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Training for Buddhists working with schools in the UK

By Munisha on Mon, 17 Mar, 2014 - 00:17

Training for Buddhists working with schools in the UK

By Munisha on Mon, 17 Mar, 2014 - 00:17Do you currently host or make school visits for your Triratna centre or group? Would you like to?

Srivati runs the London Buddhist Centre’s education service, Bodhi Tree. She’s offering two training events: one for Buddhists conducting school visits; one for school teachers who want to teach mindfulness in their schools.

1) Buddhist school visit workshop
10am – 4.30pm
Sunday 15th June 2014
London Buddhist Centre, E2 0HU


This interactive day will be led by...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

April Sangha Nights: The Hand That Closes, The Hand That Opens

By viriyalila on Sun, 16 Mar, 2014 - 14:27

April Sangha Nights: The Hand That Closes, The Hand That Opens

By viriyalila on Sun, 16 Mar, 2014 - 14:27Join us on Sangha Night for ‘The Hand That Closes, The Hand That Opens - Moving Towards a More Creative, Generous Way to Live’

In this four-week series we’ll be exploring approaches that can help us move from reactive modes of response in our lives to more profoundly positive and constructive ways to engage with whatever the days bring us. We’ll be looking at Buddhist models of mindfulness, at how to work with our experience in the body and...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna on the BBC

By Munisha on Thu, 6 Mar, 2014 - 01:57

Triratna on the BBC

By Munisha on Thu, 6 Mar, 2014 - 01:57Today we bring you news of three excellent British Triratna broadcasters, new and old, on BBC national radio.

A recent news report on BBC Radio Four’s PM programme related how the teaching of mindfulness has come to the British parliament, and featured Subhadramati of the London Buddhist Centre.

In the same week Glasgow Buddhist Centre Chair Dassini was the faith guest on BBC Radio Two’s ‘Good Morning Sunday’ last week, talking about Buddhism, mindfulness,...
Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Good Morning Sunday

By Dassini on Sun, 2 Mar, 2014 - 12:29

Good Morning Sunday

By Dassini on Sun, 2 Mar, 2014 - 12:29Here’s a link to Dassini, from the Glasgow Buddhist Centre, talking to Hardeep Singh Kohli about Buddhism and meditation. The conversation starts just under 40 mins into the show. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03wp23w
Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Meditation for February

By Candradasa on Tue, 4 Feb, 2014 - 02:40

Meditation for February

By Candradasa on Tue, 4 Feb, 2014 - 02:40Hi all, thanks for sitting with us through the start of the year. It’s been lovely connecting with some of you as we build our little gang of regular and occasional online meditators! Let’s keep it going now all those New Year’s resolutions have worn off… :)

We’ll be starting February meditations off Tuesday February 4th by continuing our voyage towards absorption and deepening stillness using the breath as an anchor and a reference. Join us for the ...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Meditation Toolkit by Maitreyabandhu

By Maitreyabandhu on Tue, 28 Jan, 2014 - 18:58

Meditation Toolkit by Maitreyabandhu

By Maitreyabandhu on Tue, 28 Jan, 2014 - 18:58

In this sequence of meditation teachings at the London Buddhist Centre, Maitreyabandhu talks about what Buddhist meditation is, as well as providing practical suggestions to help you deepen your meditation practice - looking at receptivity, effort, working with the mind, kindness, courage and the fact you ‘haven’t got a particularly busy mind!’ 

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Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Meditation Schedule for the New Year

By Centre Team on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 17:03

Meditation Schedule for the New Year

By Centre Team on Fri, 27 Dec, 2013 - 17:03A very happy and peaceful new year to all our online meditators! Thanks for joining us through the past few months for our regular mindfulness and loving kindness meditations - there’s something about sitting together twice a week that really helps!

We’re into our winter break now, and wanted to let you know that we’ll resume on Tuesday January 21st. Our regular meditation times will be Tuesdays at 2.30pm EST/ 7.30pm UK and Thursdays at 11am ...
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...
Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

GBC Urban Retreat 21st - 28th July

By Dassini on Tue, 2 Jul, 2013 - 10:29

GBC Urban Retreat 21st - 28th July

By Dassini on Tue, 2 Jul, 2013 - 10:29This year’s Urban Retreat is based around Maitreyabandhu’s book “Life with Full Attention”. The material is centred on the Buddha’s Honeyball Sutta and will help act as a springboard to taking us deeper into our practice - noticing opportunities for change and growth.

We’ll start on Sunday 21st July with a day retreat, doing some meditation together, looking at the material from the book, including a presentation on ‘everyday mindfulness’, followed by discussion about how we can bring this...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Going Deeper Into Life - Meditation Instruction by Maitreyabandhu

By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 13 May, 2013 - 18:00
Some tips on reflection before a meditation.

During a 4-day retreat in May 2013, at Dharmagiri retreatcenter, Sweden, Maitryeabandhu gave four seminars on ‘The five great stages of spiritual life’, as it is viewed and practiced within the Triratna Buddhist community. He draws substantially on the writing and teaching that Sangharakshita and Subhuti has produced in recent years. Maitreyabandhu adds a liveliness and concreteness to the themes, which has been highly...

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