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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 ...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Abusing the Buddha? Co-opting mindfulness

By Munisha on Thu, 24 Jul, 2014 - 00:10

Abusing the Buddha? Co-opting mindfulness

By Munisha on Thu, 24 Jul, 2014 - 00:10“Mindfulness was not designed as an ethically indeterminate technique.” So writes Michael Stone, Buddhist teacher and social activist in American online magazine salon.com.

He’s just one of many Buddhists wondering about the current spate of secular institutions adopting mindfulness to enhance staff performance including banks, the UK and US military, Google and Monsanto.

Read Michael Stone’s article.
Read Vishvapani’s blog articles on secular mindfulness.
Triratna News
Triratna News

Vishvapani on the radio

By Munisha on Fri, 11 Jul, 2014 - 17:09

Vishvapani on the radio

By Munisha on Fri, 11 Jul, 2014 - 17:09Triratna’s Vishvapani lives in Cardiff, Wales, and broadcasts regularly on Buddhism and mindfulness in the UK media. Here’s a roundup of broadcasts from the last couple of months.

Thought for the Day is a 2-minute daily slot on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme, where people of several faiths offer comment on current affairs. Here are his latest offerings.

14th May 2014 The Buddha’s Significance Today (his Buddha Day talk)
27th June 2014 ...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

The Art of Meditation: Mindfulness

By viriyalila on Wed, 25 Jun, 2014 - 19:24

The Art of Meditation: Mindfulness

By viriyalila on Wed, 25 Jun, 2014 - 19:24Meditation is really very simple, and it can prove a greatly helpful tool in anyone’s life if they choose to make it a part of what they do. Our next Introductory workshop is on Saturday, July 19th, 10-1 pm with Narottama. At this workshop participants will learn the ‘Mindfulness with Breathing’ meditation. This is a traditional Buddhist meditation aimed at calming the mind improving one’s ability to focus, choose wisely, and be creative in their conditions. You do not need...
Western Buddhist Review
Western Buddhist Review

Valuable New Perspectives on Mindfulness

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Tue, 3 Jun, 2014 - 12:15

Valuable New Perspectives on Mindfulness

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Tue, 3 Jun, 2014 - 12:15Here is a very thorough and appreciative review of Anālayo’s fine new book concerning mindfulness in early Buddhist teachings.

Anālayo, Perspectives on Satipaṭṭhāna
Windhorse Publications, Cambridge, 2013, 319pp., £15.99pb, also in ebook format

Review by Dh Ālokadhāra

It is now just over ten years since Windhorse published Anālayo’s book Satipaṭṭhāna: the direct path to realization, described at the time by Christopher Titmus as ‘an indispensable guide… surely destined to become the classic commentary on the...
Online Meditators
Online Meditators

The Hand That Closes, The Hand That Opens (3-Week Mini-Course)

By Candradasa on Tue, 27 May, 2014 - 22:20

The Hand That Closes, The Hand That Opens (3-Week Mini-Course)

By Candradasa on Tue, 27 May, 2014 - 22:20*updated* Last week we had too many people trying to connect and Google Hangout wouldn’t allow some folk to join. For future meditations (including the next weeks in this course) you can also try and connect via Skype. Look for user thebuddhistcentre.com and send us a contact request. Once we’ve connected, you can then let us know by IM (Instant Message within Skype) that you’d like to join the meditation. See below for other details on the...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Anapanasati: Mindfulness with Breathing

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 14:41

Anapanasati: Mindfulness with Breathing

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 14:41Meditation & Sutta Reflection Day Retreat
Sunday, June 15th, 10 - 4 pm

The Buddha tells us “Mindfulness of in-&-out breathing, when developed & pursued, is of great fruit, of great benefit.” (MN 118)

This day workshop will explore how we might develop and pursue mindfulness of in and out breathing using the techniques laid out by the Buddha in the Anapanasati Sutta.

Satyada was ordained in June 2012 at Aryaloka Buddhist Center...
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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.

This is...
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Free Buddhist Audio

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...

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