Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Freed from the Burning House

By Caroline I P on Wed, 3 Jan, 2024 - 10:30

Freed from the Burning House

By Caroline I P on Wed, 3 Jan, 2024 - 10:30

It can effect your dream life, it can effect your meditation, it can effect your life. If you really enter into the imaginative, dream world of the Lotus Sutra, it starts to affect how you experience the world around you.

Ratnaghosha on the White Lotus Sutra.

A practice-focused retreat at Adhisthana, available in person and online.

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Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

The brand new 'Life with Full Attention' app is here! 📱

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 13 Dec, 2023 - 11:00

The brand new 'Life with Full Attention' app is here! 📱

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 13 Dec, 2023 - 11:00

We are extremely pleased to announce that the brand new Life with Full Attention app is now available to download from the App Store and Google Play.

This app is intended to accompany the book’s popular eight-week mindfulness course designed to embue your life with purpose and presence.

In today’s hectic world full of distractions and stress, living mindfully is more important than ever for health and happiness. With Maitreyabandhu’s 30-plus years experience guiding meditation, this app...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Peace: Wolf at the Door online writing weekend 9-10 Dec 2023

By maitripushpa on Fri, 1 Dec, 2023 - 17:31

Peace: Wolf at the Door online writing weekend 9-10 Dec 2023

By maitripushpa on Fri, 1 Dec, 2023 - 17:31

The imagination can at least offer the chance of peace within through its power to harmonise our own energies. In this online weekend workshop, Wolf at the Door team Dharmavadana and Vishvantara return with ways to work with inner strife through writing, towards a healing which may even spread from ourselves to others.

No writing experience is necessary, just a willingness to step through a door into new creative spaces, accompanied by experienced guides.

Listen to Vishvantara and Dharmavadana talk about the...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Want to get better at the Mindfulness of Breathing?

By Caroline I P on Tue, 11 Jul, 2023 - 09:50

Want to get better at the Mindfulness of Breathing?

By Caroline I P on Tue, 11 Jul, 2023 - 09:50

The Mindfulness of Breathing is the practice that gives us a structure to take our awareness into the breath, the body, the feelings, the mind and the nature of phenomena.

Over the past six weeks Dhammarati has been leading a series on the Anapanasati Sutta - the Buddha’s instructions on this practice. This Q&A session was offered to the 200 people on the course; watch for a sneak-peak at what next week’s Order retreat on the Satipatthana will be like. There...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Online Course: Breathing into Liberation | Register before 4 June

By Caroline I P on Fri, 26 May, 2023 - 16:02

Online Course: Breathing into Liberation | Register before 4 June

By Caroline I P on Fri, 26 May, 2023 - 16:02

Six weeks exploring Anapanasati, Dhammarati introduces this sutta, which will take us from the simplest possible experience of breathing right through to exploring the nature of liberation. The course is on a dana basis.

Week 1 | The ‘Preliminary Practices’ | 5 June

Week 2 | Breathing with the Body | 12 June

Week 3 | Breathing with feelings | 19 June

Week 4 | Breathing with the mind | 26 June

Week 5 | Live Q&A with Dhammarati | 3 July

Week 6 | Breathing with wisdom | 10 July

REGISTER BEFORE...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Invitation to an online event commemorating Sangharakshita

By Caroline I P on Fri, 28 Oct, 2022 - 17:02

Invitation to an online event commemorating Sangharakshita

By Caroline I P on Fri, 28 Oct, 2022 - 17:02

We would like to invite you to join us online on 30 October in remembering and celebrating Sangharakshita’s life and teachings on the 4th anniversary of his death.

PROGRAMME

19.20 Welcome

19.30 Reflections on Bhante: Talk by Ratnavyuha

Followed by a ritual: Chanting and readings

For international timings, see here.

Zoom link

We look forward to having you join us!

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

New podcast episode: A Buddhist guide to digital life

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 19 Oct, 2022 - 11:15

New podcast episode: A Buddhist guide to digital life

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 19 Oct, 2022 - 11:15

A lot of life is spent online these days. It is the medium for news, entertainment, work, debate and perspective, music, keeping up with friends, dating, and, for some, pornography.

In our latest podcast episode, Dhammamegha speaks with new author Prajnaketu about his upcoming book Cyberloka: A Buddhist guide to digital life. Prajnaketu wants to open up ways of thinking and talking about our digital lives that draw on the teachings of the Buddha. 

We talk about hyper-availability and how to go mindfully into our...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Online Womens GFR group on Sundays at 5pm

By Caroline I P on Sun, 12 Jun, 2022 - 09:50

Online Womens GFR group on Sundays at 5pm

By Caroline I P on Sun, 12 Jun, 2022 - 09:50

UPDATE: Thank you for your responses. The group filled very quickly! Sorry not to be able to take everyone interested, but it seems like there is interest! Perhaps you could start one yourself? Metta, Caroline

Would you like to join us?

We are three women in our 20s and 30s training for ordination - Alexandra (Worcester), Cara (Croydon) and Caroline (Adhisthana) and meet weekly online in Sundays at 5pm for an hour or so. 

If you are looking for an online GFR group do...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

The Precepts of Atisha

By Caroline I P on Tue, 11 May, 2021 - 10:00

The Precepts of Atisha

By Caroline I P on Tue, 11 May, 2021 - 10:00

The precept of the Lama is more important than scriptures and commentaries.

- Atiśa

In the early days of the Order, Sangharakshita held a seminar on a book called The Door of Liberation, which consisted of seven Tibetan texts, translated under the auspices of Geshe Wangyal. The Kadamthorbu was one of those.

The text consists of dialogues between Atiśa and his closest disciples, especially with his principal disciple, the layman Dromtönpa, who later founded the Kadam school. It’s an informal exposition of how to live as...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Duty and Delight | Hidden Gems

By Caroline I P on Sat, 24 Apr, 2021 - 10:14

Duty and Delight | Hidden Gems

By Caroline I P on Sat, 24 Apr, 2021 - 10:14

What does it mean to really beleive that friendship is the whole of the spiritual life? How will that change how we act?

Being willing to help each other is part of the central enterprise of the spiritual life - to grow. By being with people who we are not hiding anything from, it can connect us to ourselves more, and point us toward the wonder and mystery of what it is to be a human being.

Dhammarati and Saddhaloka discuss some of the jewels to be found in this study material for the online...

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