, particularly in the realm of meditation practice. He’ll be speaking on the topic of “mindfulness in action.” By donation.

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

By viriyalila on Fri, 29 May, 2015 - 14:33

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

By viriyalila on Fri, 29 May, 2015 - 14:33

Saturday, June 20, 10-1 pm - Day Workshop introducing Mindfulness of Breathing

Come and learn a foundational mindfulness meditation practice that you can build on and deepen for years to come. Offered by donation, $40-20.

When you learn to meditate with us, we offer instruction in:

• finding an alert and comfortable meditation posture

• body awareness

• how to work with the mind in meditation

• how to maintain a regular and effective practice

• how to maintain mindfulness off the cushion

• higher states of consciousness

Register for this workshop

Contact us for more information: portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com

Ipswich Buddhist Centre
Ipswich Buddhist Centre

Mindfulness Based Addiciton Recovery (MBAR) Train the Trainer Course

By RCheesley on Fri, 8 May, 2015 - 17:46

Mindfulness Based Addiciton Recovery (MBAR) Train the Trainer Course

By RCheesley on Fri, 8 May, 2015 - 17:46

Delivered by the award winning author of Eight Step Recovery - Using The Buddha’s Teachings to overcome addiction Valerie Mason-John, this course will be held at the Ipswich Buddhist Centre on Sat 11th, Sun 12th & Mon 13th July 2015 between 10am and 5pm.

The training is for experienced meditation practitioners, people with an understanding of
mindfulness, and health care providers working in the field of addiction in its broadest definition.

Group skills and teaching skills preferred but not an...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

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.

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Awareness Is Revolutionary

By Rijupatha on Tue, 27 Jan, 2015 - 03:19

FBA Podcast: Awareness Is Revolutionary

By Rijupatha on Tue, 27 Jan, 2015 - 03:19Subscribe to the FBA Podcast

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This week’s FBA Podcast, “Awareness Is Revolutionary”, by Sona, takes a sharp look at Buddhism and secular mindfulness. Calling on his many years experience working with Breathworks, Sona explores how we use the Buddha’s teaching and mindfulness to alleviate pain and suffering.
Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Mindfulness All Flavours! Week 4: Breadth And Focus

By Candradasa on Mon, 15 Dec, 2014 - 21:08

Mindfulness All Flavours! Week 4: Breadth And Focus

By Candradasa on Mon, 15 Dec, 2014 - 21:08Here we are in our final week of the current session of online meditation! Over the past month of the Tuesday course we’ve explored sati, sampajanna, and appamada as different flavours of mindfulness - or as complementary camera angles of reflection on the practice, if you like. This time we’re going to look at how to hold all three aspects using an awareness of breadth and focus in our meditation. And as usual we’ll be doing this in the context...

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